Just as many of us allied with The Tea Party were starting to accept we need to suck it up and TAKE our Romney, the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign stepped in it BIG and confirmed our worst fears:
It should have been a good day for Mitt Romney. He just won acommanding victory in the Illinois primary, and a huge endorsement from Republican kingmaker Jeb Bush. But instead, the GOP presidential frontrunner suffered an embarrassing setback when his top aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, compared Romney’s campaign to an Etch A Sketch. When asked how Romney could succeed in the general election after moving so far to the right during the primary, Fehrnstrom told CNN, “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 over again.” […] Romney’s critics seized on the comment, saying it was further evidence that Romney is a man of no conviction who will change political positions whenever expedient. […]
Wow. An etch-a-sketch. A reset button. Translation: Now THAT nasty primary stuff is over, we can get back to “reality.”
*Sigh.* Did the GOP learn ANYTHING from the McCain debacle in 2008? Anything? Anything at all?