Spokesman for Romney says he’s an “Etch A Sketch” candidate who can easily change his positions
Mitt Romney’s big victory in yesterday’s Illinois Republican primary was offset at least a little (perhaps a lot, as time will tell) when his communications director went on TV this morning and SAID in effect that the Mittster is likely to abandon some of his right-wing positions once he wins the nomination:
Eric Fehrnstrom was asked if he’s concerned that Romney may alienate general election voters with some of the hard-right positions he’s taken during the primary to appeal to conservatives. Fehrnstrom brushed this concern off:
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 of over again.
UPDATE II: DailyKos has a great COLLECTION OF TWEETS on this controversy, which suddenly is becoming a firestorm.