July 20 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney abbreviated a campaign appearance in New Hampshire in deference to the victims of the Colorado theater shooting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Our hearts break. With the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. And and I joined the president and First Lady. And all Americans. In offering our deepest condolences. For those whose lives were shattered in a few moments. A few moments of evil in Colorado. I stand before you today not as a man running for office. But as a father and grandfather. -- husband. And 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. In the coming days world surely learn more about the lives have been lost. And the families that have been harmed by this. Hateful act. We'll come to know more about the talents in the gifts that each victim possessed. And we'll come to understand the hope and the opportunity. That's been lost. Our hearts break for the victims and their families. We pray that the wounded will recover. And that those who are grieving. When all the newness of god. Today we feel -- a sense of grief but perhaps also of helplessness. But there is something. We can do. We can offered comfort. To -- nearest to a suffering their heavy late. And we can mourn with those who morning Colorado. This morning Colorado lost youthful voices. Which would have brighten their homes. Enrich their schools. And brought joy to their families. Our prayers at the comforter might bring the piece to their souls. That surpasses our understanding. The apostle Paul explained. Blessed be god. Who covered just us in all our tribulations. That we may be able to comfort them. Which are in any trouble. What we do know is how evil is overcome. We're seeing that greater power today. In the goodness and compassion. Of a wounded community. Grieving and worried families in -- Pressure on it was love today. And not just by those who are with them and holding them in their arms. They can also know that they're being lifted up and prayer by people and every part of our great nation. Now and in the hard days to come. May every one of them feel the sympathy of our whole nation. And the comfort of the living god. There'll be justice for those responsible. But that's another matter for another day. Today is a moment to grieve and remember. To reach out and help. To appreciate our blessings in life. Each one of us will hold our kids a little closer. Linger a bit longer with a colleague or neighbor. Reach out to a family member or friend. We'll all spend a little less time thinking about the worries of our day. And more time wondering about how to help those who are in need of compassion most. The answer answer is that we can come together. We will show our fellow citizens the good heart of the America. We know and love. God bless you for being here and sharing together this moment of sorrow and god bless the United States of America.