If you needed further proof that Kanye West’s 2020 campaign is only a bizarre ego trip, you’ll find it in the latest feature on the would-be presidential spoiler. According to Forbes’ sources, Kanye and Jared Kushner — the same Kushner who’s Donald Trump’s son-in-law and campaign chairman — talk “almost daily” and it’s likewise almost a given that the White House is exploiting Kanye’s mental illness (to say nothing of his skin color) for their own electoral purposes.
Thanks to a supremely late entry and a campaign equal parts secretive and disorganized, Kanye West is all but eliminated from the 2020 US presidential race as even a serious spoiler. It all comes down to ballot access — and where is Kanye on the ballot? As of this writing, he’s managed to be included in only three states. And, by contrast, there’s a long and growing list of states where Kanye can no longer get on the ballot at all.
Five years after he first hinted at a political run, it seems Kanye West might finally be going through with this thing. Last night, the 43-year-old announced his intention to run for President of the United States — this year, with just months to go before the election. So is Kanye for real? How seriously should anyone take this man? And could his Star Wars housing plan for the homeless earn him more support than your average political observer might expect?