Obama Speaks About his Grandmother’s Death
Sen. Barack Obama took a few moments to discuss his grandmother’s death on the campaign trail on Monday, and then he swiftly returned to focusing his message on closing arguments and GOTV.
His campaign also released a statement to traveling reporters, but otherwise avoided the topic on Monday night. There was no press release for broader distribution, no mention of her passing on the main page of the campaign website, and, so far, no clips of Obama’s touching remarks posted on his usually thorough YouTube channel. Footage of Obama’s remarks, however, is already making its way around YouTube.
A new clip, taken from cable news, quotes Obama’s statement on the trail in North Carolina. “My grandmother, who helped raise me, passed away early this morning. And look, she has gone home,” says Obama. “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 its hard, a little, to talk about,” he added. Here’s the video: