He threw her under the bus the week before this ad was made.
So, he didn’t have much time to dust off his “typical white” grandmother for this TV spot:
It’s a good thing Barack kept a few photos of this awful racist who is the white equivalent of America-hating racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright for the campaign spot so that she didn’t have to come out.
Barack Obama’s maternal grandmother in Hawaii is the only living ancestor of the United States Senator and Democratic Party presidential candidate.
She’s been too ill to travel. His grandmother suffers from severe osteoporosis that keeps her from traveling from Hawaii. But, she does come up in his campaign speeches once in a while. Barack mentioned her when he was campaigning in his grandfather’s home town in Kansas and also when he needed someone to compare to Rev. Wright.
Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, a bank vice president, and grandfather, Stanley Dunham, a salesman, lived in a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Honolulu and helped raise their grandson Barack until he graduated from high school. Barack rarely talks about his grandmother. She is in poor health and still lives in the same Hawaii apartment he grew up in. (Washington Post)
Related… TIME Magazine has a glowing review on Barack Obama’s mother and insists that “color is still a preoccupation above almost all else” today.
(Race trumps Sex, you know)