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Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe


One of Mitt Romney's senior advisors just committed a major boo-boo. When asked on CNN about concerns that Romney may have tacked too far to the right in these primaries, Eric Ferhnstrom said that the General Election will be like a reset button, kind of like an etch-A sketch! What? This will give conservatives major pause.

I won't be surprised if this comment inflicts a lot of damage to Romney. The Romney campaign may try and defend the comments by saying the General Election is different than the primaries or that it was a bad choice of words. But this comment says a great deal about what the campaign is really thinking. They just let it slip in public.

Watch below.

Here are the comments:

Mr. Ferhnstrom: “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.”

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# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

This is a major mistake by Romney's campaign. But I am glad that the truth is finally out. Most conservatives already know that Mitt Romney is a moderate. Hopefully now more people will see that who Mitt Romney is and what he says he is are two different things.
Left by SweetBreeze on Mar 21, 2012 4:55 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Many well-informed conservatives have been warning of this for ages. HE IS A LIBERAL, not a conservative. Just look at his awful record as Massachusetts Governor and you can predict how he'd govern as President. Sadly, the "conservative" media is reporting very little of this. See http://massresistanc.org/romney for a detailed review of his record, including: His unconstitutional implementation of "gay marriage" w/o legislative authorization. - His his Gay Youth Pride proclamations, and his Governor's Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth. - His liberal judicial appt record, and inclusion of the Lesbian & Gay Bar Assoc. in his selection committee. - His statement (Russert, Dec '07 interview) that he'd have no problem appointing atheists as Supreme Court justice or Atty-General. - His inclusion of Planned Parenthood in RomneyCare (which meant abortions cost only $50 at first; since 2008 they are free!). - His support for cap & trade, TARP, and now even "gays" in the military, etc.
Left by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 5:02 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

ROMNEY REALLY HESITATES A LOT IN HIS SPEECHES LIKE HE ISN'T SURE OF ANYTHING. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS TRUE HE MADE MILLIONS BY BUYING UP COMPANIES AND CAUSING THEM TO GO BROKE IN ORDER TO RAISE THE STOCKS IN OTHER COMPANIES. WERE DO YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH? WHY WOULD SOMEONE WITH ALL HIS MONEY WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? TOO CHANGE THE TAX LAWS???
Left by patricia on Mar 21, 2012 5:46 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

This is getting soooooo old! The only gaffes you can attribute to Romney are those that are misstated. Obviously he's talking about how the Primary will be over, and the Etch a Sketch will be shaken and the race will begin for the fall campaign. I mean, really? Do people on our side have to be throwing out these red herrings, as the Demonits always do? His earlier "gaffe" about firing people was a direct reference to firing health insurance companies if they don't do their job. I mean, it's getting weary to watch the news and watch all the Christian bots attack the Christian Romney. Can we just stop the bigotry and embrace Romney for the great traits and experience he comes with? You'd rather have Obama? Or worse, Gingrich?
Left by spk2moi on Mar 21, 2012 6:08 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

What else would Mr Fehrstrom say, as he represents Romney's whole campaign strategy, tactics, and political policy of say whatever you have to say for political convenience, aka lie, to get the Nomination for US President.. while the Wall Street Investment firms like Goldman Sachs and the GOP RINO establishment buys the election for Romney with their multi-million dollar coffers.. and what and where does this leave the average hard working American Patriot Reagan Conservative.. Exactly..

Romney is no Ronald Reagan, and never will be, period. Romney is the antithesis of President Ronald Reagan.

The only thing conservative about Romney, is the extent of his lies and liberalism compared to Obama himself, particularly after he publically denounced President Ronald Reagan and Reaganomics, calling himself a moderate Progressive establishment GOP Republican.

So, why is it, and how is it, with an anti-Obama electoral atmosphere so high, from his ultra liberal socialist policies, that ha
Left by TeaPartyPatriot4ever on Mar 21, 2012 11:02 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Law/What is in it? You have got to be kidding, if we had no law, we would go barbaric. Thank to law that we are what we are. HUMAN. A financial minister once commented that "the art of taxation is like plucking a goose: to get the most feathers with the least amount of hissing". The smallest change in taxation one way or another could significantly alter how they view the UK's long term prospects, with knock-on effects on our AAA credit rating. I'd argue however that there are four other problems with I thank you Firozali A.Mulla This is on UK.
Left by Mullar on Mar 22, 2012 1:04 AM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Looking more and more like Obama will be reelected rather easily.....Romney can't get out of his own way
Left by rons on Mar 22, 2012 1:29 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Seems tea-baggers are poised to lose home and away.
Left by Born-again Liberal on Mar 23, 2012 8:17 AM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

With all the time and tons of money spent and being completly absorbed in this election process I would be hard pressed to say 5 things any of them plan to do as President. They go on radio and news shows every day make speaches and its the same blah blah blah nothing soecific They ate grits in mississippi and bbq in georgia and respond to the latest stupid comment of the day and this is how we make such an important decision? I wish they would just talk about what is important Gov Romney says he'd repeal obama care well the president cant even do that its up to congress to do that. ask him what then? specifically abc you'll do what to replace it . He hasnt said.I want to know what santorum would do or not do with regard to Israel and other important things. I dont care what they ate or what they think about what the other guys said. Sure it matters if romney is really going to "etch a sketch" this but i dont want to hear what newt and rick think about it tell me what your about!
Left by kelly on Mar 23, 2012 12:43 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Let's get this straight, Mitt Romney is not a Christian. Mormons do not believe in the same Jesus that Christians do. Jesus did not become a god, he always was God.
Secondly Romney I believe is trying to buy the nomination. He is out spending the others by 5 to 1. I believe him to be a moderate and not a conservative. His people should think before they speak.
Left by KellieC on Mar 23, 2012 9:45 PM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

And the "Dancing with the GOP" show,,,just goes on,,and on,,and on,,
Left by shabach on Mar 25, 2012 9:01 AM

# RE: Romney Advisor Commits Major Gaffe

Do we have the honest Global team these days is the first question I would like to ask. The leader who stays on and sees that all are first confortable the he sits to drink his coffee watching all over again and again? Here we have the probe on the UK minister. Is this then the leadership we want? No I am not for or against it. I see, read and comment on this, no pun, no sarcasm, but the leader in my sight to the end. I am otherwise a good man. Olease let my case go to the Hague I thank you .... Firozali A.Mulla DBA
Left by Mullar on Mar 25, 2012 2:37 PM