Charles Koch, half of the Koch brothers who own and control the conglomerate Koch Industries discussed the remaining options for President and indicated that Hillary Clinton may be the better candidate choice than the remaining Republican candidates stating that it is possible.
Koch also looked back on the Presidency of Hillary’s husband, Bill, and indicated that he may have done a better job than George W. Bush who greatly expanded the size and scope of the government by 2.5 times during his time as President. While he didn’t prefer Bill Clinton wholeheartedly over Bush, there were certain aspects of his time in office that he did appreciate.
Charles Koch has long supported conservative Republican candidates and the smaller role that he believes government should take and has put his money where his mouth is, supporting many conservative causes. Overall, Koch is looking for less of a centralized concentration of power at the hands of government and believes that it is the responsibility of individuals, rather than government, to take of their own interests.
While these beliefs are right in line with the conservative ideals that many Republican candidates undertake and support, the current remaining candidates, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are not the options that Koch would consider supporting as he believes that their views and stances are monstrous on many levels.
Koch has indicated that he has yet to spend any of his Super PACs money on the 2016 election, despite spending almost $400 million during the 2012 election cycle. His hesitation in supporting a candidate is based on his lack of common ground with the remaining options for President and his opposition to creating negative advertisements denouncing a candidate like Donald Trump.
His major reason for not bad mouthing or creating negative ads is that he feels as if doing so is pushing one candidate against the other and not serving the role that they should be as role models for the people. To support Hillary Charles Koch indicated that he would need to believe that her actions would not follow her words before supporting her.
Koch is reported to have raised $900 million for the 2016 election cycle. While he is unlikely to use this money to support Hillary Clinton, he may not be inclined to support any specific Republican Candidate for the Presidency either. Instead the funds may end up being used on smaller key races or rolled forward to the next election cycle.