Obama Agrees To Not Use Aurora Shooter’s Name

President Barack Obama’s visit to Colorado to comfort the families of the “Dark Knight Massacre” victims included a promise from the POTUS that his administration would draw attention away from the shooter by not using his name.

Obama and White House press secretary Jay Carney visited an Aurora hospital to speak with the shooting victims and their families, promising afterwards that they wouldn’t use the shooter’s name in speeches and public discourse, so as to avoid drawing more attention to him and instead focusing on the victims and their families, reports Politico. Obama also had comforting words for the victims and their families, telling them, “Although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade way.”

Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, was also speaking in somber, apolitical tones at a fundraiser in San Francisco yesterday. Instead of hammering on the president, he actually paid the incumbent a compliment over his handling of the Aurora shooting. “I know the president is in Colorado today before he’ll be here in San Francisco, he’s visiting with families of the victims, which is the right thing for the president to be doing on this day and we appreciate that,” Romney said.

Interestingly Obama met with Jordan Ghawi, the brother of aspiring sports journalist Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the massacre. Since sitting down with the president, Jordan has posted several tweets regarding his meeting with the POTUS and his feelings amid the aftermath of the massacre, specifically regarding what has become a crusade to leave the shooter’s name unacknowledged (which we, too, have done for the purposes of this article):

Do you think that not using the “Dark Knight Massacre” shooter’s name empowers the victims and their families?