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Michelle Obama: 'Barack Is a Pretty Cool Dad'

1:24 PM, Jun 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The latest campaign email to supporters of President Barack Obama's reelection effort tries to capitalize on the president's coolness. "From coaching basketball to knowing how many Jonas brothers there are, Barack is a pretty cool dad," writes First Lady Michelle Obama in an email to supporters.

Michelle Obama adds, "But more importantly, Barack is a wonderful father and partner. No matter what's on his plate, he puts the kids first, and they know how much he loves them."

The email goes on to encourage folks to virtually sign an e-card wishing the president a happy Father's Day. (Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17.) After signing the card, supporters are immediately directed to a page that then asks the president's supporters to donate money to Obama's reelection campaign.

Here's the full email, which arrived with this subject line, "Will you wish Barack a Happy Father's Day?"

Daniel --

From coaching basketball to knowing how many Jonas brothers there are, Barack is a pretty cool dad.

But more importantly, Barack is a wonderful father and partner. No matter what's on his plate, he puts the kids first, and they know how much he loves them.

This Father's Day, I want Barack to know how much we love and appreciate him, so I hope you'll join me in wishing him a happy Father's Day:

http://my.barackobama.com/Fathers-Day

Thanks for all your hard work, and happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there.

- Michelle

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