Governor Romney delivered a brief statement on the shootings in Colorado before a gathering of subdued supporters in New Hampshire moments ago:
"I stand before you today not as a man running for office, but as a father, a grandfather, a husband -- an American...our hearts break for the victims and their families. We pray that the wounded will recover, and we pray that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God....What we do know is how evil is overcome, and we're seeing that greater power today, in the goodness and compassion of a wounded community."
What an awful day.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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