The Lonely Quest of Howard Schultz

The Lonely Quest of Howie Schultz

On Sunday, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told 60 Minutes he was considering a 2020 run for president as an independent. This whipped up a hot latte froth of indignation among Democrats, who see Schultz as a 2020 spoiler, undercutting their candidate and re-electing Donald Trump.


“‘Crappuccino’: Twitter Users Roast Ex-Starbucks CEO’s Presidential Plans,” Ed Mazza, HuffingtonPost


“Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz admits causing ‘hate, anger’ with 2020 talk,” Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

“Trump tweets that Howard Schultz lacks the guts and smarts to be president,” John Wagner, Washington Post

“A third-party centrist candidate like me could win the presidency in 2020,” Howard Schultz, USA Today

“Howard Schultz Is Fully Capable of Winning the 2020 Election … for Trump,” Eugene Robinson, RealClear Politics

“‘Don’t help elect Trump’: Howard Schultz heckled as an ‘egotistical billionaire’ at his book launch,” Antonia Noori Farzan, Washington Post

“Howard Schultz’s Venti-Size Disaster,” Jeff Greenfield, Politico Magazine

“Michael Bloomberg Says A Third-Party Candidate Would Help Re-elect Trump,” Andy Campbell, Huffington Post

“Howard Schultz’s Presidential Campaign Isn’t Arrogant. It’s Naive.” Joe Nocera, Bloomberg

“Howard Schultz rips Warren’s ‘ridiculous’ plan to tax the super wealthy,” Caitlin Oprysko, Politico

“Dear billionaires: stop running for president,” Vox

“Why Take Howard Schultz Seriously?” Johnathan Bernstein, Bloomberg

“Howard Schultz: America’s New Banality Supervillain,” Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

“Trevor Noah Applauds the Guy Who Heckled Howard Schultz,” Aja Hoggatt, Slate

‘What Howard Schultz’s coffee order says about his presidential bid,” Mason Bryan, Crosscut



Image (“Neo-Nighthawks, after Edward Hopper”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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