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Howard Schultz

Witcover: Howard Schultz for what?

Witcover: Howard Schultz for what?

Does retired Starbucks coffee impresario founder Howard Schultz really believe the country is ready for another billionaire business tycoon for president, when it already is overdosed on Donald Trump?

Asking this question certainly does not suggest Mr. Schultz is in any way the national peril posed by the erratic and vindictive incumbent. It's just that the times cry out for a successor in 2020 who is well-grounded in the skills of governing at the federal, state or big-city level.

Mr. Schultz's trial balloon that he may run next year without either major party endorsement is at least realistic insofar as he could not get either one. And with the Democratic Party already...