Speeches to nation in shock meant to comfort, move country forward
January 12th, 2011
08:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Speeches to nation in shock meant to comfort, move country forward

(CNN) - President Obama on Wednesday will assume the delicate role of comforting a nation still in shock in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings while also transcending the tragedy to move a grieving nation forward.

As difficult and unique as the task may be, Obama needs to look no further than his role model Ronald Reagan and his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton for a lesson in how to console the country.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Arizonians you are being entrusted with the safety of our POTUS and FLOTUS. They are coming to represent the country and stand united with you in this time of grief.

    Take care of them, and may healing come to your state behind this tragedy.

    January 12, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. informed voter

    I thank the good lord above, every day, that we are so blessed with this smart, strong, resilient man as our leader. I pray that those who are fortunate enough to have a wide audience, that listens to their words, will use their platform to promote unity, love and forgiveness in these difficult times. May God bless President Barak Obama, the United States of America and the planet earth.

    January 12, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |