In light of the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colo. that left 12 people dead and 50 injured, Mitt Romney is suspending campaign ads in Colorado.

President Obama is doing so as well and is heading back to The White House.

The president gave a statement today about the deadly massacre. However, he did so at a campaign rally in front of a disgracefully cheering crowd.

No, cancelling would mean that he didn’t show up. He still appeared at the campaign rally and chose to give his statement, as President of the United States, there.

How on earth can one “transition” from a campaign rally to honoring a tragic loss of life? And how can people cheer at these words?

President Obama is right; this isn’t a time for politics. Then why was his statement, as President of the United States, given in front of a cheering crowd? Is his campaign team heartless, clueless or both? The Left, and the media, are already grossly politicizing this tragedy on the backs of the dead. And now the lives lost were honored … with cheers?

Instead of giving dignity and respect to the lives tragically cut short, his soulless supporters made it all about President Obama. While the president’s words were somber and seemed to be heartfelt, the place they were given was inexcusably wrong. He cannot be blamed for the actions of the morally bankrupt in the crowd, but he is responsible for choosing the venue in which to honor the dead and help a nation grieve as President of the United States.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims, and their families, of this horrific tragedy. To quote another president, “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God.”

Update: Shameful.