Should former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz run for president? | The Tylt
Should former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz run for president?
When asked about a potential 2020 presidential run, Schultz told the New York Times:
“I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines. For some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world... One of the things I want to do in my next chapter is to figure out if there is a role I can play in giving back,” he continued. “I’m not exactly sure what that means yet.”
Asked directly if he was considering running for president, he said: “I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service. But I’m a long way from making any decisions about the future.”
Many feel Schultz would make an excellent president. Having led Starbucks as chairman and CEO for over three decades, Schultz's mix of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism may be just what America needs.
But it hasn't stopped some from making jokes...
Howard Schultz's opponents' names will be misspelled on the ballot
Others feel rather than run for office himself, Schultz should throw his support behind other candidates who could use the extra financial help.
I have a dream that Howard Schultz will announce tomorrow that he’s stepping down to help women - especially women of color - run for office because Congress and state legislatures are already made up of about 75% white males. 🤷♀️
If there's one thing America should learn from Trump, it's that a business background does not qualify someone to be president. No more billionaire celebrity candidates please.
Howard Schultz shouldn’t even be in consideration for the 2020 Democratic nomination. No billionaire businessman is going to out-Trump Trump and we need someone with political experience. He should’ve stuck to slinging overrated coffee if running is in his plans.