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Benson: Etch A Sketch In Chief

Lisa Benson/Washington Post Writers Group

Seizing On Etch-A-Sketch Misstep

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich displays an etch-a-sketch during a Tea Party Presidential forum and straw poll hosted by the LSU College Republicans Thursday at Dotson Auditorium on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Tim Mueller)

Question: Don't you think most presidential candidates take an etch-a-sketch approach to their candidacy, running to appeal to the extreme in the primary and then to the center for the general election?

Romney Gaffe Boosts Etch A Sketch

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum holds an Etch A Sketch during a rally in Mandeville, La., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Ohio Art Co., maker of the classic baby boomer toy, is sending a big box of Etch A Sketches to the presidential campaigns to say thanks for the publicity and a boost in sales. It all started when Mitt Romney strategist Eric Fehrnstrom was asked Wednesday about the candidate's politics now versus next fall, and he likened the campaign to an Etch A Sketch: “You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again”/CBS Money Watch. More here.

Question: Did you ever play with an Etch A Sketch?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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