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Friday, July 20, 2012

Speaking the Unspeakable

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:28 PM
 
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/
la-pn-romney-colorado-shooting-is-
unspeakable-tragedy-20120720,0,1226295.story 

Romney: Colorado shooting is 'unspeakable tragedy'

By Seema Mehta 
July 20, 2012, 11:15 a.m.


BOW, N.H.—Hours after a shooter killed a dozen people
in a Colorado cinema, Mitt Romney scrubbed a scheduled
campaign rally Friday and instead offered his somber
condolences and prayers to the victims and their 
families.

“Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable
tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady
and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences
to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, 
a few moments of evil in Colorado,” Romney told a few
hundred people gathered at a lumber yard here.

“I stand before you today not as a man running for 
office but as a father and grandfather, a husband, an
American. This is a time for each of us to look into 
our hearts and remember how much we love one another 
and how much we love and how much we care for our great
country. There’s so much love and goodness in the heart
of America.”

Romney, wearing a navy blue suit and blue tie, spoke
for four minutes. The trademark campaign banners with
slogans such as “Believe in America” or “Obama’s Upside-
Down Economy” were gone, leaving a handful of American
flags as the backdrop. Before Romney spoke, Father 
Christian Tutor, an Anglican Catholic priest, led a 
prayer. ...


Caped Crusader

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