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    Default Can someone explain this logic to me?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ef=mostpopular

    This is a smart & successful businessman who is saying:
    But in a 20-minute conversation with HuffPost Monday, Peebles went much further in blasting Obama's campaign messaging than he has before. He said, as he told other press outlets, that his frustration was sparked by receiving an email from the DNC that mocked Romney as "out of touch" for having a boat that fit 12 people, accompanied by a picture of the Republican presumptive nominee on vacation.

    "That offended me. Now if I were on the fence, he'd have lost me," said Peebles, who described himself as nonetheless a "big supporter of the president's."

    "What I get concerned about is the message from the Obama campaign that we only want someone who has not been successful to run for president. What do we want here? You can't be successful and run the country? We don't want somebody who has been successful to run it? That doesn't make sense," Peebles said. "So I look at that and I see that those things are becoming offensive to some of his strongest supporters, financially.

    "It would be unrealistic to think that that kind of thing would not impact the enthusiasm for those who are supportive of the president, financially, and certainly would turn off others who were on the fence to say, 'You know, what the heck with it. I'm done,'" Peebles continued. "And they go on to Romney.
    "I'm so tired of hearing that the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. Yeah we are," Peebles said. "The super vast majority of wealthy Americans do not wake up every day and say, 'Let's see how we can pay less than our fair share of taxes.' They say, 'We're going to follow the law and we're going to hire some good accountants to tell us how to do it. And we're going to pay no more or no less than our fair share.'

    "So to say that wealthy individuals are not paying their fair is unfair and delusional," he said. "So what should be said is that the wealthy Americans should have their tax rates raised because we need more money. Now by the way, if they got all these tax raises it still wouldn't put a dent in the national debt."

    "We cannot attack wealth creation and attack people just because they're wealthy and we can't attack wealth and success, and making that a bad thing. It's like going to school and the bullies picking on the A-students, calling them nerds and so forth. So, what do we want, a whole school of dummies?"
    He is offended by the "campaign message," but it does not occur to him that this is actually what the candidate believes? If he disagrees with the message, how can he continue to support a candidate that believes in that message?

    Even more bizarre, Peebles contacted the news agencies to make these statements. So, he was pro-active in getting his criticism publicized. Why would he do that if he supports the POTUS? Did he try to tell the campaign managers that this was a lousy approach, and they ignored him? Is he trying to make some points with the R's in case they do win the election? What's his "angle"?
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    [QUOTE=Gerry Clinchy;987570]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ef=mostpopular

    This is a smart & successful businessman who is saying:



    He is offended by the "campaign message," but it does not occur to him that this is actually what the candidate believes? If he disagrees with the message, how can he continue to support a candidate that believes in that message?

    Even more bizarre, Peebles contacted the news agencies to make these statements. So, he was pro-active in getting his criticism publicized. Why would he do that if he supports the POTUS? Did he try to tell the campaign managers that this was a lousy approach, and they ignored him? Is he trying to make some points with the R's in case they do win the election? What's his "angle"?[/QUOTE]

    Maybe mad about the Class Warfare tactic but agrees with him on some Social Issues. Or, completely distrust the Repubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ef=mostpopular

    This is a smart & successful businessman who is saying:



    He is offended by the "campaign message," but it does not occur to him that this is actually what the candidate believes? If he disagrees with the message, how can he continue to support a candidate that believes in that message?

    Even more bizarre, Peebles contacted the news agencies to make these statements. So, he was pro-active in getting his criticism publicized. Why would he do that if he supports the POTUS? Did he try to tell the campaign managers that this was a lousy approach, and they ignored him? Is he trying to make some points with the R's in case they do win the election? What's his "angle"?
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