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Romney Etch a Sketch

The Daily Szep -- The Chameleon

Paul Szep | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


How the Press Helped Romney Reinvent Himself

Eric Boehlert | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For the final push of this campaign Mitt Romney is trying to reinvent himself as a moderate, less-scary Republican. And the press is helping him at every turn.

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

Mitt Romney's Guiding Principle Is Mitt Romney

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Mitt Romney has always had one firm guiding principle: Mitt Romney. I don't mean this just to be another Romney put-down. It really is what has guided his life in business and in government.

Will Team Obama Blow It by Not Labeling Romney the Etch-A-Sketch Candidate?

Joseph Romm | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Joseph Romm

Even though the Romney campaign has apparently changed its losing strategy of being an "extreme conservative," team Obama has so far failed to respond with the obvious, winning strategy -- labeling Romney the Etch-A-Sketch candidate.

Evil Cat Loves Etch-A-Sketch

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.28.2012 | Small Business

Sometimes a product's newfound relevance comes from the strangest of places, like, say, a presidential gaffe, or a 20-second web video featuring an ev...

Pundits on Parade

Monica Medina | Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy
Monica Medina

After watching all these pundits talk ad nauseam, I'm ready. I'm ready to take my place at the pundit table. For I've decided I, too, can do this. I can be a pundit and ramble on and on, on just about anything. Go ahead, and try me.

Romney Blows His Chance at a "No, Ma'am" Moment

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Mitt Romney had a chance Monday to demonstrate to the American people that he was more than an opportunistic mercenary who would say anything to win the White House. And he failed. Miserably.

Romney's Etch A Sketch Campaign Begins

New York | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Two constituencies that President Obama is holding onto about as strongly now as he did four years ago are voters under 30 and Latinos. In what is pro...

Mitt Romney: All Hail, Dull the Conqueror!

Dave Pederson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Dave Pederson

The eventual Romney nomination is the equivalent to a sports team making the playoffs with a losing record. If he won the presidency, it would be a monumental upset.

Etch A Sketch Manufacturer Insists Toy Doesn't Take Sides

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Etch A Sketch manufacturer Ohio Arts released a series of political ads claiming it doesn't take sides in American politics, capitalizing on the toys'...

Elizabeth Warren Invokes Etch A Sketch Gaffe On Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

The Etch A Sketch gaffe made by Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom has hit the Massachusetts Senate race. Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren's camp...

Jason Linkins

Last Week's Big 'Etch A Sketch' Story Wasn't As Big A Story As Everyone Thought It Was | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Media

Hey, kids! Remember how last week, Mitt Romney's advisor Eric Fehrnstrom was talking to John Fugelsang on CNN, and Fugelsang asked him about whether t...

Romney Aide's Comment A Boon For Etch A Sketch

NPR | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom recently compared his candidate's campaign to a shakable Etch-A-Sketch toy. The gaffe wasn't good for Romney, but it ...

Romney Inc.

Will Durst | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

All those allusions to the front runner being a distant android or impassive cyborg or corporatized zombie have been shelved because one of his own staffers offered up a more perfect crystallization: the Etch-A-Sketch candidate.

'Everybody's Going To Make A Gaffe Now And Again'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney addressed his strategist Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Thursday that his positions in the primary were as erasable as an Etch a Sketch. "A...

Etch A Sketch Maker's Stock Surges After Romney Gaffe

Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney is proving he can be good for business, but this probably isn't what he had in mind. Bloomberg reports that the maker of the Etch A Ske...

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....

McCain Weighs In On Etch A Sketch Controversy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized the media Thursday for its coverage of comments made by top Mitt Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom, who likened the ca...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney's Overt Cynicism May Not End Up Being All That Costly | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Saying that Mitt Romney will say anything to win an election, and is a sell-out betrayer of conservative principles waiting to happen, carries a sting -- it goes right to the heart of conservative unease with Romney. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum really have no other choice than to pursue it with relish. But pursue it though they may, they will not, in all likelihood, win. It's a different story entirely if Barack Obama tries to use it. It surely won't cause the spirits of conservative voters to flag -- when Obama tells them that Romney will say anything it takes to win, their reply will be, "Yeah, here's hoping."

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...

Why Mitt Won't Be Able to Hide From His Primary Self (We're No Longer in an Etch-A-Sketch World)

Robert Reich | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

It won't be nearly as easy for Mitt to "shake it up and start all over again" for the general election of 2012, should he get the nomination. Try as he might, Romney won't be able to twist the Etch-A-Sketch knobs and create a brand new picture.

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...

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...