With less-than-inspiring enthusiasm for the three elderly individuals who currently lead the polls in the Democrat presidential primary race, there’s speculation that other elderly people are thinking about jumping in while there’s still time.
If either of those two were to get in the race, they’d do it as Democrats. Now, however, as Politico reports, every gun buyer’s favorite big box proprietor, Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack, is thinking about a third party run.
Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods and a longtime Republican donor, is testing the waters for a possible third-party presidential bid that could scramble the dynamics of the 2020 general election.
Various messages were presented to a focus group in southern Wisconsin this week centering on the billionaire businessman, along with possible three-way match-ups against Donald Trump and Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.
The focus group, according to a source who took part in the testing, ran through varying themes involving Stack and heavily focused on his example of “showing leadership” by halting the sale of assault-style rifles at all of Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in the wake of the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida.
If Stack were to get into the race and stayed trough the election, given his staunch anti-gun record, you’d have to think he’d pull more votes from the Democrat side than the Republican. Which means his third party candidacy would likely help Donald Trump far more than whoever the Democrats eventually settle on.
We’ll be watching with interest.