Barack Obama Takes A Break From Campaign Trail to Visit Sick Grandmother

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

October 23, 2008

Barack Obama is taking a break from the campaign trail for a few days.

He's taking time to fly to Hawaii and visit his sick grandmother.

In an interview aired this morning on The CBS Early Show, Obama talked about the upcoming break, and why it's so important:

"[This trip] is very important to me. My mother was a single mom, so she raised me with the help of my grandparents. And so my grandmother, my grandfather, and my mom. Those are really the people who-- who took care of me, all throughout my childhood. My grandmother's the last one left. She has really been the rock of the family, the foundation of the family. Whatever strength, discipline that I have, it comes from her," said Barack Obama, (D) Presidential Candidate.

Senator Obama also weighed the risk of taking a break so late in the race, but he says if a Presidential candidate isn't showing support to his own family, no one will trust him to support his country.

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