If Mitt Romney’s Etch A Sketch moment on Wednesday taught his campaign anything, it’s probably this: There is little room for missteps.
But for a campaign run by highly disciplined operatives steeped in the art of opposition research, Mr. Romney’s team has made a remarkable number of stumbles during the primary season.
Over and over again, Mr. Romney has found a way to rob himself of a good news cycle, usually by saying something that feeds the least flattering narratives about him.
And they will be aided in the coming months by liberal allies who are literally tracking every word Mr. Romney and his associates say. The idea behind groups like American Bridge 21st Century and others is to catch the Republicans in misstatements, flip-flops, embarrassing moments and gaffes.
Published: Mar 23, 2012