Could it be that we already have the first casualty of the 2020 race for the White House thanks to the power of the social media hate mob that may have just scored another big win?
That’s what Democrats are hoping now that they appear to have bullied and berated billionaire Howard Schultz into climbing down from his third-party aspirations following intense ridicule and a threatened boycott of Starbucks stores.
The chain’s former CEO and the executive chairman was making noises about entering the race as an alternative to the socialist extremists who now control the Democratic party and are led by a 29-year-old former bartender with zero accomplishments other than a big mouth and a huge Twitter presence, but now appears to be waffling on entering the race at all.
In the face of a coordinated campaign of pressure from the tantrum-throwing left, Schultz demonstrated that as commander-in-chief, that he would be no match for Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, the Iranian ayatollahs and the other really bad people after he backed down and put his presidential bid on indefinite hold.
Instead of standing up to the socialists, Schultz showed that he has no heart to go along with a spine that is as flaccid as overcooked linguine by “postponing” his decision to enter the race for 3-4 months or in layman’s terms: NEVER.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he will take “three to four months“ before deciding whether he’ll run for president in 2020 as an independent https://t.co/hZaeWGPqKg
— POLITICO (@politico) February 5, 2019
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Monday night said he will take “three to four months“ before deciding whether he’ll run for president in 2020 as an independent.
“I promise I would do nothing whatsoever to be a spoiler to re-elect Donald Trump. Nobody wants to see this president leave office more than me,” he said during a stop on his book tour in Chicago. He spoke during a Q&A with Chicago businesswoman and Starbucks Vice Chair Mellody Hobson, who compared the reports of the possibility of an independent run to “dropping a bomb.”
Schultz says he has plans to travel the country to gauge whether voters want to see an independent candidacy in 2020. He says the theme of his unofficial campaign is simple: financial security for all Americans.
“I’m taking the next three to four months, traveling the country,” he said. “I’m doing events like this. I’m going to do everything I possibly can to listen and learn over the next three to four months, to see if I can ignite a national conversation and national movement.”
The insulated latte-sipper never had to deal with anything even remotely like this from his executive suite.
Here's the video. A heckler shouts at Howard Schultz during an event in New York: "Don't help elect Trump, you egotistical, billionaire asshole." Via CNN pic.twitter.com/oabwfNnsmp
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 29, 2019
With Schultz tucking his tail between his legs and beating a retreat any moderate Dems who still exist and who may have seen the successful businessman as a firewall against the fanatics will now have to fall into line and surrender to the socialists.
As for the chastened “self-made man,” there’s some moral leadership for you!
If the USA had a guy like Howard Schultz sitting in the Oval Office back in the early 1940s we would be a German colony today.
There are plenty of words that have been used to describe Mr. Starbucks and you can now add WUSS to the list.