Maybe the next president, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who announced earlier today that his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had passed away, shed tears as he spoke of her tonight at a rally in Florida.
Obama spoke about his personal loss at a Charlotte, North Carolina rally Monday night, telling the crowd his grandmother "has gone home and she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side."
"I'm not going to talk about it long because it's hard to talk about," an emotional Obama said. But he did tell the crowd his grandmother was "one of those quiet heroes we have across America, who aren't famous ... but each and every day they work hard. They look after their families. They look after their children and their grandchildren."
Obama's 86-year-old grandma died only two days before Tuesday's election, which will determine whether her grandson will be the next president of the United States. With my deepest sympathy!