Newt Gingrich jumps on the Mitt Romney campaign’s Etch A Sketch gaffe

Mitt Romney can’t catch a break. On the day after winning Illinois, his largest victory of the primary contest , he finds himself defending the Etch A Sketch gaffe of his communications director.

We tossed you the original CNN video earlier today. Here’s Newt Gingrich taking advantage of the same, also via CNN:

The former U.S. House speaker posed with an Etch A Sketch and said this:

“Given everybody’s fear of Governor Romney’s flip-flops, to have Romney’s communication director say publicly to all of us, if we’re dumb enough to nominate him, we should expect that by the acceptance speech, he’ll move back to the left, triggers everything people are worried about.

“You’ll notice that the picture’s not permanent. Nothing is locked down. You can re-do it anytime you want. And that’s the problem…

Rick Santorum had a similar reaction:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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9 comments Add your comment

Bill Crane, CSI Crane

March 21st, 2012
6:31 pm

Where should I tell Mitt’s Communications Director to send along his resume? Or perhaps to Twitter it from his “Etch a Sketch”… ;)

double

March 21st, 2012
6:33 pm

Errors & Excuses.

Look before I leap...

March 21st, 2012
7:58 pm

I heard that Newt’s campaign finances were so poor, his staffers were using Etch-a-sketches as laptop computers. This would explain how he was able to so quickly produce one for the news conference.

Father A. Long

March 22nd, 2012
6:02 am

Neut’s anti capitalist rants against Mitt are enough to win him 2 states. They are not working any where else.

Lynn43

March 22nd, 2012
6:51 am

I’ve won one election without saying anything negative about my opponents-the next election, I had no opponents. I stated, ‘this election is what I can do for the people-not what my opponents can do”. I never mentioned them. Why can’t we see more of this kind.? I’m tired of elections being “put downs”.

BIg Hat

March 22nd, 2012
7:46 am

If Newt is elected President, will Callista become the First Slut?

findog

March 22nd, 2012
8:46 am

The GOP still needs to use Nixon’s playbook to win

lliberalefty

March 22nd, 2012
11:00 am

NEWT the pious liar is about to be gone…hes grasping at anything to stay relevant

Redstateneck

March 22nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Go Back to the Commonwealth Newt. Georgia has been your boy for the last time. Your poor white trash strategy has failed because education standards are too high in the other 48.