iOS app Android app

Eric Fehrnstrom

Mitt Romney Adviser: Individual Mandate Is A 'Penalty,' Not A 'Tax'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, admitted Monday that he actually agrees with the Obama administration on something: the individual m...

Mitt to Women: My Economy Will Give What My Policies Take Away

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With Obama enjoying as much as a 20 point lead with women, who many pundits say could be the key to the election, you'd think the Romney would be a little more accommodating. But Romney's positions could not be clearer.

Fehrnstrom: Mitt Romney Will Not Get 'Bogged Down' By Allen West's Communist Remark

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will not condemn Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his comments in April alleging that "about 78 to 81" Democratic members of Congress are memb...

Laura Bassett

GOP: Women's Issues Debate Is A Distraction (SLIDESHOW) | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom, senior campaign adviser for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, turned heads on Sunday when he said that women's issues, suc...

Mitt Romney Aide: We 'Can't Be Responsible' For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

A top Mitt Romney campaign adviser on Friday disavowed conspiracy theories pushed by Donald Trump, one of Romney's most high-profile supporters. The a...

Gay Spokesman's Resignation Reveals The True Mitt

The New Republic | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Who is the real Mitt Romney? Richard Grenell, the openly gay conservative who abruptly resigned as a Romney campaign spokesman, has answered that ques...

Top Romney Aide: Auto Bailout Was Mitt's Idea

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

Top Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom claimed that President Obama's auto bailout was the GOP presidential hopeful's idea. Fehrnstrom said Obama...

Michael Calderone

Inside The 2012 Twitter-Fueled News Cycle | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Pierre Prosper, a foreign policy adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, accused President Barack Obama Thursda...

The Man Who Does Romney's Dirty Work

GQ | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney likes to describe himself as an accidental politician. He's a businessman, not a bureaucrat, and the crux of his sales pitch for the Oval ...

Hey, Etch A Sketch Conservatives: Time to Resurrect Some Honesty

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

A spring awash with Etch A Sketch conservatives, camera-wielding GOP con men and a bogus deficit reduction budget from House Republicans shows that for the right, wrong is justified when it achieves the desired results.

Scott Brown Tied To Mitt Romney In New Democratic Ad

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has attempted to shake his image as a "Massachusetts moderate" at the national level, while Republican Sen. Scott Brown is hoping the labe...

Michael Calderone

Sunday Show Host: 'We Try Every Week' To Book Romney | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer sat down with two Republican presidential candidates last Sunday, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, and h...

Last Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.25.2012 | Comedy

Sometimes the psychometer just writes itself. Last week saw all kinds of erratic behavior, from Michael Bay taking a break from his war on filmmaking ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Despite his big victory in Illinois on Tuesday, this was not a banner week for Mitt Romney. Indeed, he experienced a PR disaster when his longtime adviser Eric Fehrnstrom likened him to an Etch A Sketch: "You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again." Santorum and Gingrich quickly began brandishing the toys at campaign events. Will classic toys now become a 2012 leitmotif? Will Romney whip out a Slinky when he talks about Gingrich or a Mr. Potato Head when he goes after Santorum? Will Ron Paul feel left out and challenge the others to a round of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots? Will voters forget about debates and use a Magic 8-Ball to determine who to vote for? One thing's for sure: No one who has been paying attention to this campaign will compare any of the candidates to a Lite-Brite.

Forget Etch A Sketch and Vaginas, Obama Faces a Real Race in the Fall

David Paul | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Eric Fehrnstrom is correct. The slate will be wiped clean in the fall. The challenge for the Romney campaign will be to articulate an alternative, more conservative vision of the nation, and Whatever he says, whatever he did, I'm against it is unlikely to suffice.

Biden: 'Not Even Romney's Etch-A-Sketch' Can Show He's Different From GOP Leaders

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't until the end of his speech about Republicans wanting to gut Medicare, but Vice President Joe Biden still found a way to take ...

Etch A Sketch Is A Good Buy

The Atlantic | Matthew O'Brien | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Everybody knows that nothing sells toys like marginal presidential candidates using them as campaign props....

Etch-A-Sketch Flap: Twitter Is the New AP

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

Twitter is now our early warning system for breaking news and millions take this social media network information on faith. It's now taken over the old media space the Associated Press has played in so successfully for decades.

Mitt Romney’s Etch-a-Sketch Disaster | By JOE KLEIN | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

I’ve been thinking about this all night: Eric Fehrnstrom’s etch-a-sketch gaffe yesterday may go well beyond a momentary embarrassment and become a...

Fehrnstrom Rides

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Bets On Romeny's 'Etch-A-Sketch' Moment

Posted 03.22.2012 | Media

CNN's Soledad O'Brien revisited a key moment from her show on Wednesday when GOP candidate Mitt Romney's campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom compared the...

Mitt Romney Clarifies Top Adviser's Etch A Sketch Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

ARBUTUS, Md. -- Following a town hall Wednesday in Arbutus, Md., Mitt Romney clarified comments made earlier in the day by his top adviser Eric Fehrns...

DNC Ad Mocks Mitt Romney Adviser's 'Etch A Sketch' Comment

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee released a web commercial Wednesday mocking comments Mitt Romney's top spokesman made hours earlier, comparing their...

What If Mitt Can't Pander?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

t's possible we're not being fair to Mitt Romney. Really, would the stuff coming out of your mouth make any more sense if you had to spend a year traveling with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich?

Sam Stein

Romney Aide Says Platform Is 'Like An Etch A Sketch' | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's hardly a secret that presidential candidates tack toward their base over the course of a primary and shift toward moderation once t...