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Howard Schultz: America deserves better candidates

Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that although he is not going to run for president, he is still very much concerned with the quality of candidates vying for the coveted position.

"Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing," he wrote in an op-ed piece published Thursday in The New York Times.

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In the piece titled "America Deserves a Servant Leader," Schultz writes, "despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray. I'm not done serving at Starbucks."

But the main purpose of the article is to point out the "lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more."

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Click here to read the full article in The New York Times.