After three days of aggressive attacks against the president, Romney moves into a relatively quiet period, with just one public event scheduled through the weekend.
Aides said Romney would spend most of Thursday meeting privately with staff at the campaign's Boston headquarters. The former Massachusetts governor is expected to attend a private Boston-area fundraiser Thursday evening before heading to his lakeside vacation home in New Hampshire.
While his vacation home is usually reserved for family and relaxation, Romney is known to hold campaign strategy sessions there with senior staff and family members. He was expected to hold a public event in the Concord, N.H., area Friday.
Despite the light schedule, speculation about Romney's selection of a vice presidential candidate looms large. Romney said Wednesday that he has yet to make his choice, but aides say the decision could be reached as early as this week.
Associated Press writer Steve Peoples in Boston contributed to this report.
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