WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney's wife has confirmed a tidbit about the vice presidential search process her husband largely has been keeping secret: He's considering choosing a woman.
"We've been looking at that, and I love that option as well," Ann Romney told CBS News in a joint interview with her husband that was broadcast Thursday. She added: "There's a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now."
The disclosure came as the Republican presidential candidate was vacationing with his family at their lakeside estate in Wolfeboro.
Officially, the campaign says Romney is doing what he's done for the last decade - enjoying family time during a weeklong holiday in New Hampshire. It's also a break from the campaign trail and a chance to relax before the pre-convention push. But unofficially, the bit of down time is a chance for the contemplative Romney to consider whom to tap for the No. 2 slot, how the campaign is going, and whether to adjust strategy in a contest that polls show is close.