This episode shows that the candidate who first drew White House fire can adjust to events. Newt's $2.50 Gas is "an old fashioned pocketbook appeal" by his own admission. Obama is going to oil fields in response. Meanwhile, Ricky is digging his Gaffe hole with lamentations of Principle over Statehood, and unemployment. Newt gets the video here, giving a child in his crowd a souvenier that will not be forgotten.
Early in the race, Newt was hammered for being undisciplined. Just recently, Newt stuck to his tack of ignoring Presidential Religion comments. Even under such whithering adversity, Newt has shown agility. The gaffes in the other campaigns show who is truly disciplined, and whose cannons can be knocked loose.
Newt can campaign with what fits under the seat in front of him. His message comes from him. He knows the waters we will have to cross. Speaker Gingrich has been choosing our subjects in this election cycle. Are we going to ignore that? The others are just looking to sit atop the hay stack. Obama has demonstrated that fact to our dismay.
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Newt, Santorum debut Etch A Sketch props on the trail (Updated)
By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | POLITICO
Newt Gingrich gleefully seized on Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch A Sketch" comments from this morning, bringing out an Etch A Sketch as a prop on the campaign trail today.
Gingrich, via POLITICO's Ginger Gibson, called Fehrnstrom's comment a sign that the conservative movement couldn't trust Romney to stick to his positions in the fall:
"Now given everybody's fears about Gov. Romney's flip-flops, to have his communications director say publicly to all of us, if we're dumb enough to nominate him we should expect by the acceptance speech he'll move back to the left, triggers everything we should worry about," he told a crowd in Lake Charles, La. [...]