The "Etch a Sketch" reference was to a comment by Governor Romney's spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, back in March, about the campaign's inevitable swing from a more conservative stance to a more moderate stance. (Yesterday I was playing Tic-Tac-Toe on an Etch-A-Sketch with a third Grandchild.)
But, moving on, MoDo says we will never see the real Romney, and she took a swipe at his "birth certificate" comment. Frankly, I thought it was funny and fair game. It isn't like the Romney camp is questioning where President Obama was born, even though the "birth certificate" has been a more closely guarded secret than Governor Romney's taxes.
Here is MoDo's complaint:
But Romney never did shake up the Etch A Sketch. He remains too insecure about his base. Romney and Obama are both running for their bases — and Mitt is running from his own elusive better angels.But, she doesn't tell us what President Obama is running from. Does President Obama even have "better angels"? Here we are, three and a half years in and you would think he was down to the third envelope.
All that said, my question has to do with a tint of racism in MoDo's piece:
And that is what’s disturbing about the prospect of a President Romney. Even though he once seemed to have sensible, moderate managerial instincts, he won’t stop ingratiating himself with the neo-Neanderthals.Given what has and hasn't happened in the current Obama Administration, the first two sentences can be just dismissed out of hand.
However, given the amount of Neanderthal DNA in Caucasians and Asians, doesn't that seem like a racist swipe at Romney, and from an Irish Lass?
I, for one, am looking forward to a future focus on the right mixture of public and private actions to restore our economy, before imploding European and Chinese economies bring us all down.
What ever happened to the snowclone from 1992, It's the economy, stupid?
Regards — Cliff