Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom gave a precious gift to the political lexicon — and to his boss’s opponents — when he likened Romney’s transition from primary candidate to general election nominee to an Etch-a-Sketch. The toy that allows you to “shake it up and restart all over again,” as Fehrnstrom put it, was an unfortunate metaphor for a politician frequently accused of flip-flopping. Soon enough, Etch-a-Sketching became synonymous with shifting policy positions for political gain and countless netizens posted portraits of Romney drawn on Etch-a-Sketches. As Fehrnstrom learned, there are no do-overs in politics.
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- 10. Jeep Moving Jobs from Ohio to China
- 9. Romney Is an Outsourcing Pioneer
- 8. Romney Wants to Make Arizona’s Immigration Law a Model for the Nation
- 7. Obama Tried to Curb Military Voting
- 6. Romney Wants to Deny Gay Couples Adoption Rights
- 5. Obama Promised the Stimulus Would Keep Unemployment Under 8%
- 4. Obamacare Is a Federal Takeover of the U.S. Health-Care System
- 3. Romney Wants to Ban All Abortions, Including in Cases of Rape and Incest
- 2. Obama Gutted Welfare-to-Work Requirements
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