Romney Visits Crimson-Town: Event honors Senator Richard Shelby
This article, from a while back, detailed Romney's appearance in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Shelby, the honoree at the Tuscaloosa Republican Party's inaugural Lincoln-Reagan dinner Sunday, predicted Romney would run.
"I believe the political season is beginning to warm up, not only in this state, but the presidential race is going to open up a little bit later and this is a warmup for that," Shelby said.
"We know you are going to be in it, we believe you are going to be in it, although it is not official yet," said Shelby, a Tuscaloosa resident.
The Republican senator said Romney has a lot to offer and has done an outstanding job in Massachusetts. But Shelby was not ready to offer any endorsements for 2008.