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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Adviser: Romney will change positions ‘like an Etch A Sketch’ after primary

Romney is well aware that he's got a general election problem. To secure the GOP nomination, he's been forced to pander to the social conservatives and foreign policy hawks because that's all that most Republican primary voters even care about. If Romney is the nominee, he's badly damaged going into the general election. Therefore, he will radically shift strategy and start sounding more like Ron Paul to earn the votes of the independents, the Paulites and all those unaffiliated voters who are the general election kingmakers. Unlike Ron Paul who would never sacrifice his integrity, principles or morality to become president, Romney wants it so bad that he will do or say anything to get it. We know what Ron Paul would do if elected president but we have no earthly idea how Romney would govern. In all probability, the 2012 Man of Change would be no different than the 2008 Man of Change.
A senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted the former Massachusetts governor wasn’t being hurt by adopting more conservative positions during the primary because he could “start over again” for the general election. During an interview on CNN, John Fugelsang asked Romney Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom if an extended primary against Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would “force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?” “I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign,” Fehrnstrom replied. “Everything changes.” “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch,” he added. “You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again.”
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