Usa, Obama lascia campagna per andare a trovare la nonna malata

martedì 21 ottobre 2008 09:57
 

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Il candidato democratico alle presidenziali Usa Barack Obama questa settimana abbandonerà la campagna elettorale per andare alle Hawaii a trovare la nonna malata, che lo ha cresciuto Lo ha riferito un suio aiutante.

"Recentemente sua nonna si è ammalata e nelle ultime settimane la sua salute è peggiorata tanto da diventare molto grave", ha dichiarato l'aiuta

"Recently his grandmother has become ill and in the last few weeks her health has deteriorated to the point where her situation is very serious," said Obama aide Robert Gibbs.

Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who will be 86 on Sunday, helped raise him along with his mother, Ann Dunham, and his grandfather, Stanley Dunham.

Gibbs would not discuss the nature of her illness.

The candidate is canceling events in Madison, Wisconsin, and Des Moines, Iowa, that had been scheduled for Thursday. He instead will go to an event in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, then fly to Hawaii to see his grandmother.

He will return to the campaign trail Saturday, Gibbs said.

Obama often makes references to his grandmother on the campaign trail, mentioning that she worked in a bomber assembly plant during World War Two. Later, she worked as a secretary in a bank and was eventually promoted to vice president. She helped put Obama through private school in Hawaii.

"Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has always been one of the most important people in his life," Gibbs said in a statement. "Along with his mother and his grandfather, she raised him in Hawaii from the time he was born until the moment he left for college. As he said at the Democratic Convention, she poured everything she had into him."   Continua...

 
<p>Immagine d'archivio di un giovane Barack Obama fra i nonni paterni, Stanley e Madelyn Dunham. REUTERS/Obama For America/Handout (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.</p>