Foster Friess: I Hope Obama’s ‘Teleprompters Are Bulletproof’

Mr. Friess realized what he said and quickly stated that maybe he shouldn’t put it that way

The Huffington Post

Wealthy GOP super PAC donor Foster Friess, fresh off announcing a conversion from Rick Santorum’s corner to Mitt Romney’s, drew a little unwanted attentionWednesday when he used gun imagery to weigh in on the shifting state of the 2012 race.

“There are a lot of things that haven’t been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other,” Friess said during an interview on Fox Business News. “Now that they have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bulletproof.”

He quickly went on to admit that he “probably shouldn’t have said that.”

It’s not the first time Friess has created controversy during a media appearance.

In February, then a top surrogate for Santorum, Friess spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell about what he described as the triviality of the contraception debate.

“This contraceptive thing, my gosh it’s such [sic] inexpensive. Back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly,” he said.

He later apologized for the failed “joke.”

As a Santorum supporter, Friess donated around $1.6 million to the pro-Santorum Red White and Blue Fund, a super PAC that spent about $7.5 million in support of the candidate.

But in the wake of Santorum’s departure from the race, Friess announced that he’d be turning his efforts toward presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told Politico earlier this week.

ABC News later reported that the Romney campaign had reached out to him for support, but it’s unclear whether he’s been any help so far.

Earlier on Wednesday, he spoke on Fox News and made a questionable statement about Romney.

“I think he’s had reversals in his positions,” Friess said, after calling the former Massachusetts governor “decent.” “Now, it’s going to be very hard for him not to sick with those positions.”

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The top quotes in politics …

“Go big.” — President Barack Obama doling out some Valentine’s Day advice to guys.

“Nothing better than that.” — NBA star Jeremy Lin after learning that Obama’s a fan.

“I voted for Barack because he was black.” — Actor Samuel L. Jackson on why he supported Obama in ’08.

“These are demons.” — Rep. Maxine Waters referring to John Boehner and Eric Cantor.

“Her accomplishments in her life were a source of great pride.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on appreciation for Whitney Houston in  his state.

“Under no circumstances would I ever.” — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyrefusing to do “Dancing With the Stars.”

“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception.” — Santorum backerFoster Friess talking about birth control.

That was a stupid joke. — GOP White House hopeful Rick Santorum responding to the statement.