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Saturday, September 24, 2016

A top campaign advisor comparing his positions before and after he (eventually) secures the GOP presidential nomination to shaking up an Etch A Sketch toy continues to dog Mitt Romney, who went into a second day of damage control Thursday led by a visit to the don of conservative politics, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

Romney reportedly requested the Thursday morning meeting, and also met with other top conservatives in Congress, including Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan.

“I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that, I’m not only comfortable with Romney, I’m excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee,” DeMint said.

The niceties aside, the meeting was clearly an attempt by Romney to talk some conservative movement leaders into helping him end this primary. The current dynamic, where Romney has one foot in the moderate waters he navigated in Massachusetts and the other in the mosh pit of Tea Party politics, isn’t working.

The undisputed winner in all of this? Etch A Sketch, whose stock value has soared.