CLEVELAND — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking a break from the campaign trail, one day after returning from a six-day trip overseas.
Spending the day at his Boston campaign headquarters, Romney is said to be finalizing plans for a multi-state bus tour to begin next week.
There are whispers from Republican insiders who say the former Massachusetts Governor could possibly introduce a running mate to join him in his race for the White House.
On Thursday, Romney is expected to visit the swing state of Florida, as well as Virginia and North Carolina during the bus tour.
But Mitt Romney is also firing back at critics who said his overseas trip wasn’t ideal for his campaign.
Romney said, “You know, I am very pleased with what I’ve learned on this trip and the opportunities I’ve had to speak with leaders and the exchanges we’ve had. I realize that there will be some that in the fourth estate or in whatever estate who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geo-politics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today. They’ll instead try to find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough for our country. They’ve been years of tumult and war and we need to see a better direction taken on the part of our nation.”
The Romney campaign has also announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when he makes his vice-presidential pick.
The campaign says supporters could possibly find out who Romney chooses before the media.