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romney etch a sketch
Romney’s ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ problem
The day after a resounding win in the Illinois Republican primary and a major
endorsement from Florida’s Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney saw his presidential campaign
consumed by a child’s toy.
Speaking on CNN on Wednesday morning, Romney campaign aide Eric
Fehrnstrom dismissed concerns that by taking conservative positions during the
primaries, Romney may alienate moderate voters ahead of the general election. “I
think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s like
Etch A Sketch,” Fehrnstrom said. “You can shake it up, and we start all over
Within hours, Romney was under attack from all sides.
Both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were toting their own Etch A Sketches as
props to illustrate their belief Romney is not a consistent conservative.
Democrats created a video featuring clips of Romney projected on an Etch a
Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart appeared outside a Romney town hall
holding a miniature pink version of the toy. “It confirms what a lot of
conservatives have been afraid of,” she said. “The campaign acknowledged that, if
need be, if he won the primary, he could go right back to the middle and win the
general election.” AP