Robby Mook on Howard Schultz: ‘I Have a Real Question About What His Mission Here Really Is’
MOOK: “First of all, if you -- if you look at the electoral college map, and that's ultimately what matters here, sometimes people get confused on votes versus Electoral College. The places where an independent candidate like Schultz can win electoral votes, those are blue states, you know, places like New York, or New Hampshire, or New England, or California. He is not going to be taking electoral votes from red states. I -- I haven’t heard anybody argue that that's even possible. So, sure, he can point to voters he's talked to who are telling him they are going to support him but the electoral math is just a disaster for Democrats on this one. But secondly, what concerns me actually more than any of this is the substance of his argument right now. He is not presenting a new message. He is not presenting the alternative that he is alluding to. You know, he's been asked about policy specifics he's either been vague or just confusing. And in the process of doing so he is criticizing Democrats. That clip you just played, he doesn’t indict Donald Trump, he indicts the Democratic Party. And so, I have a real question about what his mission here really is."