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Eric Fehrnstrom has stuck by Mitt Romney since even before he was named the governor of Massachusetts. He's been a loyal advisor, a keen supporter and often, an aggressive defender of all accusations hurled in Mitt Romney's direction.
Considering the fact that Romney has literally taken an about-turn on many major social issues in the country (read: abortions and health care), he's been branded a flip-flopper. However, Fehrnstrom has always firmly denied these accusations! That is why his recent misstep as far as Romney's primary campaign is concerned, is both curious and idiotic!
Here's what happened: A few days ago, Fehrnstrom was cornered publicly into finding a suitable term to describe Romney's stand when the general elections came around. The words he chose painted a clear picture--a picture that only further confirmed the popular belief that Romney doesn't have any core principles of his own!
Fehrnstrom compared Romney's views on various issues to an "Etch a Sketch," a 1950s children's toy that allows the user to turn knobs to sketch an image. However, shaking the toy wipes the slate clean, which is why Fehrnstrom used it to imply that Romney would change his positions once he had the Republican nomination in the bag!This is not exactly the best way to portray a presidential probable!
While we're well aware that many candidates have changed their stances slightly while attempting to win over the crucial independent vote later on, this is the kind of political expedience that no one within a campaign discusses openly. This is simply because it can easily be used against you in any political debate.
Romney's advisor, with so many years of political experience under his belt, simply could not have been unaware of this and hence we have no option but to label this as an act of pure, unadulterated stupidity!
Romney was, quite frankly, the only electable Republican candidate in the primaries. But now his campaign has left a lot to be desired seeing as how it has been made up of one political gaffe after another. It's unlikely that he's going to go as far as was once predicted thanks to this (possibly) final nail in his coffin.
And, since this time his advisor was at fault, we're compelled to proclaim Mitt Romney's entire campaign staff our idiots of the week.
-Pictures courtesy Reuters and guardian.co.uk-
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