Mitt Romney's communications director (for now), Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on CNN this morning to discuss how Mitt Romney will appeal to a centrist electorate after having spent months appealing to voters who think Rick Santorum might make a good president.
For conservatives who are concerned that Romney will change his positions during the general election, Fehrnstrom inadvertently provided essential guidance: they just have to keep Mitt very, very still…
HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and 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.
I always thought a Transformers robot was the right toy simile for the Romney campaign, but Fehrnstrom does me one better. And if it's good enough for Jeb Bush, who are we to argue? Some of his brother's deepest policy ideas were drawn on a Etch A Sketch and that didn't turn out too badly, did it?
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