He WANTED to raise taxes and now has backed away from that position strongly, emphatically saying not once but 5 times, "No, no, no, no, no, I will not raise taxes while we are in a recession!" to George Stephanopoulus. So now he is on the run on that issue, backtracking like crazy. How is he going to justify raising taxes when the economy is good? He just does not understand taxation and economics and he got himself in trouble by promising to people he would tax the rich. Now he can't and he looks like a dunce. He is looking more and more like a conservative on money issues. No taxation. He was stupid to promise more taxes and now dumber backpeddling. A charismatic guy with no business sense.