Mitt Romney's campaign sent out a trial balloon tonight with this report, in which sources tell Politico the candidate is considering a foreign-policy based tour abroad:
The tentative plan being discussed internally would have Romney begin his roll-out with a news-making address at the VFW convention later this month in Reno, Nev. The presumptive GOP nominee then is slated to travel to London for the start of the Olympics and to give a speech in Great Britain on U.S. foreign policy.
Romney next would fly to Israel for a series of meetings and appearances with key Israeli and Palestinian officials. Then, under the plan being considered, he would return to Europe for a stop in Germany and a public address in Poland, a steadfast American ally during the Bush years and a country that shares Romney’s wariness toward Russia. Romney officials had considered a stop in Afghanistan on the journey, but that’s now unlikely.
The trip would would aim to shore up Romney's foreign policy credentials -- and his standing in the polls. The Polltracker Average currently shows President Obama topping Romney when it comes to foreign policy, 51 percent to 41 percent.