DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement tonight on the results of the Republican primary in Louisiana:
“The topsy-turvy nature of the race for the Republican nomination continued tonight, with Mitt Romney's say anything candidacy continuing to prevent him from being able to close the deal. Of course, after a week during which Romney's strategy to try and 'Etch A Sketch' away his extreme positions was revealed by his top advisor, it shouldn't be any surprise that conservative Republicans are as skeptical of Mitt Romney as critical general election independent voters are.
“Republican voters – just like independents – have no enthusiasm for a candidate who lacks the core convictions to lead. From attacking the President on high gas prices--when Romney increased a tax on gas by 400 percent as Governor of Massachusetts, to calling for the repeal of ObamaCare--when it was modeled after the very health reform law he fought for and passed in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney has given voters whiplash with his say anything approach to his candidacy.
“Try as he might to shake away his record, Mitt Romney has a very serious problem on his hands. Voters aren’t interested in playing games, and should Romney try to hit the reset button once again as a general election nominee, there’s no question they would hold him accountable for it.”