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Impact of Romney campaign gaffe
Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Bret Baier

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allsides4romney; backstabberromney; bishopromney; chameleonromney; elections; etch; flipperromney; gaffe; loserromney; metamorphosingmitt; nevertrustaromney; romney

1 posted on 03/22/2012 4:07:35 PM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: God-fear-republican

See the video at source, very informative. It will be hard for Romney to wiggle out of this. What a sleek salesman!


2 posted on 03/22/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: God-fear-republican

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
freegards
LEX


3 posted on 03/22/2012 4:11:08 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: God-fear-republican

Gaffe = Inadvertently saying what you really think.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 4:11:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I’m with you.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

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.

Santorum 2012


6 posted on 03/22/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: God-fear-republican

Bump


7 posted on 03/22/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
My wish for the election is for the Senate and the Executive branch to not be under control of the same party. I get nervous when one party has control of both.

America is more prosperous and our liberties are safer when the government can't get anything done, IMHO.

8 posted on 03/22/2012 4:15:56 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: God-fear-republican

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.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Won't matter as the etch-a-sketch gaffe has ruined any chance he has in Nov.

I wish it were so.....how I wish it were so...

10 posted on 03/22/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Same here.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 4:21:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I can’t flame you for following my own plan....

There are important items down-ballot.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 4:21:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: God-fear-republican

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.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
will not vote for a Romney ticket no matter what and go ahead an flame me I no longer give a damn..

You can add me to your list.

14 posted on 03/22/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: GSWarrior

An insightful thought and often overlooked. I tend to agree.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 4:23:43 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: God-fear-republican
This makes me wonder if Eric Fehrnstron didn't get this metaphor directly from Mitt and his discussions with staff.

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!

16 posted on 03/22/2012 4:36:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: houeto

“You can add me to your list.”

Ditto.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 4:37:49 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: GSWarrior

You are 100% correct


18 posted on 03/22/2012 4:39:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: God-fear-republican

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.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: greatvikingone

The RomneyBots are curiously silent tonight.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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!!!!


21 posted on 03/22/2012 4:45:57 PM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

It’s wierd watching FR become a pro-Obama site.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 4:47:55 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: God-fear-republican

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.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 4:54:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ramius

It’s weird being on Free Republic and responding to people supporting liberals of any kind.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 4:54:23 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama)
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To: God-fear-republican
That's what I think.

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.

NEVER!

25 posted on 03/22/2012 4:55:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: Ramius
It's even funnier watching FReepers that have a long time "born on" date...that still can't use the "spell" button.

Weird!

That said, FR isn't a Pro-Obama site...it's a Pro-Conservative site. Period.

26 posted on 03/22/2012 4:56:24 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Ramius

Its been weird over the last few days to watch some Freepers try to shill for the extreme liberal from MA.


27 posted on 03/22/2012 4:56:55 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Waryone; Ramius
It’s weird being on Free Republic and responding to people supporting liberals of any kind.

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.

28 posted on 03/22/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: GSWarrior
My wish for the election is for the Senate and the Executive branch to not be under control of the same party.

Well, if the Republicans take the Senate and Romney wins the presidency, you get your wish.

29 posted on 03/22/2012 5:05:53 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: God-fear-republican
And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity.

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.

30 posted on 03/22/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: choirboy

Word!


31 posted on 03/22/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Pollster1

America with an Obama second term:

America with a Romney first term:

The difference? With Romney the car's going slower.

32 posted on 03/22/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Ramius
It’s wierd watching FR become a pro-Obama site.

If you think that anti-Romney = pro-Obama you're as full of crap as a Christmas turkey as far as I'm concerned.

33 posted on 03/22/2012 5:19:22 PM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: COBOL2Java; Waryone; Ramius
Thinking Americans know romney can never carry the base. They know too much to vote for him.

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.

Plan accordingly.

34 posted on 03/22/2012 5:24:10 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: houeto

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.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius
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.

36 posted on 03/22/2012 5:29:00 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Ramius
That seems to be a hard choice for some here.

I think that the Hamilton quote posted right above yours sufficiently explains why never voting for Romney is not a difficult decision for me.

FReegards Ramius.

37 posted on 03/22/2012 5:41:33 PM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: COBOL2Java

You forgot to strap the dog to the roof.


38 posted on 03/22/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: GSWarrior
My wish for the election is for the Senate and the Executive branch to not be under control of the same party.

Interesting comment.

Which outcome do you prefer, Obama stays and Reid goes, or Reid stays and Obama goes?

-PJ

39 posted on 03/22/2012 5:52:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: God-fear-republican
We're witnessing the destruction of the Republican party, why, because it has abandoned conservatives. And, we may be witnessing the birth of a third party (TEA) where folks who want individual freedom to trump statism will go instead.

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.

40 posted on 03/22/2012 7:51:16 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: GSWarrior

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.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 8:37:38 PM PDT by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Political Junkie Too; citizen
My wish for the election is for the Senate and the Executive branch to not be under control of the same party.

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.

42 posted on 03/23/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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