Romney Returns To Utah For "No Apology" Book Tour

     Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to a supportive crowd at Salt Lake City's Salt Palace Saturday as part of his "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" book tour.

     When asked by a twelve-year-old if he would run for president again, Romney said, "That's not a decision we've made at this point," but he said that he could decide by Christmas whether or not he would run.  "There will be somebody who runs in the Republican Party.  I can tell you I'll either be that person, or I'll be working my tail off for that person, and I want you to, as well, because we've got to take back America."

     Most of the Romney's remarks were about his ideas on strengthening America.  "Nothing is as vulnerable as entrenched success," he said before talking about numerous world powers throughout history that grew complacent.  "We could end up being the France of the 21st century.  That is unacceptable."

"There are four strategies competing for world leadership in the 21st century," Romney said, naming Russia, China, and militant Islamnic fundamentalism as the powers competing with the United States and the West for ideological and political power in the world.  "Ours is based on two fundamental principles: economic freedom and political freedom - personal freedom".

     Romeny also spoke to the crowd of 4,000 about his recent trip to Vancouver for the Olympics saying that nothing compares with Salt Lake City and the volunteers for the 2002 Games.  His joke about President Obama received generous applause.  "We had the thrill of watching Lindsey Vaughn and saw her, as many of you did, win the downhill, get the gold medal for the United States...It was so sad to hear that the medal had been stripped from her, that the US had lost that medal, because they found to that President Obama has gone downhill faster."

     Romney's Salt Lake City stop supported the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.  Ironically, the U of U volunteers recieved no applause when they were acknowledged, but the BYU ones did.  "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" currently the atop the New York Times Bestseller list.


AmyHatesPeople!YesThatMeansYou;) said...

And who made the political world this "bad"-Obama is not going to clean it up and make it picture perfect in the first couple months or even the first year or took time to get it this "bad" therefore it takes time to get it together. No hiding that I am an Obama supportor and a Democrat, and proud to be.
And "we cannot end up being the 21st century France"-we are so against other countries and how they run their government, that is probably why most if not all of the world looks to us Americans being egotistical.
Happy St. Patrick's Day Early :) Luck o' the Irish to you and yours.

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