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Romney can live with the ‘Etch A Sketch’ gaffe, but not without the guy who said it

In late November, Mitt Romney sat for a rare interview, with Bret Baier of Fox News.
Fehrnstrom ex machina
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 30, 2012
Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom

Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom


It has come to my attention that a lot of people, particularly in the realm of political reporting and commentary, are under the impression that...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 18, 2012
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Same Old Faces

If you're wondering who the geniuses are behind the political campaigns in Massachusetts this year — the strategists, media firms, ad teams, and fundraisers — well, it's a lot of the same folks who have been behind Massachusetts campaigns for a long time
It's an outsider's year for candidates, but the consultants are old Beacon Hill mainstays. Plus, who spent what at the conventions, and Baker goes on TV first.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 25, 2010
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How Brown won

As the Massachusetts US Senate election unfolded yesterday, all that the pols and pundits wanted to talk about was how Martha Coakley managed to lose the race. And there is plenty there to dissect. But there is another part of the story, and that is how
While Massachusetts Democrats assess blame for who lost the Senate seat, the truth is that Scott Brown won it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 22, 2010
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Brown Bagging

If you are finding it hard to get enthused about the seemingly preordained drubbing that Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley will give to the GOP nominee, State Senator Scott Brown, in the special election for US Senate, you are not alone.
Even GOP insiders don't expect Scott Brown to beat Martha Coakley. But they care how he loses.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 18, 2009
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Taking sides

The stakes are high in the battle for Massachusetts’s first new US senatorship in a quarter-century.
The US Senate election is forcing Massachusetts pols to choose their team. Plus, Pagliuca’s plan, and the state GOP tries to get serious.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 30, 2009


Palin on the media, cont.

Palin on the media, cont.


 Today's subject: new media!Like Romney spokesguy Eric Fehrnstrom and pretty much every sports...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 11, 2008
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Mitt’s pit bull

Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.

Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 01, 2008
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21st-century man

I’ve been there, I know what it’s like to be outnumbered, marching toward Calais.
Fear and lying on the campaign trail
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2008
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Was it all a dream?

The Phoenix can find no evidence that the senior Romney actually marched with King, nor anything in the public record suggesting that he ever claimed to do so.
EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney claims that his father marched with MLK, but the record says otherwise
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 21, 2007
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Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007


Drive free or die

Reporter Mark Leibovich offered a parenthetical aside on a brush with former Massachusetts governor and would-be president Mitt Romney’s security detail.
The Romney camp’s ominous New Hampshire misstep. Plus, how should Bloomberg cover Bloomberg?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 27, 2007
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The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 04, 2006
CHARGE: Wondering where Romney and his staff have been?

The presidential hunt

Mitt Romney and his staff don’t leave home without their American Express cards — which gives the rest of us a chance to see exactly how, and where, they’ve been spending their gubernatorial campaign funds.
Mitt  Romney charges up the national campaign trail
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 14, 2006