Over the weekend, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, put out a lengthy blog post
entitled "How American Can Win This Election" calling for Americans to put "citizenship over partisanship".
Here's a snippet:
Let's tell our government leaders to put partisanship aside and to speak truthfully about the challenges we face. Let's ask our business leaders to create more job opportunities for the American economy. And as citizens, let's all get more involved. Please, don't be a bystander. Understand that we have a shared responsibility in solving our nation's problems. We can't wait for Washington.
You can read the full open letter here
And to "spark the conversation" in the store, he announced that Starbucks is offering a free tall hot brewed coffee tomorrow at all participating locations...which is fine and good, but methinks that if you want to get people to discuss politics with a beverage in hand, perhaps a more prudent choice of a giveaway would be something less scalding?