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Handicap Mr Starbucks, Howard Schultz, chances at getting nominated/winning

Plenty of Starbucks money to fund his run. If he gets nomin trijocker01/28/19
Zero chance. Little name recognition and he’s the CEO soiled_nappies01/28/19
Yeah - I don’t know if it gets any more “latte sipping l persius01/28/19
Latte liberal reminds of Bush 1's Marin county hot tubbers m trijocker01/28/19
Zero chance. Democrats aren’t going to run someone to the jorgedeclaro01/28/19
Thought he was threatening to run as an independent, and the toooldtocare01/28/19
I don’t know this guy, but I can imagine everything Starbu drewprocess01/28/19
If Kamala can throw them in jail, certainly he can kick the anotherjd01/28/19
When did Kamala throw people in jail? She never came across trijocker01/28/19
“Watched him on @ 60Minutes last night and I agree with hi jorgedeclaro01/28/19
I would like the next President to be a boring career politi serbexo01/28/19
Boring would be great. Imagine going back to the era where whatnext01/28/19
Like Joe Biden or John Kerry? Or Elizabeth Warren if you wa trijocker01/28/19
More like H.W. Bush. schopenhauerx9901/28/19
Or George P Bush, Jeb's son/proud UT law grad. trijocker01/28/19
Zero. midlaw01/28/19
Man, the Democratic purse string holders are up in arms abou jorgedeclaro01/28/19
Dems are all on the air today, knives out, attacking him. T catwoman33301/28/19
Another rich CEO with no political experience. He seems lik trijocker01/28/19
He would do better to run as a Democrat, mainly because he w 2tierreality01/28/19
Schulz has really let the cat out of the bag. He's running whatnext01/29/19
And looks like Warren's doing just that: https://twitter. whatnext01/29/19
He’s a BossPrick exnite01/29/19
Howard Schultz came across as a polite bore on the View Whe trijocker01/29/19
Trump has lowered the bar such that we can’t exclude anyon trickydick01/30/19
“Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire ass exnite01/30/19

trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 8:12 am)

Plenty of Starbucks money to fund his run.
If he gets nominated he can go older with either Bernie or Biden, or younger with Beto or Kamala as VP.

https://www.businessinsider.com/howard-schultz-unfazed-independent-2020-candidate-split-vote-help-trump-2019-1

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soiled_nappies (Jan 28, 2019 - 9:31 am)

Zero chance.

Little name recognition and he’s the CEO of Starbucks, the company every Bud Lite swilling hillbilly thinks of when they hear “liberal coastal elites.”

One well placed insult from our dirtbag in chief and he’ll quit.

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persius (Jan 28, 2019 - 9:38 am)

Yeah - I don’t know if it gets any more “latte sipping liberal” than this guy.

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trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 10:52 am)

Latte liberal reminds of Bush 1's Marin county hot tubbers moniker
The West coast always get the paintbrush of something hippyish/liberal/pot smoker.
Actually there are conservatives and plenty of Trump supporters in the west.

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/feb/28/local/me-bush28

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 28, 2019 - 10:13 am)

Zero chance. Democrats aren’t going to run someone to the center on economic issues and budget responsibility when the current fad is economic policy built on fairy dust.

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toooldtocare (Jan 28, 2019 - 10:26 am)

Thought he was threatening to run as an independent, and the democrats-at least on yesterday's talk shows-were pretty upset about the idea, claiming it would give Trump a clear path to reelection.
And nothing's bigger than a multi-millionaire's ego, so he may well run even if it helps Trump.

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drewprocess (Jan 28, 2019 - 10:33 am)

I don’t know this guy, but I can imagine everything Starbucks does would be put under the microscope. Remember when two black guys were kicked out of one of the Starbucks? Well, there’s what, a few thousand Starbucks around the country and you will find incidents like that - some real, some staged - running on Fox News 24/7.

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anotherjd (Jan 28, 2019 - 10:55 am)

If Kamala can throw them in jail, certainly he can kick them out of Starbucks.

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trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:12 am)

When did Kamala throw people in jail?
She never came across as Ms Law and Order.

I did find this one article about her relationship with SFPD.

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Trials-and-tribulations-of-Kamala-Harris-D-A-2521498.php

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:18 am)

“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!”

Jfc Donald.

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serbexo (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:20 am)

I would like the next President to be a boring career politician.

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whatnext (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:30 am)

Boring would be great. Imagine going back to the era where the President isn’t saying something stupid just to get some press.

Klobuchar 2020, you’ll go weeks without even thinking about her.

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trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:36 am)

Like Joe Biden or John Kerry?
Or Elizabeth Warren if you want to go younger.

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schopenhauerx99 (Jan 28, 2019 - 2:46 pm)

More like H.W. Bush.

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trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm)

Or George P Bush, Jeb's son/proud UT law grad.

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midlaw (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:26 am)

Zero.

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 28, 2019 - 3:25 pm)

Man, the Democratic purse string holders are up in arms about Schultz.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/01/28/wall-street-ny-democratic-donors-slam-howard-schultz-over-possible-run.html

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catwoman333 (Jan 28, 2019 - 8:39 pm)

Dems are all on the air today, knives out, attacking him. They are scared to death of ANYONE running as an independent and siphoning votes away from their nominee, thus giving Spanky ANOTHER 4 years to drive America crazy.

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trijocker (Jan 28, 2019 - 9:50 pm)

Another rich CEO with no political experience.
He seems like a mirror image of Trump, without the baggage, but he's a democrat.
Perhaps the dems are afraid of a breath of fresh air, or someone who actually worked.

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2tierreality (Jan 28, 2019 - 11:05 pm)

He would do better to run as a Democrat, mainly because he would stand out in contrast to all the other Democratic candidates who will be trying to outdo eachother with promises of moar "free" stuff.

That being said, personality is a zero. There's no "warm and fuzzies" with this guy, he's a straight up Boss Prick (hence the billions).

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whatnext (Jan 29, 2019 - 1:04 pm)

Schulz has really let the cat out of the bag. He's running to protect the tax cuts and because he opposes M4A. He has no ideas or policy proposals of his own, he, like other billionaires, wants to hang on to his money.

He knows he would fail badly in a Dem primary and despite his protests otherwise is probably happy to play spoiler as long as it protects his wealth. His candidacy comes the same week as Republicans propose to repeal the estate tax permanently. I don't suggest there's any coordination, but it's interesting timing.

Dems should use this as an opportunity, rather than fearing him siphoning votes. Paint him as the billionaire class's avatar, acting benevolent by supporting certain social issues, but really just happy to align with whomever as long as plutocrats benefit. Plutocrats are doing sensationally under this administration.

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whatnext (Jan 29, 2019 - 3:24 pm)

And looks like Warren's doing just that:

https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1090313376713109504

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exnite (Jan 29, 2019 - 6:27 pm)

He’s a BossPrick

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trijocker (Jan 29, 2019 - 8:23 pm)

Howard Schultz came across as a polite bore on the View
Whether or not he made millions selling lattes for three dollars a cup,
that really does not qualify to be a leader of the free world.
Even Joy Behar asked why not start at county or state level and get some experience?
Nicely dressed gent, who gave his employees health insurance, but why is he able to run the country?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlyQr8h5ZDk

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trickydick (Jan 30, 2019 - 1:16 am)

Trump has lowered the bar such that we can’t exclude anyone from being qualified to serve as president.

Had your own reality show? You qualify.

Have a twitter account? You qualify.

Filed for bankruptcy? You qualify.

Paid a hooker for sex? You qualify.

Have a weak pulse? You qualify.

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exnite (Jan 30, 2019 - 10:26 am)

“Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire asshole!” the heckler shouted. “Go back to getting ratioed on Twitter. Go back to Davos with the other billionaire elite who think they know how to run the world!”

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