You likely dont know much about Howard Schultzs politics, but you know his accomplishment. He built Starbucks into a ubiquitous brand. Can a billionaire barista also build a national political organization and make a serious run for president as an independent candidate?
Good question. America hasnt seen a wealthy outsider candidate from the business world become president since, um, well, two years ago. President Donald Trumps election was a triumph of showmanship over governance expertise. Depending on whos doing the talking, Trumps term in office is either proud proof that anyone can grow up to be president, or dire evidence that only seasoned political figures should get the job.
Weve been critical of Trumps leadership skills. That doesnt mean we presume the next president will be or should be a Republican governor, Democratic senator or other breed of traditional politician.
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