Thursday, August 6, 2015

Howard Schultz: America deserves better candidates

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"Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing", says Howard Schultz of Starbucks. No disagreement here.

Trump's popularity stems from name recognition and general disconnection from the political class. The quality of leadership tends to be a function of the public's interest in civics and politics. Interest in both is low right now. That will change as the economy implodes and the public, generally unprepared for what the headlines will call 'unexpected', starts connecting the dots and pointing fingers in 2016.

Headline: Howard Schultz: America deserves better candidates

Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz says that although he is not going to run for president, he is still very much concerned with the quality of candidates vying for the coveted position.

"Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing," he wrote in an op-ed piece published Thursday in The New York Times.


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