Romney spends Saturday off the trail in Massachusetts
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to Massachusetts on Friday, and remained in and near his home on Saturday with no public events.
September 29th, 2012
05:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney spends Saturday off the trail in Massachusetts

(CNN) - With 38 days remaining until Election Day, Mitt Romney was off the campaign trail Saturday, but kept himself busy in other ways.

The Republican presidential nominee spent the morning in private meetings at his Massachusetts home, said Rick Gorka, Romney campaign traveling press secretary.

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In the afternoon, Romney visited his son Tagg's house for about two and a half hours and spent time playing with his grandkids, Gorka said.

Gorka told reporters traveling with Romney that the candidate was not holding any debate preparation sessions. He and President Barack Obama will face off in their first debate Wednesday.

- CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report

Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    Romney is spending the weekend wondering how he'll convince independents to vote for a man with no position on anything, open distain for the working class, and a pathological liar for a running mate. Maybe he could spend the time releasing the tax returns he's hiding.

    September 29, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. Name w.bullock

    Obama need stop blame to romney alright so please Rice susan would be resgin to her job

    September 29, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Romney the tax cheat probably went to Massachusetts to prep up on his foreign policy experience protecting the Massachusetts boarder from the pesky new Hampshire invaders ??????

    September 29, 2012 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  4. Massachusetts Resident

    What does it say about Rob'n'mey and Lyan if they can't carry Massachusetts, or Michigan (His true "home")?? Bahahahahaha!! They're All Done! All that's left to do now is waste more of the millions that his billionaire 'pals' gave him!!
    I just hope that after Obama handily wins the election repuglicans finally get the message! The repuglican party is finished, no majority of Americans will ever elect another repuglican president!!

    September 29, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. 200 TON HAMMER

    wow he's back massachuetts,i guess the former gov mittens wanted too have another look at the state he burned bridges with before the elections and debates,he has second thoughts deep down he knows its a rap for mittens

    September 29, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Either he is very confident where he is in debate prep & polling, or he doesn't really know what is going on with the election. I can understand te desire to be with family, but he needs to up his understanding of things. That means he needs to live the life of some hard working American for a day or so.

    September 29, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Jim

    Home state advantages are very important in campaigns. Maybe Mitt should spend more time talking about what a good Governor he was in his home state of Massachusetts. He could talk about how people in MA strongly support their former Governor. Oh, that's right . . . never mind.

    September 29, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  8. Common Sensus

    At this point it's the best move he can make.

    September 29, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    Has anyone other than I noticed how much FREE time the Romney's (all of them) seem to have?

    The entire family is so engaged in having fun and flying around on the taxpayers dollar, that none of them realizes being POTUS is actually a real JOB. Willard probably thinks the job means he can fly on Air Force One all day and take lots of pictures. Please vote and send these people back to their lives of fun and relaxation while we continue to support the president moving the country forward.

    September 29, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  10. Linda

    I will be glad when we don't have to see or hear from this liar again. He is not Presidential material & not to be trusted.
    Other than the rich, racist, nut cases & staunch republican. I don't know who in their right mind would vote for some one who lies on camera with a straight face when he's been fact checked to be telling a lie. Voting OBAMA

    September 29, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Name

    If he's spending this much time off the trail, how much time will he spend off in office? He could break bushs record!

    September 30, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |