Just HOURS before election day, Barack Obama's grandmother died from cancer at age 86.
This is the lady that raised him growing up when his mother kept moving from place to place.. She was everything to him, including the last older relative that he had.
"She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure."
--Barack Obama in a statement today.. announcing his grandmother's death.
Keep in mind that tonight he is finishing his campaign trail in Manassas, Virginia.
We're thinkin' about you Barack! [#1, it's hard not to the night befoe the election.. #2, you need our prayers.. And we're right there with ya.]
Rest in Peace, Madelyn Dunham.