On what could be the best day of Sen. Barack Obama’s life will now be bittersweet, as the democratic candidate prepares for his grandmothers funeral. Sunday night, just two days before the election, his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, 86, passed away after battling cancer and osteoporosis. Obama addressed a crowd of supporters at the University of North Carolina and said, “She’s gone home.” Obama had prepared himself for her impending passing by pausing his campaign last week in order to spend some last minute time with her. Obama described his grandmother as “…one of those quiet heroes that we have all across America. They’re not famous. But each and every day they work hard.” Sen. John McCain offered his condolences to Obama and his family saying, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives.”
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