Overpriced brand undermines President Trump and Republican voters
If you were a Barack Obama fan as John McCain turned out to be, even as he waged a lukewarm political battle against BO —- or were sucked into McCain’s constructed view of himself as Obama later was — there’s a new guy on the political horizon who is custom tailored for your tastes.
Enter former Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz. The multibillionaire is reportedly mulling a run for the presidency in 2020. In advance of an official launch, the lielong Democrat who would run as an Independent is assembling a team.
Schultz has already hired former Obama aide Bill Burton as a communications adviser. He initially will be charged with rolling out the story of Schultz’ humble beginnings to what they hope are a gullible public, in an attempt to make the liberal elitist appear more mainstream.
Also brought on board the not-yet-official campaign is PR exec Steve Schmidt, a McCain operative who managed John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential campaign. Schmidt renounced his Republican affiliation in June 2018, grousing it had “become the party of Trump.” The newly minted Independent went on to vilify the GOP and conservative voters as “corrupt, indecent and immoral … filled with feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party’s greatest leaders. Today the GOP has become a danger to our democracy and our values.”
Describing his new political orientation, Schmidt, now affiliated with leftist MSNBC, stated: “This Independent voter will be aligned with the only party left in America that stands for what is right and decent and remains fidelitous to our Republic, objective truth, the rule of law and our Allies. That party is the Democratic Party.”
For political expediency and job security, the craven Schmidt has morphed into a registered “Independent.”
On his self aggrandizing web page, Schmidt credits himself for transforming John McCain’s campaign “from corpse to contender.”
Hopefully he’ll rely on that same transformative magic for Howard Schultz.