Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who paused his exploration for an independent presidential candidacy in June, officially pulled the plug on his campaign on Friday.
“If I went forward, there is a risk that my name would appear on ballots even if a moderate Democrat wins the nomination, and that is not a risk I am willing to take,” Schultz wrote in a letter announcing his failure today.
Schultz had previously talked about the need to prevent a radical socialist, such as independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, from winning the Democratic Party nomination in 2020.
“The stakes are too high to cross our fingers and hope the Democratic Party nominates a moderate who can win over enough independents and disaffected Republicans, and even fellow Democrats, to defeat Trump next year,” Schultz wrote in a blog post back in February. “That any opponent can oust Trump, no matter how far to the radical left they are, is a fallacy.”
“Those so concerned about a centrist independent being a spoiler should perhaps ask another question: Will the eventual Democratic nominee be the party’s own version of a spoiler?” Schultz added.
However, Schultz quickly lost his nerve and will instead be throwing around his immense wealth in the hopes to manipulate the Democratic Party into accepting a moderate contender to face President Donald Trump in 2020.
“The money that I was prepared to commit to a presidential campaign will instead be used to invest in people, organizations and ideas that promote honesty, civility and results in our politics,” he wrote.
Schultz may have delusions of accomplishing those goals, but as CNN’s Green Town Hall showed earlier this week, the Democratic Party has already become the political vehicle of the extreme Left, and there is no turning back.
“I think especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very, very strongly support,” Sanders said at the town hall in support of population control.
“And this is, again, the problem with having the almighty dollar running our society, where people look up and say, oh, replacing the pipes is expensive, or, oh, another substance would be more expensive. Are you kidding me? You know what is expensive? Poisoning our kids,” entrepreneur Andrew Yang said.
“This is the hardest thing we will have done … this is on par with winning World War II. Perhaps, even more challenging than that,” openly homosexual South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg said about the scope of the climate change problem.
Schultz has failed at his mission to combat radicalism within modern liberalism, and he will now waste some of his billions fighting for that lost cause heading into next year’s presidential election.
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