Skip to comments.Romney: Colorado shooting is 'unspeakable tragedy' (with video)
Posted on 07/20/2012 2:10:27 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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. Theres so much love and goodness in the heart of America.
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Good one! Romney is looking like McCain redux.....it’s up to God to save us, that much is clear.
I googled How long did it take Obama to address the Ft Hood shooting right after he spoke...He flunked Fort Hood big time. I remembered it right.
Is the top sentence supposed to be a quote from me?
I agree, politicians know how to take advantage of those opportunities.
No, from me. Sorry about any confusion.
Okay. Sorry if that sounded hostile...not my intention. This presidential election is quite crappy and difficult. I change my mind quite often. I guess we’ll see in November how we all feel.
Just to cheer everyone up:
Did he say anything that this would have been a lot less tragic if law abiding citizens could carry a gun ANYWHERE?
Mitts signed and issued a signing statement in support of a state Assault Weapons ban as Governor: “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts”, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1, 2004 with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”
It didn't, not at all! You just asked a question as I included my words in the mix of things.
Ah, that’s a good question so we know exactly how good his speech was - for him - or the good of America/Constitution; thus, it’s citizens.
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Romney spoke well today and should be commended for the bright distinction between his words and the crass narcissism of this president.
They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.
Surely, he meant the abortion clinics when he spoke this/S.
And his actions.
That was his intention just using a tragedy to do it.
You thought wrong.
The continued pussification of Americans is astounding.
Tons of people in that theater had big-gulp cups filled with drinks. They had tubs of popocorn. Instead of lobbing them at the guy to at least throw him off, they ducked and ran, because that's what the pussification of America has conditioned them to do in principle AND in practice.
I don't know what I'd have done, but I like to think I'd have done the equivalent of what Todd Beamer did: "Let's roll." Not "Let's roll over." Not rolling over in principle to a statist Republican like Romney because Obama is just too scary, and not rolling over in practice to a poor bastard nutcase with a gun because he had a smoke bomb and body armor.
Having discussed this with some guys pretty well-trained in concealed carry, here's the deal: a .45 slug hitting that body armor would have at least staggered him. A .45 slug hitting that gas mask or his throat would have ended him. A .45 slug hitting his arm or his leg or his groin would have slowed him down. Smoke bombs and semi-darkness would have made it more challenging, but do you know what adrenalin often does to how people see in the dark? I know first-hand what it does.
Maybe a concealed-carry guy in that theater -- or several of them -- would have missed. But maybe they would have hit him; the better trained and cooler-headed they were, the more likely there would have been fewere dead and injured in that poor soul's rampage.
Romney deserves no more commendation than Obama. He's still a statist who is an agent of government tyranny and "roll over" pussification of American courage.
Presidents face all kinds of situations during their terms from tragedy to other things. Between the two he sounded like his comments were more sincere to me. I especially liked his reference to scripture. Something we don’t hear to often these days.