BOW, New Hampshire (CBS) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama both on Friday canceled presidential campaign speeches and some ads attacking each other, replacing them with expressions of sorrow for the victims of a deadly shooting rampage in Colorado.
Speaking in Bow, NH Romney said he wanted to offer the thoughts and prayers from the people of New Hampshire to Aurora. "I stand before you today not as a man running for office, but as a husband and father, grandfather and American."
Romney issued a statement earlier saying he was "saddened by the news of the senseless violence" in Colorado and said he expected the shooter "will be quickly brought to justice."
His campaign pulled ads in Colorado and canceled appearances by his wife. The rampage occurs just four months before the Nov. 6 general election.
You can find out more on the shootings in a Colorado theater shooting special section.