Who is Harry Wilson?
He is the Republican candidate for Controller of NY State in 2010.
He has a Harvard MBA and is a hedge fund millionaire who once worked for Goldman Sachs.
He was recruited to run for the US Senate.
He is supporting Mitt Romney.
And he was a senior advisor to Obama's task force on the auto industry and has served as an expert witness in bankruptcy cases.
You really want to read this article from The Nation.
When appearing on Bloomberg's "In the Loop" when Betty Liu, the host, tried to suggest that both Romney and Obama were right in their comments about the auto bailout,
I’m, as you know, a Republican who supports the governor. But I think on this issue, I think he’s really mishandled it,” said Wilson.Wilson was adamant about the lack of private capital to fund an ordinary bankruptcy:
A startled Liu: “Romney has mishandled it?”
“Yes,” continued Wilson. “He came out both in 2008 and earlier in 2012, in a piece in one of the Detroit newspapers, and said he wouldn’t have supported any government capital because private capital was available. That’s simply not true. The president said that last night.”
“We tried everything we could to find private money. I personally would have dramatically preferred private money. It just wasn’t available because of the crisis we were in. And the greatest thing about this point is that it is the easiest thing in the world to prove or disprove. All you need is one person to come forward and say, ‘Oh, I would have provided private capital, and here’s an example of where I said that in 2009.’ And no one has said that in three years, cause it’s just not true.”