(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign said Sunday they were calling off a planned rally in Pueblo, Colorado, as not to hinder the investigation into a small plane crash at an airport there.
"Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation we are no longer going to Pueblo,” campaign spokesman Rick Gorka told reporters traveling with Romney. “We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts."
Mark Lovin, the director of aviation for the city of Pueblo, told CNN that a small craft went down at 8:30 a.m. local time, and that the plane's sole occupant was killed. Lovin said the incident occurred at the intersection of two runways.
Romney, who spent Sunday morning attending meetings in Massachusetts, will fly to Los Angeles later in the day.
Bummer that someone was killed. RIP
This would not have stopped Obama from going. Heck--the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and (3) other Americans in Libya, did not stop Obama from jet setting to Vegas to attend a campaign and fundraiser. Then, probably head to the golf course while he was there as well.
But he went to visit Jindal and interfered with clean-up efforts. The man is a liar.
My condolences to the family of the crash victim. However, this report fails to explain how a Romney visit would hinder a one-person small plane crash investigation. Seems more likely that Romney needed an excuse to cancel a possibly poorly-attended rally. I can't imagine that he has much support in Pueblo.
This is what I don't get, at home he did the right thing, but last week he jumped the gun said what he wanted, looked like an Idiot and people are just supposed to forget about it?
As if he cares. He's just using this as a day to rest up for the debate with Obama.
Finally after weeks of mistakes, the Romney camaign is doing the right thing.
Hmmmm. They interfered with first responders in LA after the hurricane. Maybe more news coverage there.
Guess what Mitt? No one cares that your not coming!!! Sad about the death of that person. But no one os going to miss you!
Too bad Romney didn't exercise this sort of judgement when the crisis in Libya was underway and he was flapping his gums. His handlers must have caught him before he said something stupid... again. His campaign is sooo over.
No plans. No ideas (except lower taxes for the wealthy and go to war with Iran for his friend Bibi).
Guess you have to elect him before you know what he will do - even then, he will change his mind several times.
We pray for his family and friends. May that person rest in peace.
From what I understand, the Romney campaign did not have very many people showing up for his rally in CO.