On the first day of spring Romney aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, responded to a question from John Fugelsang about Romney pivoting on his positions in the general election. Fugelsang and Fehrnstrom were on CNN’s Starting Point. Fehrnstrom then uttered the now infamous “Etch-a-Sketch” gaffe. Michael Kinsley defined a gaffe as: “”A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” That comment has gone viral in the political community and with Romney’s political appointments.
Regardless of what one feels about this particular gaffe, what makes it so powerful is that it uses such an iconic American image: the “Etch-a-Sketch.” This one will dog Romney for a long time.