Eric Fehrnstrom

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Romney: Health Mandate Is a Tax

Contradicts Eric Fehrnstrom's comments

(Newser) - Days after a spokesman asserted that ObamaCare's individual mandate is not a tax in Mitt Romney's view, the candidate himself is saying the opposite—thus aligning with the rest of his party. Romney tells CBS News that while he agreed with the Supreme Court's dissent, "the... More »

Romney's 'Etch-a-Sketch' Rep: Mandate Is No Tax

Mitt has skirted the issue

(Newser) - While Republicans have been busily attacking ObamaCare as a tax hike following the Supreme Court ruling, Mitt Romney has stayed quiet; after all, to call it a tax hike would be to acknowledge he raised taxes in Massachusetts. Today, however, spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom— he of "Etch-a-Sketch" fame —stated... More »

Romney Camp: Obama Ate Dog Meat

Conservatives push back on Seamus story

(Newser) - Here come the dog wars: The Romney campaign, apparently sick of fielding questions about Seamus the Irish setter, is drawing attention to a dog-unfriendly incident in President Obama's past. The president said that he was fed dog meat as a child in Indonesia in his autobiography, Dreams From My ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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