Skip to comments.Romney to bring book tour to Utah (Romneybot festival alert) (barf!)
Posted on 12/13/2009 11:02:34 AM PST by rabscuttle385
SALT LAKE CITY -- Mitt Romney is preparing for a more prominent presence on the national scene with a new book coming out next spring. Tickets go on sale next week for a major book event in downtown Salt Lake City in March.
One year since the presidential election ended, Romney is stepping up his profile with national TV appearances, newspaper Op-Eds, fundraising for fellow Republicans and a new book called "No Apology: The Case for America's Greatness."
The book comes out March 2. One of the first events in a national book tour will be at the Salt Palace March 13 -- a book signing and lecture hosted by the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Kirk Jowers, a long-time Romney backer, is its director.
"We hope to have about 10,000 people. Everyone that comes to the event will get a first edition signed copy," he says.
The themes he seems likely to write about are already apparent. At an event earlier this month in Provo, Romney said the policies of the president, including the federal stimulus, had made the recession worse, and that the government needed to stop scaring the private sector with takeovers.
Jowers says the book will offer ideas about turning around a nation some see as in a decline.
"I think he sees the danger. I think he's very optimistic and thinks we're not at that precipice necessarily -- we can continue to ascend -- but I think he sees some very dangerous fault lines," he says.
When it was suggested two weeks ago he sounded like he's running, Romney told us, "No, I sound like I'm working hard for good Republican candidates across the country."
However, with other top Republicans like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee confronting recent troubles and the economy top of mind, Romney seems poised for another shot.
"If you're a Romney fan, I think everything has broken his way so far," says Jowers.
The website MittRomneyUtah goes live and tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m.
“Tickets go on sale next week for a major book event in downtown Salt Lake City in March.”
Now there is a hot ticket. ;-)
“We hope to have about 10,000 people. Everyone that comes to the event will get a first edition signed copy,” he says.
Wonder how many they would expect if there wasnt a freebie to get...
Wonder how many will pay for a copy of RINO Romney’s ghost written propaganda...
I’ve never heard of having to pay to go to a book signing before...
All of Sarah’s events are free...
However will the press handle the lack of attendance and fervor that will surely follow him. Oh, maybe the intend to just lie about it, how silly of me.
Like applying Romneycare on a national level. This book will NOT be on a reading list.
Questions will not be tolerated. /s
People have to pay to see Romney, that’s ridiculous. I’ve never heard of a book signing where you have to buy a ticket to see the author.
That thar's gonna be a rare book, LOLOLOL
Where did Romney take time off of, to have the time & energy to autograph ten thousand books? LOL
I have no idea either; however, I find that remark to be very ominous, kind of like SOMETHING bad was supposed to have transpired - that the writer is privy too, and was too ignorant to edit out.
WHAT was 'supposed' to happen to Governor Palin, and why do Romney's book tour pals know something about it????
Where did Romney take time off of, to have the time & energy to autograph ten thousand books?
Romney’s wife, Ann, his five sons, their wives...
that’s 11 working on his “campaign”...
Seamus didnt help...
Not because he couldnt write...
But because he supports the animal lover, Sarah...
I think he’s very optimistic and thinks we’re not at that precipice necessarily — we can continue to ascend —
I think that should be “descend”..
And Romney would think its OK for it to get worse for the US...
What does he care ???
I saw Sarah on Conan O’Brian show making fun of William Shantner and vis a versa. Very good for her.
And Mitt, Harvard Clone, plastic, boring, has a boring, ghost written, platitude soon to be remaindered $1 book and brings it out where? Utah!
As if Mormon Royalty Prep Boy isn’t, rightly or wrongly, tagged as Mr. Mormon himself enough.
Mitt. He’s hopeless.
Pathetic attempt by Romney to remain relevant. Don’t think it’ll work.
Sounds like he wrote the book exclusively for democrats and Obama.
Tickets go on sale next week for a major book event in downtown Salt Lake City in March.
[Now there is a hot ticket. ;-)]
I’ve got my magic underwear packed and ready for the pilgrimage. It will be a Mormon Woodstock, not to be missed.
I calculate that it would take Romney 28 hours of non-stop signing at ten seconds a book to do 10,000. That’s without a break.
How many places on this planet would they be able to ensure that Romney draws a large crowd other than this specific venue in Utah?
It sounds like worthwhile reading to me.
I will purchase his book.
Romeny’s next book, “No Apology.”
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #140,464 in Books
I would of thought his home state of Michigan...er..home in Massachusett..er..he’s living in La Jolla, California or maybe New Hampshire, or Colorado....
Nope, back to the Bee Hive state.
He’s starting to really remind me of that other clueless Harvard guy, Dukakis.
Four months to bribe an arena full of people and Palin’s had ‘recent troubles’?
I was thinking, that’s a lot of Romneycare campaign aids to bring in to Salt Lake.
I have never held any respect for Ron Paul.
BUT I find he is still slightly higher in my esteem than Mitt Romney.
I find it fascinating that some morons will actually support a democrat as long as there is an ‘R’ by the name instead of a ‘D.’
McCain was the last time I held my nose and voted for a RINO.
and then it was only because of Sarah.
No more. If my only option is a RINO I will go to a 3rd party or simply not vote. If a democrat gets in, too bad. The GOP either stands by its conservative base or I’m gone.
I used to hold 3rd parties in disdain after seeing Clinton use one to split the GOP vote. Not any more. There is simply no reason for me to support a liberal republican like Romney. If RINOs are all the Republicans are willing to offer me than I will no longer be a republican.
Mitt Romney is a fraud of a man, and he is no conservative.
His supporters can go hang out in the hall of shame with the Ron Paul people...cause I won’t respect them either.
Hey, if any prospective candidate already has enough paid aides to fill a stadium it’s got to be Romney!
R/P 2012 ticket!
We have had no shortages of common, simple, proven ways of ‘turning an country( economy ) around. Ideas are too...gussy, overblown, over thought of a word for what should be done. What we lack are the men of courage to execute those tasks.
Mitt’s not one of them. Never has been, will never be.
He is timid, unsure, confused, and frankly cowardly.
His only record is one of proposing and expand more government intervention in commerce, liberties and a persons, ie, Romneycare.
He bailed out hacks, and most likely Mormon cronies in Utah with Federal dollars. They should of been hearings, investigations and arrests.
He proposed a 20 billion dollar bailout/subsidise/payoff for Detroit, from the taxpayers at large via the Federal government. A la Obamanomics Lite for Detroit.
He has the education( I’m assuming Harvard has worn off ), the intelligence, but lacks the spine, fight and popular attraction to rally common people.
His notion of having the book signing in Utah is just plain stupid move for national office. ( Yeah, yeah, he’s not running. Sure. )
Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset. ( Fit to rule, so long as he doesn’t )
Wait a week or two after it comes out and then you can pick it up at Costco/Sam’s Club for a couple of bucks.
( Anyone want my Hugh Hewitt mancrush book, A Mormon In The White House? Free shipping. First freepmail gets it.)
that is how I buy my books Beck, Palin, Levin etc.
That’s about the production cost of a common construction hardcover, plus it puts strain on the lefty employing coffee klatch book chains, which is a good thing.
I know there is going to be justice and won’t it be sweet!
So you don’t like Men in Black, Liberty and Tyranny, Going Rogue etc
I’m more of a James M. Buchanan, Hayek, Meise, Locke reader. I already know the drill. I will read, sadly like a pathologist of politics, Mitt’s book, just to see if there is an inkling of back bone in it. I will definitely read Rouge. It’s on the shelf.
I read Jon Kerry’s typical “ I’m running “ book, and it was pathetically disturbing. The man is weaker, more delusion than even my cynicism could imagine.
The best I’ve read of this type was Prince Of Darkness. I really recommend the book to anyone that thinks there is any hope at all, which there isn’t, of saving Washington.
We need a Jesus at the steps with the money changer types. That’s it. The sooner Washington becomes a overgrown malarial swamp with kudzu covered ruins, a Detroit of administration, the better.
Romney - Absent on everything of substance from Warmergate
to ACORN .... until it is safe.
Why would anyone think that a Johnny Come Lately to conservatism, toting tons of liberal, statist baggage and Romneycare would get the nomination from a ever more conservative GOP electorate?
Sarah, De Mitt..others all have way..way better record than the microscopic, short, needle amongst socialist acts of Mitt.
Mitt is not popular. He's is stiff, in short politically unattractive.
He has energetically worked and tied himself to the disliked and discredited GOP elite.( Father whorship/Mormon elder complex? ) Poor Mitt, always behind the curve. I can not wait for his 'I was never with the RNC/GOP crowd speech. I suppose his living in Washington while shaking down the Feds for the Olympics is forgotten. Someone will bring it up, and Romney/Obama/Harry Reid Care. Poor guy.
I can not see Mitt getting the support of Thompson, Hunter, Ron Paul. I can see legions of mayors, Governors running to the charisma of Palin. And Mitt? Nice guy, have a hors d'oeuvres Mitt, they're lactose free.
Right now I'd like to see a Palin/Bachmann ticket. If for entertainment and consternation only.
Did you know he served in Fwance?
Big question: Who are the bigger sinners - Mormons who give Romney passes on liberal policies or Evangelicals who give Huckabee passes on Christian Socialism?
Mark Levin has sold a million-plus books. Sarah has sold a million-plus books. I can’t wait to pick up Romney’s doorstop for 99¢, the weekend after it’s published.
The title is stolen from a book by Goldwater, isn’t it? And “national greatness” is a neo-con term.
I don’t know if the title is stolen from a Goldwater book. I’ll have to conduct a search. The book isn’t due out until March 2 or 3, 2010. The reviews I’ve read all state that it appears to be a platform for Romney’s run in 2012.
Goldwater’s book: With No Apologies...
Very close. Excellent memory Arthur McGowan!!!
Sinners? I would think it would be supporting one of the greatest promoters and defenders of abortion in the republican party who also openly supported and promoted the Homosexual agenda, and pushed the liberal agenda in deed, action, and public persuasion, from Planned Parenthood fundraising to fund raising for liberal democrat candidates in elections against republicans.
I have no idea where Jesus might be on the economic policies of an Arkansas Governor.
From those figures, faced with the “problem like Sarah”, the Republican Party brokers need to promote someone else.
Conservatives need a leader.
1. Someone that will stick their neck out.
3. Fight for conservatism!
4. Convert more people to conservatism, not expand the GOP to include more liberals.
It appears that Romney is for expanding the GOP by bringing liberals into the tent. Palin appears to want to convert independents into conservatives. I agree with her. IMO this announcement of Romney to go on a book tour shows that he is following Palin. To me smacks of 'me-to-ism'.
If Romney goes 'all in' for conservatism... fiscal and social, his stock will rise with me, but following Palin around doesn't make we want to vote for him over Palin. I just can't see Romney making a speech that will make the SRM say something like, "sheeesh, he threw the gauntlet down and there is no doubt where he stands."
I vote for President of the United States, not a church leader.
Somebody please post unequivocally where Romney stands..and what his plans are regarding the following:
2. size of government
4. 2nd amendment
5. Federalism and states rights
6. Homosexual marriage
7. Tea Parties
8. Palin as a force in the Republican party
If someone can show me that Romney is creating more conservatives I'll reconsider my lack of support. America needs a leader to bring in new conservatives, not a person to bring more liberals into the GOP by making the GOP more liberal.
Is that person Romney or Palin?
Right now it is definitely Palin.
Whoever creates more conservatives gets my vote.