Delayed Reaction

Candidates Follow Obama on Trayvon

Earlier this week, Mitt Romney ignored a question from a reporter about the Trayvon Martin case. Now that President Obama has related Martin to his own children and called for the case to be investigated from every angle, Romney suddenly has something to say. There should be a "thorough investigation," Romney said of the "tragedy" in a statement that followed shortly after Obama's speech Friday. "Justice is carried out with impartiality and integrity," he said. Rick Santorum, who had also been silent on the issue, decided to weigh in Friday, telling a reporter that it's a "horrible case, chilling."