Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mitt Romney: No Apology

Excerpts of Mitt Romney's book makes 'No Apology', by Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News

Don't expect to read much about Utah or the Mormon Church in Mitt Romney's newest book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness."

Sure, he mentions leading the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and even talks briefly about being a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But the focus of the more than 300-page book, due to be published March 2, is what Romney believes should be done to strengthen the United States and its role in the world.

Borrowing a theme from his unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, Romney calls for a strong economy, a strong military and a free and strong people.

He goes on to detail an agenda that is summarized in 64 "action steps" in the book's epilogue, a list that includes stopping trillion-dollar deficits, ending illegal immigration, building new nuclear power plants and adding at least 100,000 troops.

Writing about boosting the nation's productivity, Romney referred to his time as a "lay pastor" in the Mormon Church, serving a group of Boston-area congregations.

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