Boston, MA - Mitt Romney is hitting the road.
The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee will embark on a 5-day bus tour across the Northeast and Midwest, his campaign just announced.
Dubbed the "Believe in America: Every Town Counts" tour, Mr. Romney will pass through 6 swing states critical to his election this Fall - the tour will begin in New Hampshire on June 15th, then go through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa before ending in Michigan on the 19th.
"For three and a half years, President Obama has paid little attention to the everyday concerns of the American people," Mr. Romney said in a statement. "President Obama has offered no hope for the future, and he has left American families to bear the burden of his failed policies. Too many American families have experienced a lost job, faced foreclosure, or been forced to spend their kids' college savings just to make ends meet. These are not statistics - these are our fellow Americans. In America's small towns, you don't find despair -- you find boundless optimism. We know we can make America better, and that is why I am running for president."
The 5-day swing will give the candidate an opportunity for retail politicking - the sort of small town campaigning he hasn't done since effectively clinching the nomination two months ago.
The choice of states is not by accident either - all 6 chosen the campaign believes are up for grabs in November. It will also be the first time Mr. Romney has been to Wisconsin since the state's embattled Republican Governor, Scott Walker, fended off a Democratic challenger in a recall election last week.