Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was apparently watching another CEO go to Washington and started getting some ideas.
Schultz isn’t exactly the right’s favorite CEO, during his time in the driver’s seat at Starbucks he oversaw such nonsense as the “race together” campaign, which would encourage Starbucks employees to artificially gin up a conversation about race relations in the United States in one of the earliest corporate wokeness moments we saw.
Like most corporate woke moments, it didn’t go well. People aren’t willing to talk about race during their morning coffee. Hell, we’re hardly willing to talk about anything.
Despite being a bleeding heart leftist, however, Schultz has tendencies to reject the radical parts of the left, and even expressed his displeasure toward the social justice takeover of the party, and our mounting national debt. In fact, in some cases, he can sound like Rand Paul’s fraternal twin. In June of 2018, he floated the idea of running for President but came off a little Republican.
“It concerns me that so many voices within the Democratic Party are going so far to the left,” Schultz once said. “I say to myself, ‘How are we going to pay for these things,’ in terms of things like single payer [and] people espousing the fact that the government is going to give everyone a job. I don’t think that’s realistic.”
“I think we got to get away from these falsehoods and start talking about the truth and not false promises,” he added.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be foaming at the mouth if anyone in her party voiced that kind of blasphemy, and Schultz probably understands that. That’s why he recently popped up on Twitter and said that he’s strongly considering running for President, but not as a Democrat.
“I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Schultz tweeted.
I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent.
— Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) January 28, 2019
I’d roll my eyes and say that it’s not likely going to happen for the former CEO, but I’ve said things like that before.
If anything, Schultz is going to strike that middle of the road kind of stance and ask why we all can’t just get along, then end up taking votes from the Democrats away from what will likely be former Vice-President Joe Biden.
If anything, Schultz running is going to be one more lego on the Democrat’s bare foot in 2020.