Mitt Romney - Etch-a-Sketch

Last Updated : Aug 23, 2012


On May 21, 2012 Governor Romney's senior campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on CNN to discuss the campaign and the fact that Governor Romnay appeared to be locking up the nomination. When asked about the difference between the primary and the general election, Mr Fehrnstrom stated that leaving the primary and entering the general election was sort of like an etch-a-sketch in that the slate was wiped clean and the candidate could essentially start over with voters.

Although Governor Romney was not involved in the incident, the fact that so many of Governor Romney's views had changed over the years and that the chief criticism against him was that he was not a real conservative, the statement by his senior campaign advisor led a number of people to belief that it was an admission that he was not being truthful of his views in the primary.



CNN: Might Governor Romney have tacked so far to the right that it will hurt him in the general election?

Mr Fehrnstrom: Well, I think that you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It's almost like an etch-a-sketch ... kind of ... shake it up and we start all over again. 

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