In case you weren’t in a position to see this, here’s video of President Barack Obama’s reaction to the massacre in Connecticut. If you can avoid tearing up while watching it, you’re stronger than I am.

YouTube video

Note the pledge to take “meaningful action” to put an end to the massacres. It would not be appropriate for him to talk about that in any detail right now (or take any questions), but it was not, I suspect, a casual remark.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.