July 3rd, 2012
03:13 PM ET
11 years ago

Fehrnstrom's sharp quips, elbows help Romney

Washington (CNN) - It was 2002, and things weren't going well for Mitt Romney, then a candidate for Massachusetts governor.

A series of commercials depicting him working blue-collar jobs baling hay and frolicking shirtless with his wife on the beach bombed with voters and hurt him in the contest against Democratic state Treasurer Shannon O'Brian.


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  1. Jack

    Old Rupert Murdoch is spot on--alexithymic Mitt needs to fire Fehrnstrom and do it really fast.

    July 3, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Fehrnstrom is one of the small ball advisors that Murdock wants Romney to replace with one of Rupert's choices.

    July 3, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Apparently you Conservatives have forgotten the 1100+ vacation days Bush took during his "tenure". "

    Hahahahaha...yuo just called me a conservative? I'm the craziest liberal on this site lol. Man, today is like an experiment in how people can entirely miss the point of your type-written sarcasm/tongue-in-cheek, etc.

    July 3, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit laughed:

    Hahahahaha...yuo just called me a conservative? I'm the craziest liberal on this site lol.
    That's a relief. Some of them keep trying to accuse me of wearing that particular hat, and I'm not even a liberal. I'm a moderate, and I ain't stupid.

    July 3, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Scrappy...minus the s. Fact: Not a single thing in this article suggests that this joker or the clown for whom he works have anything substantive to add to the national discourse or the policy debate. It's just more of the GOP's/Teatrolls' taking nothing all that seriously other than thinking this is all a game to be played and won solely by coming up with the best message, as opposed to the best ideas.

    July 3, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Squigman

    Another joke. Right?

    July 3, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    I hope this guy keeps "helping" Romney the way he is doing. He came up with the "etch-a-sketch" slogan that has tormented Mitt so far throughout his campaign and now when he came out and said Romney agreed with Obama that the mandate was NOT a tax the far right was left with their collective mouths open and scurrying to spin it once again in a favorable way. So far they are not having much luck doing that. Personally I hope they keep him around.

    July 3, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. cali girl

    How is Fox supposed to play this when Robmey himself says "it's not a tax" which we know is not. But that would take the steam right out of the Righty's communications to get President Obama on the tax everyone mode, and the middle class will get all the taxes from this.
    Can't wait to watch them squirm with this.

    July 3, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  9. Thomas


    I love the way Democrats are so smart and know it all, even Obamacare yet these are the same people who over and over again keep writing that Romney got out of serving in the military showing that Democrats don't know that President Bill Clinton got out of going to Vietnam in 1968 through a political influence who was the US Senator Clinton was an aid to and then he said he would join the ROTC and he didn't. So why should anyone listen to Democrats that this Obamacare is really good for us when you are clueless of Democrat history?

    Hey MyView , Bill Clinton isn't running for President. Also , Bill Clinton doesn't have five sons who avoided voluntary military service in Iraq or Afghanistan . Imagine having five sons and none of them went in the milatary during a time of conflict , How many Americans volunteered during WW2 , not one Romney did !

    July 3, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. vote the Tea Party out in 2012

    I think that THIS is one of the guys Murdoch was referring to. Too many rookie mistakes but I say let him stay.

    July 3, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |