Kanye Is “Definitely” Planning On Running For President, But He’s Got Some Growing Up To Do First
Written by Michael Carr on 28th September, 2015
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Interestingly, West’s intention to run for President has drawn somewhat of a positive reaction, albeit it a midst a much larger trend of ridicule, along with some pretty high-profile backers.
Acknowledging that people haven’t always seen him as the Presidential hopeful they apparently see him as today, West believes that he has matured over the past six years, and that people are taking notice.
“Especially from the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of ‘We don’t like Kanye.’ And then as soon as I said that [I intend to run for the Presidency of the United States], it was like, ‘Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have,” Kanye explained to Vanity Fair.
Still, he says he’s got a ways to go until he’s proper presidential material.
“I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time.”
However in true Kanye style he soon had everyone scratching their heads by praising Republican candidate Ben Carson, who’s famous for his hardline conservative views.
No word yet on what policies of Carson’s Kanye agrees with, although we would assume he doesn’t share Carson’s views that homosexuality is a choice, the Obama’s America is worse than Nazi Germany and that Obamacare is worse than slavery and 9/11. For now all we have to go on are the following comments.
“I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like, ‘I want to work with you.’ As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.”
As bizarre as this all sounds, remember Ronald Regan was a famous on screen cowboy before he was a politician and Donal Trump is leading the Republican candidates in the polls. Still it’s hard to picture what President Kanye would be like, although when I close my eyes and dream, really really hard, this is what I see.