By The Right Scoop


It didn’t take long for Santorum to work into his stump speech the Etch-a-Sketch comments from Romney’s communications director. He suggested today that if Romney had been around at the drafting of our Constitution, he would have just erased it and rewritten it:

Newt also jabbed him over it today as well:

(Both via ElectAd)

And lastly, there’s already a new Etch-a-Sketch ad and website:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

    Folks, this is what we needed. Let this have wings!!!!!!!

    • Spartan1975

      hopefully people will realize now that Rombama is a chameleon and will see the true face of deceit… we need someone who will sharply contrast with Obummer and will be an attack dog against the media! Santorum is good but he does not put the media in its place… Newt/West 2012!

      • Sinsonta

        There are a bunch of people that are not informed at all. Please spread wide & far! It is up to us to ring the bell ASAP or it will be toooooooolate!

    • DavidRobertson

      One can hope…but remember that there is a mass of groups like the GOP that will do everything they can to play this one down. They just rolled out Jeb Bush to endorse him (they think that inspires conservatives). I’ve noticed the GOP is on a full court press to make Romney look inevitable. They want to mentally defeat the opposition. Illinois was a sign of it.

      I think the most disappointing semi-endorsement I saw rolled out today was from FreedomWorks. I simply can’t believe it. Very depressing.

    • Marky_D

      Indeed – I’ve just tweeted this page. Erm… except I’m in the UK and no-one I Tweet to gets to vote – but, hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQQ54U3VR5P4EAAAEEFFAOZJ34 zinyork

      This must go viral …KARMA has come back to get him with his below the belt negative ads!

    • MacSwain

      We have known this clown for what he is all along. Romney is a fake, phoney and a fraud.

      Hopefully all those who haven’t followed politics will now see the light if they make a political information ad of this and get in on TV.

      • Velvet

        I for one have to giggle at the notion of Mittens seriously saying, “I’m not an etch-a-sketch.” I would love to have heard the convo. in regards to addressing this clean up. Somehow I don’t see Ol’ Roms ever believing those words would have to be uttered. Priceless.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …REMEMBER AMERICA ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES . Put a CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY PATRIOT in as your Presidential Candidate .” (period)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

      I read somewhere that the Tea Partiers are supporting Romney. What sense does that make?

      • MiketheMarine

        Non what so ever. Apparently, the illinois tea party stands for tea breaks in the afternoon rather than Taxed Enough Already.

        • TPDanbo

          Lefty/liberals and Paul-bots have infiltrated the Tea Party because ANYBODY can join and there are many who are just trying to distract and confuse the Tea Party!

      • Kordane

        You won’t get principled consistency from everyone, if that’s what you’re asking.

      • Constance

        It doesn’t make any sense. It goes to show that the Tea Party banner has been hijacked by everybody and anybody who wants to claim conservatism. I have finally come to see this as a reality. Actual true people who would be considered Tea Party back in 2009-2010 would not under any circumstances, support Mitt Romney. Not a chance.

      • Asian_chic

        I believe it’s from Freedom Works. Although they are not endorsing Flippers, they are doing some back-tracking which doesn’t look good either way. Imo, they shouldn’t comment unless and until he is the nominee. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57401727-503544/freedomworks-were-not-in-the-tank-for-romney-at-all/

      • DavidRobertson

        Their goal is Obama. They are willing to overlook Mitt’s weaknesses because they have given up on Santorum and Gingrich. Somehow, a good number of groups out there feel like a brokered convention = loss. They also think a long primary = loss. So, they are packing their bags and trying to convince the rest of us that we should follow along. It’s pathetic. They have no empirical evidence to support their fear.

      • MacSwain

        Obviously Illinois Tea Party is what you would expect from a massively liberal costituency state. Probably 1/2 their members are “moderates.” Comparable to what you would expect find if a Tea Party group were to be formed in Maine. Don’t read into this Illinois endorsement any meaning to make you think they reflect the Tea Party throughout the nation.

      • stevenbiot

        Yeah! That pisses me off.

  • roshellee

    I want someone who will shake up and reset Washington! Hand that etch-a-sketch to Governor Romney – It’s time to erase the bureaucratic lines that are stifling our economy!

    • steprock

      Excellent idea! Question: when has he shaken things up in the past such that I will trust him now to bring that barrier-busting attitude to Washington?

    • Cindy09

      Geeeeze!!! That Etch-a-Sketch is a monumental gaffe of epic proportions. Yikes!!!

      • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

        Wish I knew how to cross out so I could FIFY. Gaffe=Gift

        A campaign with props- YAAAAY!! Beats the pants off of pie charts & graphs.

        • sara holy land

          I wish I knew what you meant.

          קארי, כשאת אומרת לא ,למה את מתכוונת = kari, when you say no, what do you mean.

          good night :)

          • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

            Have you seen before where someone makes a quote & puts a line through a word or phrase, then types a different word or phrase after it & the letters FIFY? This means “Fixed It For You”.
            It isn’t usually a hostile or ugly thing to say, but it can be- or just adding to what the original person said. Maybe making a pun.
            (I don’t know how to type the cross out thing)
            It’s a gift to Newt & Rick because it makes Romney look bad. It exposes him as dishonest.

            Props are like show & tell to illustrate their points. Some candidates in the past have used graphs & pie charts (which are pretty boring, really). “Beats the pants off of” means “a lot better than”

            I love this Etch a Sketch thing. We could all use some humor & I think Newt picked up on that. I wish Rick would have had more fun with it, but he made a very good point just the same.

            Goodnight to you, Sara. Be safe & well.

            • sara holy land

              First, thanks for the effort of trying to explain to me the concept-FIFY
              According to the explanation – it is not known to me.
              If I will not forget, when I get to the U.S., I will ask my grandson.
              My oldest son resides with his family in the United States “, for several years.
              Son, a scientist by profession, he does research in medicine (genetics).
              Hope that next year will return home.
              I am a social worker by profession (retired) what I did – diagnosed people.

              From experience I’m getting pretty good at knowing the person’s personality.

              if you have sense of humor it’s, even healthy.

              Bless you.

    • Trust1TG

      Romney didn’t help the State of Massachusetts economy – he made it worse.

    • Sober_Thinking

      If you mean that romney IS the guy to fix washington: So nothing should be carved in stone? A campaign promise means nothing? A repeal of maobamacare is a strong maybe? Mitt is not the champion we need to resolve all the cancer and problems in washington – he doesn’t have the record, character, or morals to do the right thing.

      If you mean romney ISN’T the guy to fix washington: I agree with you 100%. Mitt, put down the etch-a-sketch and step away from the campaign.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Excellent speech by Santorum, and a good one by Newt as well. I think I ought to invest in etch a sketch stock.

    I have to wonder though, for those who have already voted, and voted for mittens because they thought he was the only one who could beat dear leader- what do they think of their guy now?

    • Cindy09

      These guys are not thinking clearly. The whole thing looks like Rope and Exchange!!

      It is a sad thing to realize that half of the country is not awaken yet. If they think they still have all the time they need, they are highly mistaken!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      They are still asleep.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Seriously. Where’s Ann Coulter on this one?

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        She’s with Drudge.

      • K-Bob

        She’s off in a corner trying to make a daisy on her etch-a-sketch. So far she’s made what looks kind of like a tumbleweed.

  • roshellee

    It’s about time someone shook up and reset Washington. Hand that etch-a-sketch to Governor Romney so he can erase the bureaucratic lines that are choking the American economy today.

  • Big_Louie

    If Romney is the nominee, I’m not voting for him. This is coming from a conservative who has voted for every Republican my whole life. I’m voting 3rd party or even for Obama. I’m not voting for Romney. At least with Obama, the conservatives will fight him. The conservatives in Congress will not fight a Romney presidency. We will have two Democratic Parties.

    I’m voting for every Republican on the ballot, but at the presidential level I’m voting for Obama if Romney is the nominee.

    • Trust1TG

      As of today, I’m writing in Newt for POTUS and Ryan for VP.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Or you could just not vote for either of them at all.

      A vote for maobama = a stake through the heart of America.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      Please don’t vote for Obama! Why not just write in a conservative’s name?

      • Big_Louie

        I probably couldn’t actually vote for Obama. It’s a depressing thought having no one to vote for. I voted for McCain in 2008 even though I didn’t like him. I could tolerate McCain. I can’t tolerate Romney. He’s in it just for himself. He uses thug tactics like Obama. The country might be worse off with Romney than Obama since conservatives wouldn’t fight back.

        If this country is willing to roll over and accept RINO Romney then we’ll get what we deserve. I’m still fighting hard for Santorum to be the nominee. I like Newt too, but he hasn’t got a prayer.

        Santorum at least has a shot if he can deny Romney the needed 1,144 delegates and take it to the convention. At the convention, the Gingrich and Paul delegates could combine with Santorum’s delegates to give Santorum the nomination and deny Romney.

        Even if we lost the general election to Obama, I’d rather lose with Santorum and go down fighting than win with Romney. I think that Santorum should make a deal with Gingrich and Paul to have them be in the cabinet. Paul as treasury secretary and Gingrich wherever he wants.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          I’d rather go down fighting (if Obama does get re-elected) with Santorum also.

          With a choice of Romney or Obama, it’s a lose/lose proposition. Glad you are supporting Santorum! Romney, I’ve heard, is using multiple robo-calls against Santorum but Santorum still managed to win most of the counties in a state that usually goes to the democrat ticket side in the general! How many states has Romney won that don’t usually go Democrat in the general?

          I had thought of Paul as secretary of treasury myself (if it is an area of agreement for all fiscal conservatives where Paul would stand in that position). I think it might be an olive branch to some Paul supporters?

  • poljunkie

    When I was a kid I used to love to play with Etch a skeetch. I could never draw much though.

    I certainly wouldnt use it to shake aside my Conservative principles and values to garner a few millon votes.

    • MiketheMarine

      I was really good at drawing stairs.

      • virginiagentleman1

        At least you were good at drawing stairs! I never got past wandering squiggles.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        rofl! you’re silly!

      • steprock

        Mike, you liked roshellee’s comment above?

        • Asian_chic

          Exactly what I was thinking.

      • K-Bob

        Hah! Good one.

        We always took one on vacation for the long car ride. My brother came up with the idea of drawing so many horizontal lines that you could actually see the inside of the thing. It took him a few hours, but it was cool to be able to see the drawing mechanism.

        The real trick with those things is PATIENCE!

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      They frustrated the he!! out of me because I could never make curves.

      • poljunkie

        I think to make a curve you had to turn both dials at the same time.

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          Yeah, you did, but it looked like you were doing it while riding over railroad tracks.
          (perfectionist, somewhat Aspie)

  • xam3991

    Well done Santorum!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    If only Romney said it himself that might have been the sword we need for him to fall on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    and it’s more like etch-a-sketch-gaffe than gate.

  • nibblesyble

    May this finally be the thing that bites this man in the behind. If Romneycare, “I don’t care about poor people’ “I am a progressive” hasn’t sunk in people’s skulls, may this will do the trick. For the love of all that is holy, he is bloody well telling us that he has no integrity. People wake up and smell the future..4 more years of Obama!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      Can I get an Amen?…………..AMEN!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

        AAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!

    • Sober_Thinking

      He’s preparing his nomination speech and it’ll go a little something like this: “We are a few short months away from the total transformation of this country.”

      • nibblesyble

        Sends chills down one’s spine doesn’t it?

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          Read up on some Mormon history, Syble. You haven’t felt a cool breeze yet.

          • nibblesyble

            I know a bit, my friend was a mormon for a while, she had some er-interesting stories to tell. She said they are over-all good people but a lot like scientoligists in some of their beliefs. I know that Obama will not hestitate to use this against Romney in the Fall. The so called treasure-trove of independents that Romney seeks will be turned off big time when Obama spins his religion into some sort of cult.

            • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

              Seriously. This stuff will curl your hair. Blasphemy doesn’t begin to cover it.
              It is as way out there as those people a while back who thought that a space ship was going to come get them. I can’t remember if they suicided or not.

              I’m flummoxed that anyone who is even remotely Christian (meaning anyone who has had an ounce of the Bible) hasn’t been motivated to further investigate some of the known things- “magic underwear” & post mortem baptism, just out of curiosity.

              • carbonfootprints

                Um, as a Mormon myself, I’m a little flummoxed at your posts, they don’t make any sense… P.S. Huge Santorum fan.

                • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

                  I can’t decide whether to ask you about these things because I feel like it would be less confrontational to let people find out on their own. Do you want me to be more specific?

                  I feel strongly that a person’s faith is a very personal thing & should never be tampered with (My DH is Roman Catholic & I am Church of Christ). However, I pray that someone or some epiphany brings you back to The Lord. The Catholic & Protestant Bibles are the same except that the Catholic Church included a few books the King James did not commission in his. (The Apocrypha. They were excluded because King James questioned their value. I believe LDS rejects The Apocrypha) They are the only true Word of God.

                • carbonfootprints

                  Thank you for your concern, I know it is heart felt. Do you know any Mormons personally? I believe the Bible is the word of God. I have read it, the King James version, and love it whole-heartedly. I believe the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and proves The Bible to be true. If we could really sit and chat, I would be willing to be that our beliefs are not that different.

                • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

                  God Bless you, carbonfootprints.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

    Ohh yea, daddy like

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Someone come over and get me to stop laughing
    and get me OFF THE FLOOR !!!!!

  • hermsmd

    These staffers are utterly clueless and blind to reality. Romney has shown that he is completely oblivious as well.

    It is the theater of the blind leading the blind.

    Now if I could only do a artist’s rendering of the blind leading the blind on my etch-a-sketch here….

  • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

    LOL Well DONE, gentlemen!! This is beautiful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    I hope this goes viral.

    Way to go guys!

  • xam3991

    I’m sending this to Drudges tip section just to tick him off.

    • nibblesyble

      Well looky at that; something you and I can agree on!

      • Trust1TG

        One day I posted negative evidence about Romney for an hour. Must have been 10-12 linked articles and quotes.

        If you can find a way to get this evidence to Ann Coulter – do it.

        Do it at every place that supports Romney.

        In a sane world, neither Romney nor Obama would be allowed to run.

        Shows how sin-sick America is that they have been put office or in the running.

        We get the leaders we elect. That is not to say our elections are valid on either the vote or the count side of things.

        It is nauseating, appalling, disgusting how much money it costs to run for President.

        • xam3991

          good for you! I have been trying to do the same thing. The sad thing is, Ann Coulter knows exactly who she’s supporting..

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          Early on, as one person pointed out to Ann, Ann herself said there was no way Romney would win the nomination.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Spot on my friend. Sin-sick America… dumbmasses. Blind and gullible.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Brilliant!

  • nibblesyble

    I love watching Newt; he interacts with the crowd so well. Rick did a good job too.

  • wodiej

    Well Romney’s camp really stepped into it on that one.

    • nibblesyble

      Lets hope it’s enough to finally wake up the semi-comatose.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Romney deserves to have his face rubbed in this mess.

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      I think the Newt & Rick supporters should get together & all take Etch a Sketches to Mitt’s rallies & hold them up over their heads. Maybe line the street, not *at* the rally. Can you imagine how he’d feel when he saw that coming?
      uh uh uh uh er I I I I…

  • Sinsonta

    We need to spread this far & wide. The Romney campaign is selling us a product that looks good outside but inside is a different thing. WAKE UP AMERICA & FIGHT BACK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Arey-III/100001713622116 Donald Arey III

    I’ll probably get some hate for this comment, but I’ll say it anyway.

    I have a gut feeling that I cannot explain that a Santorum nomination would be a disaster. I honestly would vote for the guy and encourage everyone I know to do the same in order to get Obama out of office. I don’t want Romney to be the nominee, I wanted either Perry or Cain at the beginning. Romney seems to be inevitable at this point based on his perceived “electability” versus Gingrich’s “baggage” and Santorum’s “obsession” with social and religious issues.

    If you are honest with yourself, you will see that the media’s ability to frame the public’s perception of what the two party’s priorities are is still very strong. We went from a “war on Religion” narrative to a “war on women” tone in one ten-second Limbaugh rant. I will grant that this ploy has backfired in the most epic manner I have ever seen, though I would like to caution anyone who thinks that “the truth will win eventually”. The “truth” doesn’t actually win when it just fades away.

    “Global Warming” became “climate change” without a whisper of objection.
    The same scenario has played out every day since I have been paying attention.

    Back to my main point. Santorum’s campaign will never be fairly presented in any public broadcast. Ever. They will ignore anything that does not make him look like a fire-and-brimstone pulpit-pounder.

    I’m not shilling for Romney and I really hope I’m wrong. Polling from some places show that the contraception mandate is hurting Obama with women voters, so that is good evidence that saturation coverage does not work with people who are paying attention anymore. My fear are the low-information voters. People who tune in to the Election at the last minute are going to be lied to 24/7 and Santorum has been writing his own political death warrant with 5-second sound bites for months.

    AnyonebutObama-2012

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Valid point. We live in a Twitter world.

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      Watching the two videos, I see a big difference between Newt & Rick WRT to style. Rick does borrow (not really “borrow”- I believe his feelings are totally genuine) from the “fire & brimstone” style that gets some people wired up & indignant because he’s wired up & indignant. It’s a strong motivator. 0 did/ does this.
      Newt is much more laid back. He’s calm & rational & imparts information & some humor/ satire, then leaves it up to the listener to take that for what it’s worth. He’s thought it all out & he explains it, then it’s up to the listener to hear & understand what he’s telling them.

      This is double edged for both of them & that may be the divide.

      Newt reassures me. Rick certainly has a lesser effect on me than Crazy Uncle, but sometimes I feel like he needs anger management.

    • K-Bob

      Sure, he’d be a disaster. But he’d be less of a disaster than Romney.

      Plus Obama is a holocaust unto himself, so in this particular election, you only have to be less of a disaster than Obama. Mitt’s problem is that he is already a terrible campaigner, committing several John McCain-like errors. Mitt has the millstone of Romneycare around his neck, and he doubles down with the moderate stance every chance he gets.

      He can’t win this thing. He’s proving it.

      We need either Santorum or Newt. They fight. They don’t go wobbly. They stand for something. Unlike Romney, they always have.

    • 3seven77

      I agree with you. The campaign in 2012 needs to stay focused on the economy, jobs, spending, tax reform, national security, and energy policy. If ANY of the candidates allow the media to drag this election into “social issues” territory, we will lose. Not because we don’t have a good hold on the social issues, but simply because the media can spin these issues into something they aren’t. Case in point was the HHS mandate which is a Constitutional Freedoms issue. The media spun it into a “contraceptive access/women’s health” issue. Even Rush got sucked into it.

      Breitbart was right. The real enemy is the media.

  • SempreFi

    This is really how Santorum and Gingrich are going to play? Fehrnstrom really was referring to the natural evolutionary step that virtually every campaign takes between an internecine nominating fight and a fall election. There’s a big difference going up against Obama than vs. Sanctorum or Gingrinch. You adjust your messaging accordingly.
    I find this very desperate of Santorum to jump the shark like this. You’d expect it of Gingrich who failed to get even more votes than Ron Paul yesterday.

    All the more reason to end this ongoing primary (that is all but over) and rally behind Romney. Santorum and Gingrich are now just adding to Obama’s chance of re-election. When Romney is the nominee are they just going to “wipe the slate” and endorse him, taking back all of these negative things they’ve said about him?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      ROMNEY is the one adding to Obama’s chances of re-election and they’re just sounding the alarm.

      • SempreFi

        If you erroneously believe Romney isn’t truly conservative, what does that say about Santorum? He endorsed pro-abortion Specter AND Romney.

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          By Romney’s own admission, he’s not a Conservative. He’s repeatedly described himself as a moderate. You might want to doublecheck your talking points.

          • marketcomp

            I wonder if the etch-a-sketch is on Druge like Santorum beach portrait!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

          differance is…. Specter had a use, without him there would be no conservative majority of 5-4 on the Supreme Court, i say the endorsement of the backstabber was well worth it in the long run. Romney well…… 2008 was a terrible year candidate wise, and McCain was one of the worst, you have to try to get what you can get, Romney was a lesser of too evils.

          • SempreFi

            But Specter also gave us Obamacare. He was the 60th vote needed to bring the Affordable Care Act to the Senate floor. I would say an endorsement of Specter by Sanctorum is a net failure.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

              boo hoo hoo, 60th vote omg! Santorum should be able to look into the future to see that spector would be the 60th vote! but wait….. whats this i see? i see the what would have happened if Santorum had not endorsed, i see the supreme court…… there are 6 liberals and 3 conservatives! whats this i see…… wait…. Toomey whom Santorum had endorsed instead, had LOST to the democrat?And….. ObamaCare passed anyway and on to the liberal Supreme Court? NOOOOOOOOOO! lol ok i’ll cut the drama i think you get the idea lol

              • SempreFi

                Ha ha, very dramatic. Just saying, this whole dialogue over what a person has endorsed in the past, believed in the past, supported in the past is ridiculous because we’re talking about politicians. Name me a politician who hasn’t changed their position.
                I’m comparing skills, qualities, and how they will govern as POTUS. When you compare two career politicians/legislators (Santorum +Gingrich) to a businessman/governor, isn’t it obvious who we should support? Clever political games aren’t going to get us out of $15 Trillion in debt. A shrewd businessman known for fixing things and turning around failing companies will!

                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

                  yeah and what is Romney’s plan for the debt? Santorum has a very detailed plan, wheres Romney’s?

                • SempreFi
                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

                  cutting merely 500 billion a year? thats just sad…… here’s Santorum’s plan, put’s Romney’s to shame:

                  Commit to cut $5 trillion of federal spending within 5 years.
                  Implement Strong America Now reform through Lean Six Sigma management process as a key engine for cutting government waste and improving efficiency.
                  Immediately reduce federal (non-defense discretionary spending) to 2008 levels through across the board spending cuts.
                  Freeze defense spending levels for 5 years and reject automatic cuts.
                  Freeze spending levels for social programs for 5 years such as Medicaid, Housing, Education, Job Training, and Food Stamps, time limit restrictions, and block grant to the States like in Welfare Reform.
                  Repeal and Replace ObamaCare with market based healthcare innovation and competition to improve America’s and Americans health, control costs, improve quality and access, and to keep and create jobs which provide resources for healthcare.
                  Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution capping government spending at 18% of GDP so that Congress and the President will need to balance the budget like Governors are required to do.
                  Pass legislation to reform the Congressional Budget Process and support legislation to require Congress to pass constitutionally required spending bills on time or not get paid the next fiscal year.
                  Implement Medicare Reforms and Innovation proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan and speed up their implementation to control healthcare costs and improve quality.
                  Reform Social Security and place on a sustainable path by a combination of reforms such as addressing adjusting CPI, dependent benefits and disability income benefits reforms, moving back the retirement age for younger workers, means testing benefits, annual adjustments as needed, and dedicating Social Security payroll taxes to Social Security.
                  Implement reforms and cost savings of up to $100 billion in March 2011 GAO report requested by Senator Coburn listing 34 areas of duplication and waste.
                  Stop implementation of any remaining federal stimulus spending.
                  Freeze pay for non-defense related federal employees for four years, cut workforce by 10% with no compensatory increase in contract workforce, and phase out defined benefit plans for newer workers.
                  Eliminate all energy subsidies and most agriculture subsidies within four years.
                  Eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and use half of the dollars to support adoption instead.
                  Cut EPA resources for job killing regulations and return focus to commonsense conservation and safe and clean air and water.
                  Cut in half the number of State Department USAID employees and US funding for United Nations programs.
                  Eliminate funding for implementation of Dodd/Frank regulatory burdens.
                  Eliminate funding for implementation of ObamaCare.
                  Cut funding for National Labor Relations Board for decision preventing airplane factory in South Carolina.
                  Eliminating funding for United Nations’ agencies which oppose America’s interests and promote abortion and cut the US contribution to the UN in half.
                  Phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within five years.
                  Sell unproductive and wasteful federal properties.
                  Transition Team will review all spending cut proposals and restructuring reforms of the Heritage Foundation, CATO Institute, American Enterprise Institute, and the Simpson-Bowles Commission for additional savings.

          • FreeManWalking

            Wow John, “without Specter there would be no conservative majority of 5-4 on the Supreme Court”. What it the purpose of the primary? Rub that crystal ball and tell us the outcome of the general.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Precisely. Well said, John.

    • Trust1TG

      This is not jumping the shark, this is illustrative of Romney’s consistent MO.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      Kind of like Obama made Hillary Secretary of State?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      not desperate, just shrewd on the part of Santorum

      • SempreFi

        Oh please. Read the aide’s comments in context. He’s not referring to Romney’s stances but party unity gets a reset. And what about Romney’s position on anything has changed in the past 4 years?..when Santorum endorsed him saying “If you want a conservative as the nominee of this party, you must vote for Mitt Romney.”
        Very shrewd of Sanctorum to call Romney names now when he want to be POTUS. Give it up, Santorum is a self-righteous creep.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Four years? You mean ever since he conveniently changed all of his positions to run on the republican ticket in 2008?

          You don’t find that rather coincidental?

          You accept that a man can go through his entire life with one set of convictions, and then suddenly sees the other side right about the time he decides to run for the presidency?

          Open your eyes!!

          • SempreFi

            I’m assuming you hold conservative values. Does it trouble you when people decide to be pro-life after being pro-choice? It doesn’t trouble me…I gladly welcome them to our view and figure our efforts aren’t in vain. So what is it that troubles you about our politicians becoming more conservative? Wouldn’t you welcome that? I do, and I applaud Romney for doing it.

            • RosiesSeeingRed

              It troubles me that he had a sudden conversion to pro-life happening right about the time he wanted to run for president. It simply casts too much doubt on his sincerity.

              • SempreFi

                But we’re talking about politicians…how can we possibly know their sincerity? All I care about is how their going to govern – and I believe Romney when he says he’s going govern as a pro-life president.

                • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

                  Actions speak louder than words. Check Romney’s record.

          • FreeManWalking

            Rosie, Rosie, Rosie he was a much younger etch-a-sketch back then, seriously.

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          That’s creepy enough to make me think you’re a part of Romney’s staff!

          • SempreFi

            Nope, just a conservative who wants to see Obama out of office and a fiscal conservative in office. I haven’t allowed my ideology to get in front of my realism like many so-called conservatives.
            Governor Romney’s political career may not reflect the ideal balance between conviction and calculation, but a presidential primary offers a choice among imperfect alternatives, not embodied ideals. Weighed against the available alternatives, Romney comes out ahead — way ahead — because he is the only one of the primary candidates with a good shot at achieving a prerequisite for advancing a conservative agenda as president: namely, actually becoming president.

            • K-Bob

              He’s got as good a shot as John McCain had last time. He has the same things going for him.

              Except for Romneycare. And the fact he was never a soldier. And that he wasn’t always pro-life. And that he has a pretty low lifetime rating with the NRA.

              He’s got the squishy moderate thing nailed down, though. Just like ol’ John. That always works.

              So yeah, you go ahead and claim millions of conservatives are “so-called” for not loving them some big statism and moderate, proven loser tactics in a worse-than-McCain candidate. Good luck with that.

              Romney will lose. He’s showing you that right now.

              • SempreFi

                And who’s winning? Sanctorum? Gingirch? If Romney is such a bad candidate then why does he have 1.3 million more votes than Santorum and almost 2 million more votes than Gingrich? (And that’s with democrats voting for Santorum in open primaries).
                I agree, I’d love a soldier in office but nobody stepped up this time. So what are we going to do, bitch and moan about how we don’t have our perfect candidate? Lets pony up and get behind the guy that has the best chance of beating Obama, will follow a conservative agenda, and get this ship on coarse.
                Saying Romney will lose and people will stay home may be a self-fulfilling prophecy if people adopt your attitude. So where do you stand? Let’s give unity a shot.

                • 3seven77

                  Oh for crying out loud. Willard has the least chance of beating Obama of any of them. McLame had a better chance. And we are supposed to get excited about supporting the guy who couldn’t beat McLame??

                  You can wrap a horse turd up in gold paper and call it a truffle, but nobody is going to eat it.

                • SempreFi

                  Romney has the least chance of beating Obama? According to who? Have you surveyed a large sample size of Americans and found something that nobody else knows? Everything you stated above is speculation and you have no proof to back it up other than your own biased opinion.

                  The view from your mom’s basement is pretty limited.

                • FreeManWalking

                  Dirty $$$ ads

                • K-Bob

                  You can bitch and moan all you want. Doesn’t change the reality that Romney is a loser. Just like the last guy who had “millions” more votes in the primary, but went on to compliment Obama, and fail to take the fight to him.

                  If Romney wants people to vote for him, he needs to stop acting like the latest version of Dole and McCain.

              • poljunkie

                K Bob,keep it up and you are going to cause me to take up drinking.

                • K-Bob

                  Nahh. Despair is for other people. Not the ones who are awake.

                  But the occasional nip is just fine.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          He’s been running for longer than that, SempreFi. Santorum said he endorsed Romney because he convinced him he had changed his stripe. He learned he was sadly mistaken when Romney touted his health care mandate should be implemented in the nation, when Romney supported the wallstreet bailouts, etc..

          Try this: http://stevedeace.com/news/national-politics/whats-the-big-difference/

          and this: http://www.therightscoop.com/2002-romney-touted-that-he-knew-how-to-get-money-out-of-the-federal-government/
          on earmarks and the Olympics, which Romney has been touting as a signature achievement

    • Trust1TG

      Santorum already endorsed Romney once in 2008.

      Gingrich never has, to my knowledge.

      Romney’s endorsements the Bushes and RINO/CINOs are not all that credible.

      First GHW Bush, then Barbara, now Jeb, next GW Bush, then Marvin and Neil Bush…
      they can keep the endorsement feed going after that with all the RINOs in DC.

      In total, they still don’t add up to the three separate endorsements by Thomas Sowell

      Plus the endorsements of Art Laffer and Prof. William Jacobson, Cornell Law Professor @ Legal Insurrection.

      Then, there is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6vIAXdrMPI&feature=youtu.be

      And this: http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/kengor-gingrich-true-conservative/2012/01/31/id/426190

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      LOL! Really? That’s all you’ve got to say for the Mittwit?

    • Sober_Thinking

      It’s far from over. But I will concede, a brokered convention seems like our only hope.

      Santorum and Newt are the only two rational and realistic candidates left to beat maobama. And frankly, MANY people will just stay home in November is Romney is what the GOP puts up against maobama.

      I understand what you are trying to say… but I’m now hoping for an out-and-out miracle or a miracle at the convention.

      One last note. Santorum and Newt have gotten better and better with getting their message out and becoming toughened against the media BS. This ain’t over yet.

      And yes, what Fehrnstrom said was a gaffe… that ironically coincides with the gaffes that mittens has made. So this is indeed legitimate cannon fodder.

      • SempreFi

        A brokered convention is our only hope for another 4 years of Obama. Newt, being a historian, should know that a brokered convention never ends well for the party. The last winning U.S. presidential nominee produced by a brokered convention was Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1932…and look what that got us.

        • Sober_Thinking

          That’s likely true and in this case, a brokered convention will likely end with an establishment-orchestrated Romney ascension anyway. So, point taken.

          However, the fix appears to be in and the deck seems to be stacked. It still isn’t over but there’s a very large lady walking towards the GOP convention.

          It still may not be too late, especially with romney’s team’s latest gaffe. We’ll see.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman
      • SempreFi

        So Santorum is using a page from the same playbook as the DNC? That’s a winning strategy.

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          Awww ya beat me. It took too long to get back here. I was going to say “attacking from the left in 5…4…3…” as soon as I saw “paid for by the DNC”.

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      “This is really how Santorum and Gingrich are going to play?”

      I’m just…speechless.

      • SempreFi

        Yeah, you think they would come up with a winning strategy for inspiring people to vote for them. Instead they use gimmicks (etch-a-sketch), negative attacks, and continue to show us that their real objective in this race is to deny Romney the nomination instead of beating Barack Obama. That’s how they’re playing it.

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          “negative attacks”

          Heh.

        • 3seven77

          The only one “denying” Romney the nomination is Romney. Most of us don’t buy what he is trying to sell.

        • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

          The purpose of denying Romney the nomination is in order to beat Barack Obama. For 90% of the reasons I would vote against Barack Obama, I would also vote against The Flipper. Given his record, he should be running as a Democrat.

          • SempreFi

            Whatever makes you feel better.

        • 3boojums

          it works for me

    • 3seven77

      First, you don’t get to say when this ongoing primary is “over”. It’s not even close. If you don’t like that, too bad. Deal with it.

      Second, if a candidate has to “adjust” his message, then his message must be faulty. No one who is running on a CONSISTENT message has to take time to “adjust”.

      Third, Willard is **supposed** to be running against Obama. Have you noticed that Obama has had to speechify and answer to Newt’s campaign? That’s because NEWT is attacking OBAMA. Obama isn’t answering to or even concerned with Willard or Santorum because they are attacking each other.

      Fourth, I wouldn’t count on endorsements. When Herman Cain and Rick Perry dropped out they endorsed NEWT.

    • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

      “Rally behind Romney”?? What a laugh! There will be no such “rally”. Conservatives may begrudgingly vote for the Statist Romney, but only because Obama is just a tiny bit less desirable than The Flipper.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      Oh so this is now Newt and Rick’s fault?

      You Rombots are despicable!

  • sjmom

    Very creative and very good ad. One of the best I’ve seen.

  • Marky_D

    Suddenly that $40m doesn’t look so well spent :)

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Cost of Illinois campaign: $10 million dollars
      Cost of comments after the Illinois campaign: PRICELESS!

      • marketcomp

        You know this was so simple because the etch-a-sketch crystalizes Romney in a box!
        It’s so simple that maybe the Romneybots will even get the message:-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    check out these really amazing etch-a-sketch art pieces. http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/astounding-high-quality-etch-a-sketch-art

    • K-Bob

      Lotta cool photos of stuff at that site.

      Some o’ them etch-a-sketch thingies must have taken weeks to create, and possibly weeks to plan out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        I wish I could see a time-palsed video of them being made that would have been cool.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NH4WP4T7D7OZK25QPOLATPPS54 Nathaniel w. Stone

    About AmericanBridgePAC.org: “American Bridge 21st Century is a progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not.”

    Not a moment too soon.

    Sounds like this: “From today through Election Day, November 6, 2012, we will vet this president–and his rivals.” http://www.breitbart.com/

    Yet another brave team of folks, “Being Breitbart.”

    Let the vetting continue.

  • JoeMontana16

    I’m not up on this story. What happened?

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      Joe, If you watch the third video with the etch a sketch in it, you’ll see the interview with Romney’s campaign guy that prompted all of this….

      • John_Frank

        … who should be looking for work by now.

        The fact that he is not, simply confirms that Romney (like Obama) will say anything to win the Presidency.

        http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/03/21/uh_oh_romneys_etchasketch_conservatism

        The saving grace with Romney is that unlike Obama, he was not mentored by a member of the Communist Party as a teenager, did not have his political coming out party at the home of an unrepentant American terrorist who is a communist, did not “pal around” with a crowd that is anti-American and did not rise up through the corrupt Chicago political machine.

        That written, given all of his changes in position who knows what Romney actually believes. This gives him the authenticity of a used car salesman, and he is a poor campaigner.

        P.S. I have zero use for Romney and believe that Gingrich would be a far better nominee.

    • SempreFi

      Santorum and Gingrich making much ado about nothing. And using the same script as the Obama campaign.

      • 3seven77

        Thank you Mr. Romney. Did you know you spelled “SemPER Fi” wrong? Or is that the flip – or is it flop – of the day?

        • SempreFi

          SempER Fi was already taken, spelling police. So i went with a different version that has the same meaning in latin based languages.

      • FreeManWalking

        Right while Willard has the prez all wee wee’d up over $2.50 a gallon gas and his anti-energy czar wanting USA to pay European gas prices.

        • 3boojums

          i think you meant “NEWT”

      • marketcomp

        Excuse me! The etch-a-sketch was a gift from the ROMNEY CAMPAIGN! Obama had nothing to do with. Romney and his communications manager are complete screw-ups so put it mildly. I just cannot believe that Romney is going to be the candidate to debate Obama!

    • K-Bob
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQQ54U3VR5P4EAAAEEFFAOZJ34 zinyork

    Finally mittens has met his WATERLOO!!!

  • crussell5758

    I am just hoping that the states that are to follow in primaries will be willing to do the research and listen to what Romney does say and this statement about etch a sketch is the way he has always been. This is not something new for him as he says whatever it takes to get elected.

  • http://twitter.com/TammyChicago Tammy P

    This new Romney “revelation” is about as shocking as Obama’s radicalism. HELLO people! When somebody shows you who they are- BELIEVE THEM. I know Romney is a moderate (at best) which is exactly why I didn’t vote for him yesterday. If you vote for POTUS as you would for prom queen, you are going to get tossed aside like a dirty prom dress.

  • jzaik

    Good lord Mother maria and all that is holy. What has the world come to when I actually like a DNC ad responding to Sketch Rominee.

    And there’s even a new website called:
    http://www.etchasketchmittromney.com/

  • kessi7

    In a brokered convention, who would you vote for
    Palin, West, Rubio-Top Picks in a Republican Brokered Convention?
    http://fathersmind.blogspot.ca/2012/03/poll-palin-beats-all-in-brokered.html#!/2012/03/poll-palin-beats-all-in-brokered.html

    • wodiej

      Palin-she’s winning by a mile.

      • kessi7

        Don’t let the GOPE hear that.
        Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

    • marketcomp

      Is it fair in a brokered convention to elect someone who hasn’t campaign and really spent the time articulating and expressing thier view or issues. Afterall that is how we found out all this stuff about Romney. I love Gov. Palin but I do have some slight reservations concerning and need clarification about her support on immigration. Also, I would want to know why she support Newt Gingrich as oppose to Rick Santorum? Just ask’in.

  • SempreFi

    Etch-a-Sketch = welcome distraction from Santorum birth control & pornography talk. Just further reinforces desperation of Santorum campaign.

    • Cynthia Hepner

      Totally taken out of context, adding there own spin, and what you get is a whole crap load of propaganda!! The more I here from Santorum the more I dislike the man on all levels…

      • PChandler

        “here”

        Yeah, that about explains it. Romneytards and paultards, same f’ing scumbaggery se to destroy conservatism.

      • SempreFi

        Cynthia, you are a voice of reason amongst chaos and confusion on this site. In Texas today, Santorum suggested he’d reelect President Obama over Romney. If that isn’t damaging to the conservative cause I don’t know what is!

        • marketcomp

          He didn’t mean that. But, really there is very little difference between the two.

    • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

      The Etch-a-Sketch comment demonstrates Romney’s indifference toward Conservative principles. America, even the world, will be desperate if The Flipper wins the nomination.

      • marketcomp

        You know it is difficult to reason with Romneybots and unfortunate that as smart has Romney’s supporters claim to be, exit polling shows that those who vote in mass for Romney have an income of over $ 100,000 and are college educated and in most cases highly educated, cannot see the sheer hipocrisy in this man. So the etch-a sketch is just a metaphor based on what Romney’s campaign manager said and there is no doubt that he will change in the general election.

        Its just like when Obama was campaigning and we saw his association with Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers, his views on infanticide and now we see that those were just the tip of the iceberg, but they were ignored just like the Romneybots are ignoring all of this right before thier eyes. It appears that Romney attracts the same people that Obama attracted in 2008. I just never believed that someone like that would be taking over the Republican party.

        • SempreFi

          Actually, it’s difficult to reason with people who say they’re conservative yet use the same tactics as liberals to try and denigrate other candidates and people who support them. I’ll freely admit that Romney is not the perfect candidate…but who is?

          I haven’t allowed my ideology to get in front of my realism like many people on this thread. Governor Romney’s political career may not reflect the ideal balance between conviction and calculation, but a presidential primary offers a choice among imperfect alternatives, not embodied ideals. Weighed against the available alternatives, Romney comes out ahead — way ahead — because he is the only one of the primary candidates with a good shot at achieving a prerequisite for advancing a conservative agenda as president: namely, actually becoming president.

          • marketcomp

            SempreFi, there is just way too much there. I mean its not just one issue its numerous issues. But the major one is Romneycare. I mean just when I think I found something that I can agree with Romney on then a clip or video shows up with him saying just the opposite. So it difficult to find something likeable about a man who fli-flops all the time. I want to know what is it that Romney believes? What is his ideology? Really, what does he believe in? At least we kow Obama’s beleif system and we don’t like it. I want someone who can go toe-to-toe with Obama and articulate Conservatism.

      • 3boojums

        which is why i think Obama should ditch Joe and draft Romney as VP. they’re very compatible AND they agree on health care

      • SempreFi

        Romney didn’t say it. An aide did, and was referring to something completely different than what you, Santorum, Gingrich, and the DNC would have us believe. I encourage you to actually check out Romney’s positions and find that you’ll agree with mostly everything he’s proposing.

        • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

          I know who said it and I know what he meant. I know what Romney claims his positions are and I know that they are diametrically opposed to his record. I also know that he has lied through his teeth about his record and about the other candidates. He’s a proven Liberal and a proven liar. He’s a danger to the U.S. and to the world.

          • SempreFi

            But how is he more dangerous than Obama? How would Mitt Romney be a worse president than Barack Obama? If you really do hold conservative values, you can’t make a valid argument against voting for Romney over Obama.

            What is it REALLY about Romney that you don’t like? Because we can look at Newt’s record and we can look at Santorum’s record and go back and forth all day about how each one of them have “proven liberal records” by the way they’ve voted in the past. So what is it? Is it because he’s Mormon? Are you a religious bigot?

            • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

              But how is he more dangerous than Obama?

              Why do you ask me? I said Romney is a Liberal and a liar.

              If you really do hold conservative values…

              Conservatives do not have to vote for a Liberal in order to prove their Conservative credentials. That is ridiculous.

              …you can’t make a valid argument against voting for Romney over Obama

              Even Romney supporters are well aware of good reasons not to vote for Romney, but I have never suggested anyone should vote for Obama.

              …we can look at Newt’s record and we can look at Santorum’s record and go back and forth all day…

              Romneycare, gun control, abortion, gay marriage. No other candidate comes anywhere near to Romney’s Liberalism. That took 10 seconds.

              What is it REALLY about Romney that you don’t like? […] Is it because he’s Mormon? Are you a religious bigot?

              Why is it REALLY about Obama that you don’t like? Is it because he’s Black? Are you a racial bigot?

              • SempreFi

                Well you didn’t really answer any of those questions. Answering a question with a question isn’t an answer. But I’ll answer yours:
                -Race has nothing to do with my opposition to Obama – it’s his policies and general philosophy towards government, America, and individual liberties.
                -I ask you how Romney is more dangerous than Obama because Romney is going to be the Republican nominee and yet you still can’t seem to stomach that. Even though he’s changed his positions FOR THE BETTER, people like you are skeptical. State politics are much different than federal politics…that’s just how it is. And I gladly welcome Romney to a more conservative stance now that he’s going to be in a federal position.
                -After seeing all the conservative outcry, I bet Santorum wishes he could etch-a-sketch his “Romney same as Obama” comments. Which is what you and your friends on this site are saying as well. It’s damaging our chances of getting a true radical liberal out of office and replacing him with a true fiscal conservative (who opposes Obamacare, gun control, abortion, gay marriage).

                So if Romney is the nominee, try as you will to stop it, will you vote for him?

                • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

                  “People like you” want everybody to vote for a Liberal liar.

                  If Romney wins the GOP nomination, then my vote for president (should I choose to cast one) will be for a serial liar who has proven that he does, in fact, support a government-run medical industry, gun control, abortion, and gay marriage, and who has expressed contempt for conservatism. The only question is, “which one?”

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    There you have it. Romney plans to sell out.

  • stage9

    So is it OK that Newt uses the Etch-a-sketch as a prop? or is Santorum the only one not allowed?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JT6RK4NQME54FA3FVYTTHLTRTQ Southnsoul

    Obama or no Obama, there are conservatives like myself that will never vote for Mitt Romney. Period. We know what this man is and we are through having to vote for someone who is no different than a liberal Democrat.

    • stage9

      NAILED IT!

      • 3boojums

        Obama-Romney 2012 YEAH!!!

  • drphibes

    These videos will strike some as cheap shtick, cheap props to illustrate a point. But Newt brings home the principle: Mitt’s campaign has confirmed our fears. He is not a man of enduring principle – a rock on which we may build our hopes. He is a pragmatist. His promises, his principles are written on the sand. I hope many awaken to the inherent dishonesty that has characterized his campaign.

    • nibblesyble

      Well said, Dr.

  • sara holy land

    wow awesome

  • drphibes

    See Mitt Lie:
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/21/romney-tries-to-clean-up-etch-a-sketch-mess/
    (He attempts to make the etch-a-sketch analogy about a change in the administrative scale of his campaign. Not political issues (“tacking too far to the right.”) as his representative clearly meant.)

    • nibblesyble

      Attempts but fails. He really does think we are stupid doesn’t he?

    • FreeManWalking

      The reporter should have use the SNL response when seeking a reply…

      Seriously? Seriously Gov Give me a fair shake.

    • marketcomp

      Oh, now he is the conservative in the race. President Etch-a-Stetch!So true!

  • PChandler

    Romneybots = paulbots.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      i didn’t know if that was true or not because Romneybots are hard to find.. but after seeing Simperfi, i whole heartily agree with that.

      • SempreFi

        Just because I support Romney doesn’t mean we can’t seek common ground as conservatives. Unfortunately I see that there is no room for dissident voices on this site – if you don’t fall in line you get berated. Much like the liberal way of thinking.
        It will be interesting to see your rhetoric when Romney does become the nominee. You going to stay home? You going to let Obama get re-elected? Hopefully as conservatives we can come together and unify our voices for real change and fiscal conservatism. If not, you’re hurting a very good cause.

  • narniagirl55

    Can’t wait to see what Rush Limbaugh does with this!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      He already talked about it today.

      See story entitled
      Nudge to the Right Produces Mitt’s Best Speech Yet — If He Means It
      on his website. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/

  • narniagirl55

    Sorry, but it’s not over for Santorum for all of you who think he doesn’t have a following…he has a huge following and he is giving Romney a run for his money! Just wait and see what happens next! Rick believes in what he believes..and the fight isn’t over. Don’t complain about a LONG primary season b/c frankly, Obama was campaigned 2 years before he was elected! and did nothing in Congress! If Hillary Clinton hadn’t backed him, he never would have won..and he lies like an etch a sketch too! Obama is a flip flopper as well…so the only one I trust is Rick or Newt..(personally going for Rick!) Game on! Romney has just played into the hands of his rivals! Can’t wait to see how long his campaign manager has his job before he is erased!

  • Steven

    OMG! Who is voting for this guy? Who in their right mind can honestly vote for Romney and believe he is going to change the status quo that’s bankrupting this country? We need to take a stand conservatives! We have to line up behind Santorum to deny Romney the nomination and give ourselves a chance in the convention to get a real conservative in the fall. In 1976, we did it with Reagan and though he lost in the convention, by the time he finished giving his convention speech, everyone knew they choose the wrong guy for the nomination. We can’t make that mistake again! Pick Rick! Santorum/West 2012!

    • SempreFi

      In Texas today, Santorum suggested he’d reelect President Obama over Romney. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-a-sketch candidate of the future,” he said. Romney responded in a statement, “I was disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican. … Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”
      Essentially Santorum is using the same tactics as the DNC – taking a quote out of context (when everyone clearly knows what he was referring to).
      Looking forward to a Romney presidency!

  • REHLV

    This was interesting. In hindsight, I think Santorum should have met with Newt for the last debate. They could have d-clawed Romney & exposed him to millions. I think Newt & Santorum have a chance if Louisiana steps up and puts Romeny on the bottom. It is important that we squash Romney in this state. Do not let the media pick our candidate.
    Let’s get together here and make this happen.

    I think they could put together a better ad. It needs to be more powerful.

  • FreeManWalking

    Love me some etch-a-sketch ad… it should be run every day up to the convention if necessary.

    • marketcomp

      That is a great idea becasue it is soooooo true! Fantastic! What a gift!

  • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

    I think Romney needs to push the reset button now and start all over again.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

    We should all show up at Romney events with an etch-a-sketch in hand.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

    Another Etch-A-Sketch Funny
    http://i.imgur.com/IKxFK.gif

    Oddly I got this off the Ron Paul site. Most of their stories have lots of comments. This one only had one comment. Romney seems to be a Paulbot’s second favorite candidate.
    http://www.dailypaul.com/222222/mitt-romney-adviser-romney-is-like-etch-a-sketch

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

    Twitter 3:48pm Via @PeterHambyCNN

    Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart is handing out these etch-a-sketches outside the Romney event in MD http://pic.twitter.com/Y4EFjKCf

  • 3boojums

    i once had a Mitsubishi Montero, that i took in to have the timing belt changed. a small washer fell into the engine, and $8500 later (paid for by the dealer), i had a brand new engine. wouldn’t it be nice if a 100 million dollar campaign would be busted by a $15 Etch a Sketch !!!

  • John_Frank

    When Romney Liked High Gas Prices
    http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/101946/mitt-romney-massachusetts-governor-gas-prices-renewable-energy

    Between “etch-a-sketch,” “Romneycare” and “high gasoline prices” does anyone seriously believe that Romney can beat Obama with this level of hypocrisy?

    • Linky1

      Don’t forget “setting his hair on fire. That was a classic clanger.