Local Democratic activist and husband of a self avowed socialist Ted Ford told me today that he supports what Mitt Romney did at Bain Capital. "It's a wonderful thing what he did...it's the way the system is supposed to work," Ted told me today while chatting about the NY23 race.
Ford says there is much about Mr. Romney's views he doesn't like including calls for deregulation. Ted still supports President Obama for reelection.
"I liked the way Andrew Carnegie started with nothing....it was wonderful." Ford said he did not agree with the way he handled workers in the Homestead Strike, but nonetheless Ford says he believes in capitalism.
Bain Capital has been a source of controversy for Mr. Romney and led challenger Rick Perry to call it "vulture capitalism." Not so says the oracle from LaFargeville.
"Part of the process is there are winners and losers," Ford said. "There is some necessary pain, but on balance I believe that's the way things should proceed."
Ford chided his charming bride Marie for her socialist leanings. "Marie loves the occupation folks till she get's close enough to smell them," Ezra said.