Santorum Hits Romney On Adviser’s ‘Etch A Sketch’ Comment

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"Santorum Hits Romney On Adviser’s ‘Etch A Sketch’ Comment"

As ThinkProgress first noted this morning, Mitt Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney can “restart” in the general election, should he win the GOP nomination — “almost like an Etch A Sketch.” Challenger Rick Santorum, who has sought to portray Romney as inconsistent, pounced on the statement. His campaign sent an email to reporters, calling the comments “shocking” and saying it shows Romney “will change positions.” Later, Santorum himself took up the attack, telling a crowd in Louisiana that the comment shows Romney will “say what he needs to say to win the election that is before him, and if he has to say something different, because it’s a different election and a different group of voters, he’s willing to say that too.” Watch it:

Update

Newt Gingrich also got in on the fun, bringing an Etch A Sketch on stage with him in Louisiana today. After chiding Romney, he handed the toy to a girl in audience, saying, “you could now be a presidential candidate“:

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