I have been a huge customer and advocate of Starbucks for a long time.
When Trump was elected and got into a public spat with Schultz, I went out of my way to patronize Starbucks. I like the brand, enjoy the products.
Having stated that, I am boycotting Starbucks since learning of Schultz's threat to run as a third-party because he thinks the Democratic party is leaning too progressive.
If Trump is re-elected, I will never spend another dime at Starbucks.
PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT. The two party system is completely broken. I am central right politically and I know you are central left. Republicans are crazy. Democrats are crazy. The primary system just ensures the crazies get the nomination. Please run as an independent. You have my vote for sure and I'm a registered Republican. Ignore everyone trying to talk you out of it. The silent majority wants a centrist!
One thing astonishes me, I would almost say stupefies me, namely, that in this scientific age of ours, after so many daily scandals and revelations, there can still exist in our dear America one voter, one single voter that irrational, inorganic, dreadful animal who allows his life to be disturbed, all his dreams and pleasures to be interrupted, merely to vote for someone or something.
When one reflects for a moment on the surprising phenomenon, does it not lead astray the finest philosophies, and even confound Reason itself? Where is there a good writer to give us the psychology of the modern voter? Where a neurologist to explain for us the anatomy and pathology of this incurable lunatic? We await them.
if you live in this country, you are a member of its government--you have a duty to think about who might be best for us to hire (as a people) to run our government--thinking about that is disturbing your life? interrupting your dreams and pleasures? you're allowing us to do the job for you--it would be best to chime in--it doesn't have to take up that much time--a person could spend 15 minutes a day watching or reading a credible news source and within a year, understand most of what is going on in the government--and then every two years spend about 30 minutes to an hour reading about the ballot initiatives on your upcoming local ballot and then go vote
I understand all that. But that a councilman, a senator, or a president of any republic, it doesn't matter which, amongst all the strange clowns claiming whatever elective function, it doesn't matter which, should be able to dig up one voter, that undreamed-of being, that improbable martyr who will nourish you with his bread, dress you in his coat, fatten you on his flesh, enrich you with his purse, and all this, only in the hope of receiving in return for such prodigious generosity a smack on the head, a kick in the ass, or maybe a bullet in the belly, truly, this surpasses even the most pessimistic opinion I've held till now of human idiocy in general and American stupidity in particular, our own "dear" and immortal stupidity!
We need a third party tired of the same two teams beating the same drum Like the patriots.Something fresh and good ideas no more romper room.
sounds like you are a Republican, posing here, as a centrist
Good for you Mr. Schultz!
I say to those Dems who are whining about losing to Donald Trump, then let's see them step up and find a candidate who can actually win. So far I am not impressed. Attempting to appease everyone and providing free stuff for all, will not get us there. You are the only one who comes with a real common sense message, and a commitment to compromise. Anything else will get Donald elected again. I mean the guy even beat Hillary. Let's get real. And remember, we still have the electoral college, so popular vote doesn't matter!
'BINGO" ! The, 'cRATS, "have NOTHING".
Get rid of the demo'cRAT Party, and any 3rd Party can/will WIN !!
you're just telling him that so he will run--you're an obvious dyed in the wool republican
Mr. Schultz, I am a 65 year old Republican and I am urging you to run for President. I am tired the far right and left that has taken over this country. Please let me know how I can help. Thanks
did Putin ask you to run?--he was in support of Jill Stein's candidacy in 2016
Champion this and you might actually win the election as an independent - a constitutional amendment with two clauses. The first clause would provide for an election every 4 years, 1 year after the presidential election, wherein the voters of the United States would cast their ballots for 1 of 3 options. The options would be to raise the limit of the Federal Debt as a percentage of the annual revenue of the Federal Government averaged over the preceding 4 years, to lower it, or to retain the current limit. The percentage values for raising or lowering the debt would be determined by a majority vote of the house of representatives at least 3 months before the election and would not require a presidential signature, or, failing such a vote by the house by the 3 month deadline, the president would determine the values within a week of the failure of the house to do so. I'm guessing also that the federal debt would need to be defined (e.g., does that include the printing of additional currency - lawyers could phrase that better than I, of course). In addition, the two houses of congress, with the president's signature, could call for such an election any time between the scheduled ones, provided that enough time were given for voters to consider their vote. Whichever of the 3 options received a plurality of the votes would be the law of the land for the next 4 years. If there had to be delays in vote counting because of close vote, the debt limit would not change until the final results of the vote were made official. In the event of a true emergency, the government could shift funds around until an election could be held without doing any additional borrowing. The second clause would provide that this amendment could only be amended or repealed via the regular constitutional process plus a direct majority of the voters of the United States.
Call the proposal the "Consent of the Governed" amendment.
Republicans don't care about the debt--only when Democrats are in office--not paying attention in the right places
Mr Schultz this is your time to Change this country please run .we need leadership
The 'cRATS, have, "NO LEADERS".
Just, 'Anarchist dividers'.
you don't know the definition of 'anarchist' if you think the Democrats are close to that--conservatism is closer to anarchy than liberalism on the political scale--'anarchy' means 'no government'--you got to admit, that's closer to conservative philosophy than liberal
PLEASE DO NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT,! It can only serve to get trump re-elected! It will endanger our democracy and future. I beg you! I fear for our future.
I am pleading with you not to run for president in 2020. Please pick another year! We cannot stand a divided anti-Trump electorate. I truly fear for the future of our country if he has is RE-elected. I hope you can see that. The Democrats have a good lead among independents and that will be required for a win. You're running will assure a loss. I hope you are not that selfish.
I know I am only one customer, but I will not be returning until this is resolved. There are many people who will not take the time to write, but I assure you they are out there and feel the same way. We will vociferously work against you. Please, Mr. Schultz. This is bigger than you. I hope you are not a Trump supporter in sheep's clothing. I hope you are more honest about your intentions.
(same here, no more Starbucks unless you decide not to run)--you say on the CNN promo about your town hall tonight that you promise you won't be a spoiler or do anything to get Trump reelected. that means you are 100% sure you will win--which means you're insane--if you got 1% of the vote, you could swing it for Trump--I mean, 87,000 votes was all Trump needed to win by to win electoral college--just you running means you could be doing something to elect Trump cause about 137.5 million people voted, so 87,000 votes is a lot less than 1% of people who voted
It must be terrible for you "Christensen Pat" to live in a country where your leader keeps his promises and makes it a better place to live. I mean, more jobs, less dependency on social services programs, better business dealings with other countries, secure borders...how dare he give you a country like that to live in! I bet you like the free-for-all BS that the extreme left is touting. I ask you...WHO do you think is going to pay for all of that? Me and people like me. All the while you and people like you will be taking and taking and whining about how you need even more for free. News flash...nothing is FREE. You have to work for everything you get--it's not fair to expect a few to provide for the many who are too lazy and "privileged" to work for it themselves. Mr. Trump SHOULD get re-elected. He is the best thing that has happened to our country in a very long time. Kamala Harris and "AOC" and other potty-mouthed posers like them, are jokes who are basically guaranteeing the re-election of President Trump. Thanks for that "ladies", we Republicans very much appreciate your efforts--keep up the good work!! Trump in 2020!!
Trump in jail or certainly out of office awaiting trial in 2020. .
Obviously you are not part of the middle class that struggles each and every day of our lives just to survive, while Trump and his rich cronies and the big corporations suck all our money through unfair tax rules. It is our tax money that pays for all the hateful, unethical things Trump is doing. The hateful tax scam he implemented helped only himself, his family, his rich buddies and the corporations - and perhaps people like you who are equally well off or just too ignorant to see what he's doing. People are beginning to file their taxes and they are seeing just how deeply Trump buggered America with his tax scam. He's a wannabe fascist dictator and people like you apparently can't see what he's really about because you may be one of those who are skimming off people like me. I've never been privileged or lazy. I started working in the onion fields when I was seven. I worked three after school jobs when I was in high school, while maintaining an A average. I have worked my entire life since then. You do apparently think its perfectly acceptable for the rich to keep sucking off the poor to pay for their fantastical lifestyles, while many of us struggle on a daily basis. TRUMP IN ORANGE IN 2020 - TO MATCH HIS FACE!
--what a crock of shit--its not fair to ask the many to pay for the few--you don't pay attention to valid news--you believe what the wealthy have groomed the poor and middle class to believe since I don't know when--unless you're part of the 1%, you're working for them in one way or another, buddy
yes,please don't run