Thursday, March 22, 2012
Etch - A - Sketch Gaffe
Poor Mitt Romney. In much the same way Barack Obama never used the phrase "leading from behind" Mitt Romney never used the phrase "Etch E Sketch". But in both cases members of their staff did and the phrases have stuck. For those who haven't seen this yet, a senior Mitt Romney aid named Eric Fehrnstrom in an interview on CNN made the following comment, "well I think you hit a reset button for the Fall campaign. Everything changes. It's almost like an Etch a Sketch". Already Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have been brandishing the Etch A Sketch toy during speeches criticising Romney. This could go on for a while. Remember the John Kerry flip flops at the 2004 Republican convention. While this will likely pass soon enough it does demonstrate that Romney is struggling to convince people that he's not an opportunist politician by nature who has been telling crowds all his professional life, what he thinks they want to hear.