HolyCoast: Once Again Romney's Team Snatches Stupidity From the Jaws of Victory

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Once Again Romney's Team Snatches Stupidity From the Jaws of Victory

Is there some sort of Freudian need for Mitt Romney and his team to do something stupid the day after a big win?  It's happened over and over.

Today a top adviser told the world that Romney's conservative positions can be easily erased for the general election.  From Phillip Klein:
Ever since he launched his first bid for the presidency over five years ago, critics have argued that Mitt Romney's conservative positions aren't sincere, and that he would start to abandon them once he was no longer trying to appeal to the Republican primary electorate. I just never expected one of his chief campaign staffers to openly admit it. Yet feeling cocky after Mitt Romney's strong victory in Illinois, top advisor Eric Fehrnstrom did just that.

Here's the stunning exchange on CNN (via Greg Sargent):

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 over again.

Mitt, call me. I'll work for the same money you're paying this fool Fehrnstrom and I'll guarantee you you'll never hear me say something stupid like this. Quit surrounding yourself with idiots. You can't win that way.

All this does is reinforce the idea that Mitt is a RINO who will do or say anything to get the nomination, and will then abandon conservatives in the general election and in the White House.  This will only embolden Mitt's conservative opponents to stay in the race and further prolong the agony.

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