After Romney Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said everything in the campaign resets before the fall “like an Etch A Sketch,” Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich took the gaffe as an opportunity to portray the former Massachusetts governor as a flip-flopper. Santorum told voters that Romney will “say what he needs to say to win the election that is before him,” and Gingrich used the toy as a prop during a campaign stop.
And during a speech in Florida today, even Vice President Biden used the toy analogy to attack Romney for his support of the GOP’s radical Cut, Cap, And Balance plan:
Gov. Romney supports Cut, Cap, and Balance, which is yet another demonstration that there is no daylight between Gov. Romney and Republican leaders on the most important issues facing this country. And not even Romney’s Etch A Sketch can change that.
Watch Biden’s comments:
As we’ve noted before, Cut, Cap, and Balance “would require a 25 percent cut to everything in the federal budget — from Social Security to veterans’ benefits to the Pentagon to education.”