BURLINGTON, (AP) — Yep, that was the Mitt Romney campaign bus in Burlington.
Nope, the presumed Republican presidential candidate was not on board.
The Times-News of Burlington reported the campaign bus stopped at the Alamance County Republican Party headquarters on Wednesday Romney himself is on a six-day trip in Europe.
Sixty-three-year-old Sylvia Apple is one of those who toured the bus. Apple says it was exciting to see the bus and she hopes that Romney will visit Burlington when he returns to the United States.
Republican state Sen. Rick Gunn of Alamance County says North Carolina is a pivotal state for the Romney campaign. President Obama won in North Carolina in 2008.
The bus also visited Charlotte on Wednesday. It is to be in Hendersonville and Asheville on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Romney campaign stopped at a local business in Raleigh. Snoopy's co-owner Larry Cerilli joined a press conference hosted by former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer to react to President Obama's recent comments about who is responsible for a business owner's success.
Cerilli and co-owner Steve Webb made national news when they displayed a sign on their business that said: "Mr. Obama, I did create this business."
The Obama campaign has produced an ad that says the president was taken out of context when he told a group of supporters, "If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Republicans says Mr. Obama was dissing the private sector. Democrats say the president meant that the private and public sectors work hand in hand.
Additional information from SGRToday.com