Words boost, bedevil Romney
Jeb Bush gives a coveted backing; aide likens campaign to an Etch A Sketch
Mitt Romney sought to capitalize Wednesday on his sweeping victory in Illinois, hailing the surprise endorsement from one of his party’s beacons, Jeb Bush, while trying to corral support from other prominent Republicans. Yet comments from his own top adviser inadvertently evoked a nagging challenge for Romney to lock up the GOP nomination for president. Eric Fehrnstrom appeared to imply on CNN that Romney could essentially wipe away the arch conservative views he’s forcefully espoused in the primaries once he pivots to take on President Obama in the general election.