January 4th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
5 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. mjm

    Mitt writes a book entitled "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness". That's a book I would read.

    Compare that to Obama's books "Dreams of my father even though my mother raised me" and "Reverend Wright and the GD audacity of hope"

    January 4, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. mjm

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

    Otherwise Obama would have lost BIG TIME.....like he will in 2012.

    January 4, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. Independent

    Dull, Dull, Dull

    January 4, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. hongli

    Mitt Romney -–What a JOKE. He's the fifth wheel to nowhere. Mitt, please cover your head with a brown paper bag because you are a JOKER.

    January 4, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  5. meridian

    I would never vote for the guy but at least this one has some functioning brain cells..unlike the Shrilla from Wasilla...

    January 4, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Steve

    His follow-up book will say the exact opposite..........flip-flop

    January 4, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. Wheres Waldo,I mean Elrushbo?

    Pilgrimage?How very appropriate for the rightwing Taliban republicans,since they want to make the country a theocracy.

    January 4, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. redleg

    Does he think this was a combat book tour since he equates service in Iraq with RVing through Iowa?

    January 4, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. chris24

    What a dope.

    Go back to Michigan or wherever you Romneys come from.
    (take Sarah with you)

    January 4, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Joshua College Station Texas

    I was so happy to have not heard from this guy or seen him on the Ticker in a month, and then here he is again. Why won't he just go away?
    (Same goes for a certain ex-guv from Alaska).

    Just go away!

    January 4, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. payback

    romney, the SO-CALLED CAPITILIST. Selling books. Don't the right-wing. americans. Understand. That the So-CALLED. Capitilist, destroyed, America and it's Economy, not the SO-CALLED SOCIALIST.

    January 4, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  12. Donkey Party

    In Iran, "Mitt Romney" translated in Farsi means "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad".

    January 4, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. cyrus

    Ah...the "Iowa tour"! Enjoy the weather. Hope the wise Iowans reject these douche canoe!

    January 4, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Four and The Door

    Mitt Romney has got to be charged up with confidence going forward. Certainly American voters are seeing that his criticism of the Democratic philosophies were not just negative campaigning...they were correct. Spending $1 trillion did nothing to drop unemployment. Emboldened terrorists are not just Republicans crying wolf, and even the Democrats are not happy with the mess they have made of health care reform legislation. Yes, he must be a confident man looking forward to his opportunities!

    January 4, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I think Romney is a smart man but I wouldn't want to see him as our President for sure.

    January 4, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  16. MikeH

    Did any of Mitt's five sons volunteer to fight in Iraq or Afganistan?

    No?

    Well, that makes Mitt the perfect Republican Chicken-Hawk Candidate.

    January 4, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  17. Emma

    How qualified is he to be a world leader? What a surprise it would be if Iowans vote for him. The Corn Belt religious folks will put votes in Huckabee's pocket again. Self-serving book writers and the experts they hire to write for them are a dime a dozen and not necessarily influential.

    January 4, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. Bren

    Romney in 2012!!!

    Can you just imagine the debates..........

    Romney-a business/economic/financial genius--versus the community organizer and his teleprompter!!!!

    Go Romney!!!!!

    January 4, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. RanMan

    If the RINOS listed here as "potential" candidates are actually supported by the GOP and are rammed down our throats "again" we Conservatives will be forced by them again to stay home on election day......its what happened in 06 AND 08....and looks to be going to happen again....
    COME ON G.O.P. give us some REAL Conservatives running and we'll vote again and win the Hill back....No More RINOS!!!

    January 4, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  20. britt-knee

    OMG...these people (palin, mittens, newtrench, chenney,),they're Losers. We voted and you were Not chosen, Get it. I guess if you got money they still hope he's going to win the 2012 election. The only thing they can do or say is NO! American just say goodbye to these losers, again, maybe they will get the message....Losers

    January 4, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. lovable liberal

    Sure, book tour... Iowa's such a big market compared to Chicago or New York or Boston.

    January 4, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  22. so rich even obama couldn't hurt me but you middle class folk should worry

    when it comes to economics this guy has forgotten more than this president knows, and as far as foreign policies he couldn't possibly do worse! Romney and anybody 2012 !!!!!!!

    January 4, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  23. so rich even obama couldn't hurt me but you middle class folk should worry

    not a leader? sheryl that is so dumb this man like him or not is brilliant and also a good man, and obama isn't doing to bad in the book and money area either, does it hurt to be so dumb? good luck! it must be tough for you just to get threw the day!

    January 4, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  24. Steph

    I'm laughing at the person who called Mitt a do-er and not a talker. What exactly is he doing now??? He's peddling a piece of junk book trying to regain he money he lost in his last unsuccessful presidential campaign. The dude has no job, but he wants to tell others how it should be done. Arrogant and lazy just aren't great leadership qualities.

    January 4, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  25. gary davis harbor oregon

    HE SHOULD GO BACK TO utah AND TELL THE CHURCH IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE DRINKING BOOZE THEY SHOULD SELL ALL THE PRIVATE CLUBS AND STRIP CLUBS THE CHURCH OWNS , OR SHUT UP the church doesnt care were the money comes from as long as it is going into the churches pocket book . makes me sick . all the values they boast about and they own all the places that they put down .. what a joke LOL :)

    January 4, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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