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Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in At TMV | 4 comments

So Much for Jeb Bush’s Endorsement

WASHINGTON – It’s another gafferiffic moment. It also confirms what conservatives have been saying about Mitt Romney from the start.

From Think Progress, who caught the exchange between a CNN host identified as a “comedian,” and Erick Fehrnstrom of the Mitt Romney campaign.

CNN HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?

FEHRNSTROM: 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 of over again.

At least this time it wasn’t Mitt Romney stepping on his own big win with a rhetorical blunder.

But the big Republican news of Jeb Bush endorsing Romney won’t last nearly as long or resonate as deeply as Fehrnstrom’s epic gaffe, which is sure to be in a anti-Romney ad and may even appear long before Obama’s team gets their chance at him.

Taylor Marsh is the author of the new book, The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss, which is now available in print on Amazon. Marsh is a veteran political analyst and commentator. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and has been seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This column is cross posted from her new media blog.