Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. “I’ve got some plans as to how I might be able to be of help,” said Friess. “The bottom line is, I’m going to be very supportive and I’ll probably have plans to share with you a little later on.”
He sang a decidedly different tune in his infamous moment of candor with Joe the Plumber in 2008, of course. The Romney campaign released a web ad "welcoming" Obama to Florida, where he made the claim quoted above:
The issue isn't rich people volunteering to pay any taxes, it's sanctimonious rich liberals refusing to put their own money where their statist mouths are, even as they advocate for higher mandated tax rates.