Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been mulling an independent bid for President of the United States. He is proposing a moderate agenda based upon his criticism for the border wall and a Medicare for all plan.
Democratic candidates are concerned about his potential candidacy, as Schultz would take votes from anti-Trump moderates and conservatives. Former House and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has criticized the move, claiming, “it would provide Donald Trump with the best hope of being re-elected.” Even left wing media has tried to deter the possible campaign, with MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough asking Schultz what the cost of a box of Cheerios is. In an obvious attempt to paint Schultz as unrelatable and out of touch with middle class Americans, the internet went insane with people joking that they do not know the going rate of the popular breakfast cereal either.
Skeptics, including myself, have taken note that Howard Schultz has just released a new business book, From the Ground Up. If he decides against running for the White House, we can presume that this may have just been a publicity stunt for his books. But if not, his book will give strong insight into his management strategies, which will help voters decide which candidate will be best for the economy.
At this early point in the 2020 Presidential election, he has presented the most appealing agenda, so far, to independents who do not want a progressive or conservative agenda, but a mix of both. In addition, his vast business experience would be extremely appealing to those who voted for Trump but were not pleased with how he currently handles the economy.
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