Kanye Already Said The Quiet Part Out Loud

Kanye West, Donald Trump.

With rapper Kanye West now officially on the ballot in Colorado as an independent presidential candidate, Randall Lane at Forbes reports that despite what some people responsible for putting Kanye on the ballot are saying (more on that in a moment), at least in Colorado, West has already all but admitted that this really is just a cheap trick intended to peel some number of votes away from Democratic presumed nominee Joe Biden to benefit President Donald Trump:

When it was pointed out that he actually can’t win in 2020—that he won’t be on enough ballots to yield 270 electoral votes, and that a write-in campaign isn’t feasible—and thus was serving as a spoiler, West replied: “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.”

…In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes last month about his political aspirations, West, who has never voted before, laid out a platform for his “Birthday Party” that included a pro-life plank that alleged that Planned Parenthood was placed in cities by white supremacists, a management style patterned on the fictional country of Wakanda in Black Panther and anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. In that interview, West also claimed that he was dumping Trump. “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.” His reason: “It looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”

However, he was reticent to criticize Trump besides that. “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation,” he said.

And West was eager to criticize Biden, and expressed comfort with the idea of doing damage to the former vice president’s White House chances. “I’m not denying it; I just told you.” [Pols emphasis]

Kanye West’s recent behavior has been erratic enough that his wife Kim Kardashian publicly spoke out about West’s ongoing battle with mental illness, and no one should seriously expect West to attract more than the most casual of support, from voters with little or no political acumen. Despite this, we were treated to an unusually ridiculous story from Colorado Public Radio yesterday evening–featuring one of the Republican insiders who signed the form actually pretending that he supports West on the merits:

“The reason I signed was because I think that both major parties have let a lot of Coloradans down,” said elector Seth Jacobson. He’s registered as unaffiliated but worked for former Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn and now works for the conservative social media site, CaucusRoom.

Jacobson said he had already decided he wasn’t going to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden. “Kanye has all the requirements to be on the ballot and I did a fair amount of research before I agreed to do this. He’s talking about issues that no else is talking about. I’m very serious about voting for him.”

The moral of the story? There are people in this world who honestly do think you’re stupid.

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  1. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-jacobson-421a11b8

    Check out this guy's resume. Compass Colorado, Darryl Glenn, Colorado GOP Centennial Institute, Cory Gardner. How the hell did Colorado Public Radio take him seriously? Shame on everybody.

  2. MADCO says:

    The moral of the story? There are people in this world who honestly do think you’re  are stupid. Really, .really stupid."

    fixed that for you

     

  3. OpenSpace says:

    Doesn’t Kanye need a running mate to stay on the ballot?

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      He has one….a whack job like himself. Michelle Tidball, a “biblical life coach” who claims to have various mental health degrees, but works in a dental office. She thinks mental illness can be cured by doing chores.

      She was also supposed to get 9 Colorado voters to sign her form, per SoS office. So far, she’s playing pretty coy about the presidential campaign, so don’t know if she even filed in CO, and apparently the completed elector form isn’t public information.

      No word on which chores she has assigned to Kanye.

  4. dan axelrod says:

    Given that Mr. Kardasian has been booted from several states ballots for signature fraud, does anyone one know if all the signatures on his petition here in Co. are valid? 

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      I wondered the same, dan, but apparently Kanye didn't need but 9 signatures because he's special like that.  His veep also needs 9 signatures; don't know if that happened. There are, apparently two routes – nobody knows why- to get on the ballot  as an Independent or Unaffiliated candidate for President in Colorado.

      One route would be 5,000 signatures, which would have to be verified, as you said.

      The other is simply to pay $1,000 and get 9 voters to sign your form.  Why anyone would do the first when they could do the second is beyond me.

      It also boggles belief that the requirements for ballot access are so much more stringent for Senate and Congressional candidates (1200 sigs from each of 7 CDs, etc), than they are for President.

      This is unequal, stupid, unfair, and needs to be fixed.

       

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