With 14 days to go in the election and everything at stake, Senator Barack Obama is leaving the campaign trail to be with his ailing grandmother.

Leaders have priorities, and Senator Obama’s are clearly in place.


  1. My hometown! I’m so proud!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mine too. I couldn’t be there, but I know that area, and that was a massive amount of people.

  3. I completely agree with you. It shows great perspective to turn to family matters in such an important part of the election and to have no reservations doing so.

    Btw. I know this is a bit off topic but I found your blog through a link to your post about why mommy-blogging truly is a business and I must say that I’m very impressed. Even though the blog I run is not a parenting blog I still consider it to be a growing business – one that will hopefully support me someday. I loved the post. And your blog.

    Keep up the great work. I’ll be back for more.

  4. Sure. Obama would never leave the campaign trail to just try to look good. Hope that’s not it, but funny no one on the liberal side even assumes the possibility. As opposed to, say, when McCain “suspended” his campaign in light of the work being needed on the bail out bill. Liberals were all over how pandering that looked. Being conservative, I actually agree. It looked stupid. But so does a bunch of hype about Obama and his dear ailing grandmother. Please.

  5. Allison – The way I see it, there’s a big difference. The Bail-out bill didn’t _need_ John McCain. There were plenty of other senators working on that. And didn’t he want both sides to “suspend”?

    Whereas Obama’s grandmother, who raised him, does need him. And no other senator will do.

    Grandmothers don’t live forever. The financial crisis (unfortunately) _will_ still be there tomorrow.

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