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  • Inventor of Etch A Sketch dies in France at 86

    02/02/2013 12:46:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Morning Sentinel ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
    Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's maker said. Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb at age 86, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn't disclosed Saturday.
  • Ryan: Romney would protect social safety nets

    10/24/2012 5:04:59 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 24th, 2012 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    AURORA, COLO. -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is planning to tell poor voters they would be better off if he and Mitt Romney win the White House and will urge middle-class and independent voters to consider whether they want another four years like the past ones under President Barack Obama. Ryan, in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland State University, was set to promise to Americans most in need that a Romney-Ryan administration would protect safety-net programs for them while overhauling benefits for wealthier Americans who might not necessarily need Social Security in their later years.
  • Paul Ryan Says He's Now Okay With Gays in the Military

    09/27/2012 3:58:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 129 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, told a West Palm Beach, Fla., television station over the weekend that he is now okay with homosexuals in the military and does not want to reverse the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. “I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat,” Ryan told WPTV Saturday, when asked about the one-year anniversary...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • Mitt Romney’s Electoral College Advantage

    07/06/2012 8:03:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 78 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 July 2012 | Tim Groseclose
    Why the GOP nominee has a slight edge in the one poll that counts Suppose that this November’s presidential election is so close that one candidate wins the popular vote and the other wins the Electoral College (and thus the election). Which candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, or neither, holds an edge in the Electoral College system for choosing U.S. presidents? Though his advantage is small, I believe it belongs to Romney. My analysis begins with what I call a “political quotient.” I’ve constructed this device to measure a person’s political views quantitatively. Higher PQs correspond to more liberal...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest

    07/05/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday July 5, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities. Romney’s advisers insisted that he would keep his inner circle intact amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign. The tempest began with a weekend tweet from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and burst Thursday onto the pages of his newspaper the Wall Street Journal, as its conservative editorial board opined that Romney’s advisers were “slowly squandering an...
  • Wall Street Journal editorial says Mitt Romney ‘squandering’ chance against President Obama

    07/05/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/5/12 | Matt Viser
    -snip- “Met Romney last week,” Murdoch tweeted last week. “Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.” The next day, Murdoch tweeted, “Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!” Jack Welch, the former chief executive of General Electric, added his voice of criticism. He tweeted, “Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice ont campaign staff ... playing in league with Chicago pols. ... No room...
  • Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'

    07/04/2012 4:33:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 151 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Caroline Horn, Senior Producer for Politics, CBS News
    Caroline Horn‏@CNHorn On @CBSEveningNews, @cbsjancrawford says Romney told her Roberts' opinion seemed political, not based on Constitution.
  • I'm a Tea Party Nose Holder

    06/30/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT · by morethanright · 74 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    <p>Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.</p>
  • Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread

    06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT · by John W · 847 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | June 28, 2012 | SCOTUSblog
    Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
  • Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order

    06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday June 17, 2012
    BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.” Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were “brought...
  • Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder

    06/15/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 99 replies
    cnn ^ | 6-15-12 | Romney
    "I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire. "I would like to seek legislation that deals with this issue and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at, considered this issue, he said that this is an important matter that we have to find a long term solution," Romney said. "I think...
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party (well, duh; invertebrates can't stand)

    05/09/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by torchy · 38 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | May 8 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!" To his credit, John McCain realized the Obama hatred was getting out of hand, and a few days later, when a woman at one of his events called Obama an "Arab," McCain did one of the most honorable things in his political career. "No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements...
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric

    04/28/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Saturday April 28, 2012
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That's a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Ohio in pivotal role For Right to Life plank at GOP National Convention

    04/12/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 2 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Even though former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has decided to fold his presidential primary tent this week and suspend his campaign, conservatives should not fold their issues into Romney’s Etch-a-Sketch primary promises. The conservative movement in Ohio can take on a much more crucial role leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The political die is not necessarily cast for Mitt Romney yet, because he still has to garner the magic of 1,144 delegates needed to elect the Republican presidential nominee, and conservatives can also still work to assist Newt Gingrich’s continuing primary efforts. Yet, aside from...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • The Fate of Rick Santorum’s Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS

    05/26/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,586 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | May 26, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS FOR PRESIDENT!! This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards. I'd rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!! Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don't care how long you've been here!!
  • Mitt Romney files lawsuit against Free Republic. Claims Jim Robinson has "abused" him for years.

    11/18/2011 12:58:25 PM PST · by ken5050 · 95 replies · 1+ views
    one man's opinion....
    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney today filed suit in Madison, Wisconsin small claims court against Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, claiming that Robinson has engaged in a pattern and practice of vehement abuse against (Romney) for years.
  • Notice: FR is and will remain a pro-life, small government conservative site.

    04/10/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,369 replies
    April 10, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    To hell with the GOP-e. Barring a miracle, they got their big government, unconstitutional mandate loving, socialist abortionist Obama-lite RINO on the ballot, they can now get him elected. We are the resistance!! Shove him down our throats today, we shove him up your donkeys in November!! I can see November from my house!!
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • History Is Not An Etch-A-Sketch Mr. Romney

    03/28/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT · by plewis1250 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/26/2012 | NotAnEtchASketch
    This is a YouTube video a friend and I made surrounding the whole Etch-A-Sketch stuff from last week. My friend wrote some software which makes an Etch-A-Sketch draw whatever picture you want, so we thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the more... controversial quotes of Romney's past.
  • "He Was The Governor Of A Bright Blue State! What Do You Expect ?!"

    03/26/2012 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 23 replies · 38+ views
    My Utter Disdain For Mitt Trotsky | 3/26/12 | Alan Levy
    Every time I decide to waste my valuable time on God's green and cooling Earth talking to a Mittiot (A rabid follower of former Taxachusetts governor Mitt Trotsky), the following intellectually dishonest and lazy argument always comes up, especially when discussing Romneycare(less). "He was the governor of a bright blue state! What do you expect ?!" To me, the above statement is just as annoying as hearing a Paultard whine "Ron Paul is the only...." or "Only Dr. Paul....". It's like Wolverine's claws on Glenn Beck's chalkboard. Use of a statement like that shows that person using it is utterly...
  • Don't be fooled by Romney (07/13/2007)

    03/26/2012 9:42:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies · 9+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/13/2007 at 1:00 AM | Joseph Farah
    Mitt Romney has one chance to become president of the United States. Because of his wealth and his political machine on the ground in early primary states, he has a chance to win the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, picking up momentum that could ultimately deliver him the Republican nomination. Therefore, consider this an open letter to the good folks of Iowa and New Hampshire: Don’t be fooled by this political chameleon, this charlatan, this pretender to the throne. He’s as phony as a three-dollar campaign promise. Romney has tried to “re-invent” himself as a presidential candidate following...
  • Video: Obama Argues Against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 21+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 032612 | Guy Benson
    President Obama's prodigious flip-flop on the efficacy his signature health care law's individual mandate sits atop the list of his numerous "Etch-a-Sketch"-style political gyrations. During the 2008 campaign, he vehemently opposed Hillary Clinton's reform plan because of its inclusion of mandate. Four years later, his administration is in court defending the precise policy he opposed. This was not a minor or superficial distinction between Obama and his former Democratic rival; it was one of the brightest lines Obama drew to separate the two campaigns' (relatively similar) approaches to government expansionism. As this Buzzfeed video demonstrates, this was a point candidate...
  • Why Gingrich Should Stay in the GOP race all the way to Tampa Convention

    03/25/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 41 replies · 8+ views
    March 25, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is so valuable to the American Conservative movement in America. This is why Newt should stay in the race all the way to the convention in August. Everyday, Newt clearly expresses conservative policy, positions, plans and Obama rebuttals. Newt pushes and explains doable plans for energy, Social Security, Iran etc every week, where Santorum and Romney are talking pious generalities. Let's face it. The other thing that Newt is doing with his substantive speeches and TV radio appearances is he is showing the world that he is solid presidential material. So if Mitt or Rick continue to screw...
  • Santorum Beats Romney by 22 Points in Louisiana (time for Romney to drop out of race - he can't win)

    03/25/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CNS ^ | March 24 | CNS news staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania beat former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts by a margin of 22 points in the Republican presidential primary held in Louisiana on Saturday.
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Ann Romney in 1994: “We didn’t know a single Republican”

    03/23/2012 1:45:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-23-12 | Tina Korbe
    “Independence and pragmatism” have been at the heart of Mitt Romney’s politics from his first entrance into the electoral arena, CNSNews.com reports today, with a look back at an article that revealed Romney as he was when he decided to run for the United States Senate in 1994. ~~~~~ “When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: ‘We didn’t know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,’ his wife, Ann, says,” Brownstein reported. “As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush...
  • Fehrnstrom’s Etch a Sketch,Romney’s adviser has been helping candidates erase inconvenient...

    03/23/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 032312 | William Saletan
    Is Mitt Romney an Etch a Sketch? No way, say Romney’s aides. They insist that when Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN Wednesday morning and compared the campaign to an Etch a Sketch, he was talking strictly about the mechanics of general elections, not about Romney’s malleability. But before you buy that explanation, look at what Fehrnstrom has said in previous years. He’s been erasing his candidates’ positions for a long time. In 1994, Romney ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. He had been a pro-life abortion counselor in the Mormon Church, but a private campaign poll warned...
  • The Only Etch-A-Sketch America Needs To Worry About

    03/23/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    We know about the Romney etch-a-sketch gaffe and that Santorum thinks Obama would be better than Romney. Well, I like Rick, but bless his heart on this one. There's only one Etch-a-sketch I care about this year...
  • Mitt Schwarzenegger. Rhino at best?

    03/23/2012 7:44:25 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up? Or maybe better yet, leave. After trying for years with mixed success at best to persuade the core of Republican voters that he’s like them and not a Republican in Name Only (Rhino), Romney was betrayed by his own campaign’s candid admission last week. Asked whether the candidate had moved too far to the right for the general election, Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN that the GOP hopeful would hit a reset button for the fall campaign. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch,” he said. “You can kind of shake...
  • Romney adviser says campaign can start fresh for general election, 'like an Etch A Sketch'

    03/21/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on Wednesday dismissed concern that the nastiness of the GOP primary race could negatively affect the fight to replace President Obama. "It's almost like an Etch A Sketch — you shake it all up and start over again," he told CNN of the general election. He said the Republican Party would rally around the eventual nominee.
  • Mitt Romney: The Consummate Etch A Sketch

    03/21/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 9 replies · 1+ views
    RedState ^ | March 21, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Throughout the presidential campaign, we have been lampooned by the pale-pastel wing of the party for not coalescing around the Romney campaign with alacrity. Our detractors have been stupefied by our stubborn opposition to “the only candidate who can beat Obama;” the man with the requisite resume, funding, organization, intelligence, and persona. We’ve been at a loss to encapsulate our opposition into a one-liner; a bumper sticker. After all, it takes copious pages of ink to explain the extent of Romney’s hypocrisy on the issue of healthcare alone. Yet, late in the 11th hour of the campaign, when it’s probably...
  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe

    03/22/2012 2:41:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2012 | EFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama............... But if the endorsement held the potential to further choke off the oxygen to Mr. Santorum’s insurgent candidacy, the Romney campaign inadvertently gave Mr. Santorum a new supply when a senior adviser went on CNN and seemed to suggest that Mr. Romney’s conservative positions in the primary season could change like an Etch a Sketch drawing. “I think you hit a reset button for...
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

    03/21/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Fred · 197 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 032112 | Greg Sargent
    Think Progress flags an amazing exchange on CNN, in which Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Mitt Romney, seems to confirm that the conservative positions Romney has been forced to take during the primary won’t be a big deal because he can simply erase them once he becomes the GOP nominee: 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...
  • Beloved Drawing Toy Etch A Sketch Turns 50

    07/14/2010 5:20:58 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 41 replies · 1+ views
    AOLNews ^ | July 13th, 2010 | Joe Peacock
    (July 13) -- Happy 50th birthday, Etch A Sketch. This week in 1960, the Etch A Sketch first hit the market, according to HowStuffWorks.com. Fifty years later, the beloved piece of technology has been transformed from a simple toy to a medium for fine art, a movie character thanks to the "Toy Story" series, and an iPhone app. Even after half a century, the Etch A Sketch maintains its youthful appearance. Once only available in the iconic red-with-grey-screen variety, the drawing tool now comes in neon-colored housings and multicolor interfaces. The premise behind the Etch A Sketch is simple: Two...