Barack Obama’s Daughters Wanted Jonas Brothers, Not Their Dad, Onstage At DNC

Malia and Sasha Obama hoped for a surprise JoBro appearance, but got dad via satellite instead.

While his opponent may be trying to brand him as a celebrity , Barack Obama isn’t the biggest star in his own daughters’ eyes.

When Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Monday night after their mom Michelle’s speech , they had no idea their dad was going to be beamed in live via satellite. When Mrs. Obama told the girls she had a surprise for them, the potential first lady was pretty surprised at the response, according to CNN.

“Is it the Jonas Brothers?” Malia asked.

The girls were pretty upset when they found out they would have to be in Denver during the same weekend Kevin, Nick and Joe would be in their hometown of Chicago — the girls’ love for the Jonas boys is well-documented. The senator spent his birthday lounging around and drinking beer while his daughters danced around to the superstars’ music on their iPods. And while he finds their music “wholesome enough,” he doesn’t entirely get it.

“Who are these guys?” he recalled asking his daughters while visiting “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” last February. “And how many pictures of them do you need on your wall?”

With two of the three Jonas Brothers old enough to vote this November, you’ve got to wonder: Are the familial feelings mutual? Earlier this month during a trip to the White House, Kevin and Joe refused to endorse either candidate .

“But we do endorse voting … getting to know the issues, learning about the candidates and [making] a decision for yourself,” Kevin Jonas said.

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