Romney Hit With Etch-A-Sketch Comparison
And its all Romney's camp to blame.
This week in the news of the dumb, one of Mitt Romney’s aides was caught off guard when asked on CNN whether the former Massachusetts governor is too right to run a successful general election campaign.
“Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch,” said Eric Fehrnstrom. “You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.”
Poor guy. Now Mitt Romney’s campaign has the title of “Etch-A-Sketch”, that came directly from his camp.
Mr. Romney tried to play clean-up by “clarifying” the statement and saying that Mr. Fehrenstrom meant that the organizational aspect would change, not his stance on the issue. Well, Mr. Fehrnstrom did say “everything” changes; does that include everything??
Rick Santorum couldn’t wait to grab hold of the comments and use it to criticize Mitt Romney as he campaigns in Louisiana. Sometime along his campaign trail, Mr. Santorum picked up an actual etch-a-sketch and used it to suggest that Mitt Romney isn’t as real a conservative as he is.
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“You have an opportunity here in Louisiana to make a very clear statement: You’re not looking for someone who is the Etch-A-Sketch candidate. You are looking for someone who writes what they believe in in stone and stays true to what they say,” Mr. Santorum said.
That “Etch-A-Sketch” comment is going to be a really bad thorn in Mitt Romney’s side because now, his uncertain right-wing strength has a name.