Obama’s Grandmother: More Tragedy Than We Have Room For
While Holly already linked a breaking news update on this, CNN is confirming that Sen. Barack Obama’s grandmother has died less then 30 hours before the grandson she raised may potentially be voted in as the first African-American President of the United States. As I previously stated, this is simply too much to take in all at once. No matter how you feel about each of the candidates or who you support, this is one aspect of the story which I did not want to see come to pass. She raised her grandson, a child of an absent father from less than favorable origins, who then went on to rise to the heights of political prominence and reached for the highest brass ring in the world. To come so close and not live to see the end of the story, no matter how it plays out, is sad beyond words.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Obama family and their friends. I’m very sorry this came to pass.