Igor KOZLOV, “the FACTS”
Saturday, July 4, independence Day United States well-known rapper Kanye West wrote on Twitter: “We’ve got to fulfill the American promise, trusting in God, uniting our vision and building our future. I’m running for President of the United States!”. He accompanied his tweet with the hashtag #2020VISION, however, did not disclose any more details.
It’s hard to say, really West decided to run for President of the United States or is it another self-promotion bordering on outrageous, which he loves so much. Kanye is not the first time demonstrates his “presidential” ambitions. In 2015, the awards ceremony MTV Video Music Awards the rapper has announced that it will nominate its candidate for the election in 2020. Then he said that he supports the Democratic party.
After winning Donald trump on 2016 elections West dramatically changed their political sympathies. He met several times with the 45th President of the United States and expressed the Tramp full support. In October 2019, Kanye released a new album and promised to run in 2024.
So to regard its current statement completely seriously, while in America no one in danger. None of the politicians have not yet commented on the tweet, the rapper. But did billionaire Elon Musk. Under West’s tweet, he wrote: “I fully support you”.
Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian to comment on the loud statement the wife did not, but placed it on the page, accompanied by the national flag of the United States.
But thousands of ordinary users Twitterотреагировали instantly. Most reacted to the statement of the West or skeptical or sarcastic. Many in his comments, the rapper recalled his long-standing feud with singer Taylor swift and wrote: “Taylor swift still better than you!”.
The American media were divided in their assessments of the big promises Kanye. One ironic laugh and talk about the fact that the White house will soon turn into a place of shooting a reality show about the everyday life of the clan Kardashian-Jenner. Some of his quips go even further and write that after the victory of the West for the first time in U.S. history the President’s wife will lay out in Instagramсвои photo in bikini and underwear, alluding to Kim Kardashian.
Other brand seriously assess the chances of the rapper and that he just may not be able to officially register as a candidate, because before the election day — November 3 — only four months. From Kanye, there are three ways to try to get into the presidential race to run as an independent candidate, to create a new political party and to conduct its Congress, which will nominate him, or to seek support from existing parties.
The third option can be discarded immediately. The Republicans here officially nominated as their candidate trump. The Democrats, too, will not change Joe Biden, who had primaries on the rapper.
The second option is also highly questionable. The party’s registration, holding of the founding Congress, the nomination of a presidential candidate — all West need to have time to spend, ideally in July, but no later than the end of August. Otherwise it will be too late.
Remains the first option, however, in U.S. history, an independent candidate has never won the presidential election. The best indicator was demonstrated in 1992, Texas millionaire Ross Perot. He then scored 18.9% of the votes. Four years later, Perot went the other way, registered the Reformist party, which proposed him the candidate. But it brought him even fewer votes in the end — 8%.