Is the CEO of Starbucks Considering a Presidential Run?

Howard Schultz’s friends and supporters are urging him to join the 2016 presidential race to run against Hillary Clinton

First order of business: free latte refills for everyone. Who’s with me?

During the last presidential campaign, we had pizzeria CEO Herman Cain. Will the trend of food and beverage hospitality leaders joining the race to become commander-in-chief continue? It looks like that might be the case. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, may consider running for president on the Democratic ticket.

According to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, friends and colleagues of Schultz, 62, have been urging him to throw his hat into the ring to face off against Hillary Clinton, “thinking the time is right for someone who’s not a political lifer.”

Dowd goes on to say that it must be a “tempting proposition” for Schultz, who has written a book on veterans and says that he values “authentic, truthful leadership.”


However, this would certainly mark a change in Schultz’s opinion. He previously stated he would not run for office, telling the Times earlier this year, “I don’t think that is a solution. I don’t think it ends well,” and cautiously said that he “wants to see how Hillary does.”