President Obama responds to attacks, doesn't take Romney bait9/12/2012
President Obama vowed to "bring justice" to the protesters whose riots in Libya left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead. "There is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence," Obama said, noting that "no act of terror" would shake America's resolve. Both Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Stevens and his work in Libya, calling him a "role model." But, because this is an election year, Obama had already been criticized by Mitt Romney, who said that the president's initial response to the attacks was "an apology … for American values." Don't worry: Romney's criticism was subsequently criticized. "We are shocked that when the United States is confronting the tragic death of [Stevens], Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack," an Obama campaign spokesman said. [Source]
Update: Obama reportedly has told CBS's Steve Kroft that "Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later," and said he'd "let the American people judge" whether Romney's comments were irresponsible. [Source]
Should politics be put aside during tragedies like this?