Are America’s Billionaires Coming for Politics?
The road’s been tested. America’s seen wealthy politicians before, but few magnates entering the fray. Previous attempts to marry the two, like Ross Perot’s unsuccessful bids for the top office, hadn’t gone well. But Trump’s scorched-earth path to the presidency may embolden wealthy men — let’s face it, it’ll probably be men — seeking more power or validation. Some may hesitate, of course, worrying about damaging their business brand with a nasty campaign fight, or about a little too much public scrutiny into their private dealings.