Being a billionaire should not automatically disqualify a person to be president. The voters must do their own research.
Pardon my ignorance, but I never heard of Howard Schultz before his appearance on 60 minutes stating that he is considering running for president in 2020 as an independent. I must confess that he made a very favorable impression, based on his treatment of Starbuck employees and his contentious critique of the Trump administration. I would give serious evaluation of his candidacy, even though it would compete with the progressive Democratic candidates. Being a billionaire should not automatically disqualify a person to be president. The voters must do their own research.
I must confess that I did vote for Ralph Nader in 2000, when his third-party candidacy was blamed for allowing the devastating Bush II era to begin. And I voted for Jill Stein in 2016, although she didn't garner enough votes to change the results.
There does remain a hint of a grand conspiracy by the billionaire neoconservatives that Schultz, despite all his attractiveness, is a sham candidate to act as the Ralph Nader candidacy of the 2020 elections to counter the rising influence of the progressive democrats. If he were a true progressive, wouldn't he want want to join the party and bring new blood into Congress as well?
Veteran, retired from several occupations (school teacher, technical writer, energy conservation business, etc.) long-time Sierra Club member