Candidates Resume Campaigning After Shootings
In light of the shooting, both candidates kept their negative television advertisements off the air in Colorado. The focus of the day was on foreign policy as Obama, speaking to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, highlighted his national security credentials by talking about ending the war in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
“As we look ahead to the challenges that we face as a nation and the leadership that’s required, you don’t just have my words, you have my deeds,” said Obama, who also jabbed Romney’s opposition to the 2014 timeline for ending the war in Afghanistan.
Romney was in Orange County on Monday raising money after holding three fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay area last night. He is expected to raise $10 million on the trip before heading to England, Israel and Poland.
The six-day excursion to Europe and the Middle East comes as a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll revealed that 52 percent of Americans said Obama can better handle foreign policy issues. Only 40 percent gave Romney the edge.