So is his maternal grandmother still alive? I had always been under the assumption that she was deceased. I thuoght we would have heard from her if she was alive. Barack’s always seemed to mention her in past tense. If she is alive, why do we never hear from her or see pictures of Barack with her? Is the grandfather alive too?
Grandfather is deceased. But maternal grandmother is still very much alive--access to her is being tightly controlled; Obama refers to her regularly in the past tense I assume to give the impression that she is not alive. Further, grandmother, even in her mid-90's is mentally very alert and informed. I assume if real access could be obtained and she was willing to talk, the entire story would come out.