Kanye West 2020 Presidential Election Count Me Out


Presidential Election Update: Well now we know at least one presidential candidate won’t see on the 2020 campaign trail… Kanye West.

Kanye West has reportedly decided to call it quits on his run in the 2020 Presidential election. The news comes less than two weeks after he first marked his entrance into the race.

According to the media sources, Kanye West hired a campaign crew as well as Steve Kramer, an election strategist who was supposedly looking into getting his name listed as a third-party candidate in Florida and several other states, but the team has now been told the bid is off.

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Prior to November 9, 2016, the fateful day when Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election and shocked audiences around the world, the idea of a celebrity running for President was something to be scoffed at. Long before Trump first flirted with the notion of Presidency, those in the spotlight would fetishise the idea on national talk shows, radio gigs, and brief but pithy red carpet interviews. As if their list of credits on IMDb wasn’t enough to garner attention, the thought of representing (and in many ways, becoming the face of) their nation was as alluring as a professional headshot is to a burgeoning unemployed actor. Read more at GQ

Here’s Just a few names that have been mentioned

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
In an interview, Johnson expressed that the idea of running for President is “a real possibility.” When pressed as to why, he explained that he wants to see better leadership. “When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with – for example, the media – I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our shit out and I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out.”

Oprah Winfrey
Following her powerful Golden Globes speech at the 2018 awards ceremony where she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the media mogul had people convinced she would be running for President in 2020. In her speech, Oprah said: “I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”

Ron Perlman
After posting a photo to Facebook, Perlman used the occasion to announce his candidacy, writing in the caption: “I am hereby using my immense Facebook presence to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.” He also wrote in the comments, “My slogan will be ‘Make America Great Again, Again’ so…hold onto your hats!”