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Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney will appear together in Minnesota April 9

Two potential Republican presidential candidates — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty — will both appear at a dinner in Bloomington April 9. Organizers are calling it the first major event to feature the two likely candidates.

Romney also will sign copies of his new book, ” No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” at the event sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.

Said Annette Meeks, CEO of the Freedom Foundation:

“The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is both honored and excited to host two of our country’s most influential and important conservative leaders. Gov. Romney has been and continues to be one of the most powerful voices advancing free market policy alternatives. We’re planning an exciting evening where Minnesotans will hear Romney’s public policy ideas first hand.

“We are equally excited that Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be joining us on April 9th. While Pawlenty’s public policy leadership is no secret to Minnesota conservatives, this will be the first major event where these two American leaders will appear on the same stage — a spectacular opportunity for the Freedom Foundation to highlight two dynamic American leaders.”

The event will be held at the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, beginning with a private reception and dinner. A dessert reception will precede remarks by the two governors with a book signing by Romney at the end of the evening. Registration details can be found at the Freedom Foundation website.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 03/06/2010 - 06:54 am.

    Awesome! Can’t wait for former Gov. Romney to make a call for 100,000 more troops as he stated in his National Press Club talk on 3/5.

    I wonder where he will find the money to increase military spending and fund two wars? Oh, and cut the debt and cut the deficit and cut taxes at the same time.

  2. Submitted by dan buechler on 03/06/2010 - 10:52 am.

    I heard it too. I don’t know if this is a winning domestic stratergy I hope not and people wake up. Questions for the Press to press. Pawlenty and Romney will you dismiss international courts? Ignore treaties? Renew hostility with the UN? Are you willing to have the US go it alone? How about weapons in space?

  3. Submitted by dan buechler on 03/06/2010 - 02:54 pm.

    Just skimmed a bit of Romney’s book at the local big box store while getting some oil for my car. Romney says Obama apologizes for every American mistake but we have nothing to apologize for. Apparently Romney hasn’t read or heard Obama’s foreign policy speeches. Romney says “Our job remains the unapologetic leadership of free states like Saudia Arabia, United Arab emigrates and Kuwait” Romney wants an annual defense budget of at least 4% not 3.6. In wrapping up and enlisting one of his five sons into the foreign legion Romney writes “One of Reagan’s first actions was to secure 2 double digit increases in the defense budget which only strengthened the Russian hardliners until America got its greatest gift and president in Mikal Gorbachev.” Gawd it hurts so much sometimes you gotta poke fun or you would cry.

  4. Submitted by Carol Logie on 03/08/2010 - 10:11 am.

    Bland and blander. I wish I could see these guys trying to out-white each other.

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