Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said over the weekend that he would likely abandon his Independent presidential ambitions if the Democrats were to nominate a candidate who he described as being more moderate such as former Vice President Joe Biden or ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Making such a decision may not be that easy, however. Qualifying for the ballot as an Independent is difficult because each state has its own set of rules. Or, he might be able to snag the nomination of a minor party, but that, too, means negotiating his way through all of the politics for each situation and may not be recognized in every state. Therefore, Mr. Schultz may not have the luxury of waiting until the Democrats nominate their candidate. If he waits too long to decide, his logistical window of opportunity may close.
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