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Mitt Romney's book tour: first stop on the campaign trail?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2010 | Marjorie Kehe

Posted on 03/05/2010 7:54:58 AM PST by CedarDave

He was on the "Today" show yesterday and sat with the ladies on "The View" this morning. Over the course of the next two months he'll be pretty much everywhere. Mitt Romney's new book "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" was released yesterday and you might as well get used to seeing him in the headlines again. His 19-state book tour guarantees a certain amount of media coverage.

But early readers of Romney's book suggest that there's no chance that "No Apology" will generate the hot-cake-like sales of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." The Boston Herald points out that "No Apology" "offers none of the newsy nuggets or juicy anecdotes that spice the best-selling memoir of Romney’s likely Republican presidential rival, Sarah Palin." On the contrary, says Time magazine, "Romney has penned a sober, substantive tome that traces the decline of the Ottoman Empire and includes graphs of housing prices."

What speaks most loudly about "No Apology," however, is Romney's attempt to criticize Barack Obama at the same time that he uses the president to create a contrasting image for himself. ...

Speaking to the Boston Globe, Romney defended any perceived lack of pizazz in his book. "I don’t pretend this is going to be a bestseller," he said, adding, “Frankly, if I were wanting to simply sell copies of books and get the highest number sold, describing a personal history would be a more interesting read for most folks. But for those that are very interested in geopolitics and the way our economy works, this is going to be a more interesting book."

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


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Mitt, aside from your positions (notwithstanding the flipflops), what common folk want is to feel a connection with the person. This is what Obama had (aside from his uniqueness as a bi-racial heritage) for the many clueless types who were not made aware of his background in radical and Marxist activism (thanks to a fawning press).

Sarah on the other hand connects with those in the heartland on many levels; they empathize with her as a parent balancing home and government life, as a mother of a developmentally disabled child and as one who overcomes obstacles placed in her path and has an impressive list of accomplishments, especially in the energy sector.

The elite mainstream media can downplay Sarah all they want, but the everyday working family person knows better.

1 posted on 03/05/2010 7:54:59 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

...sorry Mitt...you just don’t energize me.


2 posted on 03/05/2010 7:57:02 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: CedarDave

>>>On the contrary, says Time magazine, “Romney has penned a sober, substantive tome that traces the decline of the Ottoman Empire and includes graphs of housing prices.<<<

Can Willard’s book be purchased over the counter or has the FDA classified it as a prescription sleep aid?


3 posted on 03/05/2010 7:58:29 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: STONEWALLS
...sorry Mitt...you just don’t energize me.

LOL! You helped me with a new Tagline.

4 posted on 03/05/2010 8:00:27 AM PST by CedarDave (Hey Mitt, how's that no-apology book tour going? Any others than the ivy-tower elites energized yet?)
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To: CedarDave

But he said yesterday he hasn’t decided whether he’s running or not, he won’t make the decision until the end of the year.

(So much BS no wonder his eyes are brown)


5 posted on 03/05/2010 8:01:43 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: CedarDave

Oh, yeah, millions would be lining up at B&N for his book—if only he had told his personal story. Jeesh! Can he actually believe that?


6 posted on 03/05/2010 8:02:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Well, if TIME magazine said that, I just might have
to rethink my opinion of Romney !

Go away, Mitt.


7 posted on 03/05/2010 8:03:23 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: CedarDave

Mitt’s writing a book, huh? I’ll be sure to go right down and buy that. I’m sure it’s spellbinding. /s.

Yawn...


8 posted on 03/05/2010 8:03:51 AM PST by DB9
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To: CedarDave

He’s been running since it was clear he could not win in 2008. This is no “first stop.” I could wish it were the last stop.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 8:05:26 AM PST by Ingtar (Reckon the process will be silly - Reckonsilliation)
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To: CedarDave
But early readers of Romney's book suggest that there's no chance that "No Apology" will generate the hot-cake-like sales of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." The Boston Herald points out that "No Apology" "offers none of the newsy nuggets or juicy anecdotes that spice the best-selling memoir of Romney’s likely Republican presidential rival, Sarah Palin."

Somehow, I think the popularity of Palin's book is more related to her own personal popularity among conservatives - something Mitt is sorely lacking, and for good reason.

10 posted on 03/05/2010 8:07:25 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: CedarDave

I watched Romney this morning being interviewed on one of the morning shows. Good looking guy. Smart as a whip.Boring as hell. He looks like he’s waiting for the embalming fluid.

Here’s an example — small but significant — of what’s wrong with the guy. In response to one of the government health care takeover questions, he responded, “Well, the legislators in Washington just don’t get it.”

Those with fire in the belly would have responded, “Well the POLITICIANS in Washington just don’t get it.”

That may seem like just a small difference in terminology. But, it shows a much deeper difference in mindset. Those of us out in the real world consider those bums in Washington a bunch of venal politicians. To Mitt, they are respected legislators.


11 posted on 03/05/2010 8:07:55 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: CedarDave
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12 posted on 03/05/2010 8:13:54 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: CedarDave

I don’t know is Sarah is our candidate (I hope so), but I know Mitt is a loser.

Mitt, and all the other eternal vanity candidates, needs to get off the stage.

He is not electable and is sucking up the air from any viable candidates.


13 posted on 03/05/2010 8:14:51 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Mitt gives me the creeps. One of the most painfully funny things I’ve seen is when Mitt was trying to be “hip” while greeting folks at a MLK Day Parade.


14 posted on 03/05/2010 8:16:15 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: CedarDave
“Frankly, if I were wanting to simply sell copies of books and get the highest number sold, describing a personal history would be a more interesting read for most folks.

I don't think so, his life is like a pod persons, boring and self serving with nothing to connect to. Outside of wealth and power and worship of his anti war father, and pro abortion mother, there was no life.

The closest that Mitt comes to connecting emotionally to an audience is when he is pushing Abortion.

My mother was a courageous pioneer on abortion rights

15 posted on 03/05/2010 8:25:04 AM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

In Mitt’s head he has a connection to MLK.

“Susan Englander, assistant editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University, who is editing the King papers from that era, told the Globe yesterday: “I researched this question, and indeed it is untrue that George Romney marched with Martin Luther King.”

“Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: “My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.”

Yesterday, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true. “Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,” he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe.”


16 posted on 03/05/2010 8:30:27 AM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: ansel12

Ha, ha, he’s like Biden with his imaginary coal mining relatives.


17 posted on 03/05/2010 8:36:09 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: CedarDave

Romney is somewhat like Clinton - A greasy slick that just won’t go away like he should.


18 posted on 03/05/2010 8:45:56 AM PST by pt17
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To: CedarDave

That old mitt needs to be thrown into the back of the storage closet.


19 posted on 03/05/2010 8:51:39 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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Mittbots:

Where are you?


20 posted on 03/05/2010 8:52:48 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: mkjessup

Run that RINO SOB out of town on a rail!


21 posted on 03/05/2010 8:55:24 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: CedarDave
If Mitt RomneyCARE had run for Senator,
and apologized to Gov. Palin, ...

NAH..... Mitt RomneyCARE will send surrogates
out to destroy all the GOP conservatives as he hides
under a rock in La Jolla.

Leave my precious Mitt alone. We shall decide for you.

22 posted on 03/05/2010 8:58:21 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DB9

Yeah, and he promised another in 3 years or so for a double
yawner! ;-)


23 posted on 03/05/2010 9:17:16 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: STONEWALLS
...sorry Mitt...you just don’t energize me.

Wow! He certainly energized the keyword bots. I originally had three; we're up to 38 so far!

24 posted on 03/05/2010 9:25:04 AM PST by CedarDave (Hey Mitt, how's that no-apology book tour going? Any other than ivy-tower elites energized yet?)
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To: CedarDave
Well unless Sarah Palin decides to run, Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee in 2012. I know that doesn't sit well with a lot of folks here. Sorry about that. Don't shoot the messenger and all that. But Romney is putting together a formidable campaign and he is lining up all the key resources early.

Sarah Palin is our best hope as she is the only person with the name recognition and mass appeal to stop the Romney juggernaut (and even that's not a given if she waits too long). Who else we got? Huckabee? Give me a break.

Yes, I know it is painful to contemplate but I call them as I see them. Mitt Romney looks unstoppable. The only consolation is that if he goes up against Obama in 2012, Romney wins. Where on the other hand, Sarah might still lose to Obama (on account of the fact that so many women have such pure hatred for Sarah.) It's a sad state of affairs but hey, if you want to vote for me instead, I'll happily serve (see my profile for some of my platform.)

25 posted on 03/05/2010 9:27:36 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 10 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: CedarDave

Here’s a little information on Gov. Romney’s book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312609809/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0WKEEGJ1F20XWWH42H16&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 .


26 posted on 03/05/2010 9:32:13 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: Peter Horry
SHAPESHIFTER LAGIARISM DEPT:
Mitt RomneyCARE did not actually personally write his book, alone.

ROTFLOL.

“Nina Easton helped Romney with book (No fact checks by AP)
Nina Easton, Fortune's Washington bureau chief and a Fox News regular, helped out Mitt
Romney on his new book that hits shelves today, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." That's according to the book's acknowledgements, where Romney writes she
"advised me on ways to make the message of what I had written more clear and
compelling."
Should a political analyst and journalist be helping out a former (and future?) presidential candidate with his book? Boston Globe correspondent Sasha Issenberg reached out to
Easton and looked at whether there's any conflict given her role as political analyst, along
with the fact that her husband Russ Schrifer worked on Romney's campaign. “

27 posted on 03/05/2010 10:08:32 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: CedarDave
Romney was for Obama until the book's ghostwriter told him otherwise.


Romney praises Obama
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."

28 posted on 03/05/2010 10:10:39 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SamAdams76
You think that this guy is inevitable?

The son that worshiped his anti war, anti conservative, presidential candidate father and his courageously pro abortion, senatorial candidate mother, that inspired him to crusade and fund raise for abortion as a Republican candidate?

The guy that is from a family that has never had a Romney man serve the United States in the military since they arrived here in the 1820s, yet who wants to introduce full homosexuality on those that do serve?

"One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."

Sincerely, W. Mitt Romney (draft avoider that moved to France and my five adamantly, anti serving, sons)

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29 posted on 03/05/2010 10:29:24 AM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: CedarDave
"...you might as well get used to seeing him in the headlines again."

Yes, the leftstream press will fawn all over Willard and anoint him as the inevitable Republican nominee for 2012 - just like they did with McCain.

If there wasn't a Sarah Palin in the mix, they might have had a very slim chance of selling him to us.

30 posted on 03/05/2010 11:16:14 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Diogenesis

“Mitt RomneyCARE did not actually personally write his book, alone.”

So, what is your point? Didn’t Lynne Vincent do the same for Gov. Palin’s Going Rogue?

It’s my understanding that most such books are written this way, though some deny it.


31 posted on 03/05/2010 11:20:23 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: CedarDave

May he sit in permanent lonely silence, waiting for someone to approach with his book to be signed, but they never come.


32 posted on 03/05/2010 3:34:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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