I think most people in Washington believe voters would make better decisions if they spent more time following politics. But I spend a lot of time following politics, and quite often, I couldn’t be happier that voters are tuning out the inanities that obsess this town. Better that they worry about real mountains rather than hyped-up molehills.
The Washington Post columnist has it right. Sure, these stories are fun, but they’re distractions that conveniently fill air during dead periods of the news cycle.
20:03 // 1 year ago
It makes it much harder, perhaps impossible, for Romney to begin to tack back to the center to appeal to the centrist voters, an absolute necessity for the fall campaign after the free-range extremism of the Republican primary. Every time Romney makes a move, or even a head-fake, it becomes an Etch-a-Sketch moment.
Now, because it’s been said out loud, everyone will be expecting the inevitable flip-flop, and will call it out the second it happens. By calling attention to it, Mitt can’t do it anymore without looking like an idiot. Bro will have to bite the bullet to go moderate. He should fire that adviser, stat.
10:30 // 1 year ago
A Rick Santorum spokeswoman was handing out Etch A Sketches before a Mitt Romney town hall Wednesday in Arbutus, Md., furthering the goading of the GOP front runner after a gaffe by his campaign earlier in the day.
And it apparently worked. After the event, Romney shot back at reporters who quizzed him about it.
"I’m not doing a press conference right now, OK?” a testy Romney said, grabbing a reporter’s tape recorder. He then hastily called a media avail and took one question.
Did he shake the tape recorder like an Etch A Sketch, hoping he’d remove the question from the recording?
21:11 // 1 year ago
In which a Romney adviser compares his candidate to an Etch A Sketch: “You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.” Dear Mitt: You may want to shake this guy up and start all over again.
11:39 // 1 year ago