Friday, February 1, 2019

Meyers, Noah, Colbert and their guests deride the idea of Howard Schultz running for president

For the start of the new month, I'm going to do to CBS News, CNN, and CNBC debate Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running for President as an independent what I did for The polar vortex returns, bringing near-record cold temperatures, find the humor in the story.  This time, I begin with "Late Night with Seth Meyers" where Meyers takes A Closer Look at Howard Schultz and Cliff Sims stumbling in interviews.

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump facing an independent challenge from the former CEO of Starbucks and a tell-all book from a former aide.
Yeah, it is tough to get heckled in one of your own store locations.

Speaking of being tough on Schultz, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" was enough tougher, calling their segment Everyone Hates Starbucks Billionaire Howard Schultz.

Former Senator Jeff Flake makes a very Jeff Flake announcement about running in 2020, and Democrats worry that a third-party bid from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could cost them the election.
LOL, New Yorkers.*

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" got in on the act, saying No Thanks, Billionaire Presidential Candidates.

With ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz eyeing a third-party candidacy, Stephen has a message for all billionaires with presidential aspirations.
I thought that joke about Starbucks being a tenant in Trump Tower was scalding.

The hosts weren't the only ones piling on Schultz.  Follow over the jump for comments from Yvette Nicole Brown, the hosts of "The Circus," and Michael Moore.

I begin with Yvette Nicole Brown, who told Colbert No Third-Party Candidates!

'Weird City' star Yvette Nicole Brown has been tweeting up a storm about Howard Schultz.
Brown is taking the party line on Schultz, but I'm O.K. with that.  In fact, it was enough to get me to follow her on Twitter.

Colbert also had on the hosts of Showtime's "The Circus," whose take on Schultz's candidacy was Billionaires Against Taxes On Billionaires.

Showtime's 'The Circus' hosts assess the billionaire-heavy 2020 presidential field.
I'm glad to see Alex Wagner on "The Circus."  MSNBC's loss was Showtime's gain.

I complete the circle by returning to "Late Night with Seth Meyers" where Meyers' guest Michael Moore Calls for a Starbucks Boycott to Stop Howard Schultz from Running for POTUS.

Michael Moore explains why he takes issue with Howard Schultz's self-made billionaire claim and shares what his platform would be if he ran for president.
Am I willing to boycott Starbucks?  The stores, yes.  Starbucks coffee at other outlets?  That might be more difficult, as the college where I work sells Starbucks coffee.  Still, I'll try.

Enough of Schultz.  Stay tuned for posts on Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday.

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