Romney Goes on Tour to Promote New Book

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is on a whirlwind tour across the U.S. to promote his new book, No Apology.

In Washington, D.C., Friday, Romney talked about America's greatness in a speech that included everything from the economy to health care to even the tea parties.

Romney is credited for overhauling Massachusetts' health care system while governor of that state. He said he believes the President's reform plan is flawed because it relies on the government to control rising costs.

"Cost controls don't work. They haven't ever. They haven't anywhere. That's not the right way to go," he said. "Trying to get the health care system to look more like the post office or Amtrak or Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac is not going to work."

"The way to get health care costs down is to apply the magic ingredient that applies to every other aspect of our economic life and that is to see if we can't get health care to act more like a market," he added.

Romney is viewed as a potential GOP frontrunner in the 2012 presidential elections. But he said he won't decide whether to run until later this year.

*Originally published on March 5, 2010.

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