Barack Obama’s grandmother dies
Wiping away his tears, Barack Obama said of his late grandmother as one of America’s “quiet heroes” and delivered an impassioned vow to work for all such heroes if elected to the White House.
Just a day before Americans decide whether to elect him as the first black U.S. president, Democrat candidate learned the beloved white grandmother he called “Toot” had passed away.
Madelyn Payne Dunham raised a would-be president until he left Hawaii for college.
As tens of thousands of supporters grew silent in an evening drizzle at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Barack said:
She’s gone home. And she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side. And so there is great joy as well as tears. I’m not going to talk about it too long because it is hard for me to talk about.”
But he said he wanted people to know a little about her — that she lived through the Great Depression and World War II, working on a bomber assembly line with a baby at home and a husband serving his country. He said she was humble and plain spoken, one of the “quiet heroes that we have all across America” working hard and hoping to see their children and grandchildren thrive.
“That’s what we’re fighting for,” Obama said.
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