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>> I am seriously thinking of running for president.>> A day after the former Starbucks CEO said he was considering an independent third party run for the White House, another billionaire warned, don't do it.>> I will run as a centrist independent outside of the two party system.
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>> On Sunday, coffee magnate Howard Schultz told CBS 60 Minutes he was thinking of taking on Donald Trump himself, and said both Democrats and Republicans were failing American voters.>> Not only the fact that this President is not qualified to be the President, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people.
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And are engaged every single day in revenge politics.>> But former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday said a third party run would backfire. The often talked-about presidential candidate issued a statement that, in 2020, the great likelihood is that an independent would just split the anti-Trump vote and end up re-electing the President.
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That's a risk I refused to run in 2016, and we can't afford to run it now. More Democratic hopefuls are entering the 2020 race, many with progressive platforms. Senator Kamala Harris launched her campaign with a rally Sunday.>> I am running to declare, once and for all, that health care is a fundamental right.
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>> Third party independents have a poor track record in American presidential elections. They've never won office and are often blamed for siphoning off voters from one party or the other. Democrats blamed the Green Party's Ralph Nader for Al Gore's loss in 2000.
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Republicans accused Reform Party candidate Ross Perot of delivering the White House to Bill Clinton. On Monday, Donald Trump jeered at Schultz's possible candidacy, saying, quote, he didn't have the guts to run for president.
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