comScore

Santorum: Might As Well Stay With Obama Instead Of Risking ‘Etch A Sketch Candidate’

The Etch A Sketch gaffe has been fervently making the media rounds, and predictably, Mitt Romney‘s opponents are seizing the opportunity. On Thursday, fellow GOP hopeful Rick Santorum told supporters President Obama might be a better choice than Romney, “the Etch A Sketch candidate.”

According to NBC News, speaking in Texas, Santorum told the crowd:

“You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate of the future.”

The Romney campaign wasted no time in responding to the comment in a statement that said:

“I am in this race to defeat Barack Obama and restore America’s promise. I was disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican. This election is more important than any one person. It is about the future of America. Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”

While the gaffe is an easy target, it might not be the smartest comment from a Republican candidate running against a Democratic president.

(H/T LA Times)

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop