Hate to say we told ya so, but we definitely don’t hate it at all, so here goes… WE TOLD YOU SO. The Howard Schultz 2020 campaign has just been upgraded from “possibly maybe” to “definitely maybe” thanks to a tweet from the former Starbucks CEO. The Twitter announcement about the potential for Schultz to possible consider maybe running for president came out two days ago, January 27th, and well, it’s never a good sign when your announcement about maybe there being an announcement gets ratioed to high hell.
I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent.
— Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) January 28, 2019
Schultz states that were he to run, it would be as a “centrist independent,” which has left many on Twitter to worry that this would split the Democratic vote, allowing for four more years of what the hell it is we currently have going on in the White House.
I’m an American political historian and I can assure you that the only thing you’ll accomplish by running for president as a centrist independent is helping re-elect Donald Trump.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 28, 2019
Howard, I like your coffee, but please don’t do this. You’re not going to win. You’re just going to make it easier for @realDonaldTrump to win.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 28, 2019
Others have offered Schultz, who stated in the original article that serving his country didn’t necessarily mean a run for office, alternative ways to help.
Or how about tackling a problem like clean water in Flint? Or helping to rebuild Puerto Rico? Do something that has a tangible effect instead of spending however long your campaign lasts to muck up the process. You still have time to redirect here.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 28, 2019
Literally just get up tomorrow morning and match Bill Gates contributions to vaccines and you'll do more for the world than this entire vanity project.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 28, 2019
Then this nitwit had an opinion on a thing.
Howard Schultz doesn’t have the “guts” to run for President! Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the “smartest person.” Besides, America already has that! I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
And there’s American Treasure Michale McKean.
Sir, this is a Peet's.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 28, 2019
Bless you, Doug Forcett. You just earned so many points.
Schultz has made no official announcement, but assuming he takes the time to glance at how well this whole “maybe I’ll run” thing has been going thus far, he may reconsider. And who knows, maybe he would be a good president? We have literally never had a successful businessperson in charge of the country before.