I was raised by a single mom who had to put herself through school while looking after two kids.Obama is apparently referring to
For the big majority of Obama's childhood, his mom was married to either her first husband (1961-63) or her second husband (1964-on), or he was living with his grandparents and attending a fancy private school.
I had thought that Obama was abandoned by his father and step-father, but he was not. His mom left both men, and she did it shortly after giving birth in both cases.
Obama also said:
OBAMA: My grandmother, she started off as a secretary in a bank. She never got a college education, even though she was smart as a whip. And she worked her way up to become a vice president of a local bank, but she hit the glass ceiling.She attended Univ. of Washington and UC Berkeley. I guess she never got a degree, but it is false to say that she never got a college education.
Obama's personal life story was his main claim to fame, before being elected President. Why would he lie about his background? Does he not know that his grandmother went to college? Does he think that people are really going to buy this "single mom" story? I would think that genuine single moms would be annoyed at being compared to a woman like his mom.