Obama Recites Love Poem to Michelle on Ellen
'I Obamacare about you more than you even know'
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Posted Feb 12, 2016 10:38 AM CST
President Barack Obama talks with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Burbank, Calif., on Thursday.   (Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – President Barack Obama, who's spending another Valentine's Day apart from wife Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person. "Somebody call the Situation Room because things are about to get hot," said Obama as he stood in front of a red curtain and amid bouquets of red roses and white lilies as Barry White-style music played in the background. "Michelle, this Valentine's Day I'm going to treat you right. I'm going to make you some zucchini bread. Then I'll spread out some veggies on a plate just the way you like them."

He wasn't done. "Then I'll give you a massage while you watch 'Ellen's Design Challenge' on HGTV. Because I love you so much, I Obamacare about you more than you even know." Turning serious, Obama followed that up with: "Michelle, I've made a lot of great decisions as president. The best decision I ever made was choosing you. Thanks for putting up with me. I love you." Obama taped the appearance on Thursday. Mrs. Obama had surprised her husband earlier in the broadcast by popping up on tape to recite her own poem. "Roses are red, violets are blue, you are the president and I am your boo," she said, joking about writing the ode while doing 100 pushups to help get her "creative juices" flowing. Sunday is their final Valentine's Day as president and first lady.