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Why don't one of the Koch brothers run for the presidency ?

Their both extremely successful multi-billionaires, they made their money in the free market, creating energy jobs, both of them are Christians, don't we need real capitalists like the koch brothers in the white house?

Asked By: - 1/21/2012
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They don't need the hassles of campaigning, the ginning up of misinformation. They can just hold fundraisers for their corporate buddies and politicians already purchased at their mansion on Palm Beach, like they just did for Mitt Romney. If you can pull the strings, why be a puppet?
Answered By: Rye - 1/23/2012
Additional Answers (26)
No thanks pal.
Answered By: Summertime - 1/21/2012
 
Hell, I wouldn't run for presidency with that much money, I'd buy it.
Answered By: hamana - 1/21/2012
 
since they send money to both parties, i'd say they aren't partisan enough to run
Answered By: Maxwell - 1/21/2012
 
Probably better than the Marxist we currently have.
Answered By: One Term Blunder - 1/21/2012
 
They don't need to do the real work when they can BUY a politician to do their bidding.
Answered By: Yahoo Will Never Silence Me - 1/21/2012
 
I don't really understand why any self respecting successful person would want to run for that job. With the public scrutiny, the misinformation, the smear campaigns, the outright lies and hate focused on them, regardless how true their intentions, is just ridiculous.
Answered By: Randy - 1/21/2012
 
They already did, under the guise of 'Pizza Man', google it. It's true. Why buy off a president when you can just run one of your junior partners?
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Answered By: Stupid Blind Conformity Online - 1/21/2012
 
Zero Charisma
Answered By: At Least He Kept Us Safe - 1/21/2012
 
You can start a drive to draft them to run
Answered By: gcbtrading - 1/21/2012
 
It would take too much time away from their money-making activities. They did not make their money in a free market. They made their money in what they call a free market. There is a big difference... More
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Answered By: mommanuke - 1/21/2012
 
They are the ones running... More
Answered By: Really? - 1/21/2012
 
The Koch brothers are responsible for polluting a great deal of the midwest. Some current earthquakes that have occurred in local states have come from "tracking" a new type of mining that is very dirty and unhealthy. The Koch's yield use power with the Tea Party of which they are the main sponsors. The point is... More
Answered By: Deuce - 1/21/2012
 
They have puppets for that.
Answered By: Next street over - 1/21/2012
 
Because people like the Kochs don't believe in democracy; they wouldn't want people with nothing more than 18 years of age and American citizenship passing judgment on them.
Answered By: ? - 1/23/2012
 
As some of the richest men in US, and one has tried and failed at his attempt, they altered their goal and decided to just BUY POLITICIANS, like Scott Walker / WI, Sam Brownback / KS. Go the the AFP website and yes the AFP is a Koch funded enterprise and see their scorecard on who they have already purchased. Last... More
Answered By: AUDREY - 1/23/2012
 
Why buy the milk when you own the cows! Lol
Answered By: Dave Frey - 1/23/2012
 
because if the republicans get in, they will be running they country anyway without having to disclose net worth, income tax returns, or their dirty deeds.
Answered By: Mark - 1/23/2012
 
Then they would have to release how they got the money, and what they did to help, (or hinder) the free market economy.
Answered By: Ed - 1/23/2012
 
They will never run because they would come under intense scrutiny into their questionable business practices. Romney and Bain Capital would seem like amateurs. Running a country is not the same as running a business.
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Answered By: Beverly - 1/23/2012
 
I believe the correct way to phrase that question would be "Why DOESN'T one of the Koch brothers run for the Presidency?'"
Answered By: Unshriven - 1/23/2012
 
Do not need them,it would be like selling your soul to the devil,they are not what they appear to be and if they were as honest as to what they do,they would not have the reputation that they cary with them.I would not vote for them and if by chance one did win,I would plan to move out of the US.till they had no hold... More
Answered By: marty - 1/23/2012
 
they are too busy making money by buying the repukes to do their bidding. They don't need to get their greedy little hands dirty. Just like the newts and santorums and whoever is running today, they are hypocrites much like the wizard of oz turned out to be, just look behind the curtain to see the evil these... More
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Answered By: gon - 1/23/2012
 
The Koch's are not for the people, and couldn't care less about the planet. Their money will guarante their survival.
Answered By: wanderingfaery - 1/23/2012
 
With their wealth the have more power outside of the white house.
Answered By: Daniel - 1/23/2012
 
David did once as vice president canidate in the libertarian party. That shows you what their real beliefs are. How can you pass a law eliminating the EPA if you are the tenth worse polluter in the country. I wish that more people see how evil they are, and see what they are doing as far as bribing politicians and... More
Answered By: Kent G - 1/23/2012
 
Because Steven Colbert (who is a secret son of one of the Koch brothers) is already running! LOL ;) http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/colbertandkoch.jpg/
Answered By: Goldberry - 1/24/2012
 
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