Skip to comments.Impact of Romney campaign gaffe
Posted on 03/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT by God-fear-republican
ERIC FEHRNSTROM, ROMNEY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: I think he 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.
GINGRICH, R - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Some people talk about making pledges that are in stone. But the idea that a Romney pledge is on Etch A Sketch, this should remind everyone in the conservative movement why they are very worried about a Romney presidency and about a Romney candidacy. And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity.
RICK SANTORUM: When the primary is over you're gonna see a very different Mitt Romney. We all knew that. May he at least have the courage to admit what we all knew.
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See the video at source, very informative. It will be hard for Romney to wiggle out of this. What a sleek salesman!
Will vote GOP down ticket...will not vote for a Romney ticket no matter what and go ahead an flame me I no longer give a damn..the wages of sin is death and we can either go quickly under Obama or with Obama lite ( romney) the slide will continue
I shall focus on my faith...look for a valid third party at some point...i am done voting for RINOS
Gaffe = Inadvertently saying what you really think.
I’m with you.
Amen!!!! I am with you 100% on this one.
Flame me, shoot me, beat me, ... there is nothing you can do to get me to vote for Romney.
Won’t matter as the etch-a-sketch gaffe has ruined any chance he has in Nov.
America is more prosperous and our liberties are safer when the government can't get anything done, IMHO.
Mitt Romney can take a hike. I don’t even consider him an option. The MA liberal should go back home and leave the rest of us alone.
I wish it were so.....how I wish it were so...
I can’t flame you for following my own plan....
There are important items down-ballot.
With that remark, the communications director may have just “reset” the primary possibilities. He could hardly have chosen a more perfect image to depict the very reason so many conservatives feel great uneasiness with Romney as the possible nominee. Sometimes these people accidentally speak the truth.
You can add me to your list.
An insightful thought and often overlooked. I tend to agree.
Staff doesn't invent this stuff at this point in the campaign. Mitt is the leader...he is the guy telling his staff what the strategy is...and from all I hear, Mitt is a very top down guy!
“You can add me to your list.”
You are 100% correct
I believe the only reason that Romney is even still in this thing is because 1. the Republican elite and 2. His money machine.
His advisors are incompetent dumbasses. The campaign they are running is a mess. He doesn’t connect with voters and he’s all over the place. He talks doublespeak and contradiction and no one really believes a word that comes out of his mouth.
The guy had one thing right I think...they need a do-over once the nomination is finally sealed up (if it is) because if they keep going like this they will look like idiots up against Obama and his billion dollars.
The RomneyBots are curiously silent tonight.
Eric Fehrnstron just repeated what his boss said in their strategy or staff meeting, laughing their heads off, they just got a little carried away. I still believe, NEWT!!!!
It’s wierd watching FR become a pro-Obama site.
We will not vote for any ticket with Romney on it.
Even Obama is more honest than Romney, and
Obama is an out and out liar.
It’s weird being on Free Republic and responding to people supporting liberals of any kind.
A communications director is not going to go to the press and introduce a whole new concept (that he invented)...he is going to simply repeat what the boss told him!
Mitt might purchase the nomination (which is exactly what he and his LDS supporters have done)...but he will NEVER win the election.
That said, FR isn't a Pro-Obama site...it's a Pro-Conservative site. Period.
Its been weird over the last few days to watch some Freepers try to shill for the extreme liberal from MA.
It's all the RomneyBots have, the "Oooga Booga" vote for Romney or you're voting for Obama scare tactic. No logic whatever, just pure emotion.
Well, if the Republicans take the Senate and Romney wins the presidency, you get your wish.
Having lived in MA, I have absolutely no doubts regarding Romney's sincerity. That is why I have said for two years on this site that I would not under any circumstances vote for Mitt. He's simply a slower version of Obama, a big government liberal who doesn't hate America the way Obama does but still wants to take all possible control over our money and our lives. No, thank you.
The difference? With Romney the car's going slower.
If you think that anti-Romney = pro-Obama you're as full of crap as a Christmas turkey as far as I'm concerned.
If you give in each time the GOP says bend over, you've only got yourself to blame.
Yeah, obama will destroy the country. Romney will just do it more slow and painfully, except that it will be someone YOU PUT IN POWER as a voter.
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
The GOP will be over when they collapse under a crushing romney defeat. The demoralized base won't turn out and we may lose the house and definitely won't win the senate.
This is what the elites want. We've failed if romney is permitted to win the primary.
I don’t know who’s going to be on the ballot, but I know I’ll be voting against Obama. That seems to be a hard choice for some here.
Horse hockey. I for one plan to vote against Obama. I'll be voting for a conservative. I'm pretty sure everyone else here will be doing the same.
I think that the Hamilton quote posted right above yours sufficiently explains why never voting for Romney is not a difficult decision for me.
You forgot to strap the dog to the roof.
Which outcome do you prefer, Obama stays and Reid goes, or Reid stays and Obama goes?
But at this time? Nature doesn't care- birth just happens when it does. I know who I'd like to see lead it but she'd have to pick a running mate palatable to the masses to avoid a still-born party. Doable? Yes. Easy, no. It never is.
Offering McCain II to combat Obama just doesn't offer much promise. I don't want to 'best' this marxist, I want to beat him and his ilk into the ground. I want the entire media to get a bloody nose for all the crap they piled on the Palin family. I want revenge for the many things they've done in the last three + years.
Most of all, I want my grandchildren to know that I didn't go down without a fight against those who are already spending their future. McRomneyDole just doesn't feel like a winner.
I understand your sentiment but this time it is essential that the government “get something done.” As in rolling back Obamacare, rescinding the onerous EPA regs, amending Dodd-Frank to the point it becomes invisible, stop the folly of funding green energy in a willy-nilly fashion while sensibly utilizing our voluminous oil, natural gas and, yes, even coal resources, doing what can be done to restore a business friendly climate where people get back to work and fuel our ecomomy. Also, start to modify the Medicare program so it doesn’t financially swallow us whole.
Simply put, if much of the damage Obama and his Dim cronies in DC, in the union halls, in Hollywood, in the newsrooms and TV studios, has done isn’t countered in the next presidential term it will no longer much matter who is elected. By that time (2017), the socialist and fascist rot will be damned well entrenched all throughout our society and almost impossible to stop.
So, please, don’t be so quick to declare “I will never do.....this or that.” If you’re in a battleground state, your single vote could mean a lot.
Personally, I think Obama is going to get routed. But I may be wrong so I will go vote R top to botton on Nov. 6. We need to get the presidency AND control of the senate. Republicans need both or I fear greatly for our republic.
If one party is in control I would rather it be the Republicans, obviously.
I find them a little more trustworthy than Dems, but not a whole lot.