Mitt Romney The Etch-A-Sketch Candidate?

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?

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I mean he’s saying all the right words, but where is the passion? Where is the conviction?

We have a serious problem here.



Filed under In The News, Politics

6 responses to “Mitt Romney The Etch-A-Sketch Candidate?

  1. Captainamerica

    all the people of fox thought romeys speech was was he said it with
    conviction, From the heart. He sounded good only because he said some key words about bringing down Obama and i liked that. cnn was to worried about joe the plumber .

    • Gary P Jackson

      I loved the part where he couldn’t even get the punch line right.

      I’m one of the few who don’t think Romney is the Great Satan™ and I catch all kinds of hell for it, but things like this make it hard to even tepidly support him.

      America deserves much better than what she’s being offered.

  2. Joy

    Gary, I appreciate your honesty re Dudley Do Good, the plastic (actually, RUBBER!) candidate, ’cause I know what you were saying when forced to compare Romney to Santorum and Romney to Gingrich. I agree about his not being the Great Satan, but, jeez, has THAT now become our standard? And if Romney tacks back to the Center – even Left – after a nomination is achieved, he can kiss my vote (and that of countless other Conservatives!) goodbye! I’m willing to risk an increased tyranny and even dictatorship to wake up the American people!! Actually, even if I voted for Romney, he’s gonna lose to this particular incumbent (I have little doubt of that). Remember, he was trounced by McCain 4 years ago – and he hasn’t improved (i.e., he hasn’t become a whit more Conservative) in the intervening years.

    • Gary P Jackson

      Sadly, I’m afraid it may not be our standard, but it’s all we got!

      I’ve never liked Romney much, but compared to the rest, he’s as good as we are going to get.

      My only hope is something happens and we do get that brokered convention, but only if none of the current pack of mutts are involved. The chances of this are rather small though.

      It’s not a optimal situation.

  3. patricia cala

    I agree with you and Joy. The outcome, if it is Romney, doesn’t look too good. And, it should have been so easy to defeat the incombent.
    Even in a brokered convention … you would have a candidate that has not gone through the veting process, an unknown.
    I’ll tell you who I like … Bobby Jendal, Gov. of Louisana. However, his first exposure to the TV, his speach was too rapid. Next time out, they slowed him down. Too slow.
    He is; very bright, honest, no scandal … wait a minute … have there been any like that before, in either party? Yes, your Sarah.

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