In case you missed it, Kanye West has found his way onto the Oklahoma presidential ballot.
Even though we were the first state to say people can vote for him, and despite the fact he still can’t decide if he’s actually running or not, he held his first campaign rally yesterday in South Carolina:
From the Associated Press:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.
West delivered a lengthy monologue, touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals, before a crowd in North Charleston, South Carolina. Whether he is actually seeking the nation’s highest office remains a question.
This whole thing has me conflicted. I consider Yeezy the greatest music producer of our era. “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is my favorite album of the last decade. He’s a brilliant person who is often misunderstood, and he suffers from bi-polar disorder, which he has been open about. But, like in his speech this weekend he (like our current president) goes on diabolical rants, like disrespecting Harriet Tubman for some reason.
That being said, at least he has offered to make struggling mom’s millionaires.
On abortion, West said that while he believes it should be legal, financial incentives to help struggling mothers could be a way to discourage the practice.
“Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars,” he said as an example.
Wearing a protective vest and with “2020” shaved into his head, the entertainer appeared on a livestream of the event. Several hundred people gathered in a venue, where gospel music played before West’s appearance.
Kanye is just as unstable as our current president, and similarly has no political background. America cannot continue to elect people to the biggest job in the world who have zero experience. We need someone who truly understands policy and has a clear vision, not someone who is good at mustering up media-generated controversy based on stupid statements. Kanye can’t even get his albums out by their release dates because he keeps reworking them, so I don’t trust him with reforming health care.
Ye has family roots in Oklahoma, which might help his chances here. And even though we’re watching the monster that is Donald Trump deteriorate and become more useless by the day, he’s still probably going to win in Oklahoma, because there’s enough MAGA shitheads out here to push him to the brink. Even if he would lose the popular vote, our conservative electoral college is still going to give that rat bastard the vote he needs.
So on election day, whether you mail your ballot in from quarantine or brave it out and go to your polling place wearing a mask, I won’t judge you if you check the box for Kanye West. After all, Joe Biden could never have written a banger like ‘Through the Wire.’