1. DAMAGE CONTROL

    Romney Clarifies ‘Etch a Sketch’ Gaffe

    Illustration by The Daily Beast

    Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail on Wednesday afternoon to set the record straight: he’s no Etch a Sketch. The GOP frontrunner appeared at a stop in Arbutus, Md., speaking out to clarify his stance on policies after aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on CNN: “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch a Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” Romney made sure voters know that that’s not the case. "I'm running as a conservative Republican. I was a conservative Republican governor. I'll be running as a conservative Republican nominee," he said. "The policies and positions are exactly the same."

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