Buttons showing the likeness of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are seen at a vendor stand outside a Romney campaign event at an oil company in Milwaukee, Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) -- Mitt Romney kicked off his three-stop bus tour of Ohio by telling rain-soaked voters in the battleground state that the country is about to get "a little brighter."
Romney on Sunday told thousands of supporters who'd been standing in the rain -- some for hours -- that the weather was a metaphor for the country and that "three and a half years of dark clouds are about to part." The likely Republican presidential nominee appeared with his wife, Ann, and two of his sons at a pancake breakfast in honor of Father's Day. Four of his 18 grandchildren also attended.
Romney appeared with Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who is considered a top possible contender for vice president.
The former Massachusetts governor planned two more stops in Ohio on Sunday.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.