Mitt Romney Camp’s Latest Gaffe

Mitt Romney Camp’s Latest Gaffe: it is  ‘typical of luck Mitt Romney, the morning after all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign was involved in a dispute over a plastic toy 1950.
Wednesday, hours after Romney’s victory at 12 points on Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary to silence most skeptics remained, senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and gave new meaning to the term “Change game”.Mitt Romney
“I think you press a reset button for the fall campaign,” he said, explaining why the fight for conservative primary voters Romney did not push too far right. “Everything changes. ‘S almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake and we start all over again.”
? Etch A Sketch In fact, it seems more like Romney played Chutes and Ladders: He just landed on the space 87 and slid all the way up to 24. Suddenly, the event at American Legion Hall in Romney here in the suburbs of Baltimore was transformed from a gab session on gas prices in an Etch A Sketch Fest.
Alice Stewart, a Santorum aide, brought a bag full of paperbacks Etch A Sketch and handed out to the parking. Your correspondent, threatened with arrest by a soldier of the state of Maryland, who was blocking the door to keep reporters from the fray, was rewarded by Stewart with a blue Etch A Sketch. “Conservative principles must be written in stone, not on Etch A Sketch,” Santorum aide said correctly.
You sunk my battleship!
Thirty yards away, Romney was shaking his hand. Reporters asked, would address the toy story? “We think that gas prices are more important,” replied the spokesman Rick Gorka, examining Etch a Sketches of journalists.
Santorum, who has taken part as if Romney playing Operation, located in his car Wednesday with the rectangular device. His campaign Twitter photo with the caption “@ @ MittRomney RickSantorum study of political positions.”
“You take everything you said and you can shake and it will be gone, and it’s going to draw an entirely new way for general elections,” Santorum sang at a campaign stop in Louisiana.Also campaign in Louisiana, Newt Gingrich, that turned the track into a round of Twister, Etch A Sketch gave a to a girl in the audience and said: “You now could be a candidate for president.” Romney will never end its debilitating series of gaffes? As the Magic 8 Ball says: Outlook not so good.
After the New Hampshire primary, Romney seems to have done in Candy Land. But Santorum and Gingrich felled his inevitable as dominos and Sorry! Romney is in a coast to coast playing Connect Four with competitors who should not have been in his league, but who are benefiting from voter disenchantment with him.
There is a certain enthusiasm for the Republican front-runner. Out of the Romney event here, retiree Jim Wilson sitting in his GMC truck bumpers bumpers decorated with American flags and paraphernalia Romney. Wilson, who lives outside Charlottesville, has been on the road since August, every primary state except Colorado and this is only because Kansas wanted to make it in time. “This is a group of horse apples,” he said when asked about Romney enthusiasm gap. “Look at this crowd,” he said, between puffs on his pipe.
True enough. Two hundred fans filled the hall, at least that out of many. “This is really something,” the crowd cheered the candidate in the overflow parking lot.But belief was that the enthusiasm for Romney, a nice Rubik’s cube. Inside, the candidate spoke of health, education, Iran’s economy, but something of toys for children.
Although it was not particularly hot in the room, Romney concluded by saying that the temperature had “reached 140 in here” and retired, while staring journalists shouting Etch A Sketch questions.Realizing that he could not shake the query, Romney returned a few minutes late for a “short Q & A”, known colloquially as “free press.” It ‘lasted 90 seconds.
“The problems are running on will be exactly the same,” he said in response to a question Etch a Sketch. “I’m running as a conservative Republican. I was a conservative Republican governor.”
So when he was issued a conservative Romneycare? “Can you guarantee to voters that Republicans will not take more moderate positions?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked. “I answered the question,” Romney replied. “One has available more than one question, Governor, if you do not mind my saying,” Acosta said him.Romney smiled. “This was not a success. It ‘was an opportunity to answer a question I have not had a chance to respond.”

Slaying In Florida: Was Trayvon Martin’s Killer

Slaying In Florida: Was Trayvon Martin’s Killer: George Zimmerman time criminal justice classes at the community college and was almost a one-man neighborhood watch in his gated area of the city and called police around 50 times in the past eight years for such things as slow driving cars to report strangers loitering in the neighborhood and open garages.Slaying in Florida Was Trayvon Martin’s killer
Now, suddenly, people are wondering if the 28 year old Zimmerman is a serious if somewhat industrious young man who was just looking for his neighborhood, or a wannabe cop who tried to court in his own hands.He been in the center of a growing craze on its own direction, self-defense and racial profiling because he shot an unarmed black teenager who walked through his neighborhood on Feb. 26 with only a bag of Skittles and an iced tea.
Zimmerman, a light-skinned Hispanic, claimed self-defense in killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and is not charged, but many black leaders demand his arrest, and state and federal authorities are investigating. Florida’s Stand Your Ground law allows people to self-defense wide latitude to use deadly force.
Lawyers for Martin’s parents say Zimmerman is an “unguided missile.” “He is a wannabe cop,” said attorney Benjamin Crump. “Why did he have a gun?” But some neighbors are welcome vigilance, at least for the shooting.
Samantha Leigh Hamilton, a car dealership employee who Zimmerman lived on the street about a year, said she once left her garage door and Zimmerman noted that while walking his dog. He met another neighbor who let Hamilton know. “The only impression I have of George Zimmerman is a good,” Hamilton said Wednesday.
Hamilton said another neighbor, a black woman, would regularly Zimmerman informed when she was out of town so he could keep an eye on her place. Hamilton said that when she moved to the middle class, racially mixed community of about 250 identical houses in the city, the black neighbor told her: “Hey, if you need anything, you really picked a good environment, because George is a part of our neighborhood watch. ”
Zimmerman, who was captain of the neighborhood watch and a license to carry a weapon, 46 calls to the police since 2004, according to a police department records.In call report, the dispatcher noted that Zimmerman called about a vehicle “rides very slowly, looking at all the other vehicles in the complex and blasting music. “In another call from August last year, Zimmerman reported on two black male teenagers in the neighborhood. He found them suspicious.
A police spokesman said Sanford, a city of 53,000 people outside Orlando, which is 57 percent white and 30 percent black, did not return repeated calls for comment on Zimmerman reports.Sanford town board on Wednesday voted 3-2 to “no confidence “in Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. pressing on the treatment of the fatal shooting. The committee can not shoot Lee, however, because the head of the police reports to the city manager.Hamilton said there had been some burglaries in the past year, including a three doors away in which burglars took a TV and laptops .

Etch A Sketch Takes Center Stage In GOP Fight

Etch A Sketch Takes Center Stage In GOP Fight: So the biggest news of the battle the Republican primary today, Mitt Romney has been basking in the glow of his 12-point victory in Illinois? Actually, no. OK, so it must have been Jeb Bush, a popular former governor of Florida, brother of the last GOP president and respected conservative Romney endorsing? Wrong again.
The news of the day, as ordered by, average Republican rivals Romney and Obama’s campaign was a phrase from Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, for the Etch A Sketch, the drawing toy that, as a person Romney, recalls , 1950.Etch A Sketch Takes Center
Asked on CNN whether he was interested that fought GOP primary ‘may force the governor to turn right until now,’ he would alienate moderates in the general election, Fehrnstrom said, ‘Well, I think you press a reset button for the fall campaign. It changes everything. It ‘s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake and restart all over again.
The statement given Romney’s opponents a stick to beat him. While the question was about policy positions, Fehrnstrom Romney – who may not listen to them carefully enough to answer it seemed as if he was talking about campaign strategy and dynamics.
Like all ‘gaffe’ – to use the word journalism that all of us to distribute this type of error – is damaging because it was done in an existing perception of Romney.
That perception, deeply rooted, is that Romney is a ‘Flopper vibration’, a ‘well-oiled weathervane’, someone who now describes himself as ‘strictly conservative’, but previously it was called a ‘progressive’. A moderate, a liberal in some respects, while running for office in Massachusetts, now that is looking for the GOP nomination as Romney withdraws right wing.
The comment Etch A Sketch was manna from heaven for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – who promptly appeared on the campaign trail with the toy – because it seemed to strengthen their argument that Romney is a conservative is not a real do or say something to win an election.
Gingrich tweeted that Etch A Sketch was ‘a great toy, but a losing strategy’. Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart was sent to a Romney event in Arbutus, Maryland to distribute mini Etch A Sketches reporters and proclaim that ‘the conservative principles must be written in stone, not to Etch A Sketch’.
He also worked for the Democrats because it seemed to show that Romney is not to be trusted and allowed them to support his positions would mask the “extremist” by the primary language of craftsmanship in the general election.
It worked for the media because it was a nice video clip of pithy, he changed the subject from the boring reality that Romney is the Republican candidate and de facto, well, it’s easier to report on a gaffe that a political position.
And let’s face it, there was a lot of comic potential. The Washington Post (Etch A) happily made hay sketch writer, and so did the American Bridge exploit Democratic PAC.
But what do the observations of Fehrnstrom, Romney a fair partner in the last ten years and a former journalist for Boston Herald, Romney actually tell us?
The answer is: not much. Its conventional wisdom that the presidential candidates veer toward the center in a general election after appealing to their base in the primaries. It ‘obviously true that the campaign will be so different from the primary that Team Romney will essentially return to the drawing board.
Fehrnstrom is a combative and highly effective consultant who is extremely close to Romney. Not for one minute think he’ll be fired for this. He got a bit ‘of annoyance on Twitter last year, but the episode was laughing inside the campaign and then quickly forgotten.
Today, Fehrnstrom observations were an avoidable own goal – and very similar to some errors of the candidate, who also tended to occur early in the morning. Will become a running joke, as is Seamus the dog story is repeated ad nauseum. For those already predisposed to dislike Romney, will provide ammunition bit ‘more.
All we had some fun with the jokes Etch A Sketch today. But eventually the win Illinois Romney and Jeb Bush endorsement is much more significant.