Obama's Grandmother Dies

  • silverfox

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    Nov 03, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    I can only imagine how he would have felt if he didn't take time to leave the campaign trail to see her last week. Tragic timing.
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    Nov 03, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    May she rest in peace...I was very glad he went and saw her. I never had that chance with any of my grandparents.
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    Nov 03, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    Yes, that she did not live to know for certain that her grandson had been elected President of the United States. Which he will be.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 03, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    That is so sad. It's a good thing he took the time to go and see her.

    May she rest in peace, and watch over him, and keep him safe.
  • EricLA

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    Nov 03, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    If there is a God, I'm sure he (or she) told his grandmother: I think he's going to do okay, besides the view is better from up here.
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    Nov 03, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    A co-worker of mine just told me of this...so sad. icon_cry.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    It is very sad indeed. I can't imagine being torn with so many emotions at this moment.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 03, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    Aww... that's bad news
    Just one more day and she could have seen her Grandson
    be elected as President of the United States
  • auryn

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    Nov 03, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    I had to choke back the tears when I found out. I really hoped she'd live until the 5th. When I heard about her hip breaking, I knew she didn't have long to live, though.

    I'm glad that the McCain's sent their condolences and recognized her contribution in raising a great person even in the midst of John's and Palin's nasty campaigning.

    'ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain and Mrs. Cindy McCain issued the following statement on the passing of Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham:

    "We offer our deepest condolences to Barack Obama and his family as they grieve the loss of their beloved grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives."'


  • silverfox

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    Nov 04, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    Auryn saidI had to choke back the tears when I found out. I really hoped she'd live until the 5th. When I heard about her hip breaking, I knew she didn't have long to live, though.

    I'm glad that the McCain's sent their condolences and recognized her contribution in raising a great person even in the midst of John's and Palin's nasty campaigning.

    'ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain and Mrs. Cindy McCain issued the following statement on the passing of Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham:

    "We offer our deepest condolences to Barack Obama and his family as they grieve the loss of their beloved grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives."'




    Yes I guess we should be appreciative of the sent condolences though there was not one word uttered from the campaign when Obama left for Hawaii to see his grandmother.

    Basically, McCain has been disrespectful to Obama from day one.....from the campaign trail to the debates.

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys, did she really die?

    There has been nothing on the news about it.
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    MikePhilHussein saidHey guys, did she really die?

    There has been nothing on the news about it.


    icon_cry.gif Yes she did. I heard it this morning on the radio. icon_cry.gif
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    Nov 04, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27522679/
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    Nov 04, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    yes, this was very sad news. I wish she could have lived to see her grandson elected President......but at least he got to visit her recently.