Romney to give policy address Friday
November 1st, 2011
09:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney to give policy address Friday

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver a policy address Friday at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Washington, according to the group and the Republican presidential candidate's campaign.

The conservative group is partially funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch and has served an influential role in the tea party movement.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has not typically enjoyed strong support from the grassroots movement, will speak at the event Friday afternoon. GOP rival and former pizza executive Herman Cain will also speak at the gathering Friday.

While Romney and Cain are in the nation's capital, fellow Republican candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former Sen. Rick Santorum on Pennsylvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will deliver remarks at a GOP fundraising banquet in Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

- CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    So the Flipper wants in with the "grassroot" billionaire Koch brothers, does he? Going to end up being one more flop in a long list of other "policy" flops we've seen coming from Romney these past ten years or so. Well, since the 1990s for sure.

    November 1, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. 1crusader

    Romney just has no credibility , at all.Whatever he says on Friday is subject to change by Saturday.I'm not a Republican, but if I was , I would be afraid of him too.He appears to believe in everything and believe in nothing , all at the same time.

    November 1, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Nash

    I expect Romney's speech to sound like this blah blah blah Obama this, Obama that, tax cuts.... End of speech and a bow to Koch brothers.

    November 1, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. Indy

    The Koch Bros policy speech that Rpmney will give no new information, and will be all about how to transform Goverment into a corporation. Tax cuts and deregulations will be the theme of the day, even though it has failed for the past decade Romney will champion the cause of his puppet masters.

    November 1, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  5. United We Stood

    Which Mitt?
    Will he also give an opposing viewpoint later in the day? Flip-flop-flip......FLOP

    November 1, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  6. SaintM

    Does not say what policy he will talk about. Another fool vying for a job he'll never have. Romney hasn't convinced the country that he is presidential material in the last 2 cycles because he has nothing to offer. What a joke. Another Sears catalog model that if you pulled down his pants, he'd be smooth in the front.

    November 1, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. diridi

    Shipping jobs overseas policy???????

    November 1, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  8. Andrew

    Mitt, Please stop the Liberal Welfare Machine and get this country working again. The democrats are in lala land!

    November 1, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Which policy is he going to speak on is my question. I guess someone will be going back to see if there is something he said previously that was the opposite. It wouldn't surprise me if there was something Romney said that was the polar opposite.

    November 1, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  10. vet in texas

    Mitt Romney wants to fundementally change the country, he wants all of our women to wear long sleeved collared dresses, and churn butter all day, and issue every soldier a pair of safety undergarments. Imagine how many different causes his first ladies will have, one will be for sewing, the other milking cows, and the other picking eggs, I can see it now, they will have a Joseph Smith national holiday, and go for presidential vacations at the Mormon garden of eden.......IN MISSOURI (you can't make this stuff up, what they believe)

    November 1, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    While I wonder which Mitt will show up, it looks like the 'corportions are people too' Mitt will address the Kochs.

    November 1, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. gt

    i hope romney would embrace simpson / boles report.. we need a leader who will not candy coat the truth .. were broke or soon heading that way...obama is gutless or he would of acted when he got the report..and another thing the aarp commerical is pathedic scare tacktic... they look like a mob out of frankenstien or zombies ...

    November 1, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  13. Annie, Atlanta

    So the GOP candidates have to take an astroturf billionaire funded organization seriously, and kiss up to them, huh? Is this where we've gotten to, and how much lower are we going to go before we turn things around? Or are we even able to turn things around? Seems to me the Koch brothers have way too much political influence? This is not how a democracy works. They write the laws, they buy the politicians (see Walker's phone call with the fake David Koch if you don't believe me), they're funding legislation around the country to keep people from the polls. This is some scary stuff, folks.

    November 1, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  14. AL in West Palm Beach

    Just call it the Tea Party Address.
    Sitting in the galery will be the Koch brothers.

    November 1, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  15. texan

    Mitt, How`s the new multi-million dollar mansion in California coming along? I`m sure Mrs. Romney`s decorator is very busy.---- That`s how rich wives keep busy -– decorating a new house.

    November 1, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |