Obama to Visit Seriously Ill Grandmother

Barack Obama will be away from the campaign on Thursday and Friday. His grandmother's poor health has taken a serious turn. Obama plans to fly to Hawaii on Thursday to be with her. Send her, and the candidate, your positive thoughts.

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    I wish them the best... (5.00 / 7) (#1)
    by mike in dc on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:16:46 PM EST
    ...she's been like a second mother to him, so I'm sure this is a very tough situation for him and his family.

    How heartbreaking it would be if she did (5.00 / 7) (#2)
    by Exeter on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:22:46 PM EST
    ...not live long enough to see him win.

    Yes, that would be very sad (5.00 / 4) (#3)
    by ruffian on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:27:06 PM EST
    Wishing them the best this week.

    lets not even (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by TruthMatters on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:27:42 PM EST
    think that way, that would be soo sad.

    I pray she gets to see her grandson elected president.


    Sending good thoughts their way (5.00 / 5) (#4)
    by Birmingham Blues on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:29:33 PM EST

    Wisconsin and Iowa cancellations (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Cream City on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:46:58 PM EST
    will not cost him a bit.  Even had this sad turn not happened, at this point in the campaign he ought to have been elsewhere.  (And now I begin to see the only explanation for scheduling those stops in blue states, which was so puzzling.  These may have been "soft" dates put in every couple of weeks amid red-state stops, with her health in mind, so that he would not have to cancel on red states.)

    Obama's Grandmother (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by arguewithmydad com on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 10:14:41 PM EST
    Our thoughts and prayers to Sen. Obama and his family as they deal with the illness of his grandmother.  She is and was such a huge influence on his life.  

    may health find Madelyn in Hawaii's lush beauty (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Howard Zinn on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:41:19 PM EST