March 21st, 2012
06:46 PM ET
9 years ago

Post-Illinois win, Romney gets endorsement, makes gaffe

(CNN) - Mitt Romney asks Republicans to unite behind him, but a new gaffe is giving his competitors reason to keep fighting. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Hay, I know who I'm voting for and it won't be any republicans in any race for any gov office. Republican should be kicked out of gov altogether and head for the moon colony!!!

    March 21, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. geg

    america lost a lot of jobs under reagan,bush sr.,clinton., bushjr. now you have a president that likes the sound –MADE IN AMERICA–and you want to replace him with out source, camen island, who

    March 21, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. Indy

    And the gaffe is .................................................?

    March 21, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. Ken in MD

    And that gaffe was...??

    March 21, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Well, when you think the American people are stupid, like Mittens does, and will hopefully forget that you made your millions killing American jobs, like Mittens does, you're bound to say something stupid, too.

    March 21, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. Charles Noel

    Post-Illinois win, Romney gets endorsement, makes gaffe.. Who made the gaffe? your writing implies Romney made the statement when in fact his aide did. That is like saying Barrack Obama is responsible for everything VP Joe says. If that was the case your news section would really have something to report 24/7.

    March 21, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    This was not Romney's gaffe. This was a campaign adviser's poor choice of an analogy, but when you have someone as clean and well prepared as Mitt Romney is for the Presidential campaign, expect a furor at any slight hope. If this is the best they got, he is in great shape heading into the nomination. And he is. Romney 2012!

    March 21, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. Sheri Boda

    I am amazed. I cannot believe you will not give Mitt Romney the respect he deserves. With all the problems in the world, this etch-a-sketch thing is stupid! You were never this critical of President Obama. Enough, please give Mitt Romney and his family a fair shake in this political arena.

    March 21, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. Debbie from Arizona

    What's with these little no news, news items? They are like the first paragraph of a story and that's all.

    March 21, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  10. Tim

    That Etch-A-Sketch gaff is going to be bigger than the Seamus fiasco.

    March 21, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. Donkey Party

    What a joke Romney and the rest of the GOP is. Looking forward to their imminent extinction.

    March 21, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. Just Say No to Flipper

    So much for that phony meme about Rmoney's "well-organized, disciplined campaign".

    March 21, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Romney and the big dig, how much of your 250 million did you steal from that project clown, try 2016 and lose again.

    March 21, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  14. Real American

    What's New this guy's foot and ass are constantly in his mouth

    March 21, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  15. Nobodies Pon

    Once again the guy is not a politican he will not get anything done if elected president who would follow him. He opens his mouth and farts come out way to often. Buisness men are not politicans. Romney is a prime example of that point.

    March 21, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  16. Sandra

    Looks like the etch-a-sketch gaffe is going to stick to him like glue. Mitt should have let Andrea Saul handled it if he is too afraid to go on any news show except FOX NOISE.

    March 22, 2012 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
  17. Johnny DC

    New gaffe? Is the media at all aware of the dozens upon dozens of real gaffes that have come directly from the lips of President Obama himself, not even counting the ones from his aides and representatives?

    Amazing how many videos and stories were written about President Bush, but you have to dig real deep to find anything on Obama. What a nice, real tight grip he has over the media. Marx would be proud.

    March 22, 2012 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  18. Just Say No to Flipper

    Rmoney's woeful lack of personality, humanity and viable plans and policies for average Americans are plenty of reasons to concede nothing to that weaselly snake oil salesman. The gaffes are just icing on the cake.

    March 22, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  19. Dave

    Romney is by far the best GOP candidate, and he will beat Obama in November. Santorum and Gingrich cannot catch up now, and Obama actually has a record to run on now – a terrible one!

    March 22, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |