Video: Newt, Santorum now taunting Romney with Etch-a-Sketches on the trail

posted at 5:25 pm on March 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

In case you missed it this morning, here again is the Kinsleyan gaffe of the year thus far — a comment so stupidly vivid and vividly stupid given Romney’s vulnerabilities that it ends up being more effective than 99 percent of the attacks Santorum and Gingrich have lobbed at Mitt.

HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack 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 restart all over again.

What’s wrong with a strategist acknowledging a basic fact of political life, that candidates tend to move towards the center after the primaries to compete for independents in the general? Philip Klein explains in a post titled, “Romney advisor says his conservatism can be erased”:

Romney ran two races in Massachusetts as a moderate and even a self-described “progressive,” before changing his positions in the run up to his first campaign for president. Just last month, he described himself as “severely conservative” at the Conservative Political Action Conference. But as Fehrnstrom statement suggests, Romney’s appeals to the right are simply a matter of positioning rather than principle, something that can easily be changed once the target audience changes.

If Romney’s fiercest critics wanted to come up with a way to describe Romney’s approach to politics, I don’t think they could have come up with a better analogy than Etch A Sketch. The fact that it’s coming from one of Romney’s long-time aides is stunning. An even scarier thought for conservatives: if the Romney campaign is willing to take them for granted before even clinching the nomination, imagine how quickly Romney would abandon conservatives if he ever made it to the White House.

Yeah, that’s the killer. Before the campaign, I could imagine conservatives nominating Romney if he swore up and down that he’d be a right-wing warrior while in office. There’s always a chance that he’d be telling the truth and a chance is all you need to justify voting for a guy who stands the best chance of knocking out The One. But here’s one of his very top aides all but telling you that “severe conservatism” is rhetoric aimed at getting him through the primaries — and yet we’re going to go ahead and nominate him anyway. Think this is the guy who’s going to the mat as president if a Republican Congress gears up to advocate sorely needed yet unpopular spending cuts and fiscal reforms?

Go scroll through this Wall Street Journal round-up of Etch-a-Sketch attack ads and tweets that have emerged just in the last few hours since Fehrnstrom’s comment became a sensation online. This meme obviously has legs and their round-up’s not even complete: While they do have footage of Santorum seizing on the remark at a stump speech today (said RS of Iran, “They know that I’m not holding an Etch A Sketch”), it’s Gingrich who did the most expert job in exploiting the device on the trail. Watch Politico’s vid of how he opened one appearance; granted, the Etch-a-Sketch as a symbol of Romney’s politics is an exceedingly easy metaphor to manipulate, but you’re watching an old pro at work here. Highly effective, even if his own chances at the nomination were erased sometime in the week between South Carolina and Florida. Exit quotation from WaPo’s Aaron Blake: “I have now gotten 11 Etch-a-sketch-related e-mails from the DNC today.” He’s since updated to make it 12.


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Has this link been posted? Click on the Romney quotes and watch them change!!

http://www.etchasketchmittromney.com/

karenhasfreedom on March 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Wow these interwebs are fast.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

That lighting makes Newt look kinda like a spooky dude…

d1carter on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Romney acts like a blank etch-a-sketch to the retards in the Republican party. Morons of all types and degrees etch a political view on him and live vicariously through him.

astonerii on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Wow these interwebs are fast.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Only thing faster is the speed at which Romney flip flops.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Not really “effective”. Everyone that supports Romney kinda knows about this.

Apologetic California on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Wow these interwebs are fast.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Let me introduce you to a new phrase: undecided voter

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Romney never said this. BTW, Newt is loser. 4th place!

rubberneck on March 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Ooops

meant to quote

Not really “effective”. Everyone that supports Romney kinda knows about this.

Apologetic California on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

“Stupid is as stupid does….”

jb34461 on March 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

At a debate later this year:

Romney: I will do blah blah blah

Obama: Pulls out a mini etch a sketch from his pocket

Laughter erupts in the audience.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Pre Etch-a-Sketch: “I am for a complete repeal of ObamaCare. It is a complete failure. It will destroy our healthcare system.”

Post etch-a-Sketch: “I think repealing ObamaCare as a whole is a bit extreme. I think there are things in it that can be saved. As President I will go over it with a fine tooth comb and make it workable. It worked in Massachusetts when I was Governor.”

portlandon on March 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM

— a comment so stupidly vivid and vividly stupid given Romney’s vulnerabilities that it ends up being more effective than 99 percent of the attacks Santorum and Gingrich have lobbed at Mitt.

Only in pundit world, most people won’t even hear about it, understand it or care about it.

lowandslow on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Not a very flattering video of Newt. He looks kind of creepy.

JPeterman on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Newt & Rick. Presidential.

Yeah right.

mattshu on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Not really “effective”. Everyone that supports Romney kinda knows about this.

Apologetic California on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Very telling of the deep seeded Romney supporter, isn’t it?

portlandon on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

highly effective with who,allah, with the 70 IQ crowd…oh, give me a break, what the heck is Newt, a five-year old…these candidates are so immature and imbecilic that it makes one wonder how on earth they have ever made so far…that’s the most important issue this country is facing right now, so important that Newt deemed it worth it to stage a faux demo…maybe this loser will do better to get the heck out of the race already…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Another tempest in a teapot. This won’t help Santorum or Newt.
Let’s get rid of Obama.

jazzuscounty on March 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Good job, Romney supporters. Helluva candidate you’ve given us.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

No one has spoken the truth like Mr Fehnerstrom. How true.

HANG IN THERE NEWT

evergreenland on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Glad to see Romney’s top advisor admit what most of us know already. Romney’s conservative primary rethoric is written on a etch-a-sketch, and will be readily discarded and erased as soon as he secured the monination. He doesn’t mean anything of what he has told GOP Primary voters, that is evident.

Meanwhile, his liberal cornerstone acheievement (RomneyCare), is appearantly etched on golden tablets or something. That leftist turd of a political position cannot be altered no matter what.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Not really “effective”. Everyone that supports Romney kinda knows about this.

Apologetic California on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Very telling of the deep seeded Romney supporter, isn’t it?

portlandon on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

We know he’s a lying sack of dung, but we still believe everything he tells us. And yet they’re the ones calling ABRs stupid.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

coming from you, that’s rich…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The Romney campaign just admitted on national TV that everything Romney has said up to now is a lie.

And the Mitt-tard reaction is …..Newt/Rick need to quit and let the liar proceed with his lies.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X6NArPUFLRI

Let the etch sketching begin.

evergreenland on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Ugh,there doin it wrong,Newt and Santorum need a
Magic 8 Ball,or Ouija board!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc).

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

…I’ll give it to him, it’s attention-grabbing.

But all politicians are like that. You have to be kind of slimy and Etch-a-Sketch-y to be a politician.

Newt’s flipflopped just as many times as Romney, I’m willing to bet. It’s just on less high-profile things than abortion.

LunaLovegood on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

My advice to Romney would be to fire all of his campaign strategists. Then speak from your heart……………oh, wait….that can’t happen, can it?

BetseyRoss on March 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

coming from you, that’s rich…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

How is l4l a fraud? He is a liberal. He’s never said he’s not. Stop shooting the messengers. Romney’s campaigned admitted on national TV that everything he has said up until now is a lie. Deal with it.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Wait, Romney didn’t even say it? Heh.

Dead Hand Control on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Video: Newt, Santorum now taunting Romney with Etch-a-Sketches on the trail


Sweet!

Dr Evil on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Romney is a good man

liberal4life on March 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Kataklysmic on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Not really “effective”. Everyone that supports Romney kinda knows about this.

Apologetic California on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So you’re saying that Romney has hit is ceiling. Cuz ain’t no one -else- going to vote for a politician who they have already pre-determined is lying to their face.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

How pathetic is Newt, a campaign member says that a General Election strategy is a reboot (which it is) and Newt’s on the campaign trail with an Etch a Sketch?

If only this man could see how ridiculous he looks from the outside.

BradTank on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Just a thought…

How is the Republican Committee going to campaign against Obamacare when Romneycare is its prototype and Romney its Godfather?

kingsjester on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

No worry , these people are pros…

the_nile on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

And the Mitt-tard reaction is …..Newt/Rick need to quit and let the liar proceed with his lies.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Stay classy.

Dead Hand Control on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

How is l4l a fraud? He is a liberal.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

and so are you, why am I then surprise…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

This will hurt sales of the etch a sketch? Do parents want to buy their kids something associated with a lying politician? Doubt it.

Execs at Etch A Sketch HQ are burning pictures of Willard right now.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

How is l4l a fraud? He is a liberal. He’s never said he’s not. Stop shooting the messengers. Romney’s campaigned admitted on national TV that everything he has said up until now is a lie. Deal with it.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Dude. Romney-hate is one thing; but you spend a lot of time going out of your way defended a paid per post, obviously moronic, troll. You really need to reconsider this.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

now you know why I called him a fraud:

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Romney is a good man

liberal4life on March 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

But that Baracka 0bama, now there’s the genuine article.

UltimateBob on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

HI AP;

IMO:

THE ROMNEY ETCH-A-SKETCH BROUHAHA IS BULLS*IT.

A CAMPAIGN AIDE TO MITT SAID SOMETHING THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN TRUE IN A UNFLATTERING WAY.

BIG EFFIN DEAL.

NOBODY RUNS THE SAME RACE IN THE GENERAL THAT THEY DID IN THE PRIMARIES.

YOU ALWAYS RUN TO YOUR BASE IN THE PRIMARIES AND TO THE CENTER IN THE GENERAL – IF YOU WANT TO WIN.

ALWAYS.

RUNNING AGAINST OBAMA WILL BE DIFFERENT THAT RUNNING AGAINST CAIN AND PAUL AND SANTORUM AND GINGRICH,

ANYONE WHO THINKS OTHERWISE IFS A FECKING IDJIT.

IMO.

reliapundit on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

and so are you, why am I then surprise…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Resist we much?

I know you’re in Mittbot panic mode over this and the latest polls showing a blowout for Obama. But come on, at least try to make some sense.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

How is the Republican Committee going to campaign against Obamacare when Romneycare is its prototype and Romney its Godfather?

kingsjester on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Their mandate on health care goes too far! Our mandate on health care doesn’t go too far enough!

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

With each passing day, Newt is beginning to look more and more like Ted Kennedy.

Goodale on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Expecting you to recognize the irony in your statement would be like expecting a crack whore to give a refund the week after services are rendered.

HeatSeeker2011 on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Here we go again.. It’s bash Romney time.. Get some new material because this is getting old…

sandee on March 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

From the other thread:

The Most Fun With an Etch A Sketch Since Kindergarten

The NYT jokingly brought in the Tebow story by quoting a tweet implying the “suspicious” timing of the Tebow trade occurred because Woody Johnson (not only Jets owner, but also a Romney supporter) really wanted to bury the etchasketch story.

All that is needed now for more hits is for someone to figure out how Sarah Palin can be connected to the story.

INC on March 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Step one is taunting Willard with the etch-a-sketch. Step Two is calling him Mr. Machine.

Emperor Norton on March 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Dude. Romney-hate is one thing; but you spend a lot of time going out of your way defended a paid per post, obviously moronic, troll. You really need to reconsider this.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’m not defending l4l. I’m saying he’s not a fraud. He is a liberal troll and has never said anything to the contrary. He’s an honest troll.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Go home Newt. You’ve made yourself a laughing stock.

MJBrutus on March 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Here we go again.. It’s bash Romney time.. Get some new material because this is getting old…

sandee on March 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Mittbot dont worry , this will last a month.

the_nile on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Think this is the guy who’s going to the mat as president if a Republican Congress gears up to advocate sorely needed yet unpopular spending cuts and fiscal reforms?

Short answer: No

Long answer: HELL No

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Their mandate on health care goes too far! Our mandate on health care doesn’t go too far enough!

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

LOL. Well done.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I have been told again and again this is a nothing burger.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Oops,and Video(1:14)
———————

Romney adviser compares candidate to ‘Etch A Sketch’ after GOP primaries
03/21/12 02:13 PM ET
*******************

Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on Wednesday said that, despite a long primary fight, the general election would practically be a blank slate for the GOP presidential hopeful.

“It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch — you shake it all up and start over again,” he told CNN of the general election.

Fehrnstrom was responding to questions from CNN’s “Starting Point” panel on Romney’s appeal to the wider Republican party.

He defended Romney’s appeal to a broad base when asked if he’s concerned that, under pressure from Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, the candidate is tacking too “far to the right” in his positions — and therefore alienating centrists.(More..)
=======================================================

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/217339-romney-adviser-compares-candidate-to-etch-a-sketch-after-gop-primaries

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I lived under Romney as governor and I don’t see the same political calculus many of you do. Nothing about his term as governor suggests his policies will move to the to the left of his rhetoric. Nothing at all. All the assault against him is always that his statements, rhetoric or promises are too far left. His policies always moved to the right of that. Always. You are torpedoing the guy who will implement conservative policies because he doesn’t talk like a conservative radio host.

Resolute on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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 restart all over again.

Anybody who uses the same strategy in the General that they used in the Primary is stupid.

The fact that a Romney adviser admits the obvious is no surprise.

The fact that ABRtards will attempt to spin this into more than it is, is no surprise either.

Distortion, misrepresentation and lies are all they have.

ABRtards start your spin engines.

Gunlock Bill on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

He’s an honest troll.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

It’s not even an honest troll. It posts whatever flitters into its head at the moment. Hence the totally contradictory things it’s said in various posts. (Romney is the only one it’ll vote for one day, Romney is a lying POS the next). Step back and look. You are commiserating with an idiot.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Our goal is to defeat Barack Obama in November.

Therefore we shall systematically tear down our front-runner and likely nominee in the name of political purity. Giving credence to a guy who hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the nomination because he best demonstrates how to shoot fish in a barrel.

Signed,

The Anti-Romney’s

P.S. Oh… and when we lose in November it’ll all be YOUR fault your dirty RINO Romney supporters.

The Ugly American on March 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I lived under Romney as governor and I don’t see the same political calculus many of you do. Nothing about his term as governor suggests his policies will move to the to the left of his rhetoric. Nothing at all. All the assault against him is always that his statements, rhetoric or promises are too far left. His policies always moved to the right of that. Always. You are torpedoing the guy who will implement conservative policies because he doesn’t talk like a conservative radio host.

Resolute on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Don’t disturb the delusional ABRtards with information such as this.

Their feeble minds can’t accept the truth of it.

Gunlock Bill on March 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

in other words, Newt and Santorum don’t have anything new to add to the conversation

gatorboy on March 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Memo to Newt & Santorum:

Put away the toys and stop playing childish games.

Our country has real problems and we want to hear each of the potential Presidential Candidates explain their ideas for solving these problems.

wren on March 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Don’t worry – Today, Romney’s campaign says that his positions are as easily changed as an Etch-a-Sketch, but tomorrow, they will change their position on this issue. In a few days, Romney’s campaign will deny that they ever said this at all – it’s what they do.

Romney is very fluid – sort of like raw sewage.

Pork-Chop on March 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Breaking News from BendOver BackWords News (BBN)!

NewsFlash:
***********

Mittens Mauled by EtchoSketch,more as it rolls in!!
(sarc).

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Not a very flattering video of Newt. He looks kind of creepy.

JPeterman on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Your hatred for Newt is so strong that you don’t see the whole issue with this post and our supposed nominee’s weakness instead you make fun of Newt !!

evergreenland on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Our country has real problems and we want to hear each of the potential Presidential Candidates explain their ideas for solving these problems.

wren on March 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Or who will explain their ideas; which if you don’t like; they’ll offer up a completely different and contradictory idea moments later.

You know. Whatever.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

“Wow these interwebs are fast.”

I have a feeling this site will keep this up all the way until November in order to get Obama elected.

crosspatch on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Resist we much?

I know you’re in Mittbot panic mode over this and the latest polls showing a blowout for Obama. But come on, at least try to make some sense.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

haha, denial we much? :-)…’panic mode’ over what? over Santorum and all the other losers in the GOP race being done? :-)…it would be fun if all ‘panic modes’ look like this :)

..and make sense of what, you stated repeatedly that you’d vote for Obama, excuse me if I assumed that this makes you a libtard…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

His policies always moved to the right of that. Always. You are torpedoing the guy who will implement conservative policies because he doesn’t talk like a conservative radio host.

Resolute on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

If Romneycare, the prototype of Obamacare, is a Conservative policy, I’m a 22 year old blonde Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader named Buffy.

kingsjester on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I have been told again and again this is a nothing burger.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I am under the same impression..:)

Dire Straits on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I’ve been saying that if the remaining candidates were on an Etch A Sketch, I would turn it over, shake it and start over with a clean slate.

*Feeling smugly justified, today…*

Fallon on March 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/Rebecca_CBSNJ/status/182551225567420416

“Santorum spokeswoman @alicetweet is hanging out in the parking lot of Mitt Romney’s Arbutus, MD event, handing out mini Etch a Sketches.”

http://twitter.com/#!/jimacostacnn/status/182552682983202817

“Romney embeds just scurried outside to take pics of Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart handing out etch-a-sketches in parking lot.”

wren on March 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

It was a Romney staffer who made the Etch-A-Sketch comparison that started this.

INC on March 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Wasn’t he running for President recently?

antisense on March 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

With each passing day, Newt is beginning to look more and more like Ted Kennedy.

Goodale on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

You mean like when Ted Kennedy beat Mitt Romney in the Massachusetts Senate race by running to the right of him?

Remembering is fun.

Dr Evil on March 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I CAN’T MAKE A CIRCLE ARRRRRRRGHHHH

Ugly on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

What’s wrong with a strategist acknowledging a basic fact of political life, that candidates tend to move towards the center after the primaries to compete for independents in the general?

Yeah….like Obama did, right?

Unfortunately….”the Center” is where the Massachusetts Moderate is most comfortable.

Tim_CA on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM
——————————————-

I am under the same impression..:)

Dire Straits on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Dire Straits:Yup,lol,and Hi Dire,and Lady Munford!:)

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

How utterly pathetic this is..really.

Two losers taunting the winner of a non issue that only an anally retentive Romney hater would even care about.

Santorum can say the most ridiculous things and there are conservatives out there who respond by kissing up to him..Gingrich can come in fourth in Illinois and yet he taunts the guy who came in 40 points ahead of him.

I think the point the man was making is that during the primary Romney had to fend off attacks from the right, but during the general he will have to fend off attacks from the left. The point was no about principles, but strategy and it would apply to anyone who won the nomination.

Really people…this is just bizarre.

Terrye on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I’ve been saying that if the remaining candidates were on an Etch A Sketch, I would turn it over, shake it and start over with a clean slate.

I’ve thought that we should turn our final 3 into a human centipede; in 1 last hope that they could, together, crap out something I could vote for.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I don’t think this attack matters. Everybody already knows Mitt’s fundamental principles are drawn on an Etch A Sketch.

The Republican Party still needs a candidate to beat Barack Obama, and every indication is that it will be Mitt romney.

David Blue on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The Ugly American on March 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

+ 100..:)

PS..Man look at those bridges burn!!..:)

Dire Straits on March 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

This sure confirms what a lot of us have been thinking all along. Romney has no convictions, can’t be trusted and will revert to his old pro-gay, pro-choice, socialize medicine positions as soon as he has the nomination. Buyer beware.

idesign on March 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

As an ex stock broker, I can just imagine all the etch-a-sketch buyers today. I think MB or some other parent company owns them??? Anyone know?

They should send this standard bearer of the GOP (And they worry about Sarah’s voice) a gold one for all the free publicity.

Don L on March 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

His policies always moved to the right of that. Always. You are torpedoing the guy who will implement conservative policies because he doesn’t talk like a conservative radio host.

Resolute on March 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Riight. The CATO Institute ranked Romney’s fiscal policy record on par with that of leftwing Democrats as Jennifer Granholm and Bill Richardson.

Some conservative.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Dire Straits:Yup,lol,and Hi Dire,and Lady Munford!:)

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Hello friend..:)

Dire Straits on March 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

You are commiserating with an idiot.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

They are both Obama supporters/voters/sycophants.

Birds of a feather, you know.

Gunlock Bill on March 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Don’t worry – Today, Romney’s campaign says that his positions are as easily changed as an Etch-a-Sketch, but tomorrow, they will change their position on this issue. In a few days, Romney’s campaign will deny that they ever said this at all – it’s what they do.

Pork-Chop on March 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

That’s the dumb azz version. People who have a clue know Romney will not change his plans, which have been published and widely publicized. All he will do is change the emphasis and highlight the aspects that are most appealing to a general electorate. That’s what winners do.

I know that this is really esoteric stuff that is well beyond the capacity of your smarter than average ABR to grasp let alone the likes of you.

MJBrutus on March 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Bottom line is that he’s still a better option than Obama. I will hold my nose and pull the lever for Mittens.

ButterflyDragon on March 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I don’t think this attack matters. Everybody already knows Mitt’s fundamental principles are drawn on an Etch A Sketch.

David Blue on March 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

LOL, an honest Mittbot. Thank you.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I do hope,Team GOP can be this creative,before Election day!

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

No lava lamps?

MeatHeadinCA on March 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Your hatred for Newt is so strong that you don’t see the whole issue with this post and our supposed nominee’s weakness instead you make fun of Newt !!

evergreenland on March 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I’m not the only one that mentioned it. Someone else upthread said he looked like “spooky dude”. And you so blinded by your Newt love that you don’t realize that Newt has many flaws and will never win the nomination.

We already have a petulant child in the WH, we don’t need another one.

JPeterman on March 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Bottom line is that he’s still a better option than Obama. I will hold my nose and pull the lever for Mittens.

ButterflyDragon on March 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Agreed…

sandee on March 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

No lava lamps?

MeatHeadinCA on March 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

lolz..None yet but we have some folks still digging..:)

Dire Straits on March 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

MJBrutus on March 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Weren’t you giving Obama advice in 2008 on another site, and, just 1 year ago here, weren’t you still supporting him and calling HA posters “haters”? Oh, and on the 10 anniversary of 9/11, did you say that you were tired of “9/11″?

So, this is the typical Romney supporter?

Conservative, indeed.

kingsjester on March 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Romper Room…

mjbrooks3 on March 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Romney is a fraud.

liberal4life on March 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

lobotomy4life is a turd.
Now what?

KOOLAID2 on March 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM

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