JUST when you thought American politics had reached a preposterous new peak (thanks, Donald Trump) in comes Kanye West. For president, that is.
Since West’s bizarre, off-the-cuff announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, the internet has been abuzz with presidential puns and political analysts trying to analyse his strange speech.
“I don’t know what I stand to lose after this, it don’t matter though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas, bro, new ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth,” West said as he accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
CNN dubbed it “The Kardashianisation of the caucuses”, while Presidential press secretary Josh Earnest joked with reporters: “I look forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”
But while the keyboard warriors have their fun, we decided to put the question to the people, and get the answer straight from the mouth of the voting public.
If given the chance, would Americans ever really vote Kanye West for President? Would they say ‘Yes’ to Yeezy?