This evening, President Obama told the citizens of Aurora, Colorado, that "the entire country is thinking of you." He spoke to the press from the University of Colorado Hospital where he spent three hours with Gov. John Hickenlooper, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and other officials visiting with shooting victims and their families.
Saying that he came "not so much as President as I do as a father and as a husband," Mr. Obama described how he shared memories of the dead with their families and what he learned from conversations with survivors. While the shooter is receiving attention in the media, the President said, "What will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy."
On Thursday evening, gunman James Holmes opened fired on the audience attending the midnight premiere of the movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and injuring over fifty.
President Obama and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney suspended their campaigns over the weekend out of respect for the Aurora shooting victims. Both will resume campaigning on Monday. However, a campaign officer told reporters today that President Obama will not run ads in Colorado for the rest of the week.