Skip to comments.VIDEO: Gingrich campaigns with Etch-A-Sketch (Rick follows)
Posted on 03/21/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by VinL
Newt Gingrich is joining team Obama by mocking Mitt Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch-A-Sketch" comments today.
Asked about how Romney would handle his pivot from primary to general election, Fehrnstrom said, Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes." Fehrnstrom said on CNN, "Its almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again."
After highlighting Mitt Romney's inconsistancy on the issues, Gingrich handed the Etch-A-Sketch to a child in the audience and said, "Here you go, you can now be a presidential candidate."
Obama's SuperPAC has already put up a campaign ad featuring Mitt Romney's "Etch-A-Sketch" which is posted below.
Instead of begging him to withdraw, Rick should be pleading for him to stay in-- Newt's the only chance Rick has for relevancy.
The only positive out of this circumstance, is that Rick apparently has followed suit-- hopefully, having discussed matters with his mentor Newt, and decided to dutifully follow.
I'm in, til Newt's out.
Related article-Candidates produce Etch-o-Sketch....
TRANSLATION: An Etch-a-Sketch flip-flop is one you are not allowed to notice because it has been erased.
from 2008: Eric Fehrnstrom approaches Glen Johnson of the Associated Press near the end of this video, telling him basically to watch his step...”don’t be argumentative with the candidate” (Romney).
This guy Romney is a carefully packaged commodity, an empty suit. They will change the wrapping as they see fit.
Too bad that Obama is going to be the only one with enough money to get the word out on Romney, after it is too late.
Mitt’s etch a sketch has a twitter account.
And I second that.
I’m in too. Newt’s comment was just toooooooo funny. He is the only one who can make them all look like the fools that they are. Wonder which one of Mittens “Road” Scholars was responsible for that line.
Etch A. Sketch
Policy Advisor to President-Elect Romney. The Karl Rove of Toys.
Behind the throne.
And the tweets are pretty funny.
Oh my goodness---that is hilarious!!!!
And he shall forever be known as “ Etch-A-Sketch Rick.”
Way too much fun :)
Hmmm, be interesting if the Etch-A-Sketch comment was enough to WAKE AMERICA UP!
Can’t we just erase liberal lier Willrack oRombey as a choice for 2012.
No. Santorum should have the humility to withdraw and get behind his mentor, his intellectual superior, the national treasure, known as Newt. Seems to me that's what a real saint would do...
what's an etch-a-sketch? Where do you buy them?
This symbolizes Romney’s biggest vulnerabilities - he has surrounded himself with these valueless advisors who believe in nothing other than how they can get in power and control others.
But Gingrich and the rest of the Republicans aren’t any better. They only hear from political insiders. They need to talk with some real people.The first 100 names in a phone book would provide better advice than all of these political “experts”.
Romney’s campaign executive director is a Karl Rove protege. ‘Nuff said. Romney is saying the right things, but does he believe them? The hacks around him sure don’t.
Romney could fix this by firing this Fehrnstrom guy immediately. Let’s see what he does. It will reveal the real Romney.
Rick should be thanking Newt for all the ideas Newt gives him.
Romney is saying the right things, but does he believe them?
Bill, you’re right on point. I was going to post the following as a separate thread- but given your comment, I post it here.
In this ad, Romney is asked to defend his position that he will cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood. He can’t- because he has “crammed” conservatism as if preparing for an exam, but he doesn’t understand it.
So, when pressed, he reacts flippantly. And, he comes across as detached, elite and a person of privilege-—(most likely because he is).
In any event, he kills conservatism, because he doesn’t know it- and doesn’t believe in it. To him, it’s just a means to an end.
No. Santorum should have the humility to withdraw and get behind his mentor, his intellectual superior, the national treasure, known as Newt. Seems to me that’s what a real saint would do.
Oh, my—you’re tough. Wouldn’t want to get on your bad side. -:)
I can’t believe you never had an etch-a-sketch! First gift I gave all the young-uns. By rotating the knobs, lines appear on the screen and form whatever images come to the child’s imagination. Then, when the child is done, or just wants to start over— s/he gives the screen several shakes— and everything disappears.
Too bad we just couldn’t shake Mitt and Rick. -:)
Not really. I'm just in a very bad mood today. Feeling the inevitability factor closing in...
Thanks for the etch a sketch info... :)
What inevitability? There’s nothing inevitable so long as Newt draws breathe. -:)
The 2nd campaign starts in June. Keep the faith.
The 2nd campaign starts in June. Keep the faith.
You're absolutely right... absolutely. And thanks.
Keep the faith Vin. Be gone awhile. Need to get caught up at school, and give Santorum supporters time to realize he has no chance to beat Romney and that we need to prepare for a battle royale convention (and beyond).
There’s a great one of Seamus atop the car here: