No ads on 9/11, but politics muted on anniversary
As Americans mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks today, President Obama and Mitt Romney will pause from slinging mud on the airwaves by temporarily pulling their largely negative campaign commercials off TV .
But politics -- and who best can handle the job as commander in chief -- won't be too far away in the minds of some voters as Obama and his Republican rival mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Obama will hold a moment of silence at the White House and attend a memorial service at the Pentagon honoring 9/11 victims. Romney will be in Reno this afternoon, speaking to nearly 4,000 National Guard officers.
Romney issued a statement about the 9/11 anniversary this morning, honoring the victims and their families and saluting U.S. troops.
"On this most somber day, those who would attack us should know that we are united, one nation under God, in our determination to stop them and to stand tall for peace and freedom at home and across the world," he said.
Read More. (USA Today)