Billionaire GOP Donor Says The “Ideal Candidate” Isn’t Running Yet

In a recent interview, one GOP donor suggested that Virginia Governor Glenn Younkin would be the “ideal candidate” to run for the Republican nomination in 2024, Fox Business reported.

While appearing on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” last Tuesday, Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy said it was important for the Republican primary voters to choose a nominee who has the best chance of winning in the general election.

He told host Neil Cavuto that for him, Youngkin is the “ideal candidate,” even though, at this point, it is unlikely that the Virginia governor will run. 

Having grown up in a socialist country, Peterffy said he is “deathly afraid” of the “same situation” happening in the United States and he would “do practically anything” to stop that from happening.

Peterffy said what he likes about Governor Younkin is that “most people” will find him “very, very attractive.” Youngkin holds to the “Republican ideals” of economic and individual freedom, namely, smaller government and less regulation, Peterffy explained.

In discussing the candidates currently in the race for the GOP nomination, Peterffy said he met with long-shot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and thought he was “an extremely attractive candidate.” But Peterffy added that he would “wait for the debates.”

When asked about his concerns over a possible Trump nomination, Peterffy told Cavuto that he doesn’t believe that Trump is capable of winning the general election.

Peterffy said that he had been “very enthusiastic” about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis until DeSantis signed Florida’s “Heartbeat” law restricting abortion to the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. He suggested that the law may have “drastically” weakened DeSantis’s chances in the general election.

Peterffy told Cavuto that the Republican Party might be waiting to see if another candidate emerges.

Last month, Governor Youngkin said that he would not launch a 2024 campaign “this year.”