Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama Temporarily Suspends Campaign

In other elections election news, Obama has declared he will take a brief break from the campaign trail to visit his ailing 85 year old grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, in Hawaii, as her health has deteriorated "to the point where her situation is very serious." She had been in the hospital up until last week. Thursday he will suspend his campaign activities and will fly out to be with his grandmother.

Mrs. Dunham, Obama's white maternal grandmother, was referenced by Obama in a powerful speech he gave on race relations earlier this year when the Rev. Wright controversy had hit its apex. The Senator also briefly vacationed in Hawaii after he clinched the DNC Presidential nomination with his family. That was his last trip to the Islands. Obama will be off the campaign trail for both Thursday and Friday and it is presumed he will travel without his wife and their children. The extent of his grandmother's illness is not known but the situations has been quoted as "grave".

Patriots For Obama wish Senator Obama and his family the best.

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