Rebecca Smith, owner of A.D. Morgan, speaks Thursday at a Tampa, Fla., event to denounce President Obama's statements about small businesses. The event was organized by the Romney campaign. At left is Lou Ramos of Value Enterprise Solutions. Daniel Wallace/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com hide caption

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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars look on Monday as President Obama speaks during the group's national convention in Reno, Nev. Republican Mitt Romney was scheduled to speak to the group on Tuesday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama turned a planned campaign speech in Fort Myers, Fla., into a brief statement about the shooting rampage. He asked the audience to join him in a moment of silence for the victims. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and President Obama speak at a GE plant in Schenectady, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2011. Former Reagan administration official David Stockman, who is writing a book on the topic, calls Immelt the "poster boy for crony capitalism." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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