World’s Most Powerful Human Kanye West Had His Presidential Run Ended by Paperwork


Kanye West won’t be President of the United States. Shocking, I know. It turns out that even though Kanye thinks he’s the best person in the history of the world, running for President involves filling out forms and that’s not really Kanye’s jam. It’s not what they do in Wakanda, a fictional country with an economy that’s based on the mining of a fictional metal, after all.

New York Magazine reports that even though Kanye’s presidential run was a complete farce and probably the result of a manic episode, he did take some steps towards actually running for President.

Later that day, I talked to Steve Kramer. He is a get-out-the-vote specialist who runs a firm that also helps candidates get on the ballot. Kramer, who has worked mostly for Democratic candidates but has also had some Republican clients, told me that he had been hired to help West get on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina.

Kanye had a whole operation spring up from seemingly nowhere. When you have a billion dollars you can just have a presidential campaign on a lark, I guess.

Apparently people were actually excited to work for Kanye’s campaign. He had volunteers.

Kramer noted that the staff he had hired were disappointed not just because they would be out of a job, but because they were excited about what a Kanye West campaign represented.

How badly have both political parties fucked up when people are excited about Kanye West, who was rambling incoherently in the middle of a manic episode, had people other than Elon Musk excited to elect him president?

At least we’ll always have Debra Messing’s racist tweets to remember Kanye’s campaign by.

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3 years ago

Yes, Trump said some amazing racist things in his Mount Rushmore speech. Like he said, “We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God.” Can you believe that a leading politician would actually say something so outrageous? Read his actual speech — you can find a transcript here — — and quote one sentence from it that is racist.