Starburst's former CEO Howard Schultz, who fought the democratic criticism of being a "spoiler" if he started an independent presidential bid, called on the party to consider the possibility that their candidate could play such a role.
Schulz, who said last month that he is considering running for president, suggested on Tuesday in Medium that Democrats can sabotage their own chances to bring President Trump from the White House in 2020 by nominating a candidate too far left .
"The stake is too high to cross our fingers and we hope the Democratic Party will determine a moderate one that can win enough independent and disaffected Republicans and even Democrats to defeat Trump's year, "Schulz writes. "Any opponent can remove Trump as far as the radical left, but is a delusion."
He added, "Those who are so concerned about a centrist independent spoiler should ask another question: The Democratic candidate is the party's own version of the spoiler?
Shultz, a 65-year-old millionaire from Seattle, who started last month on a tour to promote his latest book "From the Ground Up: A Trip to Reconsider the Promise of America," has been the subject of presidential speculation ever since he said retired from Starbucks last June that his future may include a "public service."
On paper, Schulz offers a number of qualities that could appeal to voters. He grew up in public homes in Brooklyn, New York, and became the first person in his family to graduate from college.
He seizes Starbucks when he sells only coffee beans, not glasses ̵
Former chief of the Starbucks is a longtime Democrat contributing to the campaigns of former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New York Senator Chuck Sumer and Washington Sans Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, among others. But the history and past of Democratic support seem to have not earned him any freedom of action from the Democratic Party, which has focused specifically on the return of the White House to Trump, and is concerned that any independence will be in favor of Trump. HOWARD SCHULTZ, MULLING 2020 RUN, APOLLO FOR THE NBA ROLE OF THE SETTLEMENT – NOT ALL ACCEPT
"I firmly believe there is an unprecedented appetite for an independent presidential candidate, an independent center, and that there is a credible way for me to win more than the required 270 votes – a key criterion in my consideration of whether to run, "Schulz writes.
I promised, "I hear and respect this primary concern and have promised many times that I will not be a spoiler, and I am committed to ensuring that I do nothing to re-select Donald Trump."
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