Mitt Romney’s ‘No Apology’ Book Tour Will Hit 18 States Including Iowa

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January 4, 2010 4:16 a.m.

Former Massachusetts governor and probable second-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will soon be back on the trail and hitting Iowa to promote what has been described by his spokesman as “an ideas book.”

The Boston Globe took a look at the March 2 kickoff for Romney’s “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”

Romney (R) will speak at Iowa State University in Ames and visit Des Moines, but the book tour should not be expected to mirror Sarah Palin’s, the Globe reported. They haven’t announced the stops for the rest of the tour, which will wind through 18 states.Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told the Globe:

“Inevitably there are going to be comparisons with the Sarah Palin book … We’re not going to match her crowd size or sales. These are two different people with different ways of expressing themselves.”

According to the Globe, the “No Apology” publisher will print 200,000 copies of the book, far less than the 1.5 million copies printed in the first run of Palin’s “Going Rogue.”

Romney often pointed to stories from “Turnaround,” his book about his role in the 2002 Winter Olympics, on the campaign trail.

His Free and Strong America PAC contributed more than $427,000 to candidates and “conservative causes” in 2008, Fehrnstrom told TPMDC. Romney also traveled the country for the GOP presidential ticket in 2008, but kept a lower profile in 2009.

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