Sen. Barack Obama’s 86-year-old grandmother Madelyn Dunham passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. Sen. Obama was seen shedding a tear this morning before playing a game of basketball with his buddies. The basketball game is something that he does on every Election Day.
Obama was extremely close to his loving grandmother who helped raise him.
“She’s the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life,” Obama said in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. “She poured everything she had into me. And although she can no longer travel, I know that she’s watching tonight, and that tonight is her night as well.”
My question is: Will Sen. Obama get sympathy votes because he is going through this loss from the undecided voters?
My thoughts? It of course is possible, but most people have made up their minds on the election, or they should have by now since it is Election Day. I hope this doesn’t play a role, and that our president is elected based on their views and what they plan on acting on once put into office.
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