Romney Compared to Kid's Toy

Jake Tapper discusses Romney adviser's self-inflicted comparison.
17:24 | 03/22/12

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Out of politics and Mitt Romney battling -- -- -- and largely self inflicted comparison that he's too much like an Etch A Sketch now. -- -- iconic -- but Romney learning the hard way that you don't want to be compared to one -- this morning's your voice. Your vote and ABC's Jake Tapper is in Washington with the very latest here good morning to you -- Good morning -- the bizarre thing about all of this is that it was a top. Romney aide who first made the metaphor he was asked on a morning show. About whether Romney had run too far to the right during the primaries to win in the general election in the the strategist said. I know because you can always press the reset button it's like -- not just gets you said you can shake it up and start all over again now of course. Per candidate who is too often accused of changing his positions that's an unfortunate metaphor by the end of the day are Romney's rivals say it Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich work. Holding up etch a sketches at rallies talking about how Romney had no core principles it was a bad day for the Romney campaign and we -- both of those candidates doing just that -- this is really. That it's particularly tough the Romney campaign -- this is a day that really should have been largely spent celebrating that when -- no I don't. That's exactly right it was a day that began with lots of talk about how Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. I should drop out that there was no math that it equal -- them being able to win the nomination Jeb Bush came out and endorsed Mitt Romney. The by the end of the day Mitt Romney felt the need to go in dispute these. -- -- comparisons made by his own staff jobs. Again perhaps they'll just end this with an epic game of twister cheeky tapper in Washington we do appreciate.

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