[Ed. – They’re afraid Schultz will bollix up the plan to back whoever is the flavor of the month this time next year. Right now everyone is saying that’s Harris (although I don’t see it. Harris looks like a tin-eared choice to me).]
Democrats may be on the verge of brewing up a boycott against Starbucks as a way to pressure the company’s former CEO, Howard Schultz, from running as an independent in 2020.
A few Democratic lawmakers have already encouraged Schultz not to run since it could split the anti-Trump vote in 2020 and give Trump another term. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said over the weekend Schultz’s candidacy would “make it easier for @realDonaldTrump to win.”
Many Democrats are willing to go further by threatening to stop buying the expensive coffees at Starbucks. On Sunday, ThinkProgress editor Ian Millhiser encouraged major candidates to “use their email lists to promote a Starbucks boycott” until Schultz leaves the race.