Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is quietly laying the groundwork for a high-profile blitz of several key battleground states in the run-up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and Republicans briefed on the plans say it has all the trappings of a vice presidential rollout tour.
On the heels of his rocky trip overseas, Romney will spend the coming days maintaining the kind of schedule he has kept for much of the summer, with appearances and fundraisers in medium-sized cities in various swing states. Romney will visit Colorado, Nevada and Indiana this week, and make stops in Ohio next week.
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But beginning August 10th, Romney will ramp up his campaign operation with a splashy four-day bus tour targeting the largest media markets in several of the states that will decide the November election, CNN has learned.
And in a show of force and party unity, Romney will be joined at each stop by prominent Republican officials and campaign surrogates.
Some details are still murky, and Republicans cautioned that they are subject to change, but on August 11th, Romney will hit three of Virginia's biggest population hubs - the Washington, D.C. metro area, Richmond and Norfolk - before heading down to North Carolina the following day.
On Aug. 13, the Monday after the Olympic Summer Games finish in London, Romney will arrive in Florida for campaign stops in Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami.
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Romney aides are also scouting multiple campaign venues in Ohio for later that week, knowledgeable Republican sources told CNN. Other states may also be added to the itinerary that week.
"Sounds like V.P. week," said one Republican familiar with the schedule, who did not want to be identified revealing the campaign’s plans. “Hitting the big markets in the big states. It just makes sense.”
A Romney campaign official confirmed that a bus tour is being organized before convention week, but said the theme of the tour would be Romney’s vision for the economy.
Revealing the vice presidential pick in the week prior to the convention would be a logical choice for the Romney campaign, which would be able to generate maximum media attention in the late summer lull between the conclusion of the Olympics and the convention.
We're done with Europe, Israel and now let's get back to the Economy and Jobs!!!!!
We all know he's going to lose ,so who cares and stop wasting our time TWIT and where's your tax returns ????I guess he was sitting next to adelson trying to get more money by insulting the palastineians!!!
I can't wait until November 7th when we can all tell Whiney Flipping Mitt to take a hike.
After watching this dunderhead flip flop all across Europe, is it even relevant who his VP pick will be?
Hmm ! i think we have something here, Harry Reid: Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney 'Didn't Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years' Mitt needs to come clean and show us the papers,
Romney's goose is cooked, in fact, it's well "done" and over with.
Who gives a rats behind?? Where are those taxes Willard?? You keep trying to deflect what the people want. We don't care who you pick because you and your arrogant "let them eat cake" wife will NOT inhabit the White House.
Let's hope for a good choice with!
Obama is toast..he running out of money...
Romney won’t need to travel far to find the running mate we all know he’s looking for.
He can look under the toilet seat of a public restroom and find Rove.
Save the gas.
Let's get those battleground states rolling Romney! Make sure they know THEY DID BUILD IT!! And Obama IS DESTROYING IT!!!
So sad, democrats have a bunker mentality, Romney is building momentum and his pick should solidify his lead.Just look around all the pant draggin low lifes are multiplying ( no coincidence).
Robmey, now thatyou are home, I DEMAND TO SEE YOUR TAX RETURNS FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS AND I DEMAND TO SEE YOUR BIRTH CEERTIFICATE. By the way, how many Grandmothers do you have? Are you are that Your wife isn't your sister? Why don't you talk about your religion. Do you think that Blacks are Palestinians are cursed, My Bishop or whatever you are considered in your MORMON Church. No taxes, no white house. And when do you think you can go to other countries and talk for me? SCREW YOU, and your 1%. You will not see the interior walls of the White House the Blacks built.. By the way, get your wife a job.
This is just a preview of waht the debates are going to be, Robme is such a lick lick
""Sounds like V.P. week," said one Republican familiar with the schedule, "
Sounds like the "look over there...shiny thing" tour. Tax returns tax returns tax returns. OMG, SQUIRREL!!!!
Welcome back MR NEXT PRESIDENT we appreciate the effort you make evry day cleaning up Oblameos and Bozo Bidens mistakes. I look forward to a renewed economy when you take office. Myself and a few others plan on opening new business ventures just as soon as (ITS NOT MY FAULT) gets blown out of the white house. I agree just concentrate on the issues that (ITS NOT MY FAULT) has created and America will once again be a great country. These dem haters need to understand success is not a dirty word. Welfare is a dirty word, how about pulling your own weight like you have done. Making a profit is not wrong we can help others when we profit. Why is that so hard to figure out. Again welcome home and a job well done.
No Mit Romney is a looser if it takes a Presidential hopeful a whole nation begging him to release his tax return what kind of example is that ?
Lets see Oblunder work just one day, lets see oblunders diploma, lets oblunder do freaking anything beside making excuses. This is worst its not my fault jerk in history if you cant see this than its not your fault either U HAVE A GENE DEFICENCEY !!!!
Why are liberals so angry hmmmm? The party of the tolerant really have no tolerance, total hipocrits.
"pant draggin low lifes "
Oh gee, hmmmm...whatever are you referring to?
So how did obummer make his money? Tony resco whos now in
Prison . Release all the papers from
The convicted gov trial!!
One lying SOB trying to stay in and another lying SOB trying to get in. It is that simple. LOL
Unemployment increasing again, GDP falling to 1.5% and falling for the second straight quarter, lost count now, is it 41, 42 or 43 straight months of record unemployment level, unemployment over 10% in several states, record 1.3-1.5 TRILLION deficits, approaching $16 TRILLION in total debt and climbing at record pace, YEAH, FOUR MORE YEARS OF THIS!!!!
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Ooh, maybe Mittens will look down from the Mormon Mount Kolob, and ordain that Manic Michelle is the perfect VP pick to join Team Robme.
The GOP gave us Geezer and Gidget in '08 so, why not go with Mork/Mindy in '12?