David Axelrod on the Newtown Massacre

An e-mail from the Obama campaign


While President Obama has begun to ask members of his cabinet for suggestions on gun reforms, David Axelrod, a top advisor for the Obama re-election campaign, sent an e-mail yesterday on the Newtown massacre:

Edward — 

Our hearts broke on Friday as we learned of the tragic and senseless deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Last night, President Obama addressed the families of Newtown, offering the love and prayers of a nation, and vowing to use whatever power his office holds to protect our children from such unthinkable acts of violence.

He spoke from the heart—as a president and a parent. Watch this speech:


As we reflect on the lives lost last week, we must also, as the President urged, consider how each of us can play a part in making our country worthy of the memory of those little children. 

I hope you and the ones you love have a happy and safe holiday.