March 21, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Eric Fehrnstrom: Mitt Romney Is The ‘Etch A Sketch’ Candidate
Today on CNN, Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign, was asked, “Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?” Fehrnstrom replied, “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 we start all over again.”
I think this is further validation of what I have believed all along about Mitt Romney. While I don’t want to see any of the Republican candidates become the next president, Romney is the one GOP candidate who scares me the least. I think he is a moderate masquerading as someone who is “severely conservative”, to use his own words. It’s a disguise that’s necessary if he is going to win the nomination for a party that has sold its future to extreme right-wing radicals.