Barack Obama grieves the death of his grandmother
Madelyn Payne Dunham, the grandmother of presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, died today at her home in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer. She was 86 years old.
Sen. Obama learned of his grandmother's death while campaigning in Jacksonville, Florida, but did not make a formal announcement until later on the campaign trail at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Madelyn Dunham died just one day before the presidential elections, in which her grandson has a good chance of being elected the first African American president in U.S history.
I just wanted to take a moment to express my most sincere condolences to Sen. Barack Obama and his family during their time of grief. May God be with you during your time of sorrow.