Sunday, April 22, 2012

Etchin' to be President

Originally Posted March 23, 2012, on Livejournal

Etch A Sketch stock closed up 140% today. ~ Tweeted by Nate Silver, Statistician and Political Blogger

Chris Matthews: This guy has given us the template! This guy has given us the toy to use! This guy is going to have people waving this thing in his face. (Holds up an etch-a-sketch).
Howard Fineman: Well the good thing for Romney is that this is still only March. Chris: Now there's a consolation.(Laughter all around)
~ Discussion on MSNBC's Hardball

Some top Republicans are urging Newt Gingrich to leave the race, but he says he's sticking around. If they could get him to marry the race, he would probably leave it eventually.
~ Jimmy Kimmel

Rick Santorum said he's not worried about unemployment. Well, he will be in November.
~ David Letterman

(Wednesday was) Ann and Mitt Romney's 43rd wedding anniversary. This means that 43 years ago Mitt proposed to his wife and due to a weak field of candidates, she said yes.
~ Conan O'Brien

Mitt Romney vehemently denies he is like an Etch-A-Sketch. Unless you like Etch-A-Sketches. Then he's totally like an Etch-A-Sketch.
~ Journalist William K. Wolfrum On Twitter

Anyone check to see if Mitt strapped his Etch A Sketch spokesman to the roof of his car yet?
~ Author Steve Weinstein on Twitter

Happy to see Etch A Sketch, an American classic toy, is DRAWING attention with political candidates as a cultural icon and important piece of our society. A profound toy, highly recognized and loved by all, is now SHAKING up the national debate. Nothing is as quintessentially American as Etch A Sketch and a good old fashion political debate.
~ Statement from Ohio Arts, maker of the Etch-A-Sketch from ThinkProgress

You’ve got Mittens The Clown dressed in a top hat and doing magic tricks with an Etch-A-Sketch. You’ve the Rick The Clown with the painted-on sad face, crying because the Devil is in the D.C. details. You’ve got Newt The Clown wearing a moon rocket and leaping unsuccessfully into the air as he runs around the stage. And finally, you’ve got Ron The Clown with his head barely peeking out from his giant clown suit, always falling down onto the floor and refusing any help to get back up. After the performance, President Obama comes out onstage like Ed Sullivan saying, “Thank you Republican clowns for that wonderful bit of comedy.”
~ Mr.TrueLiberal in an essay called Mayday! Mayday! The GOP Is Being Shot Down In Flames on Daily Kos.

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