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Kanye West has thrown his hat into the ring of presidential candidates for the 2020 election, running as a candidate from “The Birthday Party”. At first, everyone thought that this was just a big joke. But then, he began giving interviews and talking about his campaign, and it seems as if there’s a chance that he’s being serious, even going so far as to state his platform.
Now, the interesting thing is that many have been saying, including myself, that Kanye West running for president isn’t going to take votes away from President Trump, but away from Joe Biden. The MAGA crowd that likes Kanye do so because of his support for Trump. So he’s not going to take votes away from that angle. However, he will probably take votes away from Joe Biden in regards to the Black Vote.
The variable is whether Kanye can steal some votes away from the conservative side of the aisle in the form of the Evangelical vote. You may remember that Kanye has appeared to give his life over to God, and has been releasing Christian music now. Additionally, his stated platform is an extremely socially conservative platform, even going so far as to say that he is pro-life because that’s what he reads in the Bible.
So the question becomes, who will conservatives vote for in November? President Trump, who has the best chance of winning and has been a surprisingly conservative president in regards to how he governs, or Kanye West, who’s platform is more in line with traditional Evangelical beliefs?
No matter what happens with Kanye West’s campaign, it’s going to be an interesting campaign. I’m just looking forward to watching a Trump, Biden & Kanye debate! Now, THAT will be entertaining!