Friday, March 23, 2012

The Etch-a- Sketch Candidate

A couple days ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's senior adviser, Eric Ferhnstrom, was asked if the pressure from the his conservative opponents has forced Romney to tack so far to the right that he can't get elected. Ferhnstrom got into trouble when he said the campaign could be reset "like an Etch-a-Sketch." Of course, this led to attacks from his fellow Republican right-wing opponents Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. It also led to Democratic criticism.

This comment should come as no surprise to anyone that has heard Mitt Romney. Prior to 2008 he was pro-choice, now he's a born again right to lifer. He supported the Massachusetts health care plan which is basically Obamacare as a model for the country. Now he says it won't work for the America. He believed in global warming now he questions it. He's absolutely shameless when he's pandering.

This led Rachel Maddow to call him a liar. Tough words. But if you view the flip flopping as saying one thing when you don't mean it, then you could call him a liar. Check out Rachel's piece below.

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