BackgroundThe man who created the worldwide phenomenon of Starbucks just resigned and said in his departing statement he was considering all options including public service, but would Schultz be a good contender? The initial reaction on his presidential run has been mixed so lets break it down.Who is Howard Schultz?
A Quick Background for Those Unfamiliar.Schultz was born in New York to a Jewish family. His father a member of the United States ArmyFirst in his family to go to college, Communications from North Michigan.
Worked in sales, eventually buying the Starbucks brand and expanding it globally.His net worth is an estimated 3 billion dollars. He is currently 63 and has a wife and two grown children.
HIs stories include:Growing up in public housing, scarring him.His World War II veteran father losing his job. No medical insurance.
His mother taking him to a JFK Rally. Being the first to go to college. Starbucks being the first to offer stock options and health insurance to every employee.
Schultz has been very outspoken about the ideas of corporate responsibility, and his political opinions expressing his support for both Obama and Hillary Clinton. Some analysts are suggesting he would be very much a more business-focused Hillary Clinton type candidate. DemographicsSchultz has potential ins with two of Americas major voting blocks the military and the Jewish community.
The story about his dad is a perfect segway in for fixing the VA and expanding it. It is unclear how Schultz will handle the Israel lobby. The urban socialite crowd will likely vote for Schultz not just because he will run under the democratic ticket, but the Starbucks brand is closely associated with him.
While he grew up poor and in a rust-belt state, eventually breaking out. It is unclear how well he can relate to the common worker. Appeals to restart the American Dream could work well for Schultz, however, if the economy is already doing well, many will not want another change.
Regarding the religious voters, it is unclear if Schultz practices religion, although being raised in a Jewish household. His marriage and two kids without a divorce can appeal to traditional values voters. Schultz will have the hardest time with non-white voters.
Schultz being white does not help this image. While he has done many things to promote diversity and inclusion, there are many who see the divide as a us versus them, rather than a stronger together mentality. A mentality, which Schultz is a proponent of.
His unifying vision of reigniting the American dream and social safety net could be enough to bridge these gaps. This assumes however that the Trump administration does nothing regarding these, especially the economy. StyleSchultz is a well-spoken individual.
People will likely compare him more closely to Obama in terms of framing and vocabulary. He uses plenty of buzzwords which makes him sound more corporate which will have distance himself from the rural communities and voters. The buzzwords will appeal to the socialites and the media class.
Schultz is a tall individual yet lacks stage presence. He is a quiet speaker one you almost have to strain to hear. This lack of presence is ill-fitted for large rallies and public debates.
One of the key features of being a leader in todays public-facing world is looking presidential. As proven by the Nixon, Kennedy election simply words dont cut it any more. One must have a commanding presence something I dont know Schultz has.
On a persuasion level, Schultz is good but not great. The lack of charisma and presence hinders his rhetoric. He often frames things at a much higher level, safety, security, fairness, and the American Dream; known by some as the high ground manoeuvre.
He has a lot of persuasion going for him, as he is from a recognizable brand. I dont see him capable of infusing a crowd with energy; but rather a college professor giving a lecture.CodaMany will compare Schultz to Trump however it is still unclear if Trump will run for reelection in 2020.
He hits many of the same buttons as Trump does with the Jewish family, wealth and business knowledge. He would be considered a more clean up version of Trump, yet I do not know if that is something the American voter wants. Trump campaigned on changing the system, Schultz would likely campaign on changing the system in the opposite direction.
More government involvement. What will open up the road for Schultz if he does win the nomination, is how well did the Trump administration do assuming Trump is up for reelection. The incumbent effect is still a factor.
My initial thoughts are that Schultz would make a great vice president. He is a calm, cool individual who hits all the right notes for shoring up a ticket. Could he handle being the top of the ticket?
Possibly, but his lack of strong presence on stage makes him unable to spread his ideas and values; as he does not stand out from the rest of the crowd. In the new media environment of outrage and churn content, Schultz fails. He harkens back to a time where politics was about ideas, debates and rhetoric and I dont know if we will ever go back to that time again.
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