Skip to comments.Kanye West Provides Details, and he Will Have an Impact
Posted on 07/08/2020 4:55:45 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
After tweeting out news of his intent to run for the presidency this fall on Sunday, rapper Kanye West sat down for what Steve Forbes says was a 4-hour interview with reporter Randall Lane. In the exhausive interview, West provides all the details about his reasons for running, his views about President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the fact that he believes he has been chosen by God to lead the country and his belief that a COVID-19 vaccine would be the biblical Mark of the Beast.
The article on the interview can be found in full at this link.
Go read it youll be glad you did, regardless of your views about Mr. West.
And heres the thing about this: Whether you take Kanye seriously or consider his candidacy to be a joke, you should not doubt that, if he really does choose to mount a campaign this year, he will have a significant impact on the ultimate outcome.
As you watch the DC insider talking heads on your television assure you that its all just a joke, that West is not at all serious, that he will end his lark in a few weeks, and how could anyone imagine that Kim Kardashian West could ever become First Lady, remember that those exact same talking heads made the exact same dismissive comments in 2015 about Donald Trump and Melania Trump in the weeks after he announced his own candidacy.
One quote from West in this interview really stands out to me: Im not saying Trumps in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obamas special. Trumps special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Bidens not special.
Whether we want to recognize it or not, Americas presidential politics have dramatically shifted, and that shift started with Bill Clintons candidacy in 1992. Clintons victories that year over 30-year DC veteran George HW Bush and four years later over 30-year DC veteran Bob Dole started a shift away from campaigns in which some old hand of the DC establishment roams around the country giving boring speeches detailing his 30-point plans to address every imaginable issue.
Thats what Elizabeth Warren attempted to do during the Democrat primaries, and we saw how well that worked out for her.
Clinton didnt do that. Clinton was all about talking points and image he had no more than 5 overarching messages composing 25 words or less that he repeated throughout his campaign, over and over and over again. Much of his campaign was based on pushing his image of being young, good-looking, a carouser with women and a guy who played the saxophone on the Tonight Show. To the extent he actually addressed issues, he lied through his teeth about them, and that only made him more of a bad boy who was sexually appealing to the women, who voted overwhelmingly for him.
Obama was all about Roman columns and huge crowds in big stadiums repeating nostrums about hope and change and promsing to transform this country, a line we now see the pathetic 50-year DC hack Biden attempting to parrot from his basement.
Then came Trump, a complete outsider who had never sought a public office in his entire life. Trump didnt have a detailed plan to address a single issue, other than to build a wall on our southern border. What he did have was image: The image of being a wildly-successful real estate developer, the image of being the guy who spend a decade saying Youre fired! on NBC, the image of being a bad boy who had gone through three wives. And, like Obama and Clinton before him, he knew how to communicate in terms that common, ordinary Americans understand.
Thats what our presidential politics are today.
Democrat voters knee-jerked back to the old DC veteran Biden not because hes who they really want, but because pollsters and party leaders kept telling them that Biden had the best chance of beating Trump. But ultimately, Biden is Bob Dole without Doles sense of humor and status as a war hero. He is not going to be our next president.
If you dont think Kanye West will have tremendous appeal to many independent voters and tons of Black voters, then you really do need to pay more attention to what has been happening in our country over the last 28 years.
That is all.
Lol! Agree 100%. I would vote for pineapple over Biden. Lol!
The only black votes West would be likely to attract are those who have already left the plantation. You know - Trump votes.
He’s not getting many votes from the Dem base.
“Bernie bros will vote for him too.”
I’d forgot about Bernie folks. Dem candidates were so awful (including biden) that Bernie almost got the nomination. And when he didn’t it was said that Bernie people who were angry about getting the nomination snatched away might not vote, or vote for biden, but were unlikely to vote for President Trump. That might be true, but if Kanye were to run in whatever form (write in) the disgruntled black folks, libs, dims, and Bernie people would have an alternative to the hideous choice that is biden. And I’ll bet that’s a butt load.
Kanye will not be able to get on the ballot in most states so, at best, he will run an Egg McMuffin campaign like the Mormon that tried to run against Trump in 2016. But where he WILL make a difference is that anyone who wants to vote for Kanye for preezy cannot then vote a straight Democrat ticket. It won’t damage Biden as badly as it will affect down-ballot races because many Dems are either lazy or dumb and will not be able to complete a ballot where they have to vote each individual Dem candidate - that’s why the Dems passed “straight ticket” laws to begin with.
Could he pull from the newly-woke black voters that were gonna now vote for President Trump? I hope not....PDJT worked hard to get that black vote.
The first First Lady with a porno tape.
Nah. He draws huge crowds at his concerts — they all can’t be Trump voters.
Trump does not seem phased in the least about Kanye’s announcement.
He can’t. Here’s some info from Herman Cain’s twitter account. Herman Cain (or someone on his team) has written an informative article (link below). [Mr Cain is still hospitalized for covid19 but doing better on oxygen and HCQ/Zpack.]
Kanye has already missed the deadlines for: AZ, Conn, Ill, Ind, Maine, NM, NY, NC, RI, SD, TX, Wash.
Those 12 states account for 153 electoral votes, which Kanye begins on day one with no hope of getting.
But it gets worse. Floridas deadline, with 29 electoral votes at stake, comes up in 9 days. Kanye needs 132,781 signatures to get on the ballot there. Michigans deadline, with 16 electoral votes at stake, comes up in 10 days. Michigan requires 30,000 signatures. In California, Kanye has until August 7, but he needs to gather 196,964 signatures there. California has 55 electoral votes.
Hes not going to be elected president because the facts laid out above render a victory mathematically impossible. There are only 538 electoral votes to be had in the whole election, and Kanye has already forfeited 153 of them by joining the race too late. Hes not going to win 270 electoral votes out of the 385 remaining, running as an independent. Hed have to win two-thirds of the states that have him on the ballot. Hes not going to do that.
Does that mean Kimmy won’t be visiting the WH to plead the cases for criminals? awwwwww....
Trump should drop Pence and have Herschel Walker run as VeeP. just a thought.
Who be dis Kandye Kardashian Krackpot?
Who be dis Kandye Kardashian Krackpot?
Attention whore just like his wife.
People who think Trump is a celebrity president, or that Reagan was a celebrity President, do not understand what happened in 1980 or 2016.
People like me, long time Reagan conservatives, have a natural aversion to celebrities - even the ones that stay on their lanes.
Celebrities that decide to go into politics are a joke to people like me - until theyre not.
My point is that Reagans voter appeal had zero to do with him once having been a Hollywood actor. Same with Donald Trump being whatever he was in show business
I laughed about Trump running in the beginning but by the end of 2015, I stopped laughing because I heard what he had to say and I liked it. Trump dared to fight against the Progressive Left. Reagan dared to fight against the Progressive Left. Thats what their appeal was to the silent majority - who are threatened by the progressive movement but need leadership to resist it.
Kanye West might be doing the same thing Reagan and Trump did - transcend from celebrity to statesman. And sure, name recognition helps.
But this idea that any celebrity can do it is mistaken.
The Rock wont become President. He is not going up against the Progressive Left - so be wont appeal to the silent majority. And he isnt an extreme enough Marxist to win over the Left. Hes not black enough, not female enough, not gay enough and not angry enough.
He was two-time governor of the most populous State in the Union.
But the point I was trying to make applies to Trump as well, and he was never in politics before.
Agree. Not their friends in any way!
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