POLITICAL observations & opinions

* AP: Obama leaving campaign trail to visit grandmother

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 21, 2008

AP’s Jennifer Loven reports …

  • Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to visit his suddenly gravely ill 85-year-old grandmother inHawaii, a spokesman said.
  • On Friday, Obama’s wife, Michelle, will sub for Obama at rallies in Akron and Columbus, in Ohio, said campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Obama was expected to resume campaigning on Saturday, at an undecided location in the West, she said.

read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081021/ap_on_el_pr/obama_grandmother_11

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