Mitt Romney Will Face the Nation

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney waves getting on his campaign bus after paying a visit to Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina, January 21, 2012. South Carolina holds its Republican primary on January 21, 2012. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty

... this weekend on CBS News's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer joins Romney on the trail, according to the network's website. Romney's "Every Town Counts" (except those that don't) bus tour will have just begun its odyssey, starting in New Hampshire on Friday. Based on the tour schedule, we can pinpoint that the Schieffer-Romney interview will occur in Ohio, or perhaps en route to the Buckeye state from Pennsylvania. In any case, this signals Romney's opening up to nonpartisan media. Just today, Frank Rich wrote in his "National Circus" column that Romney has so far avoided the press (minus Fox News), and that his answers amount to party boilerplate. Here goes.