Conservatives want Andrea Saul fired, suggest replacements
Since Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul’s ill-conceived Romneycare pimpage yesterday, many conservatives are calling on her to resign or for Romney to give her the boot:
On today's show, I call for Andrea Saul to be fired and debunk this online nonsense about who's a real conservative http://t.co/Gmukl0Tn
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) August 9, 2012
Andrea Saul, do the right thing for the country: quit! Romney will loose w people like u representing him.
— Love Liberty (@Tea4Freedom) August 9, 2012
Andrea Saul should resign and not force Mitt Romney to fire her. The next slip up will cost Mitt the election. Can't trust McCain staffers.
— FloridaJayhawk (@HouseCracka) August 9, 2012
— LenaSiberian (@LenaSiberian) August 9, 2012
Email from a friend who wants to start a Kickstarter project to buy out Andrea Saul's contract with the Romney campaign. LOL.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 8, 2012
Twitterers offered up ideas as to who should replace Saul. Some suggestions were pretty generic:
@MittRomney Gov. Romney – Please please replace Andrea Saul with a more experienced & smarter person.
— Skiergirl (@Skiergirlskis) August 9, 2012
Then again, everyday citizens are perhaps in a better position than anyone else to weigh in on what affects them most.
Others felt Saul-detractor Ann Coulter would be a good fit:
— Ric Caric (@riccaric) August 9, 2012
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) August 9, 2012
That, however, could wind up going over like a lead balloon:
Ann Coulter is calling for Andrea Saul to be fired? Didn't Ann Coulter write a column entitled "Yay RomneyCare!" or something?
— Kevin Eder (@keder) August 9, 2012
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 9, 2012
There were also a few votes for the boss:
— Gary T (@GTHOMSE) August 9, 2012
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) August 9, 2012
Very flattering, but no thanks. Life is far more pleasant outside the swamp.
For the record, a few conservatives don’t place the blame for Saul’s gaffe squarely on Saul herself, but also on those who work above her:
If u think Saul's Romneycare response was spontaneous, you're kidding yourself. Was likely approved by several well-paid folks at the top.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 9, 2012
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) August 9, 2012
Regardless of who’s fault it really is, the Romney campaign needs to seriously evaluate its players and approach in the coming months. Pay attention to what really matters to conservatives and don’t go soft when we need you to play hardball. Your success — and all of ours — depends on it.