He’s not out of the political game just yet, though.
As someone who doesn’t listen to Kanye West, observing his actions as an outsider is always a… refreshing experience, to put it politely. When the rapper announced back in July that he was serious about running against Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the position of US President, I was genuinely unsure whether he was giving it an honest try or if it was just some kind of marketing stunt. As it turns out, he was completely serious, and in fact, appeared on ballots in at least 12 states and garnered a good 60,000 votes. Sadly, as is often the case in this country, an independent candidate, even one as prolific as Kanye, usually doesn’t make it to the final round, and this time was no exception.
Kanye West has officially conceded in the 2020 Presidential Election. Preconceptions about Kanye running for the US Presidency aside, political analysts have said one of his major missteps was not announcing his candidacy until July of this year. By July, Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s campaigns were already in full swing with rallies, appearances, debates, and the other typical political trappings. Had Kanye announced his candidacy earlier, well, it still would’ve been an uphill battle, to say the least, but he may have had more time to establish his brand and message as potential President.
KANYE 2024 pic.twitter.com/Zm2pKcn12t
— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020
Nevertheless, Kanye is not out of the political game just yet. With a cryptic tweet posted to his personal Twitter, Kanye has confirmed that the plans on pursuing the Presidency once again come 2024. So I guess if you were one of those folks who voted for him this time, maybe he’ll have a better shot in four years.