March 21st, 2012
09:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney's 'Etch A Sketch' headache

(CNN) – CNN's John King and panel members discuss "The Truth" of how an Etch A Sketch toy shook up the Romney campaign.


Filed under: 2012 • John King USA • Mitt Romney
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. GonzoinHouston

    And there's the big problem: candidates from both parties run to the wings in the primaries and run to the middle in the general election, but Romney won't be able to. His wingnuts, the evangelists, anti-taxers and the teabaggers don't trust him all that much and will be watching closely for the first sign of backsliding.

    Obama's worst wingnuts are the environmentalists, who are mad enough at him already over Keystone XL. They can stay home and Obama can still clean up in the center and with the disaffected moderate republicans. If the unemployment rate keeps inching down Obama should have this one in the bag.

    March 21, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  2. Satberry

    I told you Willard is a liberal.He will recalibrate back to liberalism once he fools you stupid conservatives.he never was or is a conservative.Once Willard wins the nomination we will have to liberals running for president.It's quite ironic that conservatives are afraid to run a true conservative.You conservatives are afraid of your own ideas.lmao

    March 21, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. Squigman

    Strings being pulled, and it's not for your benefit. If the string pulling has a benefit, it'll be for your master, not you.

    March 21, 2012 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. Debbie

    Two people have a bigger headache than Romney: 1) Fehnstrom. At that level that is an unexcusable mistake. Romney loves to fire people so Fehnstrom should expect his pink slip very soon. 2) Jeb Bush has a headache as first his brother runs for President (GWB) and leaves with a 20% rating and people saying GWB was the worst President ever. Jeb just can't catch a break as Romney was his ticket to run for President in 2016 by being Romney's running mate. Now who knows what will happen.

    March 21, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  5. NotFooledByDistractions

    This one's going to stick because it perfectly describes Romney.

    March 21, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  6. Bobbi Aussi

    Gingritch's wedding vows were written on an Etch-a-Sketch. Santorum's economic plan is written on an Etch-a-Sketch.

    March 21, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. AimHigh

    That's the best they can come up with, bashing a comment about using an old toy. Romney was right Newtorum is getting desperate. The sad part is that the comment was very clear to the rest of us, that is drawing up plans to fight republicans in the primary get thrown out when you have to plan how to fight the democrats in the general election.

    March 21, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  8. king

    Lying mitten is being exposed every day, I wonder how long he's going to keep lying to his gullible followers before they say, "hey wait a minuite, I smell snake oil and there are no snakes around". I thought no one on the trail lied like baukman, but Romney makes baukmsn look moderate. I know the fox lunies scringe at the mare mentioning of a factual statement, but Romney puts the fox cast to sleep, atleast fox news put a splinter of truth in the 99 percent lies they spew, but Romney seems to miss the bus on that logic. I want to see the media start calling Romney out at every lies he spout from now on. The American people lived through a republic term of fake economy and lies, we can ill afford to go that again.

    March 21, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  9. The-Least-Unelectable

    Voting for a perfectly lubricated wind vane boils down to how much you hate the other guy for his skin color.

    March 21, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  10. Bill

    Are you kidding me? Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, this is all they have left? Some aid to Romney said something about a toy and now they're bringing this thing to rallies? They have nothing left. This is not Romney's words, plus people, smart people, knows exactly what this aid meant when he said what he said. This makes me support Romney more than ever before. Gingrich and Santorum became jokes of the GOP primaries now. They have no chance of winning the 1,114 delegates needed to win the nomination, but yet they are still in the race attacking Romney at every turn. They care less about the Republican party and only out there for their own personal gains.

    March 21, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  11. Maggie

    Could we have a discussion about energy, the national debt, our trade imbalance, infrastructure needs, or something, anything, worthwhile? Etch-a-sketch, indeed. Maybe the media have sketchy brains.

    March 21, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  12. Larry L

    This is the perfect synopsis of the Romney campaign. I can be whatever type politician you need at the moment. I have no actual values except those associated with the fat-cats in my fraternity of the uber-rich.

    March 22, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Of course Newtsie and Sanitorium are making hay with the Etch-a-Sketch remark: they, along with all the Repub yahoos (including Mittens) all have the emotional maturity of three-year-olds.

    And it's not just the name calling; it's the lying and feeling victimized whenever they don't get their way.

    Truly, truly pathetic!

    March 22, 2012 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  14. watchdogg2007

    I am the only one that think the GOP cantidates are clowns, and will use anything. The only positive thing I got from this, isinvest in etch-a-scatch. Earlier Ricky attack the POTUS, because his daughter went on a field trip to Mexico.

    March 22, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  15. Tony

    Mitt makes for a great MR. POTATOE HEAD TOY, too!

    March 22, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  16. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Anything to stay away from the radioactive Ryan plan for the second year in a row.

    March 22, 2012 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Everyone knew that Mittens is a flip flopper with the spine of a jelly fish, and the conscience of a shark.

    March 22, 2012 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  18. Just Say No to Flipper

    Nice "disciplined" and "well-organized" clown car campaign Rmoney has there!

    March 22, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  19. Dave

    Perhaps being labeled an etch a sketch is not a bad thing for Romney. He will shake things up in Washington, DC and get rid of the stupid decisions regarding the budget, debt, and unemployment!

    March 22, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |