Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mitt Romney: the EtchaSketch Candidate

First, the news story:

‘Etch a Sketch’ comment creates new doubts about Romney

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- As he moves closer to clinching the Republican nomination, frontrunner Mitt Romney is facing fresh doubts about his commitment to core party principles after a top aide’s televised gaffe amplified critics’ charges that he is a political shape-shifter.
The former Massachusetts governor is within reach of securing his party’s nod -- well ahead of his rivals in convention delegates, polls and campaign cash after his latest win in the Illinois primary. Still, he was thrown on the defensive yesterday when a longtime adviser compared his campaign to an Etch a Sketch, a toy that can be shaken to erase what is marked on its surface.
The issue arose when the aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, was asked on CNN whether he is concerned that Romney might be forced by his Republican opponents to take extreme positions during the primary that could alienate moderates in a race against President Barack Obama.
“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign,” Fehrnstrom said. “Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.” (source: Washington Post)

Now the tshirts:

Mitt Romney, the Shake - y Candidate shirt

Romney Like an Etch a Sketch shirt

Sketch-A-Mess shirt

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