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”.
“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.”