Skip to comments.Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Endorses Barack Obama
Posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by blam
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Endorses Barack Obama
Nov. 1, 2012, 4:38 PM
Following in the footsteps of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced on CNBC Thursday that he is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election.
Schultz's endorsement is surprising, given his vocal abstinence from politics this election cycle. In August 2011, Schultz called for a halt on campaign donations until both parties found common ground on the country's long-term fiscal issues.
Watch the video his endorsement below:
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...could never drink the stuff anyway
Fool. That is going to cost them some sales.
Just another reason to avoid Starbucks. Anyway, their coffee tastes burnt to me.
I don’t drink his swill.
Starbucks has never been anything other than left-wing.
Besides I buy from the small shops. They may be just as liberal, but at least they keep it to themselves.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch...or endorsement. My guess is that like Walmart, Starbucks is getting lots of EBT card (food stamp) revenue.
Yep! Every bean has been over roasted - burnt! Just like Community Coffee does theirs.
They have in the past supported the 2nd amendment. I guess they will "support" what ever will get people in the store.
Our son says they over-roast the beans. I think their coffee tastes like something drained out of an old VW.
Most of their customers are “cool” people and gals who tell themselves they are only having coffee when they get an eight-hundred calorie coffee drink and a 1,000 calorie muffin as large as a football.
With all the people that can’t find jobs, they have more than enought time to drink his swill and make him even richer.
Yep That burnt taste is why they offer so many Lattes laced with cream flavorings!
Not surprising. The Obama presidency has provided Starbucks with plenty of cheap, overeducated labor.
I no longer frequent Starbucks.
I have taken exception to the fact that Schultz is lauded for his support of gay rights while Chik-fil-a, Hobby Lobby, and others are persecuted for their support of Christian values. If this is a battle between cultures, then let’s wage it.
deleting my Sbux app as we speak...
Gives you those fashionable Blue Lips!
However their coffee is so vile - like burnt tires - that I imagine many already boycott the business.
Shut yer pie hole Schultz. And your coffee blows.
Lousy overcooked coffee beans, and a beanhead running the store.
Does Starbucks take EBT cards?
Hey Schultz FU! Oh and your coffee tastes like crap! At least that’s what I remember from when I last bought it about 10 years ago!
Well if I drank starbucks coffee I’d stop but if I drank 4 buck a cup coffee I would still have a mortgage. I’ll stick with the large coffee at McDonalds for a buck thing.
Who benefits more from increased numbers of people who sit on their ass all day and do nothing but drink coffee and surf the internets?
Are there any Cons who actually drink that overpriced, foo-foo, "cafe?"
Personally, I've never stepped foot in one and have no desire to, but now that I know who the CEO supports, it would be a cold day in hell before I did even if someone else was treating.
We have a bakery/coffee shop here in Arizona and we endorse Romney. Can we get a platform on CNBC? lol
Agreed that it is bullcrap to call the move “surprising.” 99% of this guy’s reportable political donations have gone to Democrats.
McDonald’s has better coffee. Cheaper too.
I despise their coffee and I would occasionally stop by for their blackened tea. No more! Boycott ON!
McD’s coffee is surprisingly decent.
Hey! Hey! Relax everyone! It’s okay. I endorsed the opposing candidate! We’re even.
So, a lifelong democrat endorses Obama and that’s news?!
How can Starbucks’ CEO say Zero’s “stewardship of the economy” is why he has supported Zero and will again support him next Tuesday in the election? Did Starbucks get a WAIVER on Obamacare? Did Starbucks get a waiver on annnouncing layoffs of employees? Does Starbucks understand that many of their patrons can no longer afford a $3.50 pumpkin latte with smaller take-home pay in households across this country. Does Starbucks realize that small-business owners are being ‘investigated/harassed’ for informing their employees that the cost of healthcare under Obamacare will rise to the point of forcing owners to choose between keeping/hiring employees or dropping private health insurance?
Shouldn’t Bloomberg be castigating Schultz for the fatty high calorie starbucks lattes anyway? It is nothing but a gathering place these days for the unemployed 16%.
” Boycott ON!”
Good to hear.
I can’t swallow the swill anyway : )
Now that endorsement is going to make me vote Bambi for sure...../s
Wawa has better coffee.
“Shouldnt Bloomberg be castigating Schultz for the fatty high calorie starbucks lattes anyway? It is nothing but a gathering place these days for the unemployed 16%.”
It’s not about health. Ordinary people drink Coke so it’s bad. Hipsters drink starbucks and it’s OK because they are smarter than us and believe in global warming.
Ordinary people smoke cigarettes so we must kick it out. Hipsters who smoke marijuana obviously know what they are doing so we’re for more marijuana kiosks.
LOL. I swear Starbucks is the worst “coffee house” coffee
I ever tasted. It actually made me nauseous : )
Try Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The owners are conservative, and the coffee is excellent.
Dittos. I drink my coffee black. Starbucks coffee is over-roasted and burnt. I believe they do it because so many drink it with 4-5 additives, and they need to have a coffee taste come through.
Best to find a local coffee shop that roasts their own beans.
Its to easy and much cheaper to make your own coffee drinks.
Well, I guess that will help lock up those conservative hipster votes. All 4 of them.
No peppermint mochas for me this holiday season. 8-(
Yes, Starbucks accepts EPT cards for cold drinks and food products.
“The Fox News 12 investigation revealed that food stamp recipients were using the funds to buy things like Frappaccinos and pumpkin bread from a branch of Starbucks in Salem, Oregon. A spokesperson for the Safeway store in Salem where the foot stamps were accepted in Starbucks, told Fox News the store made the change as an added convenience to customers and that the register at the store considers the purchase a grocery item, and, as long as its cold, it can be purchased with food stamps.
Never spent a dime at SB ; never will .