Kevin Eder (@keder) September 11, 2012
On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Mitt Romney tweeted this:
On this most somber day, America is united under God in its quest for peace and freedom at home and across the world.—
Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 11, 2012
Revoltingly, in President Obama’s first tweet of the day, he put politics first. Specifically, his own reelection effort:
No mention of the thousands of lives lost and thousands more shattered when terrorists attacked our homeland. No tribute to American endurance and the ongoing fight for freedom. Just a link to a stomach-turningly inappropriate, self-involved plea to “Volunteer for Barack.”
So much for a moratorium on campaigning today.
Never forget … the campaigner in chief has an election coming up. The right side of the Twitterverse was sickened.
Team Romney sends out tweet about 9-11; Team Obama sends out tweet about the election.—
(@toddstarnes) September 11, 2012
Both candidates acknowledged the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in statements and speeches, but only Team Obama found it appropriate to tweet a call to serve the president’s campaign on what he proclaimed a “National Day of Service.”
Update: Obama henchman David Axelrod is also keeping a laser-like focus on the campaign today.
No solemn remembrances for Axe:
Twitchy extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to victims and their loved ones.