Fallout from Santorum’s #EtchASketch comment


As profiled yesterday on Twitchy in the twitch, “Santorum said what?” this was not his finest hour. Normally, we’d let it go at one post, but the fallout continues:

Over the next six weeks, even though it became clear that Mitt Romney would most probably garner the nomination, I still maintained that Santorum was the best in the GOP field. I no longer feel that way.

Yesterday, Rick Santorum showed himself too immature to be President of the United States.

That’s Jeff Dunetz, aka Yid with Lid at his site, withdrawing his support after Santorum’s comment that voters might as well re-elect Obama as elect Romney.

The irony is that a Romney adviser had just the previous day given Santorum a big opening, that some bloggers and tweeters were representing as possibly the ‘act of God’ that would make it possible for Santorum to win the nomination.

Some sources claim that Santorum is surging in Louisiana.

Two New Polls Show Santorum Surging in Louisiana | Rick Santorum for President http://t.co/HGTHTeO9 via @RickSantorum #Santorum

— New York Nick (@nicksinyc) March 22, 2012

That well may be, but responding to a favorable gaffe with one of your own is no way to campaign.

More Twitter fallout:


— Miles Halpine (@MilesHalpine) March 23, 2012

Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney http://t.co/wgas7BSu < @RickSantorum…U stupid SOB! R U out of your mind?!?!

— Ed Hunter (@edhunter54) March 23, 2012

Finally something I agree with Santorum about, Obama is better than Romney http://t.co/vlSPM5cG #GOP

— Michael D Sullivan (@Bluestater) March 23, 2012

Etch-A-Sketching Away Romney's Advantage: New polls have SANTORUM RISING IN LOUISIANA. This AM, it's Santorum 42, Mitt 28, Newt 18, Paul 8.

— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 23, 2012

Transcript of my interview with Mitt Romney today on Rick Santorum, Etch-a-Sketch, POTUS oil rhetoric: http://t.co/OuY6xEqr #tcot #hhrs

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 23, 2012

Whatever the consequences of these statements, one thing’s for sure. Etch A Sketch is enjoying it.

Etch a Sketch stock shot up 200% today. Seriously. http://t.co/f2OJgzpM

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 22, 2012

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