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GOP watch: Romney vs. populism

— The Boston Globe on Mitt Romney's new book, which comes out today: "As Mitt Romney sets out this week to promote his new book, 'No Apology,' he is also auditioning for a rapidly disappearing role in American politics: a politician who is speaking out against the 'temptations of populism.'"
 
He told the Globe in an interview, "The populism I'm referring to is, if you will, demonizing certain members of society: going after businesspeople, going after Wall Street, going after people who are highly educated, people who are CEOs. That kind of 'All of our problems are due to that group' is something that is unproductive."
 
More: "The former Massachusetts governor and highly successful businessman says his critique of populist politics applies to both President Obama, who is battling bankers over Wall Street rules, and Republican leaders who have courted the 'tea party'' movement by turning their anger on corporate leaders along with government."  
 
The Globe's Issenberg writes, "A prominent Washington journalist and former Globe reporter is among the many advisers and political experts who helped Mitt Romney write 'No Apologies,' according to the book's acknowledgments… Easton, a former Globe deputy Washington bureau chief and author of several political books, is Washington bureau chief for Fortune and a regular analyst for Fox News. She is married to Russ Schriefer, a Republican media consultant who worked on Romney's 2008 campaign."