Mitt Romney Platform ‘Like An Etch A Sketch,’ Top Spokesman Says

21 Mar

If these clowns weren’t so potentially dangerous to this country,…. every once in a while the republican candidates and their “professional” campaign people  would be fun to watch.

This from his TOP advisor,— can you believe.  Mitt boy might have to spend all of his millions to get the nomination when he has brilliant people like this directing the campaign.

Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch

WASHINGTON — It’s hardly a secret that presidential candidates tack toward their base over the course of a primary and shift toward moderation once that primary is over. What’s rare is when a campaign admits as much publicly.

In an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney’s top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom made this Kinsley gaffe, saying that the positions taken by the former Massachusetts governor during the GOP primary campaign were as erasable as a drawing on an Etch a Sketch.

From the transcript:

JOHN FUGELSANG, POLITICAL COMEDIAN: Good morning, sir. It’s fair to say that John McCain was considerably a more moderate candidate than the ones that Governor Romney faces now. Is there a concern that the pressure from Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to attach so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch a Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.

But I will say, if you look at the exit polling data in Illinois, you’ll see that Mitt Romney is broadly acceptable to most of the factions in the party. You have to do that in order to become a major party nominee. He’s winning conservatives. He’s winning Tea Party voters. He’s winning men, women, winning Catholics and Protestants.

There is a growing recognition within the Republican Party that Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee. And there’s two reasons for that. The first is, people see in him the capacity of someone who can lead on the economy. Secondly, they see someone who can defeat Barack Obama.

The analogy here is unfortunate, conjuring up the image of a candidate shaking and re-drawing until he creates a picture that appeals to voters, rather than deftly evolving towards new positions and rhetoric. And for Romney — who has already shifted his positions during the course of his career to accommodate the different audiences he is wooing — the comment is even more problematic. The Republican primary isn’t over. And if former Sen. Rick Santorum’s campaign has its wits about it, it will help make sure that this comment reverberates in the days to come.


Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Economy, Humor, Politics


5 responses to “Mitt Romney Platform ‘Like An Etch A Sketch,’ Top Spokesman Says

  1. Alien360

    March 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Primary is battle between republican Moderate Vs. Hardcore conservatives. When it comes to election it will be whole new game. It is more like a rest button. Winning the primary is the hardest part. Most people will vote for a Tea cup than they go for President Obama. Will see who the clowns are then,

  2. h2dog

    March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Moderate republicans are extinct. Baggers and evangelicals can’t stand Romney. They hate him because created the ACA blueprint. They hate him because he’s Mormon. He’ll make some of the hard-core crazies stay home in disgust on election night. And there won’t be enough left to get him over the top.
    The general election won’t be decided by those groups.
    We know who the clowns are. The parade is down to 4. Two that still matter. And one of those is pretty much toast after last night.

  3. toph

    March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    When it comes down to the general election it will be the ‘independents’ … h2dog and I will vote for Obama and Alien360 will vote for whoever comes out of the convention. But the independents will decide between the two. But the GOP is shooting themselves in the foot with women and minorities and if the GOP loses the election, that will be why …

  4. Alien360

    March 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    will see. 🙂 keep in touch

  5. toph

    March 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    And it is too funny that the adviser makes the dumb assed comment – they usually ‘stay on message’ and leave the flubs to Mitt


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