Howard Schultz delays decision on 2020, Biden the factor

Fox Business reports that "[b]illionaire businessman and former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz has delayed his decision on whether to run for president as an independent as he assesses the possibility of former Vice President Joe Biden capturing the Democratic nomination, FOX Business has learned."

Billionaire businessman and former Starbucks chief executive Opens a New Window. Howard Schultz Opens a New Window. has delayed his decision on whether to run for president Opens a New Window. as an independent as he assesses the possibility of former Vice President Joe Biden capturing the Democratic nomination Opens a New Window. , FOX Business has learned.

If Biden, a moderate liberal who is friendly to business, emerged as the likely Democratic nominee, this would be a significant impediment to Schultz running for president since his campaign would focus on similar issues to Biden’s, according to two people with direct knowledge of Schultz’s thinking. And if Biden does survive a Democratic primary without betraying his record as a moderate, it’s unlikely Schultz would mount his independent campaign, they add.

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