Santorum: It’s Better to Stick With Obama Than “Etch-A-Sketch” Candidate Like Romney


Rick Santorum mocked a reference one of Mitt Romney’s advisers made to the Etch A Sketch. (NYT)

Senator Rick Santorum said it was better to stick with Obama than an “Etch-A-Sketch” candidate like Mitt Romney.
MSNBC reported:

Rick Santorum today suggested it would be better to stick with President Obama over a candidate that might be “the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future” — a shot at chief rival Mitt Romney.

“You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there,” said Santorum. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch a sketch candidate of the future.”

For the second day in a row, the former Pennsylvania senator brought an Etch A Sketch on the trail as a prop to remind voters of Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom’s response to a question about whether Santorum is pushing Romney too far right to win over moderate voters in a general election.

No, it isn’t.

The Romney Camp responded later today.

The Romney camp responds with this statement from the former Massachusetts governor: “I am in this race to defeat Barack Obama and restore America’s promise. I was disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican. This election is more important than any one person. It is about the future of America. Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”

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