Romney campaigns with grandchildren

By KASIE HUNT | June 18, 2012 | 12:18 AM EDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, serves pancakes with his wife Ann, during a campaign stop at Mapleside Farms Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Brunswick, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney is focusing on his grandchildren on Father's Day, bringing three of them to talk to the reporters traveling on his campaign plane.

The likely Republican presidential nominee on Sunday brought Parker, Nick and Chloe Romney to meet the press corps that sometimes sits in the rear of his charter aircraft. Romney himself rarely answers questions in such settings.

Parker, 6, said he thinks "Papa" — the nickname his grandchildren use for him — will beat President Barack Obama in November.

Romney's grandchildren have traveled with the campaign regularly. Obama's young daughters, Sasha and Malia, traveled with him during the 2008 campaign, though he's generally shielded them from coverage since.

Romney was flying from Ohio to Wisconsin to continue his bus tour.