January 4th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
8 years ago

Romney returning to Iowa as part of book tour

Mitt Romney is bringing his upcoming book tour to Iowa.

Mitt Romney is bringing his upcoming book tour to Iowa.

(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, an early frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is returning to Iowa as part of his upcoming book tour. The midwestern visit will mark the first time Romney has traveled to the Hawkeye State since finishing second in the 2008 presidential caucuses.

Several other potential 2012 candidates - including Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence and Rick Santorum - have already made the pilgrimage to the early voting state.

Romney will make two appearances on March 29, according to the Des Moines Register: a book signing in Des Moines, and a speech at Iowa State University in Ames. His latest book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," is due out in early March.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Romney, said the rest of the book tour is still being finalized with the publisher, St. Martin's Press.

"We are looking at an 18-state tour where Mitt Romney will be on the road the entire month of March doing book signings, speaking engagements and media interviews," Ferhstrom said in an e-mail.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    He is assuming that we have appologized for mistakes we have made. I don't think he understands that our policies haven't been helpful to getting our own goals done. America doesn't need to appologize, it is some of the leadership for doing completely stupid (or somewhat stupid) things. It seems that Romney doesn't understand that Obama has shown America's greatness by trying to lead. I don't know if Romney understands this point.

    January 4, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Dale

    I am Mormon myself and I wouldn't vote for him. He is a warmonger, just like most Republican leaders. A Republican vote is a vote for the military-industrial complex and unnecessary war.

    January 4, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  3. strong

    Why do (almost) all rich and famous people feel the need to write a book?

    No one cares! Who buys these books? Certainly not me. Ain't interested.

    January 4, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Mr. Hair-Do won't get far in this country. He's too fake and quite elitist in his thinking and lifestyle.

    January 4, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Is this all the Republicans know how to do is sell books and go on book tours.......what about doing something helpful in supporting the people of America.......working to get things done for American instead of going against everything this President tries to do .......constantly saying NO to everything......I also agree a vote for any Republican is a vote for continued WAR.......this man is just as out of touch with Americans as Palin and the rest of the GOP

    January 4, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. phoenix86

    Too bad we didn't elect Mitt the last time. No one was more qualified to deal with the ecomomy than him.

    January 4, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. T'SAH from Virginia

    Wow – is this the NEW TREND and/or required prerequisites in order to run for President?????????? Maybe I should write a book if that is all it takes..........Jeez!!

    I guess Romney and Palin are TESTING their crowd and using the number of books they sell as a way of determining how many people would actually vote for them....LOL

    January 4, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Selling books and book tours is all the Republican party knows to do......they certainly don't know how to work with this President and his administration, they don't know what they even want in their own Party......all the Republicans know how to do is keep the WARS going on with no end in sight.......

    January 4, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. Sheryl

    He is not a leader!!! Just a book writer (rich) Next!!!

    January 4, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Todd

    All the wingnuts have books out? Must be almost as fun reading as palin's carp fic tion.

    January 4, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    Hey, if people(American people) wanna find ways to smooth their transition and go through a nice year, then go for it. Is good for the, reading is good for you and if it helps them, then be my guess, is your right.

    But did you know that even Conservatives in the GOP lack ethnic identity? I mean, they ain't interdependent, although you could make the argument that some are(Rush Limbaugh) but even he himself lacks ethnic identity. Let's say is hard to explain but come on, let us celebrate and welcome the books people have in store for us. Maybe that can help find better solutions for the American public.

    So, what are you trying to be GOP? An invidualistic party OR a collectivist party? Make up your mind. And for the record, collectivists don't have EGOS! Just give you that tip.

    January 4, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. strong

    Maybe with the book sale profits, Mittens will try to get back that $40 million he lost out of his own pocket, campaining for President ??

    January 4, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Mr. Mittens, like Bush, would miss the 3 am call, the 6 am call, the 9 am call, noon and 2 pm. He is also as worthless as the Dick Cheney, who comes out of his bunker, sees his shadow, is afraid, and predicts 4 more years of terrorism.

    January 4, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. Gregg in CT

    Hindsight says Romney was exactly what we needed to create real jobs throughout our economy, pass health care legislation as good or better than what he accomplished in Mass. and protect America from the threat of radical jihadists. We have a chance to correct this in 2012. Let's put someone who has actually run a business, in charge of our economy. He's a do-er, not a talker.

    January 4, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    First Palin and now Mr. Mittens. I really feel sorry that Iowans have to endure those two and Grassley too.

    January 4, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Thank God the republicans soundly rejected Mr. Mittens and went with McCain last time.

    January 4, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. kd

    dozens of 'end of the decade' news wrap-up shows have all stated, left and right, that the last decade was just horrible in almost every political way.

    Romney represents a return to that disaster. No thank you.

    January 4, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  18. Rickster

    This is the guy who should be sitting in the White House during these bad economic times. Instead we have the third-world raised socialist community organizer who hasn't a clue as to what he should be doing.

    January 4, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  19. SocialismBad

    Sure wish Romney was in the Whitehouse now! I hope to country survives until 2012 when he can be sworn in as the next President.

    The country has seen what kind of damage a no experience, community organizer can do in a few short months.

    January 4, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  20. LouAz

    I didn't know Repubs knew how to read ! Man, those Flat Earthers come up with something new every decade.

    January 4, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  21. Donkey Party

    If America wants to take part in setting this country back decades, vote for a right-winger, otherwise, sit back and enjoy the progress being made to help every American, not just the elitist Romney types.

    January 4, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  22. RepublicanCommunismWorse

    I am also pleased that the republicans said No to Mitt in 2008.

    January 4, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    Captain Underoos needs to shoosh himself. Everyone knows that Republicans haven't a tapdancing clue what the word "apology" even means, so it's completely and utterly ridiculous that he's put the word in the title of his paperweight...or even use the word at all for that matter. It's much like the GOPers' love affair with labeling anything that might help the country and, therefore, be considered a successful Dem policy as "soshulizms." Someone, please, buy these crap-flinging baboons a dictionary.

    January 4, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  24. josephine

    Starting his campaign early in the guise of a book tour. Didn't some moron with a "bestseller" just do this a couple of months ago?

    January 4, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  25. Jane/Seattle

    Please Go HOME, Mr. Sell a hospital, lay off the staff, and resell at a profit! What a patriotic guy! Predators come in all forms! Yuk! But That's Capitalism for you! Sell anyone out to make a Buck – The American Way!

    January 4, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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