Eric Fehrnstrom

A Letter to Advertisers on Behalf of Mitt Romney’s New Magazine
November 15, 2012

Mitt Romney told supporters he's thinking about starting a monthly newsletter. Here's a preview

Romney’s Performance Is a Test for the Media
October 04, 2012

A critical test for the media: Will it call out Romney for his distortions at Wednesday night's debate?

Romney Adviser: Actually, My Boss Was Wrong Up There
October 04, 2012

Romney says his health plan would cover people with pre-existing conditions. Then an adviser admits it wouldn't.

How Romney's Mormon Problem Became His Greatest Asset
August 27, 2012

The Romney campaign has decided, with good reason, that Mormonism is no longer the candidate's problem, it's his solution.

The Campaign’s Biggest Buckrakers
August 24, 2012

AFTER THE SUPREME COURT issued its Citizens United decision in 2010, money poured into the U.S. electoral system like never before. Ten billion dollars will likely be spent on the 2012 race, up from $7 billion in 2008—making electioneering one of the few U.S. growth industries in an ailing economy. Campaigns and super PACs have already spent $332 million on TV advertising in the presidential race alone (three-quarters of that sum on negative ads). This avalanche of cash has caused a lot of angst about the future of democracy.

Romney Passes Welfare-Queen Card To Scott Brown
August 10, 2012

Gosh, what sort of way-back machine has descended on Boston this week? The Republican political strategy emanating from the Hub has a distinctly 1988 feel to it, what with the resuscitation of that Reagan-Bush golden-oldie...the welfare queen!

The Larger Question About Romney’s Taxes: Why?
July 31, 2012

Mitt Romney arrives back stateside and just like that, his refusal to release more than a year or two of tax returns is back in the news. Harry Reid is telling people that a big Bain Capital investor told him that Romney told him that he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years. OK, that sounds like something out of a junior-high cafeteria, but then again there’s also an easy way for Romney to knock it down.

The Search For The Real Romney, Ctd.
July 10, 2012

More polls are suggesting that the Democrats' attempts to cast Mitt Romney as a self-interested, slice-and-dicing wheeler-dealer are gaining ground with swing-state voters, despite the much-ballyhooed reservations of the mayor of the 68th biggest city in the country.

Can Romney Manage to Make This Election Exclusively About the Economy?
May 22, 2012

In the two months since Eric Fehrnstrom’s “etch-a-sketch” gaffe, many political observers have waited for the iconic moment when Romney would move to the center or distance himself from the toxic conservative ideological battles of the primary season. But without much notice, that etch-a-sketch moment has already happened. No, Romney has not shifted positions.  Nor has he disrespected the conservative activists whose votes and trust he sought so relentlessly since 2007.

Meet the Romney Campaign’s Snarkiest Wonk
May 21, 2012

Since Lanhee Chen joined the Romney campaign in March last year, his public pronouncements have been liberally seasoned with snark. Tweeting about Newt Gingrich during the first Florida debate, he wrote, “Thanks for explaining why you were forced to resign in disgrace, Mr. Speaker.” In April, he tweeted: “[David Axelrod] says Obama to be judged on his record.