Romney calls Etch a Sketch remark an "amusing anecdote"

Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Lawrence University March 30, 2012 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop
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On the day Rick Santorum begins a five-day vacation, Mitt Romney wasted no time talking up his opponent's expectation in his home state.

"He's gonna obviously do well in Pennsylvania; it's his home state. We all win our home states. Newt Gingrich did; I did; that's the expectation." the former Massachusetts governor said in an interview on a Fox radio program this morning.

Wednesday on the program Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom responded to his famous Etch a Sketch comments: "Look, it's a fact that the race does change and I was referring to the race, not the candidate. I told the governor that there was another board game I played when I was a youngster; it was called "Sorry.'"

Thursday Romney responded calling the Etch a Sketch gaffe an "amusing anecdote."

The Romney campaign has shifted its focus to President Obama and the general election. Romney took on Obama in Thursday's interview.

On Tuesday Obama knocked Romney for his praise of the budget blue print laid out by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. "He even called it marvelous, which is a word that you don't often hear when it comes to describing a budget," the president said.

Romney responded sharply Thursday: "Frankly, I can think of a lot of wonderful adjectives to describe how happy we will all be when we send Barack Obama home."

Romney criticized Obama's comments concerning the Supreme Court.

During a press conference on Monday the president said he was " confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Romney said that was "patently wrong," adding that Obama "has to know that. He did got to law school and he was a law professor."