It's not the self-serving, faux suspension McCain tried last month.
The Obama campaign has told reporters that he'll be taking Thursday and Friday off. He'll be going to Hawaii to be with his failing grandmother who, it appears, is not doing at all well.
Few realized it but Obama left his campaign for a week in August, again to spend time with his grandmother.
On Saturday the Illinois senator is scheduled to resume his campaign events. At this point so close to the November 4th election there's no way to tell whether the suspension will have a substantial impact on this close race.