Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama goes to Hawaii to visit his ill grandmother

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama will leave the presidential campaign trail to visit his ailing 85-year-old grandmother in Hawaii, whose health has deteriorated in recent weeks, an aide said on Monday.

With two weeks left in an intense battle for the White House, Obama will hold a campaign event in Indianapolis on Thursday and then fly to Hawaii to see his grandmother before returning to campaigning on Saturday, aide Robert Gibbs said.

"Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has always been one of the most important people in his life," Gibbs said in a statement. "Along with his mother and his grandfather, she raised him in Hawaii from the time he was born until the moment he left for college."

Read the rest here, from Reuters.

Please take a moment today to keep Mrs. Dunham and Sen. Obama in your thoughts.


Doc said...

I understand he is required to be in Hawaii for a legal action [Martin] appearance relative to his alleged non-natural born citizen status. but last year when his grandmother was ill, instead took his family to the Caribbean on vacation. Go figure!

Elise said...

Hey, Doc!

Obviously, getting all of your news from Hannity is working out for you just fine.

So glad that "permanent majority" thing didn't work out for you guys!