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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Why Mitt Romney Will Not Be The Next President

Mitt Romney won Chicago last evening, and picked up an endorsement by the brother of former president, George W. Bush. 

He's riding high. He's leaving Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul in the dust, it seems.

But the candidate who loves cars and lakes, is also being made fun of, again.

We're 'borrowing' a paragraph, or two, from Miami Herald writer Mark Caputo to illustrate what you may already know. A man can change his mind, but it might get you laughed at.

Take a read.

Mitt Romney began Wednesday basking in the glow of the surprise endorsement of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush less than 24 hours after a big Illinois win.

All of the good news was in danger of being erased by what’s known as the Etch-A-Sketch gaffe.

As Bush’s endorsement rattled about Twitter and the blogosphere, Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom flubbed a question on CNN when he was asked if the campaign plans to retool its message in the general election .

“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign, everything changes,” Fehrnstrom said. “It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch, you can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”

Liberals, Obama’s campaign and Romney’s Republican rivals pounced. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich later brandished the 1960’s-era sketching toy end at their respective campaign events.

The flub was a costly one because it involved such a childish goofy sounding word that pointed to a more-serious truth: Opponents see Romney as a flip-flopper.

Reporters, kept at bay from the gaffe-prone Romney, asked the candidate about it Wednesday in Maryland, but he initially snapped that he wasn’t giving a press conference.

Then he reversed himself and, rather than talk about the Bush endorsement, told reporters that he was the same old candidate.

"I’m running as a conservative Republican,” he said. “The policies and positions are the same.”

[Read more of Mark's column here]

The policies may be the same, but the candidate isn't always the same. With Romney's 'Sorry, that's not what I meant' rebuttal to every questionable statement he makes, America doesn't know which Romney they will get on any given day, or Republican presidential debate, leaving many to ask 'Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up'?

Watch the video below to see what all the hype is about.  And when you figure out who the real Mitt Romney, let us know.

Ready.  Re-set. Go.

Let's face it, Romney is just too vanilla for this country, and he acts like he's not even comfortable in his own indecisive skin.

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