Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President! Watch Obama Go grey

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It’s no secret that being the Leader of the Free World will age you before your time.Just glance at before and after photos of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and you will be stunned by how much eight years in the White House can age a person.

And Obama’s only been there for 2 1/2 years!  Geez. 

If he gets re-elected Just For Men may need to come up with a special presidential formula, because without question our commander in chief is going grey

Possibly faster than any previous president…perhaps we should call it Internet grey.

Obama celebrated his 47th birthday (without a grey hair in sight) on the campaign trail in 2008.

Victory! Obama's locks were still youthful as he was announced the election winner.

New job jitters? As President-elect, Obama walked with President George W. Bush and showed some early signs of grey on November 10, 2008.

Already grayer at his Inauguration.

On March 4, 2009, the New York Times' Helene Cooper noted that just 44 days into his presidency, Obama was going grey.

Still only showing slight signs of grey while playing with Bo in May 2009.

This little boy got a closer look at Obama's gradually graying locks on May 19, 2009 (he wanted to check if it felt like his own hair!)

Celebrating his 48th birthday on August 4, 2009 with a salt-and-pepper look that wasn't there just a year earlier.

There was no denying the grey at Obama's first State Of The Union address in January 2010.

But still not quite as grey as George Clooney in October 2010.

And he definitely wasn't the grayest in the room on December 10, 2010.

Tense times in the Situation Room during the OBL mission in May 2011.

A grey look of concern during his trip to the tornado-ravaged town of Joplin, MO on May 29, 2011.

Looking weary and frustrated during his prime-time address on the debt crisis on July 25, 2011.

Announcing that the debt deal was finally done, the stresses of the job were obvious just two days shy of his 50th birthday.

Maybe the President will celebrate his birthday with a movie?

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