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After the 2000 election, Ralph Nader was pretty much exiled to cultural Siberia for the claim that his third-party run got George W. Bush elected. I mean, let’s face it, most younger liberals probably couldn’t have picked a man best known for killing the commercial prospects of the Chevrolet Corvair three decades prior out of a police lineup of two people, but now they knew who he was — and they loathed the man with the same intensity they loathed Dubya.
If Howard Schultz has anything to say about it, however, Nader’s place in the history books could finally revert to being the man who got a mediocre rear-engined GM economy car off the market.
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If you’re not into business or the field of liberal activism, you also might not be able to pick Howard Schultz out of that two-person lineup. He’s the former CEO of Starbucks, having served two stints in that position and being the man most commonly associated with bringing the brand to worldwide prominence. He’s also a Twitter neophyte, having just sent out his first three tweets.
And wouldn’t you know it, two of them had to do with the possibility of him running for president:
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It was at that auspicious moment that at least 13 potential Democrat presidential candidates called their doctor and asked for a Xanax prescription.
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In an interview with The New York Times, Schultz told the newspaper “he was preparing to run for president as an independent and had already begun the groundwork required to be on the ballot in all 50 states.”
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