Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Campaign says video includes 'never-before-seen footage'...
On Wednesday afternoon as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked their twentieth wedding anniversary, Obama for America released a new video for the landmark celebration. It followed on the heels of the First Couple tweeting anniversary wishes to each other earlier in the day. Posted on BarackObama.com, the video included a link to the Campaign's anniversary card/donation page. "Take a rare look at their relationship," wrote Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter in a pre-Debate fundraising email. "This video includes never-before-seen footage, so you'll want to watch it and pass it along."
Describing their first date, the President says onscreen that buying his future wife chocolate ice cream ensured a lifetime of happiness.
"I offered to buy her ice cream, and bought her chocolate ice cream," President Obama says. "And I think that is what put her over the top. That's where she said, ah, 'this guy knows how to treat a woman.'"
Thanks to Wednesday's first Presidential Debate, the Obamas will celebrate their wedding anniversary this Saturday, according to the President, and Mrs. Obama says onscreen that she's hoping for a nice gift.
"It's been twenty years, so I don't want to put pressure on you, I know you've got an election going on," Mrs. Obama says onscreen. "But it'd be great if you surprised me with something nice."
"I'll do my best," the President says to the camera. The traditional gifts for the Big 20 are platinum, emeralds, and china.
The anniversary card campaign features a new photo of the First Couple enjoying ice cream sundaes, and a video clip of the moment is included in the video.
"Today is President Obama's and First Lady Michelle Obama's 20th wedding anniversary. Take a look as the President and First Lady describe the first moment they met, their first date and their first kiss," notes the Campaign blurb on YouTube.
"They share how the little moments keep their love strong and how their family inspires them every day."