Romney: President's decision to meet Aurora victims was "right thing"

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's decision to meet with the families of victims of the Colorado shooting was "the right thing."

The Republican presidential candidate spoke to donors in San Francisco Sunday night at roughly the same time Obama consoled grieving families in Aurora, Colo. A gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater there early Friday, killing 12 and wounding scores more.

Romney said he appreciates the president's actions Sunday. And he generally avoided partisan attacks, declining to go after Obama by name "in keeping with the seriousness of the day."

The fundraiser opened with a moment of silence. Romney told roughly 250 donors, who paid as much as $50,000 to attend the San Francisco event, that he's been thinking about the "senseless killing" in Colorado.

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  • by Fringe? on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    Really, you're going to make this a partisan thing? I'm no fan of Romney, and I'm certainly not going to vote for him, but do we really need to attack him for commending the President? I have to say, Romney has earned a lot more respect from me for how he's conducted himself over the past few days. This has nothing to do with him being rich, or how much he paid in taxes. Why are both sides attacking the other when all Obama and Romeny have tried to do is be an example for the rest of us. Stop it...both sides, just STOP IT!
  • by dang on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:32 AM
    He was also thinking ...gee if I hadn't made the appointment to sell access to me for 12.5 mill to my rich friends so I could promise continued government protection from any taxation , I could have gone to aurora too . Gee wish I could go buy that theatre and fire all the employees after I raid any assets and retiement funds there might be. Under the pretext of public safety of course.
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