“Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin. At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded.”
-President Barack Obama, Sunday August 5, 2012
“Our hearts are with the victims, their families and the entire Oak Creek Sikh community. We join Americans everywhere in mourning those who lost their lives and in prayer for healing in the difficult days ahead.”
-Presidential hopeful and former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Yes. Of course. My deepest sympathies go out to the victims, the friends and families of the victims, as well.
But, what else Mr. President? What else, Governor Romney?
Would either of you like to make a statement about how we've all had enough? Enough gun violence, enough intolerance. There was a 9mm semi-automatic handgun used in this shooting, legally purchased according to news sources.
You are two very powerful men, but you are afraid to make a statement that could change the laws of the land and saves innocent lives.
We don’t need this kind of leadership. We need someone who’s not afraid to stand up and speak to the American people, someone who has the guts to “lead.” No more pandering to the gun lobby. No more passing the buck.
Where are the leaders?