Mitt Romney’s Staff Etch A Sketch Gaffe Helps Opponents
The Etch A Sketch gaffe (that is even bigger than Rick Perry’s memory lost during the GOP televised debate) made by Mitt Romney’s campaign aide, Eric Fehrnstrom has redifined the race and has greatly benefited the company that produces the toy.
On Wednesday Eric Fehrnstrom was interviewed on CNN on whether the Republican candidates were moving too far to the right, alienating the Independents who would eventually vote for president Barack Obama.
While Rmoney tries to talk as little as possible to avoid sticky statements Mr. Eric Fehrnstrom rapidly put both feet in his mouth with the following response:
“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.”
The remarks went viral and provided Romney’s opponents a tool to slam him with and the opportunity to try to convince voters that the former Massachusetts governor is a flip flopper who will say anything to the person in front of him to win their trust.
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been slamming Romney going as far as saying that Obama would be better than his rival.
Santorum held an Etch A Sketch up and said:
“You win by giving people a choice.You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there.”
As for the maker of Etch A Sketch called Ohio Art – they have seen their stock jump to $9.65 after the gaffe was made.