Washington (CNN) – Fresh off a media blitz promoting the paperback release of his book "No Apology," Mitt Romney told a conference call of 300 supporters that he would make an announcement about a presidential run "down the road," a Romney aide confirmed to CNN.
The call, which happened Friday, involved 300 friends and donors to his Political Action Committee: Free and Strong America.
One of the questions on the call came from former U.S. Olympic hockey player Mike Eruzione who asked when the former Massachusetts governor would get in the presidential race. Romney, according to his aide, responded an announcement would happen "down the road."
The Romney aide said while there were questions regarding 2012 during the call that was not its purpose.
Romney also discussed his recent trip to the Middle East, which included stops in Afghanistan and Israel.
Politico first reported Romney's response to Eruzione's question.
When asked last week whether he was going to run he said "I don't have an answer for you yet, because there are a lot of things that you have to consider before you make the final decision. Clearly, I'm doing the things, like other folks are doing, to keep the option open, and moving forward in the event that I make a positive decision. But there are matters of health, of support, of the kind of network you'd like to have of individuals behind you. Those are thins you've got to assess before you make a final decision," Romney said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
He said he doesn't "have a 100 percent answer ready to go" about his possible run but said his wife, Ann, thinks he should.
"She's absolutely committed. She's saying, you've got to run, you've got to have somebody who understands the world of the economy, small business, who can create jobs. She's convinced I've got to run. But I have to look more broadly and say, all right, do I have the team necessary to do this."