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Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Sen. Barack Obama‘s grandmother died of cancer at age 86 in Honolulu, his campaign said this afternoon.

The 47-year-old Democratic presidential nominee and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, 38, released this joint statement about Madelyn Dunham (their maternal grandmother): “It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

“Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.”


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139 Responses to “Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election”

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  1. 1
    andrea Says:

    sorry for your family’s loss Obama.

  2. 2
    gg :] Says:

    may she RIP :[
    wish her all the best
    and btw GO OBAMA!

  3. 3
    becca Says:

    how sad!
    she raised barack obama into a fine man… who may be our next President.

    Condolences to the family. What tragic timing….

  4. 4

    that is soooooo sad she wasn’t even able to see her grandson become the first african american president may she rest in peace in heaven…..sorry for the loss obama :(

  5. 5
    Meg Says:

    May she rest in peace. My prayers go out to Obama. Best of luck tomorrow! We are rooting for you in Canada!

  6. 6
    Kitty Says:

    Oh wow. Horrible timing.
    RIP to Obama’s Grandmother
    I hope she lived a good life
    She should be very proud.
    Good luck tomorrow :D

    Obama 2008

  7. 7
    Jill Says:

    Thank God he was able to visit her before she passed away.

  8. 8
    Tom Says:

    I guess it’s as good a reason as any to vote for the Dictator !

  9. 9
    sarah Says:


  10. 10
    sarah Says:


  11. 11
    sarah Says:


  12. 12
    bill Says:

    His typical white grandmother died ?

  13. 13
    Jijna Says:

    And we need to know this why? Why didn’t he keep it private until AFTER the election? It is not of public interest, to me it comes across as publicity seeking to gain sympathy votes.

  14. 14
    mike Says:

    This is sad….but as always…this will probably turn into some political discussion on this blog…I hope that people can show some respect and sympathy and if they have nothing nice to say under this post about his grandmother passing….then to go somewhere else…

    May she rest in peace…..

  15. 15
    listen Says:

    No sympathy votes please!

  16. 16
    . Says:

    i wish people would realize that when information comes out it’s not always the FAMILY giving out said information, people involved could have easily leaked this to a number of news outlets, i highly doubt barack is the type of person to try and get a sympathy vote because lets face it, he doesnt need it.

  17. 17
    Tim Says:

    Well, Obama will be the D i c t a t o r of the S o c i a l i s t S t a t e s of
    O b a m a m e r i c a.

    The only people who want a s o c i a l i s t President are those who want something for NOTHING.
    Modern day Robin Hood…steal from people who work to give to those that don’t.
    Expect a depression next year people. Businesses that he shakes down for more money will just raise the prices of their services or products and lay people off.
    Get ready, because a depression is on it’s way !

    Decided to vote Democrat ?
    Here are the reasons.

  18. 18
    LolaSvelt Says:

    #17, he can’t become a dictator, you wally. Didn’t you learn anything in History class?

  19. 19
    michell Says:

    Prayers go out to his family.

    McCain/Palin 08

  20. 20
    amanda Says:

    its so sad that people cant just come on here and say sorry for your loss…they have to do the whole politics thing and be complete ********…no wonder people are getting sick of the election…

  21. 21
    a&a=) Says:

    im not from the usa but i know that he is the solution!
    hope she gives him the luck for tomorrow.. goo OBAMA:)

  22. 22
    Matingas Says:

    sympathy votes??? … so .. he wanted his grandma to die so he can get sympathy votes?? you people are retarded
    he is already gonna win anyway….

  23. 23
    tan Says:

    oh my gosh! that’s so sad. hope he and his family are ok.

  24. 24
    lol Says:

    oh my god, this is terrible
    i will vote obama!

  25. 25
    Karen Says:

    How sadto happen the night before. :( She never got to see her grandson be president

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