Who Is Fred Tausch?
Mostly via the blogging of Jim Geraghty, I’d become intrigued by Fred Tausch, a wealthy conservative in New Hampshire who has spent $400,000 on advertisements and direct mail attacking government spending and Democrats. I called Tausch’s office two weeks ago for an interview when I was reporting this piece about Republicans running against the stimulus, but I got a brush-off. The Concord Monitor reveals why:
Imagine it: the same people who were in charge of responding to Hurricane Katrina could soon be making health care decisions for youwith your tax dollar.” If Tausch represents anything, it’s a small strain of the electorate who voted for Barack Obama because they were angry about deficits. Not exactly a surging political movement, but buy enough ads and you can get covered that way.