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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:05 AM

If you thought the Seamus story was damaging to Romney,

the Etch-A-Sketch story is lethal. His advisor could not have made a more damaging comment.


First of all, he compared Romney to a popular and easily remembered toy. That toy can and will be used for devastating visuals. The analogy also highlights one of the biggest problems Romney has. People accuse him of being shaky on his principles, and what could illustrate that better than an EAS. Draw out a statement by him on it and then make it disappear.

Romney will not to be able to outrun this moniker. He has now been permanently branded by his own side. Seamus was gaining a lot of traction, but that's gone. He probably would like that one back. Santorum's campaign workers were giving out miniature EASs at Romney headquarters.

Are they really trying to get him elected? He needs to fire everybody around him and go it alone. It couldn't be any more damaging. At least he would seem to be out front and not hiding behind anybody.
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Reply If you thought the Seamus story was damaging to Romney, (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2012 OP
lob1 Mar 2012 #1
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2012 #2
Motown_Johnny Mar 2012 #9
BlueIris Mar 2012 #3
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2012 #4
BlueIris Mar 2012 #5
Jim__ Mar 2012 #8
karynnj Mar 2012 #10
mucifer Mar 2012 #6
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2012 #7

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:16 AM

1. Etch-a-Mitt has a nice ring to it.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:20 AM

2. I like it, but hey,

I don't like the guy. I couldn't have thought of anything worse.




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Response to lob1 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:22 AM

9. or Mitt-a-Sketch

either one seems to work pretty well

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:18 AM

3. My first thought about the Etch-a-Sketch remark was: "Not accidental."

I can actually see this man being so hated by the GOP establishment that loyalists would be trying to tank his campaign from the inside. Which is more or less what I thought was happening with the Seamus the Dog story from 2008, too.

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:35 AM

4. I read somewhere that

Romney himself told the Seamus story. He thought it showed how practical and take-charge he was. Can he say Out of Touch. It was either him or somebody close to him.
I will try to find a link.





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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:20 AM

5. I just thought the hyper way the corporate MSM latched onto it, the dog story

was a last, desperate attempt to smear the non-McCain candidate of '08 off the field, for a variety of reasons.

But I wouldn't be surprised if the genesis of it was simply Romney thinking he was showing off, then being shocked that people were upset by his actions.

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:02 AM

8. That's my thought too. Sabotage.

How could a senior adviser possibly come up with that Etch-a Sketch idiocy by mistake?

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:28 AM

10. But this was a long term aide of his from Massachusetts

He also is involved with Scott brown's campaign. (He got in trouble earlier by having a twitter account under the name Crazy Khazei. One of the Democrats running was Khazei and the twitter account put out negative things on Democrats. Someone on Blue Mass caught him when he accidentally tweeted an obvious crazyKhazei message from his own account. I bet Romney wishes now that he would have fired him then.

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/08/brown-links-crazykhazei-twitter-feed/R7I7zaJifmkvjnLsn5upZN/index.html

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:03 AM

6. I think the general public is not watching the race as closely as we are and

we still have 7 months and hundreds of millions of dollars of anti President Obama ads to go

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:05 AM

7. True.

However, that mistake can be used over and over. Believe me. Everybody on Earth will know about Seamus and EaS before the general election is finished.


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