Romney to launch six state bus tour (including thru Michigan) [View all]
The Washington Post reports Mitt Romney "is trying to seize momentum with a five-day bus tour through small towns across six battleground states."
"This will be Romney's most intense campaign swing since the Republican primaries effectively ended in early April. Over the past two months, Romney has spent most of his time raising money at private donor receptions and has been staging just three or four campaign events a week, many of them formal speeches."
Mark Halperin: "Interesting thing about Romney's just-announced battleground state bus trip: (1) It includes Michigan; if Romney can put his father's home state in play, it is an Electoral College game changer; (2) all of these states have small towns and rural areas that are not the President's electoral strength and where Romney can gain an advantage if he runs up the kinds of margins George W. Bush did in 2004; and (3) watch to see if this trip draws network correspondents and/or big-foot print reporters, who, on most every day for the last several months, have been absent from the Romney roadshow. (4) notice what family members and surrogates join the journey and what roles they are assigned."