Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could be just the spoiler President Trump has been dreaming of. Instead of competing in an already crowded Left wing field, the social liberal may run as an Independent, splitting the vote in favor of Trump. During a 60 Minutes interview, Schultz did not officially announce a campaign, but his noncommitment was enough to panic top Democratic and Never Trump operatives. If he pulls the trigger, the us vs. them election becomes a referendum on both political parties rather than on just President Trump. What’s most interesting is that Schultz, a liberal’s liberal, would be running to the right of the current crop of Democratic candidates Harris, Gillibrand, Booker, O’Rourke, Warren, and Sanders. This could get fun.
Here’s more from The Atlantic…
Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot.
None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections.
These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as an independent.
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