It's understandable why Ferhnstrom didn't take the bait; the strategy of the Romney campaign has been to stay on message, which is this election is about the economy and nothing else. It's also understandable because that strategy seems to be working.
Nonetheless, it is a bit of a disappointment to see Romney's mouthpiece say that the campaign doesn't agree with West. Why? Because West is correct. This was actually an opportunity for Ferhnstrom to possibly get Blitzer to stop talking about the subject by bringing up the new revelation from Kurtz, that Obama was a member of a socialist political party and lied about it. Not bringing that up was very John McCainish on the part of Ferhnstrom.
CLICK HERE to see the exchange at Huffington Post.