Team Romney is shaking up its Etch-a-sketch and hitting the road. Mitt Romney plans to launch a five-day bus tour through six key swing states on Friday. The trip begins at Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, where he formally announced his candidacy — and served chili with his wife, Ann, in case you're interested — more than a year ago.
Since securing the Republican presidential nomination, Romney has spent the lion's share of his time at donor functions, and giving formal speeches deriding President Obama for paying "little attention to the everyday concerns of the American people." The bus tour marks Romney's first concerted effort to campaign through multiple battleground states at a time.
The tour promotes Romney’s new campaign message: "Every town counts." And after a weekend of criticizing Obama for his so-called "the private sector is doing fine" gaffe, the Romney campaign is trying to capitalize on what it feels is growing momentum for its candidate.
It's an excuse to get a bus with your name on it, anyway, though it seems to be short the requisite giant Constitution. No word on whether there will be chilli aboard the Mitt Romney express.
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