It was on March 2, 2010 that Mitt Romney laid out his detailed vision for America in his comprehensive book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. Today, nearly a year later, No Apology is being released in paperback and Romney is making the rounds on TV.
Along with a new subtitle ‘Believe in America’ which continues the optimistic, patriotic theme from his hardback edition (and which the Gov is sure to explain), and after nearly a year’s time has passed under the Obama administration since the original release of No Apology, the paperback version includes a new introduction that is catching fresh attention:
WASHINGTON — Former governor Mitt Romney, in a new introduction to his book, strongly criticizes President Obama, writing that “my worst fears about the president have come true” and that his policies “are smothering the American dream.”
“Rather than focusing his energy and political capital on solving the economic crisis, he exploited it to promote his extreme liberal agenda,” Romney writes in the new paperback version of “No Apology,” according to excerpts provided to the Boston Globe.
“We need a U-turn from the policies of the past few years,” he adds.
Romney is expected to expound on such a line of attack in a round of radio and television interviews Tuesday and Wednesday. Ostensibly, the interviews are part of a media tour for the paperback version of his book, but with just over a year before GOP primary voters go to the polls, interviewers are likely to ask Romney about his presidential ambitions.
A reminder of the Tea Party principles which undergirded his past presidential run (remember ‘Washington is Broken’?) is evidenced in the new intro, as well as Romney’s criticism of progressives’ push for bigger government:
“They simply do not believe in America as it was shaped by the Founders,” he writes. “They do not believe that the principles and values that made America a great nation still apply.”
“Like the monarch the revolutionaries rejected, they have no limit on the amount they would tax the people and their enterprises,” he adds. “Rather than admire the heritage of peaceful assembly and petition, they ridicule and demean assemblies of ordinary citizens who protest their grand health care plans, takeovers, and bailouts.”
Romney also strongly criticizes the president’s health care law. [...]
“They have enacted 2,000 pages of health care legislation, and while the politicians did not take the time to read it before they voted, small businesses will have no choice but to read and comply with every one of its new mandates and provisions,” Romney writes.
Read more here.
Anyone who cares about the future of our nation would do America a great service by taking the time to digest No Apology by Mitt Romney. At around $10 per paperback copy, it’s a real path-to-greatness bargain.
Stay tuned here at MRC; we’ll post videos of Romney’s appearances on Good Morning America, The View, Piers Morgan Tonight, and Letterman as soon as they are available. Never one to rest, Romney will be a guest tomorrow (Wed Feb 2nd) on several conservative radio programs: Don Imus, Laura Ingraham, and Hugh Hewitt.
► Jayde Wyatt
Also, GMA’s website is providing it’s readers with a great excerpt from No Apology.
Update 2 by Jayde – Read why Politico’s Ben Smith referenced Romney’s GMA appearance this morning:
“I’m not going to apologize for the rights of states to craft plans on a bipartisan basis to help their people,” Romney said on Good Morning America this morning, and it’s no longer a bad answer.
VIDEO from Piers Morgan Tonight: Mitt Romney’s Wife Wants Him to Run
Lastly, National Review Online has posted the complete, new introduction, to No Apology.