Inspired by Obama flying to be with his dying grandmother and people wondering if it’ll hurt his campaign or not… I can’t help but think that if I were in her shoes, I wouldn’t want him to come and see me one last time, if I thought I was going to cack it before the election. Not that it would in all probability affect the campaign, but why take the chance? And I’d not want the family to tell him anything about my condition, so as not to distract him.
Sure, it’d be nice to see him before I shuffled off this mortal coil, but no matter what kind of afterlife there is, I’m not going to be troubled by mortal affairs. He might not be happy about it, but screw it. He’ll get over it. Not to mention, if I somehow managed to hang on until election day and he lost because worrying about me took his focus off of things, well, that’d probably kill me.
What say you? You’re dying, your son/daughter was just days away from making history, would you want one last visit? Or would you be content in knowing that you had spent a great number of years with him/her?