BRUNSWICK, Ohio - Mitt Romney's campaign bus rolled into Medina County on Father's Day, to the delight of around 3,000 supporters.
Romney stopped at Mapleside Farms on Pearl Road. It rained several times before the pancake breakfast event started, but that didn't stop anyone from sticking around to see the presidential contender and former Massachusetts governor.
"The sun is coming out in this country. Our brightest days are ahead," Romney told the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd.
Romney said if he is elected, the new national health care plan awaiting a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, would get repealed. "We have to get rid of 'Obama Care'," Romney told the crowd of supporters.
The high court is expected to release its decision on the National Care Act either Monday, or Monday, June 24, as the court usually only releases decisions on Mondays.
Jobs was another big point Romney spent time talking about to the crowd.
"I think it's time to have a president who's had a job, if we want to create jobs," Romney said.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman appeared with Romney on Sunday. Political watchers reportedly put Portman on a short list for running mate.
The presumptive Republican nominee for president did not say during his Ohio visit if Portman would be his running mate. But he did give Portman a thumbs up saying he is more than qualified for the job.
"There are a number of leaders in our party like Senator Portman, who many people speak about with glowing reference," Romney said. "I'm one of those that's a fan of the senator."
On stage, Mr. Romney was flanked by his wife, two sons, and his grandchildren.
Ann Romney chose to stay home and raise her kids as her career.
The former governor was asked if he believes it's acceptable for women on welfare to devote their career time solely to raising children, as his wife did.
"If you're receiving help, Medicaid, housing vouchers, food stamps and welfare, there ought to be an opportunity for work as well," Romney said.
Local reporters were allowed to have more than three minutes with Romney in one-on-one interviews. Watch the unedited interview above under the video tab.