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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:16 AM

This is no time for Howard Schultz's foolishness


By Eugene Robinson, Columnist at the Washington Post


Howard Schultz, the man who put a Starbucks on every corner, said in a “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday that he is mulling a run for the White House as an independent. Schultz admits he’s “not the smartest person in the room,” but he must be smart enough to know he can’t possibly win.

He is quite capable of reelecting President Trump, though.

At present, the specter of a second Trump term looks comfortably remote. The blue wave in the midterm elections and Trump’s cellar-dwelling approval numbers show what the country thinks of him and his corrupt, chaotic, kooky administration. A recent poll shows him trailing any of his likely Democratic opponents. If the election were held next week, I’m pretty confident that Trump would lose to a ham sandwich.


The inference is that Schultz might be more likely to run, and persist in running, if it looks as if an ideological progressive such as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont or Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is likely to win the Democratic nomination. Schultz may be hoping to get the attention of Democratic donors and influencers, and shift the intraparty debate in a more moderate direction.

Or — and I fear this is more likely — he may just be surfing a great big wave of pure ego.


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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:54 AM

1. Typical former wall street CEO bullsh't. I WAS, therefore I AM.

The only thing good about Starbucks today are their French Roast K-Cups. Will the Democrats need to find a more successful billionaire advocate like Bloomberg to run as their Democratic candidate? Maybe a prerequisite for running for President in the future will require any candidate to be a billionaire, regardless of political party. Perhaps the billionaires and Oligarchs have already taken over our election system and there is no way for anyone but a billionaire or Oligarch to win. Time will tell.

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