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The Best Quote of 2012 Is...

Mitt Romney's '47%' remark

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's comments about 47% of the population being dependent on the government and "binders full of women" topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian. "Debate remarks and gaffes actually seemed to play an important role in the ups and downs of... More »

NAACP Boos Actually Helped Mitt Romney

John Dickerson says NAACP did Romney a favor by generating a headline

(Newser) - The NAACP actually did Mitt Romney a favor by showering him with boos yesterday. Sure, Romney's campaign pointed out that the audience applauded as well, "but it's in their candidate's interest to get booed," argues John Dickerson at Slate . For one thing, "quiet golf... More »

Romney's Staff Destroying His Chances

John Cassidy: Nothing going for Mitt but money

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's campaign keeps shooting itself in the foot, and the GOP frontrunner may have passed the point of no return, writes John Cassidy in the New Yorker . After last week's blunders, Cassidy has finally had to admit "that trying to rescue Romney’s presidential bid may... More »

Ron Paul: Give Etch a Sketch 'Games' a Rest

New ad mocks rivals' focus on the Romney camp's gaffe

(Newser) - Sick of the endless Etch a Sketch jokes and analogies after two days of near-constant presence in the news cycle? Ron Paul is, too, apparently. His new ad mocks Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and no end of cable talking heads for focusing on the gaffe instead of more substantive issues,... More »

Etch A Sketch Stock Soars on Romney Aide's Gaffe

Climbs more than 200% to $12.50 per share

(Newser) - Bad news for Mitt Romney has been great news for Etch A Sketch: Stock in the toy's maker soared 212.5% after Romney spokesman Eric Ferhnstrom compared the campaign to one . Ohio Art's stock stood at $4 per share at the beginning of the day yesterday; at... More »

'Etch a Sketch' Gaffe Already Haunting Romney

Even the company itself gets in on the fun

(Newser) - Team Romney probably hoped the Etch a Sketch gaffe —a top adviser said his positions could be "reset" as with the classic toy—would die a quick death today. Doesn't look like it:
  • Stage prop: Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich each went on stage brandishing a you-know-what.
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Romney Adviser Likens Him to ... 'Etch a Sketch'

Eric Fehrnstrom uses analogy in CNN interview, and critics pounce

(Newser) - If you're Mitt Romney and weary of fending off flip-flopping accusations, this is probably not what you want a top adviser to say on CNN. Asked whether Romney has gone so far to the right in the primaries that he might alienate moderate voters in November, adviser Eric Fehrnstrom... More »

Happy 50th, Etch A Sketch!

(Newser) - Yesterday marked the 50th birthday of one of America's classic toys: the Etch A Sketch. Okay, so it was invented by a French guy—Andre Cassagnes, who named it L’Ecran Magique, or “the Magic Screen.” But the Americans at Ohio Art bought it, came up with the... More »

Iconic Brands We've Outsourced

Globalization has pushed a lot of Americana overseas

(Newser) - Baseballs are as American as Mom and apple pie, right? Well, hopefully they have parents and pastry in Costa Rica, too, because that’s where Rawlings’ factory is located now. Loads of other all-American brands aren’t so all-American anymore, Newsweek reports, singling out the companies seen in the slideshow... More »

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