It has been reported that Barack Obama’s grandmother is gravely ill. Obama will fly to Hawaii on Thursday to be with his grandmother and will rejoin the campaign on Saturday.
I thought that lately we had heard that we Dems (and therefore Obama) were un-American? Going home to see an ill grandmother is VERY American.
Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to visit his suddenly ill 85-year-old grandmother, his spokesman said.
Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise him, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated “to the point where her situation is very serious.”
Obama was expected to resume campaigning on Saturday, though Gibbs was unsure where. (more… )