Etch-A-Sketch moment could haunt Mitt Romney in the fall [View all]
Mitt Romney had hoped to avoid dealing with the Etch-A-Sketch question at his only public event Wednesday afternoon, a town hall meeting in Maryland.
But, about half an hour after Romney pointedly told a reporter along the ropeline that he would not be taking questions, reporters were summoned for a quick Q&A.
There was only one "Q," and the candidate knew what it would be.
But the real potential damage is beyond the primary fight. Democrats have long been working to paint Romney as a candidate without a core, hammering every perceived inconsistency and working to ensure that every position he took in the primary fight to endear himself with conservatives would be held against him in the general election.