Why Is No One Talking About the 60,000 Votes for Kanye West?
You may have forgotten amongst all of the Trump vs. Biden controversy that Kanye West did, in fact, run for president. Not only did he run for the presidency, he actually got votes.
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
When Kanye blurted out at the 2015 VMAs that he would be running for president in 2020, no one actually believed him – or at least, I didn’t. Then, on July 4, 2020, West stayed true to his statement and announced that he would be running for president.
The fact that Kanye is able to throw his name into the hat is one of the beautiful freedoms of the United States, but it is also a cause for concern, and I have some questions for the people who voted for him in this election.
Kanye didn’t just receive a few votes. He received nearly 60,000 according to the Associated Press.
Yes, 59,731 people either circled or wrote down the name “Kanye West” to be the President of the United States. To the people who voted for him, was this an act of frustration over the current candidates, a hope for a dramatic shakeup in American government, or a flat-out joke? In all cases, voting for Kanye West is not the answer.
This is a man who has spent his life producing some great music, but I’m not comfortable with having a president that is famous for reciting controversial lyrics and using racial slurs so freely.
Not to mention, 2020 was the first year this guy voted for a president and he voted for himself. I don’t mind that it was his first time voting so much as he thought that he would be the best choice for the job.
Can you imagine how he would sound during any type of debate? We all know how his time went on the Joe Rogan Experience: basically, a bunch of random words strung together with no clear thought.
If you voted for Kanye for a substantial reason, I am always open to learning and would love to know why. If you voted for Kanye as a joke, well, the joke would have inherently been on you and our country if he actually won.
Kanye has made it clear that he will be attempting another presidential campaign in 2024, and I beg of you, don’t use your power to vote for the sake of a joke.