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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”

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  1. 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

  2. 127
    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

  3. 128
    asdfas Says:

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

  4. 129
    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

  5. 130
    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!!!!!!

  6. 131
    Mondo Bongo! Says:

    RIP~ Madelyn Dunham

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

  7. 132
    voe Says:

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

  8. 133
    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

  9. 134
    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

  10. 135
    tatjana Says:

    i cant vote,so
    PLEASE VOTE FOR OBAMA

  11. 136
    alekziel Says:

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

  12. 137
    kk Says:

    srr fo the lost

  13. 138
    kk Says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  14. 139
    tatjana Says:

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

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