Patriotic Millionaire and hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson issued a public missive yesterday laying out the case for Obama. The missive is aimed at undecided voters who will determine this election.
Tilson, who published a Washington Post op-ed asking for higher taxes back in April, argues that while Romney appears to be “rational and intelligent,” he displays “little understanding of or sympathy for those less fortunate than him.”
Tilson also speculates there may be “no real Mitt Romney” to vote for at all:
I also have grave concerns about both the integrity and core beliefs of someone who, depending on which voters he was trying to appeal to, has espoused vastly different views on countless issues: taxes, women’s rights, abortion, the invasion of Iraq, the role of the federal government in education, campaign spending limits, immigration reform, gay rights, global warming, environmental protection, gun control, even whether he wanted to serve in Vietnam… The list goes on and on, to the point where I can’t tell whether the real Romney is the pragmatic centrist who was the governor of Massachusetts (and who showed up in the debates) or the “severe conservative” he played for years as he campaigned for president – or whether there is any real Mitt Romney at all.
Read Tilson’s full case here.