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The carnage in Colorado forced the president and governor Mitt Romney to -- up their campaign plans today and start over.
White House correspondent Wendell Goler has that part of the story.
President Obama returned to Washington after canceling -- campaign appearance in Winter Park Florida.
And telling a subdued crowd in Fort Myers all there will be other -- for politics this is a date for prayer and reflect.
Just -- while we will never know fully what -- some way to take the life of another.
We -- know what makes life worth what.
The people we lost in -- roar of lot and they were -- In bold New Hampshire the Romney for president signs were taken down and the former governor told a somber crowd.
He too was putting politics on hold while the nation Greek.
I stand before you today not as a man running for office.
But as a father and grandfather.
This is a time for each of us to look into our hearts.
And remember how much we level -- another.
Each of the candidates asked Colorado television stations to temporarily suspend their attack ads.
The First Lady and Romney and Vice President Biden all took a break from the campaign trail.
The president was awakened early this morning with a call about the shootings from FBI director Robert -- White House Homeland Security advisor John Brennan and the White House counsel.
They told him it didn't dispute the incident was connected to organized terrorism mr.
Obama and Vice President Biden were briefed by the same group back -- got back to the White House.
Which was after he'd spoken with the mayor of Aurora and the governor of Colorado -- offer federal assistance.
He ordered flags at federal facilities to be flown at half staff.
In his comments Romney said evil is overcome by the goodness and compassion of a wounded community.
There'll be justice for those responsible that's.
Another matter for the day.
Today is a moment to grieve and remember.
To reach out.
And to help.
But that mr.
Obama said one of his first reaction is -- -- -- -- any parent whose children were often go to the movies we're -- -- -- fortunate enough to -- our girls a little tighter tonight.
And I'm sure you'll do the same what your children.
The president has no scheduled campaign events until Monday in California the word on how long he'll stand down but it's thought Mitt Romney will stay off the trail.
For the same amount of time -- When Google allowed on the north lawn Wendell thank you the million.
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