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Romney Aide: Banning CNN, NBC ‘Bad Optics’

Bad optics for the RNC to block CNN and NBC from sponsoring presidential debates. Attacking the media is a loser's game. — Eric Fehrnstrom (@EricFehrn) August 16, 2013 Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney aide during the 2012 presidential race, realizes the futility of the party banning networks.

Nothing fails like failure

By Richard K. Barry The Hill is reporting that Mitt Romney would like to lend his name and profile to the 2014 election cycle. Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Romney’s presidential bid who has remained close to the former Massachusetts...Show More Summary

The "Oh, crap" moments of the 2012 campaign

By Richard K. Barry Just to prove politics can be fun, First Read asked some campaign insiders from the Romney and Obama sides about their "Oh, crap" moments of the 2012 campaign: Eric Fehrnstrom of the Romney campaign answered Gingrich...Show More Summary

The "Oh Crap!" Moments of 2012

First Read asked top officials from the Obama and Romney campaigns about the "Oh, crap" moments of the 2012 presidential campaign. "Eric Fehrnstrom of the Romney campaign answered Gingrich winning South Carolina; Beth Myers of the Romney...Show More Summary

Lost and Found

Fmr. Sen. Scott Brown has been out of a job less than one day, but he may decide to try to make it back to the Senate in a few months. If he does, will Eric Fehrnstrom get to be his adviser again? I got to wondering about that, and went to Fehrnstrom's twitter feed for answers, o …

Say It Ain't So

Stop-press news item of the day: Eric Fehrnstrom, top strategist for Mitt Romney and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, told the Herald he hasn’t “even thought about what’s next” career-wise after a bruising double-barrel loss in two of the nation’s most closely watched contests — but those close to him say he’s taken the defeat hard. Keep reading this post...

Here's The Real Reason Obama And Romney Are Airing Ads In Minnesota

Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Friday that he believes the presidential race is tied in Minnesota, explaining to reporters the logic behind the campaign's fresh new ad purchases in the state. NBC News reporter Garrett Haake,...Show More Summary

Mitt Advisor: Blue Helmets Can Do It

Doubling down on Romney debate statement, top Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom says having the UN arrest Ahmadinejad can solve Iran crisis....

Portman, the 'Unsung Hero' of Debate Prep

After weeks of relative silence, the Romney campaign is at last talking about debate prep on the record. Senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tells NRO that Senator Rob Portman of Ohio deserves a lot of credit for helping the team. “He was the unsung hero,” Fehrnstrom says. Keep reading this post...

Romney adviser fields questions on pre-existing conditions

(CNN) – Eric Fehrnstrom, a top aide to Mitt Romney, suggested in a Thursday interview with CNN that the GOP presidential candidate's health plan may achieve his goal of covering individuals with pre-existing conditions through "state initiatives and money." Asked at Wednesday's debate what he would put in place of President Barack Obama's health care [...]

Quote of the Day: Mitt Romney on Preexisting Conditions

From Romney flack Eric Fehrnstrom, pressed on Romney's debate claim that "preexisting conditions are covered under my plan": We'd like to see states do what Massachusetts did. In Massachusetts we have a ban on pre-existing conditions. Translation: Romney's healthcare plan doesn't cover people with preexisting conditions. Show More Summary

In the spin room, Team Romney takes a victory lap

DENVER—Even before Mitt Romney had concluded his final statement at Wednesday's debate, his senior staff and top surrogates began streaming into the spin room, all with big smiles on their faces. Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser who has worked for the Republican nominee longer than almost anyone on his staff, could barely get his [...]

"Romney's Balls" Found...at Scott Brown Presser

A Massachusetts Democrat sends along this photo, from the Boston Herald, of top Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom lurking behind the scenes at a campaign press conference for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Friday in Boston: Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald Two things: 1) "Lurking Fehrnstrom" should be a meme. Show More Summary

On Stuart Stevens Contrasted with Eric Fehrnstrom

II actually had not seen this Politico piece until this morning when people were sending me links. I’ve been on a mini-vacation. Let me just note a few points. First, yes I know Stevens did not participate in the New Republic profile, but those things do not happen by accident. Second, when the Politico is running stories like this followed by Stevens says he will | Read More »

Republicans Hope Bad Jobs Report Will Overshadow Obama’s DNC Speech

Responding to the heavy media coverage of Clint Eastwood’s bizarre rantings at the RNC — a moment that largely eclipsed Mitt Romney’s address — adviser Eric Fehrnstrom and Newt Gingrich both said that Friday’s jobs report could similarly undermine Obama. “I think the biggest news next week will not be the three nights of the [...]

Senior Romney Adviser: It Wasn't Necessary to Thank Troops at Convention

Click here to view this media Senior Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on Sunday defended his boss for not thanking U.S. troops or even mentioning the war in Afghanistan while accepting the Republican presidential nomination during...Show More Summary

Romney Adviser Defends Lack Of War Talk In Romney’s RNC Speech

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom defended Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the lack of war talk in his Republican National Convention speech, saying that the candidate had spoken about war in a speech the day before.

Romney Adviser: Ryan 'Didn't Talk About Obama Closing the Plant'

Click here to view this media Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney's senior campaign adviser, is denying that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan suggested that President Barack Obama was to blame for a GM plant that was shut down while President George W. Show More Summary

Video: Romney Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on the Romney-Obama ‘Likability Gap’

WSJ's Jerry Seib talks with top Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom about the perceived "likability gap" between Romney and President Obama.

Fehrnstrom: Romney and Paul Share Common Concerns

2 years agoNews : Reason

Tampa - In a short interview at the Republican National Convention Mitt Romney’s right-hand man, Eric Fehrnstrom, said that he thinks there is plenty of room for fans of Congressman Ron Paul in the national Republican Party. "Ron Paul has earned for himself a leadership position in the Republican Party. Show More Summary

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