On Sunday, former Starbucks CEO and current billionaire Howard Schultz announced that he might run for president. And you know what? People hated it! A lot!
Schultz appeared on 60 Minutes, he did an interview with the New York Times, and he spread the word himself on Twitter:
The big idea behind the run, as he told the Times, is this:
“Republicans and Democrats alike — who no longer see themselves as part of the far extreme of the far right and the far left — are looking for a home.”
That, of course, is a misguided and terrible idea—centrism as an American ideology has basically been eradicated outside of a handful of pundits, and his run might actually serve to help Trump get elected if it has any measurable effect at all. Which is doubtful. In any case, Schultz would have done well to stay off Twitter, where he got ratio'ed to hell and back and was the victim of a unified pile-on the likes of which we haven't seen in some time. The tweets below are the best of the bunch—some are funny, some are smart, some are just stupid-funny Starbucks puns. In sum, they epitomize the broad backlash to the very idea of Schultz mounting a spoiler campaign. Enjoy!