The former CEO of one of the most well-known brands in the world is considered a self-funded presidential run in 2020.
He would run as an Independent, most likely splitting the vote for the Democrat candidate and President Trump.
Does the name Howard Schultz ring a bell?
He used to run Starbucks.
NEWS Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says in a “60 Minutes” interview airing tomorrow that he’s getting close to a self-funded independent presidential run – which is freaking out Democrats who think he’ll deliver the election to Trump https://t.co/L7MTOR0IgP
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) January 26, 2019
This is how some Dems reacted:
Check it out…
Howard Schultz? That’s gonna be a venti Fuck No for me
— Brett Hamil (@BrettHamil) January 27, 2019
The best thing that Howard Schultz can do for the country is invest in education, voting rights, civil rights, and climate advocacy. There is zero appetite for this, and there is an urgent need for the Democratic candidate to win in 2020.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 26, 2019
— Patti Solis Doyle (@PattiSolisDoyle) January 26, 2019
— WA Democrats (@washdems) January 26, 2019
Implore @SteveSchmidtSES to lean on Howard Schultz, whom he's advising. I believe Steve knows Schultz has no chance and could only be a spoiler, and I know Steve does not want to do anything that might help re-elect Trump. https://t.co/1tEmjtPfPa
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) January 26, 2019
Dear Howard Schultz,
Love that you want to help the country. Running for president won’t do that. It will hurt it. Donate your money. Campaign for the Democratic candidate. Don’t be Jill Stein. Don’t help re-elect Trump.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) January 27, 2019
.@HowardSchultz running for POTUS as an independent would put the froth on @realDonaldTrump ‘s Cinnamon Dolce Latte, splitting the opposition and making Trump’s low ceiling potentially high enough.https://t.co/O6HsJAL8sP
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 21, 2019
I’m sure there’s no connection between Howard Schultz floating a Presidential run right around the time of the release of his book
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 26, 2019
Vanity projects that help destroy democracy are disgusting. If he enters the race, I will start a Starbucks boycott because I’m not giving a penny that will end up in the election coffers of a guy who will help Trump win. https://t.co/epUYVrcEg8
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 26, 2019
Still uncertain of who to support as @TheDemocrats nominee for President, but I am 100 PERCENT CERTAIN of two things:
2. I’m forever #NeverBernie
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) January 27, 2019
Here’s Schultz’s interview with “60 Minutes”…
According to Yahoo News, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is going to run for president in 2020.
The Democrat Socialist is set to announce his bid “imminently.”
Bernie would join Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former Obama HUD Secretary Joaquin Castro in making their 2020 plans official.
WASHINGTON—Three years after fighting a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, is making another run for the White House.
Two sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo News that Sanders, an independent and self-described “democratic socialist,” plans to announce his presidential bid imminently. While Sanders has been considering a bid for months, one of the sources said he was emboldened by early polls of the race that have consistently showed him as one of the top candidates in a crowded Democratic primary field. In particular, the source said Sanders was heartened to see numbers indicating he is one of the leading candidates among African American and Latino voters, two groups he was perceived as struggling with in 2016.
Speaking from a stage in South Carolina on MLK Day, Sanders said the unthinkable about President Trump.
Sen. Bernie Sanders at MLK event in South Carolina: "It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/OQHoiTn4WA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2019
Sanders: “It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.”
Based on what?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand launched a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday night, joining the crowded Democratic hunt to win the White House in 2020.
The New York Democrat, a longtime advocate for women in politics and a leader in the #MeToo movement supporting survivors of sexual assault, announced her decision to run for president on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” saying she will “fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”
Gillibrand is wildly anti-Trump:
Kirsten Gillibrand to Stephen Colbert: "I'm filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States. Tonight!" Via CBS pic.twitter.com/BwnVZgdCZm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 15, 2019
On Castro, who will undoubtedly have a goal in mind of undoing everything good Donald Trump has done since taking office.
On Saturday, Julián Castro officially announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Castro served as President Obama’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary from 2014 – 2017. Prior to his work in the Obama administration, Castro was the mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
How about President Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City?
The stuff of nightmares, huh?
The uber-far left New York City mayor won’t rule out a run in 2020.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a Sunday interview that he would not rule out a run for the presidency in 2020.
Bill: “I never rule things out, because you never know what life brings.”
“There are still a lot of moderate voices in the party that did not learn the lessons of 2016, that are not listening to what people need in this country. So I want to push this whole party and I want to inform this debate in this country about the fact that we could go a lot farther, we could be a lot bolder than what we’re doing now.”
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