Marcus steps up to the plate again, saying the Obama White is populated with "amateurs surrounded by amateurs."
The Georgian who every Republican presidential candidate wants in his camp still hasn’t decided who he’s going to back. But although Bernie Marcus believes in abortion and gun control, he knows who he won’t support: Barack Obama.Marcus is far from a doctrinaire conservative, but is wise enough to put social issues aside.
In an interview at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation meeting here, the billionaire philanthropist and Home Depot co-founder lambasted the “amateurs in the White House” as “amateurs surrounded by amateurs.”
But he would not pick sides in the fight for the Republican nomination.
Yet he’s willing to embrace candidates with diametrically opposite social views if they agree with him on economics. He said the next president needs to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits while holding the line on defense spending.
“I’m not an arch [conservative] kind of guy, but people like myself want to see someone in Washington who understands that if the country is not strong economically, we can’t be strong period,” he said.