Date: May 22, 2012

“Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” Senior aide Eric Fehrnstorm’s comments would forever haunt the presidential candidate, opening the flood gates for Democrats and Republican adversaries like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to take shots at Mitt by bringing the device to campaign rallies. While the company behind the classic childhood toy saw a 30 percent spike in sales, Romney’s still trying to shake off the gibe.