During his tenure as CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz took every chance to politicize the ubiquitous coffee chain, both in small ways—like rainbow cups—and large—like the initiative to hire 10,000 refugees and the recent countrywide shutdown of stores so that every single Starbucks employ could undergo "anti-bias training," which was itself the result of the company's hysterically progressive response to loitering in one of their stores. So you know the left is in bad shape when someone as loudly progressive as Schultz expresses displeasure, as he did in an interview with CNBC.
The 64-year-old Schulz retired Monday, after serving as two stints as CEO of Starbucks for 36 years, building the company to the Frappuccino empire that it has become, and earning himself a net worth in the $3 billion range.
Almost immediately, news broke that Schulz is planning to run as candidate in 2020 for the Democratic Presidential nomination. He told the New York Times, "I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines," he said. "For some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world."
I imagine he dreams of running America like he ran his company, a place full of microaggressions and bias, only without the Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Later, he told CNN's Poppy Harlow, "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."
Sounds like a fairly well organized campaign to me. And I imagine he dreams of running America like he ran his company, a place full of microaggressions and bias, only without the Pumpkin Spice Lattes.