Whoever had Kayne West running for president on their 2020 bingo card, speak up now. Perhaps you had it placed between Trump bleach and murder hornets.
Possibly only because 2020 hasn’t been fucked up enough, Kanye announced on the 4th of July that he’s running for president. But is he really?
Kanye has been a Donald Trump supporter. He’s visited the White House while wearing a MAGA hat. So, we already know he’s fucked in the head.
Republicans may rejoice at his campaign with the belief he’ll siphon off the black vote from Joe Biden. But to believe that you have to also believe black voters are monolithic who will vote for any candidate with black skin, no matter what that candidate’s position may be….or no matter if that candidate has mental problems. That’s how white conservatives vote.
But then again, maybe Republicans are afraid Kanye will cut into Donald Trump’s support. Maybe Kanye will get that 8 percent of black voters who plan to vote for Trump.
But Kanye is not running for president. He may make a lot of noise, but there is not an organization for him. The deadline to be on the ballot in 6 states has already passed with 7 more this month. There is not a deadline to register with the Federal Election Commission but with only four months to go before election day, he hasn’t done that yet either.
Kanye has every right to be president. You don’t have to be a part of the political establishment to be a candidate. But West is not running for president. He has a new single, a new album coming out later this month, and he has a new collaboration with the Gap to promote. Is he running for president or is he seeking free promotion?
If Kanye is only running to promote his brand, he better be careful. The last guy to do that fucked up and got elected president.
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