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August 4th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

President Obama turns 50 years old today – but has the excitement around his election dwindled?

Once seen as a youthful man known for motivating and empowering the younger generation during his campaign, President Obama turns 50 years old today.

The Commander-in-Chief celebrated his birthday in style in Chicago last night, attending two high-profile events, a concert and a $35,800 a plate fundraiser dinner. Obama's re-election campaign also hosted more than 1,000 house parties across the country designed as birthday celebrations and organizational meetings for the 2012 campaign.

Nick Ragone, presidential historian, joins Christine Romans on American Morning today to discuss how the President has aged since taking office and to weigh in on how the Obama"s 50th birthday compares to other presidential birthday milestones throughout history.

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