Who will you believe about the etch-a-sketch candidate?PJM or your lying eyes?

RRD:First the quote,then the spin:

The quote:

…”Host: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?

Fehrnstrom: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.”….

Mitt Romney: The Consummate Etch A Sketch | RedState

http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2012/03/21/mitt-romney-the-consummate-etch-a-sketch/

The Spin:

…”I am not sure why it would be shocking news that candidates who win contested races for the nomination, mainly among a political party’s most committed activist voters, might try to broaden a campaign message for a fall campaign to win over those who are not partisan to one party or another, and who might have a somewhat different agenda of issues than the party’s base. The fact of the matter is that virtually every national campaign is an attempt by the nominee to expand out from the base of the party which nominated that candidate to get to the 50% or more needed to win.

The problem for Romney is that he has been battling an image as a moderate (an inauthentic conservative) and a flip-flopper in both this campaign and his first race for the GOP nomination in 2008. So Fehrnstrom’s error may have been to say publicly what everyone expected anyway (since moving to the center for the fall campaign is politically smart) in an impolitic manner suggesting cynicism by the Romney campaign and disregard for the conservative voters he has struggled to attract in the primaries so far.”…

PJ Media » The Romney Local Rumbles On

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-romney-local-rumbles-on/?singlepage=true

Once again,the quote:

…”Host: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?

Fehrnstrom: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.”….

The spin:

….” I am not sure why it would be shocking news that candidates who win contested races for the nomination, mainly among a political party’s most committed activist voters, might try to broaden a campaign message for a fall campaign to win over those who are not partisan to one party or another, and who might have a somewhat different agenda of issues than the party’s base ”….

RRD:Since the poor writer is too stupid to understand this(sarcasm),permit me to explain it to him:

The words ” broaden a campaign message for a fall campaign to win over those who are not partisan to one party or another” have a actual meaning,and in & of itself,doing so is not objectionable,it depends on how you do it.
The problem that Baehr has in putting over his con,is that the context of the quote,& the quote itself are so clear that only someone of subnormal intelligence,or someone seeking to rationalize their support of Romney,would buy this disingenuous rubbish.

The author apparently either believes that there is a significant portion of the electorate who will swallow this swill,so as to justify the time he spent writing it,that,or perhaps the author is trying to fool himself.

In either case it makes little difference.
While not all Romney voters are fools,the ones that aren’t will not be taken in by this,& the ones who are,are irrelevant at the end of the day.

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