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Romney aide jokes about rise in Etch A Sketch stock

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The top Mitt Romney aide whose comparison Wednesday of the general election to an Etch A Sketch toy unleashed a torrent of criticism of the GOP primary frontrunner took to Twitter on Thursday to make light of the incident.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p>Etch A Sketch stock is up? Psst, I’ll mention Mr. Potato Head next. Buy Hasbro <a href=”http://t.co/aVH53rRQ” title=”http://tinyurl.com/6qavupa”>tinyurl.com/6qavupa</a></p>&mdash; Eric Fehrnstrom (@EricFehrn) <a href=”https://twitter.com/EricFehrn/status/182889465843417089” data-datetime=”2012-03-22T18:00:21+00:00”>March 22, 2012</a></blockquote><script src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>

Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s senior adviser, tweeted a link to a report by the National Journal that Etch A Sketch-maker Ohio Art has seen its stock rise more than 200 percent in the wake of his comments.

“Etch A Sketch stock is up?” Fehrnstrom wrote. “Psst, I’ll mention Mr. Potato Head next. Buy Hasbro.”

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