Shake Shake Shake! Shake Your Romney! Shake Your Romney!
Thank you Mr. Fehrnstrom for saying out loud and confirming exactly what many conservative new long ago; Mitt Romney is promising to conservatives whatever it is that he thinks they want to hear without any intention of keeping it. The only thing shocking about this revelation is that Eric Fehrnstromn said it out loud, not in a conversation he believed was off the record or private, cut being broadcast by CNN live.
In case you haven’t heard what the kerfuffle is all about , here’s the interview of Mr. Fehrnstrom on CNN and the quote Team Romney is trying to spin away:
JOHN FUGELSANG (CNN): “Is there a concern that [Rick] Santorum and [Newt] Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?”
FEHRNSTROM: “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again. But I will say, if you look at the exit polling data in Illinois, you’ll see that Mitt Romney is broadly acceptable to most of the factions in the party. You have to do that in order to become the nominee…”
Immediately Team Romney went into damage control and assuming everyone else is either an idiot or will not see the full comment in context has Mitt Romney himself respond with:
“I can tell you this, when the campaign moves to becoming a general election campaign, the nature of the campaign itself in terms of staff, funding, the states we’d go to will be different than today, obviously, It’s a much larger campaign fundraising numbers are very different, we now work with the Republican National Committee instead of apart from any committee of that nature. So organizationally a general election campaign takes on a different profile.”
Anyone who has achieved a reading comprehension level of grade four or higher can clearly see what Fehrnstrom said and what Romney tells you he said are completely different and not only from a different point of view, but a completely different reality constructed for the lone purpose of Romney to hid away in.
Many will say that this is standard operating procedure for candidates in the primary. To that I say that those of us looking for actual change in Washington; yeah we know. And that’s the point. What promise is Romney making to conservatives now that he has no intention of keeping?
Repealing ObamaCare…Shake Shake Shake
Tougher stance on illegal immigration…Shake Shake Shake
Cutting taxes…Shake Shake Shake
Only in the twisted world of Washington D.C. politics is this considered common practice and not, to quote Joe Biden, “a big effing deal”.
If only conservatives could just Shake Shake Shake this primary away and start the Republican primary over with a new blank gray screened Etch-A-Sketch.