(Holly Bailey) Mitt Romney offered rare praise for President Barack Obama Sunday, telling supporters at a San Francisco fundraiser that his opponent did "the right thing" by traveling to Colorado to meet with family members of those killed in Friday's shooting.
"I know the president is in Colorado today before he'll be here in San Francisco. He's visiting with families of the victims, which is the right thing for the president to be doing on this day, and we appreciate that," Romney said.
Romney's comments come just days after he and Obama opted to put their political rhetoric aside in the aftermath of Friday's shooting, which left 12 dead and another 59 people wounded at an Aurora movie theater. Both candidates used their campaign events Friday to focus on the shooting—instead of attacking each other—while their campaigns pulled political ads airing in Colorado.
Speaking at a finance event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Romney told supporters he would not be making his usual stump speech.
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