Posted by: Rick | Thursday, April 5, 2012

Romney Aide Clarifies “Etch-A-Sketch” Comment

FOX NEWS — Mitt Romney’s top political adviser wants to make one thing perfectly clear: his candidate is not a flip-flopper.

“It saddens me that my ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ remark was so widely misunderstood,” said Eric Fehrnstrom in an exclusive interview with FOX’s Sean Hannity.

“When you turn over an Etch-a-Sketch, no matter what pictures you subsequently draw, it’s still an Etch-a-Sketch,” said Ferhnstrom. “The same is true of Governor Romney. He hasn’t changed his positions since the last time he changed his positions, and he won’t change them in the future. He’s simply going to draw different pictures on different days.”

Fehrnstrom said the Romney campaign, in an effort to “head off any confusion,” would pursue a “bifurcated” communications strategy as soon as Romney’s remaining Republican rivals drop out of the race.

“On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, we’ll appeal to conservatives, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, we’ll appeal to independents. We won’t be playing favorites. That’s Mitt Romney’s pledge to the voters and to himself.”

When asked what Romney’s message would be on Sundays, Fehrnstrom said, “It depends on the political shows. If we’re booked on, say, Meet The Press, we’ll pre-announce our target audience and scrupulously alternate our focus. And no, that’s not flip-flopping. It’s just good old-fashioned fairness.”

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