Romney's big day marred by Etch A Sketch remark
Covering politics is a serious business, but just about everyone seemed to be laughing about a Romney aide's "Etch A Sketch" remark (well, except the Romney campaign).
It's almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again. But I will say, if you look at the exit polling data in Illinois, you'll see that Mitt Romney is broadly acceptable to most of the factions in the party.
"It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again." Rival candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who are vying for conservative support against the more moderate Romney, seized on the comment as
Throughout the presidential campaign, we have been lampooned by the pale-pastel wing of the party for not coalescing around the Romney campaign with alacrity.
WASHINGTON — It's hardly a secret that presidential candidates tack toward their base over the course of a primary and shift toward moderation once that primary is over. What's rare is when a campaign admits as much