The Dem freakout over a potential Howard Schultz run continues hitting embarrassing new lows while reminding everyone that the media is just the messaging arm of the Democrats.
But why the freakout?
There’s no reason to believe that the former Starbucks CEO is a serious candidate or even poses any threat to them as a spoiler. However he might be impeding their agenda in another way.
One potential 2020 Dem dirty trick might be running someone like John Kasich as a Republican spoiler, a fake third party candidate meant to peel away votes from President Trump.
Kasich has already indicated that he might be amenable to the idea.
Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted he could run against his own party to challenge President Trump as a third-party candidate in 2020 during an appearance Monday on ABC News’ “The View.”
“I don’t know,” Kasich said when asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg if he’s running for president.
“I mean, all of my options are on the table. You know, in the Republican Party… pretty hard because it’s kind of locked down right now, but we don’t know what’s going to come in the future,” he said. “I think, for the first time, there is a legitimate chance for a third-party candidate.”
The two-term Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate explained the need for “a calming, positive” voice to get “this country back on track again” and promised he isn’t planning on disappearing from the public eye despite being term-limited and prevented from running for re-election.
“If you have the Republicans on the extreme, and the Democrats on the extreme, there is a big, wide-open space in the middle so all of my options are on the table,” Kasich said. “It’ll be fun.”
Obviously such a candidacy would be yet another effort by the NT crowd to bring down Trump in collaboration with the Democrats. But a Schultz run would significantly impede any such effort by Kasich and the Democrats.
It’s hard to position yourself as a fake third party candidate… when there’s already one in the race. And he has more money than you do.
In a Schultz scenario, Kasich would suddenly be competing with a existing and very well financed third party candidate, leaving little room for Kristol and Pierre Omidyar, his radical lefty sugar daddy.
No wonder Kristol isn’t happy with the Schultz announcement.
Howard Schultz poses no real threat to any Dem candidate. But he might be crippling a Dem dirty trick that had been planned for down the road.