Earlier this week, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that he is seriously considering a run for president in 2020. Normally, we would have expected the Dems to get behind someone like Schultz — but that was not the case at all.
When Schultz announced his candidacy, he said he would run as an independent, which absolutely infuriated the Democrats — and that’s why Fox host Tucker Carlson believes Shultz has no chance at all of winning the 2020 presidential election.
The Threat to Power
It’s been made clear over the last several months that Democrats are not concerned about everyday American citizens. Instead of protecting our borders, the Dems are only concerned with getting — and keeping — political power.
And Schultz is a threat to that power.
If he were to win the White House as an independent, Dems would once again be on the outside looking in.
Additionally, Democrats believe Schultz running as an independent could actually help Trump’s chances of winning again in 2020.
They believe Schultz would split the anti-Trump vote, giving Trump an express lane to another four years in the White House.
Carlson himself made this very point, stating on his self-titled Fox show: “What Democrats really want, what they’re not kidding about, at all, is political power.”
He went on to say that they want “the right to run things — the right to be in charge. Power. And, they want it so bad, they can taste it.”
So Much for Democracy
Democrats have argued that they want to do what’s best for American democracy. (Never mind that the U.S. is actually a democratic republic.)
But if that were really the case, Dems would encourage more voices ahead of 2020 that would gie Americans more options.
Instead, the moment Schultz came out as an independent, he came under a barrage of attacks from Democratic mouthpieces, who said he would take votes away from their candidates.
Even Trump-hater Mark Cuban, a cast member on ABC’s Shark Tank and the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, clapped back against this argument from Dems on Twitter recently.
He said if the Democrats are that worried about a third-party candidate threatening their chances of an election win, they better seriously reconsider the candidate they are backing.
It’s hard to argue with that rationale.