In Obama's defense — Thatcher was governing during his "Choom Gang" years – so he probably has no idea who she is.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 8, 2013
Perhaps he is one of the people tweeting, “Who is Margaret Thatcher?”
"Who?" Barack Obama on being told of the death of Margaret Thatcher.
— Dr Hugo Hackenbush (@MangyLover) April 8, 2013
Has Obama released a statement about himself on Thatcher's death yet?
— Heather Marie (@hfearny) April 8, 2013
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 8, 2013
But, so far, his statement has been: Crickets.
Twitter users are keeping watch.
Can we read anything into delay by Obama issuing statement re passing of #Thatcher? Showing his leftism? She vitally strengthened US/UK ties
— Jim Tobin (@jimtobincan) April 8, 2013
"@toddstarnes: 9:45 a.m. – still no response from Obama on the passing of Thatcher." Either he's golfing…polling statement verbiage or….
— RedSoxFanNCJill (@RedSoxFanNC) April 8, 2013
He's looking for a way to blame sequester RT @toddstarnes It's been more than 2 hours since Thatcher passed and still no response from Obama
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 8, 2013
Will be interesting to see what (if anything) Obama says about Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. He hates England almost as much as he hates US.
— Harriet Baldwin Text Trump 88022 (@HarrietBaldwin) April 8, 2013
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 8, 2013
Still no statement from Obama on Thatcher. He still fundraising?
— Kyle Raccio (@kyleraccio) April 8, 2013
Tick tock, Mr. President.
Update: Hours after the news of her passing, a statement has finally been released.
Obama reacts to Margaret Thatcher's death pic.twitter.com/RBVmScnCYK
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) April 8, 2013
Obama on Thatcher: "She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered."
— Hifzha Shaheen (@hifzhashaheen) April 8, 2013
Obama/Thatcher-"will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with Pres Reagan, …unyielding courage and iron will"
— PCBS (@PCBSNews19) April 8, 2013