Archive for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama to visit ailing grandmother in Hawaii

October 21, 2008


— Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to visit his suddenly gravely ill 85-year-old grandmother, a spokesman said.

Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Obama's plane that Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise Obama, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated.

Events originally planned for Madison, Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday will be replaced with one in Indianapolis before Obama makes the long flight to Hawaii.

As early voting began Monday in Florida, Obama kicked off two days of campaigning in the state, appearing in Orlando alongside his former primary rival, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.


Jaylee 9 years, 7 months ago

im glad hillary swallowed her pride and realized she can still help make a difference and will still be heard by her party members and others.i am only 24 and have limited historical references, but i just love how much this democratic party is uniting finally and has a voice we can be proud of about to be seated at the white house.i loved clinton, but i dont remember clinton or gore's campaigns leading everyone on what feels like a charge to washington. and i think some of the independents are realizing this year that the best way to voice their opinion for change in a presidential election is obama. the dude pisses off all kinds of republicans so they have to know he's good haha!! no really i think we gained some independents this season and its great!hopefully his gramma will be alright and get to see the fruits of her labor in a president barack obama!

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