Already-worried conservatives got a punch in the gut this week when one of Mitt Romney's top campaign aides assured a CNN reporter that Mitt's growingly conservative stance on the primary trail wouldn't hurt him with moderates in the general election because "you hit a reset button. Everything changes. It's almost like an Etch a Sketch - you can kind of shake it up and restart all over again."
It was easy to interpret the remark as meaning that Romney can put on a good show for the conservative rubes, but once he locks up the nomination you can give him a few shakes and - voila! - the moderates will get a new picture of a RINO.
Hope n' Change is hoping that this was just a very, very, very, very poor choice of words. (Gulp!)
And one other thing: anyone who is a "moderate" these days is either not paying attention, is an idiot, or both.