Speaking on CNN Wednesday morning, [Romney communications advisor Eric] Fehrnstrom was asked if the campaign worried that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich “might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election.”
To which Mr. Ferhnstrom responded: “Well, 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 restart all of over again.” [Pols emphasis]
Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley quickly denounced the comment. “We all knew Mitt Romney didn’t have any core convictions, but we appreciate his staff going on national television to affirm that point for anyone who had any doubts,” he said in a statement.
Help us out, folks–could he have said something more damaging about Mitt Romney, the candidate whose biggest obstacle to victory is, well, trust? The candidate who is regularly accused of “resetting” himself–kind of like you did with your Etch-a-Sketch as a kid? If he tried with all his might, could this spokesman have said something more perfectly injurious?
Anyway, we assume the guy is fired. And possibly worked for Barack Obama the whole time.