Etch A Sketch Comment Paints Mitt Romney As A Flip Flopper

Dan Evon

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have been accusing Mitt Romney of being a flip floppper throughout this election season. Well, now they have proof. Romney's senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, told CNN that Mitt Romney is kind of like an Etch A Sketch and if he wins the Republican nomination he'll erase his past promises and start fresh in the Fall.

Fehrnstrom was asked if he was worried about Romney going up against Barack Obama because of some of the stances he has taken against his Republican opponents. Fehrnstrom said that he wasn't concerned since Romney would essentially start fresh if he wins the nomination.

“I think you 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 we start all over again.”
“You are not looking at someone who is the Etch-a-Sketch candidate."
“(Romney's) conservative credentials can come and go with the climate, just like an Etch a Sketch, and we can’t have that.”

Romney said:

"The issues I’m running on will be exactly the same. I’m running as a conservative Republican. I was a conservative Republican governor. I’ll be running as a conservative Republican nominee.”

[Photo: Daily Beast]

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