POSTED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 8:01am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — It's a celebration of sorts for Mitt Romney.
It won't be official for three more months but after today Mitt Romney can head into the Republican Convention confident he'll take on President Obama this fall.
"It'll be a big day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the news," said Mitt Romney, Presidential Candidate.
He'll make his case from battleground Colorado today, then Las Vegas, at a fundraiser with Donald Trump.
Romney brushed off concerns about associating with Trump, who's still questioning President Obama's birth certificate.
"I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get fifty-point-one percent or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people," said Romney.
Romney spent Memorial Day with veteran Senator John McCain while President Obama paid tribute at Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.
"You are true heroes and you will never be forgotten . . . Let us never use patriotism as a political sword. Patriots can support a war; patriots can oppose a war. And whatever our view, let us always stand united in support of our troops, who we placed in harm's way," said President Barack Obama.
Veterans make up 13% of the vote. With polls tightening in swing states, both candidates are pushing hard for their vote.