Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is a Democrat but might run for president in 2020 as an independent. This has Democrats furious as they fear he could split the vote on the left and act as a spoiler.
CBS News reports:
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he’s considering independent run for president
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz left his company seven months ago which led many to wonder what the socially conscious executive was planning. To Schultz, Starbucks was never just a coffee shop. He saw his stores as meeting halls where customers came to chew over the great issues of the day. His activism is rooted in a rags-to-riches life. And tonight, Schultz reveals traumas he has never discussed publicly. At the age of 65, he is preparing for the greatest challenge of his life. Many believe that Schultz would run for president as a Democrat. His announcement tonight may come as a surprise.
Howard Schultz: I am seriously thinking of running for president. I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system we’re living at a most-fragile time not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics.
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It might not matter if Schultz runs or not. There are so many Democrats running, they could split the vote on their own.