It's just weird to hear a billionaire like Foster Friess go on and on about how attractive Rick Santorum is because he's such a "blue collar candidate." I'm not sure Friess really has a clue as to what a blue collar worker is, and I seriously
It's just weird to hear a billionaire like Foster Friess go on and on about how attractive Rick Santorum is because he's such a "blue collar candidate." I'm not sure Friess really has a clue as to what a blue collar worker is, and I seriously doubt he has any love for them unless they're spending their hard-earned money to beef up his bottom line.
Friess, as you might recall, was one of those present and mentioned at the Koch gathering where Charles Koch thanked the members of his "millionaires club" for donating over one million dollars to the conservative cause.
In this segment with Neil Cavuto, Friess goes on about how Rick Santorum is such a blue-collar, down to earth guy, and is a Reaganesque figure. This is somewhat contradictory to Santorum's actual background. He grew up in the suburbs and was raised by a nurse and a psychologist who worked for the Veterans Administration. He went to college, got involved in politics and never worked a blue collar job in his life that I can find.
It appears to me that Santorum has managed to live a life where wealthy patrons financed his political rise (and fall), and after he left office, he went to very blue collar jobs as a Fox News commentator and lawyer.
Friess, however, is hedging his bets as any good investment mogul would. He's got Romney in the wings just in case his bet on Santorum doesn't pan out.
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