Poor Obama. His grandmother, who raised him from age ten to eighteen, died of cancer on Sunday night. He called her "Toot," short for the Hawaiian name Tutu that island kids call their grandparent. He must be so devastated. He told the crowd at a University of North Carolina rally yesterday, "Some of you heard that my grandmother who helped raise me passed away early this morning. I'm not going to talk about it too long because it's hard for me to talk about." He had tears in his eyes.
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