Sunday, March 14, 2010
Mitt Romney Takes Alaska For Granted, Omits Anchorage From "No Apology" Book Tour...So Far
Mitt Romney's nationwide tour in support of his book “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness” is now in full swing, and is scheduled to run through May 27th, 2010. A map of proposed stops is provided by MittRomneyCentral.com, and a more detailed list of the stops, including specific addresses, is available at FreeStrongAmerica.com.
However, if you live in Alaska, the closest you will get to his book tour is the KSL Channel 5 news video embedded below. Romney has not included Alaska in his book tour...at least so far. As a matter of fact, the entire Pacific Northwest is excluded, although Romney managed to make FIVE stops in Florida, and is even making a stop in Toronto, of all places. Toronto? I was not aware that the Ontario vote could possibly benefit him in 2012. Here's the video of his March 13th stop in Salt Lake City:
The Deseret News reports that Romney's speech, which also doubled as a fundraiser for the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, was expected to raise $50,000 for scholarships. Romney focused on the theme of his book, currently at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List. He said he chose the title because he was dismayed by President Barack Obama's apologies to other nations for past actions by the U.S. government. He warned that the country is in danger of being weakened by the Obama administration's efforts on health care, environmental programs and other issues, as well as the ever-growing national debt, now measured in the trillions of dollars. He further stated that he would not make a decision about a run for the Presidency until after the November 2010 elections.
Some typical media reviews are available at Newsweek, Human Events, and the Boston Globe. Some excerpts from the book are available HERE.
It is possible that Mitt Romney may extend his book tour beyond May 27th. If so, he needs to put Alaska on the list, not just Anchorage, but also Fairbanks, which will get him a bit closer to the "real Alaska". Just because he could swamp Obama today and likely defeat Obama in this state in November 2012 doesn't mean he can afford to take us for granted. No serious Presidential candidate will be respected by Alaskans without a personal visit to the state.