Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Billionaire Boys Talking Up Nikki Haley

A number of billionaires expressed support for Red Team Presidential candidate Nikki Haley.  Citadel's Ken Griffin highlighted her foreign policy experience in a David Rubenstein interview.  Rubenstein is co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a politically connected private equity underwriter (PEU) based in Washington, D.C.  Rubenstein also Declaration Partners, has his family office.

Rubenstein coined the term "patriotic philanthropy" and inspired another, "policy making billionaire."  The Carlyle co-founder interviewed Griffin at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, America's first President.  Griffin sounded like he might run for office at the end of his interview.

In another David Rubenstein interview Nikki got the nod from billionaire Bill Ackman, normally a Blue Team supporter.  

The Red Team oriented Koch network is backing Haley.  Former PEU and Red Team Senator Mitt Romney said:

Haley has proved naysayers wrong before “and she’s doing it again." He added: "I think it’s a huge boost for her campaign and may create the kind of momentum she needs.”

Billionaire Ken Langone plans to meet with former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley next week.

Billionaire Ray Dalio wants anything other than a "Biden vs. Trump" rematch.  

These guys tend to get their needs met.  We'll see if that happens.  Politicians Red and Blue love PEU and increasingly, more are one.

Update 11-30-23:  JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon talked up Nikki as an alternative to Trump.  Former House Speaker and Solamere Capital partner Paul Ryan recommends Nikki Haley.  Solamere Capital is a Boston PEU.

Update 12-8-23:  Linked In co-founder Reid Hoffman made a $250,000 in support of Nikki Haley.

Update 12-9-23:  Ken Langone is now firmly in the Haley camp.