Charles Koch of the Koch Brothers spoke to the Financial Times and lamented their lack of influence on the Republican presidential primary race.
Apparently money can't buy love.
He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities “doesn’t seem to faze them much. You’d think we could have more influence.”
“It is hard for me to get a high level of enthusiasm because the things I’m passionate about and I think this country urgently needs aren’t being addressed,” he said.
It's not entirely clear what the Kochs want candidates to say that they aren't saying, but I assume they just haven't talked about cutting taxes for rich nearly enough for their liking.
On the contrary, Donald Trump has struck a more populist tone and downplayed the plight of the rich, depending on what day of the week it is and what audience he's speaking to. And Donald Trump is the frontrunner.
The Kochs reportedly plan to spend anywhere from $700 to $1 billion on campaigns this year. If they don't spend money on Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, they may funnel money into local races which, in many ways, is far more concerning than if they were to hand it all to Trump.