It is incredible how much attention that billionaire former CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has got for his vanity project of running as an independent for president. He portrays himself as a ‘centrist’, the label that politicians like to adopt. These right-wing oligarchs like to use that term vaguely, to mean anyone who is not a far-right lunatic. Surely any normal definition of centrism would have some resemblance to supporting positions that the majority of people favor, such as Medicare for All, higher marginal tax rates on income and wealth, and living wages? He is vocally opposed to such measures..
It is interesting that because he is wealthy, the media does not treat him the way that they would a progressive newcomer to politics who is not a billionaire, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez points out.
Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”? https://t.co/3d8Nenrvl5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 30, 2019
Schultz is so deluded that he was surprised by the hostile reception he got from the Democratic party and is supposedly reconsidering running, after getting his 15 minutes of fame. I feel bad about even contributing this little bit of attention to him.
Seth Meyers blasts Schultz for thinking he should be president.