Another Gazillionaire

Rick Santorum has own rich guy, also a Koch Brothers alum. His name is Foster Friess and, unlike other rich guys, he actually talks to reporters. NYTimes on February 9."Few people played a more pivotal role in Tuesdays turn of events than Mr. Friess. An investor who made millions in mutual funds and now lives in Wyoming, he is the chief backer of a super PAC that has helped keep Mr. Santorums candidacy alive by running television advertisements on his behalf."His role as outside funder one that Mr. Friess indicated he would continue to play in the contests ahead escalates the battle among a few dozen wealthy Republicans to influence their partys choice of a presidential nominee."A bit like a horse race, isn't it?

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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