Posted on | March 21, 2012 | 16 Comments
. . .who were trying to make a circle. OK, my title reference might be just a little obscure, but look at what the Left has done:
I realize that Stacy has already flogged this horse, but I think we can boil it down for glue to stick a few points together:
- Fehrnstrom has said possibly the most honest thing thus far about the GOP primaries as such, at least from the standpoint of the campaign. They’re all rock bands on tour right now, trying not to wreck any notes, and hoping to rack up the most sales by the end of the tour in Tampa.
- The campaigns all understand that the are pouring words into the air. Winning the election means they can influence legislation, but the percentage chance of carrying out any significant change promised on the campaign trail is in the single digits.
- Caffeinated Thoughts points to the new Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Romney site. Flog me gently with a morning star: Fehrnstrom found him a nerve!
- The pressure and surreality of the campaign, to end on an obscure reference, will continue until it reaches a Peter James Bond crescendo, and I mean that strictly in an “Act of God” (not nefarious) way.
via The Blaze
Update: We were linked earlier by Race 4 2012 and Bodacious Bob Belvedere, busting out the Eraserhead reference. Memeorandum is in full swing. Hot Air has Newt offering a taunt, the Tatler has some background on the Etch-a-Sketch site, and links to Jennifer Rubin at the WaPoo gives us the Full Whoopee, saying it’s not a gaffe-gaffe:
The irony is great here. The same right-wing bloggers who have pummeled Romney all along for being insufficiently conservative now say he’s telegraphing that he will be moderate in the general campaign. Huh? Indeed, Santorum has been complaining all along that Romney is too moderate. So if he’s been a moderate, he’d be fine as is in the general election, right? Santorum’s spokesman, after months of calling Romney a moderate, now claims he’s dying to get back to his true stripes — being a moderate.
See, Jennifer, think of the ship of state as about ready to go aground, and needing some hard right rudder to get out of shoal water. Having the Romney campaign telegraph bringing the rudder amidships not only brings the entire Romney campaign into question, but invites curiosity about over-achievement. You know, a little more left rudder. . .
And little RINO tools do precious little to dispel that gnawing anxiety.