CINCINNATI (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is returning to Ohio, a state that was crucial to his presidency, as he promotes his memoirs and highlights Veterans Day.
Bush speaks Thursday afternoon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Organizers say Bush plans to honor service members and discuss parts of his book that deal with war and the military.
"Decision Points" was released this week, and Ohio is an early stop on the book tour. Bush twice carried the state, which clinched his 2004 re-election.
Miami University political scientist Ryan Barilleaux (BEHR'-ee-oh) says the book and Republican rout in Nov. 2 elections should help Bush burnish his image two years after leaving office with low approval ratings.