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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.”

RIP.

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

  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
    BOOOO MCCAIN! BOOOO PALIN! Says:

    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:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  10. 10
    sarah Says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  11. 11
    sarah Says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPG25Wf0aa4

  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!
    RIP

  25. 25
    Karen Says:

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

  26. 26
    joy Says:

    Tim #17… Your parents must be ashamed and embarrassed by you!

    My condolences.

  27. 27
    lanolin....like sheep's wool Says:

    This is really sad. I am very sorry for his loss. He and his family will be in my prayers.

  28. 28
    sweetie Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family…

    That is so sad, but I’m sure she will be watching from heaven.

  29. 29
    darnyl Says:

    for all you RETARDED haters, this is awful. this woman raised a bright, centered, and smart black man, and I’m sure she took some heat for doing it. I bet she’s so proud of who he’s become, and wouldn’t take any credit for any of it…that’s how most humble care givers are. My thoughts and prayers are with the Obama family, as this has got to be bitter sweet for him. The sucess that he will have as a president she will never see. I’m sure she knows tho ;)

  30. 30
    bleached photo Says:

    It’s very pathetic when someone has to tamper with the photo of his grandmother. I know she was fair skinned but it is obvious that it has been photoshopped.

    McCain + Palin = Recipe for Success

    (most women are jealous of Palin because she’s pretty, smart and a go-getter)

    90% of women on the face of this earth are average. The other 10% are nice looking.

  31. 31
    toni Says:

    Sorry for the loss of your grandma Obama.
    I just want to wish you the best through the years of presidency
    if you won the elections.
    May God be with your family.

  32. 32
    ash Says:

    terribly sad crazy timing, toots raised a fine inspirational leader..its tragic she cudnt see him become the 44th prez..he has lost the 3 people who have raised him and also his father

    go obama

  33. 33
    boogie Says:

    #13- you are pitiful and so incorrect. When someone like Obama is in the public eye…..that sort of thing is announced. Don’t u have a brain or heart?

    that’s sad. Too bad she won’t be here to see him become President.

  34. 34
    ana Says:

    So sad :/ My condolences to Obama and his family.
    I’m praying for his grandmother and for him *-*
    Good Luck tomorow.

  35. 35
    Jess Says:

    Sympathy votes?

    How sick are you people. NO ONE wants a relative to die, they didn’t plan for her to die. It must be awful for him and his family at this time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Barack & his family.

    Rest In Paradise Madelyn ***

    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT.
    Yeah, thats from a UK person!!

  36. 36
    LOL Says:

    gosh roll out a dead relative to help a candidate….

  37. 37
    Jess Says:

    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

    RIP Madelyn ***

  38. 38
    Rach Says:

    Obama will be President this time tomorrow and i am loving it :D RIP Dunham. what a fine man you raised.

  39. 39
    Um... Says:

    #30, as one of the 10% you speak of, I am not in any way jealous of Sarah Palin and even if I was in the other 90% (which you are obviously in the very bottom of) I still wouldn’t be jealous of her. Unlike you and the losers you speak of, I don’t get jealous of other people. I live my own life and don’t worry about whether someone else is pretty or not.

  40. 40
    Original jpf Says:

    Jijna @ 11/03/2008 at 6:21 pm

    “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.”

    ——————

    Are you this stupid offline too? Does your dumb ass actually believe this wouldn’t be reported on with no help from Obama? I’m livid that your ass would dare suggest something as sorid and ugly as your heart and mind apparently have allowed. You’re the worst side of human nature. You didn’t even have to dig deep to say what you did and I pity you.

    jpf

  41. 41
    boogie Says:

    #30……

    McPain+Palin = recipe for Disaster and 4 more years of our country going down the drain.

    The photo of his grandparents photoshopped?

    Where did you get that information/ Made it up in your mind?

    Obama’s mother was white and his grandparents as well.

    Just about everybody knows that. His father is African.

    so what?

  42. 42
    some people Says:

    Some people here like you read horrible, negative things into other people’s comments. You should keep an open mind when reading other people’s thoughts because sometimes, some of you LIKE to think the worst about people.

    I doubt if anyone here gets any enjoyment out of this news. Get a positive attitude and quit thinking the worst about people.

    At least people who admit they don’t think he should be President aren’t phoney and two-faced! This board is here so people can express their ideas…not to kiss someone’s ass!

  43. 43
    murphy Says:

    Who gives a shiit?

  44. 44
    hotel Says:

    tragic she won’t be able to see her grandson become president
    & american people i beg you to vote for obama tomorrow!
    can’t u see the republican policies led to disasters!
    no obama is not a terrorist! & he’s not gonna take you money to give it to those who don’t work! tax raises are for the richest households, and even if the rich pay higher taxes, they’ll still be richer than you!!

  45. 45
    EM Says:

    #30 thank you for the laugh – that was actually pretty funny. You should probably sit down for this part — some women simply don’t like Palin because she is malicious, bitchy and has an IQ of 83.

    She is pretty but she should have stayed silent; therefore, we wouldn’t know how malicious, bitchy and dumb she was.

  46. 46
    Brucie Says:

    He is looking for last minute sympathy votes.

    Talk about stooping to an all time low!!

  47. 47
    boogie Says:

    #30-

    I forgot to mention that what you said about Palin is crazy.

    No one is jealous of her. EWWwwww!

    McPain picked her for one reason and only one reason. He will pay for tht stupid choice and it is very well known that even the “Republican party knows and feels she is NOT qualifed .

    Just because she is a woman…does not mean she’s the right woman.

  48. 48
    Steve Says:

    Who cares if his grandma died?

    Why didn’t he keep this private the night before the election?

  49. 49
    Women are jealous of Palin Says:

    jealous jealous, ugly witches here on JJ. lmao!!!

    You all must be having your monthly bit*hy cycles!!! lol

  50. 50
    obama 08!! Says:

    so sad to hear this news…
    may She RIP!!
    my best wishes to Obama and his family!!

    VOTE OBAMA!!!!

  51. 51
    MCCAIN AND PALIN Says:

    McCain = President
    Palin = Vice President

    In a week, all you average lookin broads will be trying to copy Sarah Palin!!

    lmao! jealous!

  52. 52
    Jonnie Says:

    My grandmother died last week!

    I have NO concern for Obama’s family!

  53. 53
    Ben Says:

    His Grandmother raised him because his muslim father didn’t want him and his mother took off to indonesia. So his grandmother took him in. You know, the typical white woman.
    Typical indeed. She stepped up to the plate when the deadbeats didn’t!

  54. 54
    amanda Says:

    OMG all you people on here saying he is trying to get a sympathy vote? Seriously? The guy doesn’t need a sympathy vote…and you know what? I honestly think that this late in the election….someone’s relative passing is NOT going to make them change their mind and switch parties….seriously come on now….and one more thing…do you think the press would not have found out about this??? Come on now…quit trying to make things into more than they really are….if one of Sarah Palin or McCain’s relatives died today…they would release a statement as well…..

  55. 55
    trey Says:

    I also don’t think people realize that tax increases on ANYONE will affect EVERYONE.
    Raise someone’s taxes and they will just raise the prices or prices of their services of whatever they do for a living and pass it on down .
    If someone works very hard for a living to get ahead, they should not have someone else “steal” it to give it to someone else. Just because some people make wise choices in life and get rewarded for it out of hard work, does not mean they should give it to those who made bad choices.
    So Obama’s tax increses will affect EVERYONE. Can you imagine just how dumb some people are to actually vote for higher taxes ?

    No ones hands belong in MY pockets but MINE.

  56. 56
    nate Says:

    wow…..reading these comments…some people can just be so cruel…

  57. 57
    james Says:

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPG25Wf0aa4

  58. 58
    to #54 Says:

    I don’t believe anyone said they were trying to get sympathy votes. They said “no sympathy votes”. Duh!

    How can some of you read the crap that you do into other’s comments. Negative people! Think positive and quit trying to out think somebody else.

    I don’t care about Obama’s family any more than any other stranger I know. I’d be a weirdo if I did. I don’t know them and I don’t feel anything but I sympathize with anyone that loses a loved one!

  59. 59
    David Says:

    Sorry obama, May her soul rest in perfect peace. don’t worry this might be a barrel that has been taken out of your way, either to kill you or something else may happen; she has paid what ever prize for you! wish you all the best of luck tomorrow, may God help you Obama.

  60. 60
    mikchael Says:

    No one cares.
    Heil Obama !

  61. 61
    kev Says:

    Who gives a flying F**K???

    None of you even knew this woman.

    How can you all feel so bad?

    What a bunch of fakes!!!

  62. 62
    mandy3540 Says:

    so happy that obama’s gonna win!

  63. 63
    One of many Says:

    About 152,000 people die every day. Why should I care about Obama’s grandmother more than the other 151,999 people that I didn’t know.

  64. 64
    marisa Says:

    best wishes to their family.
    still doesn’t change my mind about him.
    mccain/palin 08

    no sympathy votes for mr. obama

  65. 65
    Dancer Says:

    bleached photo @ 11/03/2008 at 6:41 pm

    Can you be any more of an idiot than you are?

    Of course she is bleached out..the photo was taken in bright sunlight in front of a window which is a big no no in photography.

    And baby-cakes-most women are not jealous of Palin because she’s pretty, smart and a go-getter.
    Most women are now questioning how smart she is because the more she talks, the more of an idiot she seems. She does not represent the majority of women in this country. McCain could have chosen a much better female running mate if he’d actually put some thought into it. One that was smart, intelligent, well-informed, had a track record–and since looks are important to you–one that looked good.

  66. 66
    ana Says:

    Oh, how sad! I’m so sorry! But, at least, I’m sure she died a proud woman. With every reason to be. May her soul rest in peace.

  67. 67
    Rob Says:

    His grandmother was a whitey?

    Was that picture photoshopped?

  68. 68
    hotel Says:

    you people are big freaks!
    you actually scare the crap out of me!
    i’m only concerned by the future of your country because it has an influence worldwide!
    make an informed decision tomorrow and dont use arguments like “obama’s a terrorist” because you know hes not,or “hes black” so what, i don’t understand!!

  69. 69
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  70. 70
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  71. 71
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  72. 72
    mul Says:

    who cares?

    people die every day!

    none of you even knew the old hag!!

  73. 73
    cassie Says:

    millions of people die every day – so what is the big deal about this death?

  74. 74
    H Says:

    Exactly bleached potato. People just cant stand that Palin is a go getter and she’s done in Alaska what everyone wants done in this country and yet they call her an idiot. I don’t understand it.

    McCain/Palin 08

  75. 75
    jon Says:

    I agree with “bleached photo”. I think most females are jealous of any woman that is pretty or is successful.

    Instead of wasting your time being jealous of Sara Palin, why don’t you get off your fat bottoms and exercise, diet, get off this blog and get an education like Sara did. Instead of becoming Mayor, Governor, Vice-Presidential candidate she could have wasted her time like you are doing on the Internet.

    Now, looks aside, who’s smarter…you whining females here or Sara Palin. Doesn’t take much thought, does it? Admit it, you don’t want to put forth the effort but you’re jealous of anybody else that does.

  76. 76
    tom Says:

    So, now maybe he can drop out of the race and go to her funeral and ask for forgiveness for comparing her to his Anti American, crazy race peddler of a pastor who for a supposed man of the church lives in a million dollar home while screaming how racist America is and to the loser who said Canada is rooting for him, speak for yourself, I’m Canadian and the last thing as a Canadian I would want is an Obama in the White House, I don’t know why as a Canadian you would want a man who’s weak on foreign affairs, which always makes the world a more dangerous place just ask his number two Joe Biden or your history books and see Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, a man trying to buy the American election 620 million could pay for the all G7 elections combined, with funds that his campaign has made every effort to not verify, who talks about international cooperation but then say’s he will reopen NAFA a 15 year old agreement signed by a democratic President , that shows real respect to your neighbors and then to have his campaign tell Canadian officials that he is just B.Sing , so instead of standing up to anti trade people in his party he took the easy way out (seems to be his m.o.) and feeds their misplaced grievances for votes while behind their back will say’s another thing, a man who has the most radical associations and mysterious past of an American candidate in it’s history. I don’t know how America can vote for charlatan, who uses slogan like “change” and “hope” because he doesn’t want people to look to closely at his welfare, high tax big government policies, that Canadians moved away from because they only make a country weaker economically and bred class warfare that takes no one out of poverty just brings everyone else closer to it.

  77. 77
    to #65 Says:

    Lol….you must really be insecure if that comment affected you as it obviously did.

    I suspect you are jealous of Sara Palin! Most women are…..

  78. 78
    AMEN #76 Says:

    Thank you for the truth, #76!

  79. 79
    pinkydoo Says:

    I am so sorry for his loss. I am sure she will be looking down on him and will be so proud when he wins! GOOOOOOOO OBAMA!!!

  80. 80
    Suzi Says:

    My condolence to the family. I know this must hurt a lot.

  81. 81
    April Says:

    First of all I find it amazing that Mr. Obama even shows an interest. I mean after all she is just a “typical white woman”. He is such an idiot, and so are the people that don’t see through all his bullshit. He hates white people and is half white himself. I do find it interesting how he completely forgets that he is as much white as he is black. As for the Grandma that raised him, I would not call her typical. Not many white people of that time would have had anything to do with their ******* halfbreed Grandson, yet she raised him. Then the most he could say about her, was a put down. Funny, this man supports abortion the way he does. Back in the day he was concieved if people were having abortions right and left like they do these days he probably wouldn’t even be here, yet there he is in all of his glory in full support of abortion. What an IDIOT!!! God help us all if he wins.

  82. 82
    DOWN WITH SYMPATHY VOTES Says:

    I know how stupid some people are when it comes to voting. That’s why I’m using the “down with sympathy votes” name.

    I’ve got a dumba*s cousin who admitted that she voted for Bill Clinton cause she thought he was cute. I asked her about his views on foreign policy, abortion, etc. She said she didn’t know any of that stuff but voted him totally because of his looks. Typical female response….

    Don’t take offense the the “down with sympathy votes”. It means don’t vote based on sympathy alone!

  83. 83
    omg Says:

    awww R.I.P

  84. 84
    mindy Says:

    Thank you #81. Seriously, God help us all if he wins. We will be in serious, serious trouble.

    I’m not a big fan of McCain either but it’s like choosing between the “lesser of two evils”. The only evil I see in this race is OBAMA (terrorist-in-disguise).

  85. 85
    wtf? Says:

    I think that’s Michael Jackson’s grandmother!!!

  86. 86
    kate beckinsale is 2 hot Says:

    so sad if she could only live for a few more days =\

  87. 87
    DECENCY Says:

    RIP

  88. 88
    who cares! Says:

    Who gives a RIP!

  89. 89
    SkyEatsME Says:

    #17 is such a FCUKING idiot. “become dictator”?

    #18 said, didn’t you learn anything in history class you dumb fcuk?

  90. 90
    gina Says:

    My thoughts go to him and his family. What horrible timing.

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  91. 91
    strange Says:

    strange that she died the day before the election?????

  92. 92
    strange Says:

    She said just days ago that she would not speak regarding the whereabouts of his birth until after the election! Now she’s dead?

    Very strange. I think this tells me all I need to know. Obama was born in Kenya.

    The truth will come out after the election. Anyone want to wager if he was really born in the U.S.?

    When someone won’t provide their Certificate of Live Birth, you can count that they are hiding the truth!!!

  93. 93
    Brie2009 Says:

    People, weather you are against Obama or not have a little sympathy for pete sakes!! His grandma did a pretty good job raising Mr. Obama. And Tim #17 stop being such a **** and for all of those people who are being nothing but dicks have some heart. I mean come on its his grandma and she passed away the day before the election. She didnt have the chance to see her own grandson win an election (thats if he wins but I hope he does!)

    My thoughts and prayers are out to the Obama family.
    R.I.P. Madelyn Dunham

  94. 94
    abriana Says:

    aw thats sad
    she doesnt get to vote for her grandson

    VOTE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. 95
    L Says:

    Totally off-topic, but I’m a little confused about some news I read earlier about Palin getting prank-called. Can anyone explain what that was about? Or was it just a load of bullsh*t? Thanks in advance.

  96. 96
    bobbi Says:

    How sad at the timing of this all. She could have potentially seen her grandson become President of the United States.

  97. 97
    2 #95 Says:

    It was just a prank #95. I forgot the details but I’m sure you can google the details.

  98. 98
    michelle Says:

    awwww may she rip!!!!
    <3333333333

    best of luck tomorrow obama!!!!
    i hope you winnnnn:)

    GO OBAMA:):):):)

  99. 99
    kelz Says:

    wow how sad rip. good luck obama!

  100. 100
    Ann Says:

    Prayers go out to his family.

    McCain/Palin 0

  101. 101
    amazed Says:

    I cannot not believe the racist vitriolic words that have been written here about a decent man and his grandmother. I more and more fear for our country.What narrow minded people we are. I hope and pray Obama wins so that he can bring reconciliation, thoughtful analysis and a skilled management team to our country nearly destroyed by 8 years of George W.

  102. 102
    amazed Says:

    I cannot not believe the racist vitriolic words that have been written here about a decent man and his grandmother. I more and more fear for our country.What narrow minded people we are. I hope and pray Obama wins so that he can bring reconciliation, thoughtful analysis and a skilled management team to our country nearly destroyed by 8 years of George W.

  103. 103
    hmmm Says:

    This is not good sign for Obama, it means he will not win. His grandma didn’t have confident in him and she died one day before election.

  104. 104
    Original jpf Says:

    Jared, your site has officially become something I never thought it would which is “not much different/better than Dlisted or Perez Hilton.”

    It’s the price of progress and growth and competiveness and I get that, and I am sincerely happy for your success even if I’m more than a bit sad that what once was is no more. All there seems to be now is a dominance by more and more posters who have been given the freedom to set a tone that has the sole purpose of turning a blog as negative, vile, violent and unwelcoming as possible and I’m truly saddened by it.

    I will always be grateful that I knew it back when, and I do wish you continued success.

    jpf

  105. 105
    agree 103 Says:

    i can’t believe she didn’t hang on just a little longer. Normally, when the sick and dying have something to look forward to, it makes them stronger, at least in the short term. Apparently, this is not a good sign for Obama.

  106. 106
    Women for Obama Says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Barack and Maya and the rest of their family. They are in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace, Mrs. Dunham.

  107. 107
    pr person Says:

    May she rest in peace.

    Obama/Biden 08

  108. 108
    obamaforfuture Says:

    #103 and #105

    you both are full of baloney! Are you two teenagers or just idiots?

  109. 109
    pop86 Says:

    How sad

  110. 110
    not me Says:

    oh, how sad. She raised a fine man who will lead us out of the disaster Bush pout us in. God is looking after her for the great job she had done in raising Obama.

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    Katie N Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. Obama. May god bless you and your family. More importantly may god bless our country with you as president.

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    steph Says:

    my prayers go out to his family. RIP
    it is so sad that she died just one day before the election.

    those of you that are only worried about the so-called “sympathy votes,” you should be ashamed. he did not kill his grandmother. he doesn’t want sympathy votes. he wasn’t the one that released the information. she died early this morning and the public was informed later in the day.

    understand that if Obama wins the election, it is not due to sympathy votes. it’s because the majority of the American people found him as the better pick of the two. if any American is stupid enough to give a sympathy vote, they should not have that right.

  113. 113
    melanie Says:

    We’re praying for you Barack and family,<3
    This is very upsetting :( I wish she could’ve made it to election day, too see her grandson become all that he could be.
    Prayers go out to Barack’s family and friends.

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    laura Says:

    may she rest in peace.

    can’t wait for tomorrow! my vote goes to OBAMA :)

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    laura Says:

    and please, he only wants to raise taxes for ppl who make above 250,000 a year. my uncle makes about 120,000 a year and he was able to purchase a beautiful 3 million dollar house in Beverly Hills and live it up. i make about 60,000 and im able to live comfortably with my hubby while still paying my taxes. so anyone making 250,000 or above shouldn’t complain. because in all honesty, you’re pretty damn rich.

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    nk Says:

    Rest in peace. She passed away knowing Obama will become our next president. She died a happy woman.

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    nikkie Says:

    Let me just say this. I am not a mccain/ Palin supporter. If the shoe was on the other foot and it was one of their loved ones that passed away such as has been for obama, i would not get on here and say heartless and selfish comments.

    you people that said these comments need to get a life and you will ************ for what you are saying. If you dont belive in heaven and hell you day is comming. So start beliving fuckers.

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    anonymous Says:

    So sad. She seems like she was a really interesting person. He is so lucky he had her. It seems obvious they realized she was in her last days. At that point you can take a turn at any time and it’s over pretty quickly. But why didn’t he take his daughters to say goodbye – they’re plenty old enough. Didn’t Michelle want to say goodbye?

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    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    obama will be the next president no matter what you racist rednecks type.

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    maria Says:

    I want to send my symathy.She will be miss.

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    angel Says:

    he is a great man, great leader and we need him to guide this country he’s the only one who cares about the middle class people and the rest, everybody is losing their jobs with notthing to do rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer and our money is wasted some else in other countries when we need help ourselves may god with him and his family he’s a god is send , brilliant leader and we need him to guide us i pray every day and night that he wins and i know god is listening..

  122. 122
    angel Says:

    to : leached photo #30

    Mccain + palin + disaster

    and you said most women are jealous of palin because she’s pretty and smart and a gogetter.

    well i should say for sure she is better than you but not other women she is ugly , idiot and old and looks like a village woman don’t mistaken a blabber mouth with a go getter.

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    ERICKA Says:

    My heart goes out to the Obama/Dunham family. What a bittersweet day tomorrow is going to be for him. I wish him and his family all the best.

    Even if you arn’t voting for him you shouldn’t be rude.
    *ignoring all the negative/evil comments*

  124. 124
    ERICKA Says:

    My heart goes out to the Obama/Dunham family. What a bittersweet day tomorrow is going to be for him. I wish him and his family all the best.

    Even if you arn’t voting for him you shouldn’t be rude.
    *ignoring all the negative/evil comments*

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    OH SNAP Says:

    omg RIP

    my prayers are with the obama family

    everybody vote obama!!! nov 4 yall

  126. 126
    geezzzzzzzzzzz Says:

    WTF @ # 30″ It’s very pathetic when someone has to tamper with the photo of his grandmother. I know she was fair skinned but it is obvious that it has been photoshopped.”

    ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND OR YOU’RE JUST A RACIST? WHAT DOES HER SKIN COLOR HAS TO DO WITH ANYTHING? HE IS HALF WHITE AND NO I AM NOT VOTING FOR HIM BECAUSE HE’S BLACK, I AM VOTING FOR HIM BECAUSE HE HAS BETTER POLICIES THAN McCAIN’S.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

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    Kenzie Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family ! <3
    I’m french and I’m 15 years old but I don’t know , I really wanna see Barack Obama winning those elections ! I’ve send him a letter where I writed why I want him to win .
    The USA need changes !
    The USA need Barack Obama !
    You know , I hope that today , he’s gona be the next american president , but I don’t know if the USA are ready to have a black president.

    So I respect all the people who are for Mc Cain , it’s theïr choice but for all the people who still don’t know :

    OBAMA 08 = The Good Choice !

    PS : Sorry for my bad english , I’m french !
    - Kenzie –
    If you want to tell me what you think about this comment , you can be for Obama or Mc Cain , this is my email adress : arubagirlsfan@hotmail.fr

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    asdfas Says:

    may she rest in peace, she sounds like a good woman.

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    me Says:

    There are some mean people on this board and those MEAN people are Obama fans. No one on this board said anyone did anything to his grandmother. You are all sick. Someone said they thought it was strange that she died before the election and that is true. I don’t think anyone expected her to die now.

    I’m not a fan of Obama for president, but I’ll tell you one thing. If most of the people here that claim to be supporting him are expressing their true feelings and thoughts, go away because Obama or any candidate would not want YOU for their supporters. You need to look at yourselves in the mirror. You are disgusting. For instance:

    To #126 – In my opinion, the photo looks like it has been photoshopped. Did anyone say make a comment about black/white? You are a sick racist for even reading such sick thoughts into an innocent comment!

    #112 –
    steph – You are the most disturbed individual here. Who in God’s name said he killed his grandmother? One of these days you will falsely accuse the wrong person. It is a crime to accuse someone of that. You are a sad indiviidual.

    I don’t support Obama. I’m glad. Because I’ve seen the types of people that are his supporters on this board. None of you knew his grandmother, yet you are acting like you did via your comments. I can sympathize but my day was not affected by this news. God help you all be better people.

    Sympathy to the family.

    It is obvious that some people just use the Internet to attack others and blow off some steam.

    I’ll bet #126 and “steph” and others wouldn’t have made those comments if they had to sign their name. Cowards!

    McCain Palin 08

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    Danny, new york Says:

    IT’S OFFICIAL THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A MONOPOLY ON VILLAGE IDIOTS ….PALIN = BUSH – ******.

    OBAMA PRESIDENT OF USA – GET OVER IT HATERS!!!!!!

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    Mondo Bongo! Says:

    RIP~ Madelyn Dunham

    Just back from the polls… I got your grandson’s back… U bet you!

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    voe Says:

    sorry angel, Obama hasn’t done anything to prove himself a great leader. To me he’s the great liar.

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    Arleigh Says:

    I’ve heard it as well. It is just good to know that McCains set aside their political campaigns but giving such statement which warms Obama’s heart

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    tatjana Says:

    oh man,thats really sad,now she isnt going to know who will be the next president,but barack obama,i want you to know,that i am going always to be on you side
    AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST
    everybody knows that you are a great people and i hope that you are going to win !!!!

    ps.:i am living in germany and i am coming from jugoslavia

  135. 135
    tatjana Says:

    i cant vote,so
    PLEASE VOTE FOR OBAMA

  136. 136
    alekziel Says:

    How sad , thinking about his grandma and presidental election at the same time. wow

  137. 137
    kk Says:

    srr fo the lost

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    kk Says:

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  139. 139
    tatjana Says:

    yeah!obama won,i wish you all the best barack obama

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