Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney will bring his swing-state bus tour to an undisclosed small town in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Never mind all that talk about Pennsylvania turning a light shade of blue, that it’s not a battleground or swing state anymore. Romney said today he intends to spend time campaigning here, even though no Republican has carried Pennsylvania since 1988, when George H.W. Bush was victorious over Michael Dukakis. ”You’ll be seeing me,” Romney said.
Announcing his “Every Town Counts” tour of key states, Romney said: “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.”
Here’s the state-by-state lineup:
- Friday – New Hampshire
- Saturday – Pennsylvania
- Sunday – Ohio
- Monday – Wisconsin and Iowa
- Tuesday – Michigan