- Independents can't win a presidential election, but they can act as a spoiler (e.g. Ralph Nader).
- Schultz is essentially a Democrat. If he enters the contest as an independent, all he'll do is siphon off some votes for the Democratic nominee, improving the re-election prospects of the Dictator-Tot. No one wants that. If he really wants to run, Schultz should run as a Democrat.
- Schultz's remarks on health care coverage are dispiriting and misleading. He said Democrats want "free health care for all, which country can't afford." No responsible Democrat has ever suggested that universal, single-payer, Medicare-for-all coverage would be free. The funding model would be tax increases and cutting drug/administrative costs in exchange for lower insurance premiums.
- We do not want or need another another wealthy businessman with no prior governmental experience as our president. We've tried Trump and he's an abject failure, an incompetent clown. Granted, Schultz is genuinely successful in business where Trump is serially bankrupt. But the business leader background doesn't equate to effective political leadership.
Don't do it, Howard.