In case you were wondering, Mitt Romney still makes time to fit in his own grocery shopping.
The presumed Republican nominee has taken very little time off after his week-long foreign tour to England, Israel and Poland, resuming his normal campaign schedule after just one day to recover from jet lag in Boston. But he made a brief public appearance Monday near his summer retreat in Wolfeboro, N.H. — slipping into town to swing by his favorite hardware store and the grocery store.
With his vice presidential decision coming up, Romney plans to spend the day at home meeting with senior advisors before beginning a week of campaigning Tuesday in Illinois. The campaign also is planning a bus tour, which could be perfect timing for Romney’s announcement of a vice presidential pick. “The Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class” bus ride will begin on Saturday in Virginia and continue for the next three days in North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.
The candidate has been tight-lipped about his vice presidential selection process and Monday was no exception. After leaving his lakefront home on Lake Winnipesaukee, the candidate stopped by Bradley’s Hardware,where he emerged with a beige bucket and told reporters he had picked up “hardware stuff.”