Former Starbucks CEO and billionaire Howard Schultz is still teasing the idea that he might run as an Independent in 2020, and that has Democrats running scared, knowing very well that Schultz, who is no socialist, could very well siphon away significant votes from whichever far-Left candidate the Democrat party puts up to run against President Trump.

Jonathan Chait has a piece on Schultz’s internal polling that shows a run as an Independent would end up reelecting Trump, and also notes about Schultz that “everybody hates him.”

Chait writes:

… Every other demographic category has registered a catastrophically negative response. Change Research found Schultz’s favorable rating among the public is 4 percent, with 40 percent viewing him unfavorably, and the rest not knowing who this person is.

The poll even tested prompting respondents with favorable descriptions of Schultz — “Howard Schultz is a true American success story … He believes that the system is broken and there are extremists on both sides, and only an independent centrist can solve the problems that Republicans and Democrats refuse to fix.” — which nonetheless failed to coax more than 9 percent of the public to express support for Schultz’s campaign against any opponent.

If he’s polling so badly, Democrats shouldn’t be worried at all: their centrist platform of abortion up until and even after delivery, marginal tax rates of 70 percent or more driving entrepreneurs overseas, a government shutdown of the private health insurance industry, and open borders should really excite the public and Trump won’t have a chance.

Apparently, a lot of people think Schultz would run a losing campaign on purpose precisely to reelect Trump and thus keep his tax bill smaller.

You misspelled “punishes.”

And he would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for those meddling kids and their democratic socialism.

This guy is obviously nuts: