By Gary P Jackson
This is remarkable. Eric Fehrnstrom, one of Mitt Romney’s top advisers, tells CNN that Mitt Romney will “reset” once the Republican primary is over. He’s basically saying that Mitt will distance himself from the more conservative positions he’s taken during the campaign. Says it’s like an “Etch-A-Sketch” where you shake things up and start over.
The far left Think Progress is already using this to show Romney has no core principles:
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.
Is this guy completely tone deaf? One of the biggest fears concerning Mitt Romney is that he will say absolutely anything to get elected, and doesn’t mean anything he says. That all of his conservative sounding rhetoric is just a ploy. This sort of talk doesn’t help.
This is what happens when you have people of weak convictions who try to pander.
I’ve tried to give Romney the benefit of the doubt, but man, it’s hard to do when you see things like this.
Most of the voters in this country self-identify as conservatives. If you have true conservative convictions, history shows voters will flock to you, everything else being equal.
In this case, it’s like Romney’s man is pandering to the others by saying forget about all that conservative talk, Mitt was just trying to win.
BTW, am I the only one who watched Romney’s speech Tuesday night who thought he was just phoning it in?
I mean he’s saying all the right words, but where is the passion? Where is the conviction?
We have a serious problem here.