A jumble of new political books heralds the coming campaign season: Sen. Marco Rubio’s American Dreams and Gov. Mike Huckabee’s God, Gun, Grits and Gravy are among the first to arrive. Will anyone read them? Does anyone need to?

In the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week on SiriusXM’s POTUS Ch. 124, we talked a lot about Republicans and their books. And over the course of the week we grew more convinced that Gov. Mitt Romney is apparently serious about making another run for president. Where’s his book, though?

Matt Viser of the Boston Globe covered the last Romney campaign. Several news organizations this past week reported a notable lack of enthusiasm among Republican donors and activists for a third Romney go-round.

At POLITICO, Manu Raju interviewed Sen. Rand Paul and found the Kentucky Republican making a few rather pointed, personal remarks about Romney, Rubio, Gov. Jeb Bush and others.

How were the other potential GOP contenders receiving news of Romney’s possible return to campaign politics? Robert Costa of the Washington Post found conservatives in particular giving Romney and Bush a collective eye-roll.

In other Republican news, meanwhile, Doug Heye, a former press staffer for Eric Cantor, joined the show to praise the Obama administration’s handling of criticism for skipping the Paris unity rally.

And Jake Tapper from CNN checked in on his return from Paris to explain the thinking behind his personal essay expressing shame for the administration’s absence from the rally.

Check out the Press Pool with Julie Mason weekdays from 3 – 6 pm ET on SiriusXM’s POTUS Ch. 124, and follow Julie on Twitter @juliemason.


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