The Etch-a-sketch campaign has begun. First, Romney was totally against the auto bailout that saved the auto industry. He even continued saying he was against it after it obviously worked. But NOW his campaign is saying the auto bailout was Mitt's idea all along.
Top Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom claimed that President Obama's auto bailout was the GOP presidential hopeful's idea.
Fehrnstrom said Obama followed Romney's course to help the auto industry during an appearance at a Saturday roundtable discussion hosted by the The Washington Post.
“His position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed,” Fehrnstrom said. "He said, 'If you want to save the auto industry, just don't write them a check. That will seal their doom. What they need to do is go through a managed bankruptcy process.'"
"The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice," Fehrnstrom added.
Fehrnstrom made headlines back in late March for saying that Romney's GOP primary positions were as erasable as a drawing on an Etch a Sketch. Fehrnstrom's Saturday comments marked a different drawing on the auto bailout than what Romney penned in a November 2008 New York Times op-ed.
Headlined "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," the piece closed with these words:
"In a managed bankruptcy, the federal government would propel newly competitive and viable automakers, rather than seal their fate with a bailout check," Romney wrote.