Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is having a very public internal debate about whether to run for President in 2020.
The ring is already crowded with hats — Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have announced, as have Congressman John Delaney, State Senator Richard Ojeda, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Eric Swalwell, and Beto O’Rourke have all teased possible runs. (Oh, and Kanye West. Is that still a thing?)
The difference between Schultz and those others? The Democrats will fight it out in Primaries to determine ONE candidate to go against Donald Trump.
That one person NEEDS to win. We NEED to vote Trump out. He’s an embarrassment to our reputation, a danger to our national security, and a threat to our democracy.
Schultz, though, says if he runs it will be as a third party independent.
He thinks the Democrats have become too liberal, telling the ladies of The View:
“In order to run as a Democrat today, you have to fall in line with free Medicare for everybody — free — free college for everybody, a free job for everybody…
If President Trump runs against a far left progressive Democrat… who is suggesting 60-70% taxes increases on the rich and is suggesting a health care system we can’t pay for, President Trump is going to be re-elected.”
Man, that is a finger far from the pulse.
What do you expect from yet another billionaire? Of course he’s against putting taxes for the ultra-wealthy back up to where they used to be. Of course he thinks everyone having health care as a public good is some kind of “handout.”
You can see more takes as cold as blended Fraps (below):
Look, we’re all for Democrats being given options across the spectrum. But the real issue is this: if he runs as a third party anti-Trump candidate, many experts believe he’ll siphon votes away from the Democratic opponent, NOT from Trump.
It happened with Ralph Nader in 2000 and with Jill Stein in 2016.
If he’s really as against Trump as he says, shouldn’t he get out of the way this time? To help ensure the Unindicted Co-Conspirator-In-Chief is ousted??
What do YOU think, Perezcious voters??
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