Kanye West Names Running Mate, Introduces the Birthday Party

During an interview today with Forbes, rapper Kanye West says the political party for his 2020 presidential bid is the “Birthday Party.”  He reveals little known Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate.  In addition, he details his generally right wing political views and lists his wife Kim Kardashian and billionaire Elon Musk as his campaign advisers.

Explaining the name of the new political party for his run, West says “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”  His campaign slogan is “Yes!” West has yet to file with the FEC. As we mentioned previously, West has already missed out on the deadline for ballot access in multiple states.  He seems to suggest he will run in 2024 as well.

West, who claims he had coronavirus in February, says he no longer supports President Trump because of reports Trump went into the White House bunker a few weeks ago.  However, West seems okay that his run may take votes from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and seems to hint at this as his goal, explaining “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way.”  He praises Trump as the “closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”

On the other hand, West criticizes Biden as “not special” and took offense to Biden’s declaration that African Americas who do not vote for him are not Black. West remarks “That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote.”  He believes the Democratic Party threatens Blacks emotionally into voting for them “to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”

As for his political views, West describes himself as pro-life, he opposes capital punishment, and supports prayer in school.  He argues that vaccines cause paralysis and that a potential coronavirus vaccine is the “mark of the beast” that could be used to insert chips into Americans.  He is still developing his foreign policy and taxation plan.

22 thoughts on “Kanye West Names Running Mate, Introduces the Birthday Party

  1. Fred Stein

    Kardashians are already the First Family, Being in the White House might be a step down for them ………..lol

  2. Bondurant

    Bigger joke: Kanye West presidential bid or the corporate media continuing to beat the drum that alternate candidates will only prevent Biden from winning?

  3. Longtime Reader

    This reminds me of that episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch where they were talking about witch politics and Aunt Hilda says that she’s a member of the “Party Party” and that their slogan was “Party!”

  4. Jeff Becker

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Eighty years ago, Gracie Allen ran as the candidate of the Surprise Party. Their mascot was the kangaroo and the motto was “It’s in the bag.”

  5. paulie

    Depends on which corporate media? I don’t really pay much attention to trumptard media but I’ll be surprised if they are not pushing an equal but opposite narrative that alternate candidates will get Biden elected. After all, they both do it like clockwork every election. As for Kanye, a presidential run is a joke, whether intentional or not I’m not sure.

  6. Richard Winger

    Yes, and just as Gracie Allen took no steps to actually get on the ballot, neither has Kanye. By contrast, Brock Pierce has already filed with the FEC, already talked to paid petitioning companies, already reached out to at least one ballot-qualified party that is on the ballot in one state, and already has at least one attorney.

  7. Thane Eichenauer

    Re: Brock Pierce
    RIchard Winger,
    It is certainly a benefit if a candidate meets all the traditional criteria for being an orthodox fully ballot qualified political candidate for president. However, President Donald Trump is proof that meeting all the traditional criteria for being a presidential candidate is not necessary to be a winning candidate for president (eventually). I find it hard to believe that Kanye West has a practical and statistical chance to be elected president in 2020. He may well be a successful candidate for president in 2024. It does seem thatt a two cycle method is pursued by many POTUS candidates.
    Even so, could Kayne West be elected president in 2020? Yes he could. I would even welcome his election as President of the United States.
    Yes!

    P.S. Keep up the good work!

  8. Thane Eichenauer

    paulie> This story says that Kanye West has said in an interview with Fortune magazine that he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for president this year. It also says he acknowledged that he has never voted in any public election.

    That is a correct quote in much coverage of Kanye West’s announcement.

    In a Forbes article on the same day it says, “An hour into the interview, the hedging was done: He says he definitely plans to run in 2020, versus his original plan in 2024.”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/#1791d3fd47aa

  9. robert capozzi

    Wondering if he believes that citizens have the right to possess any and all weapons the government does?

  10. paulie

    Donald Trump is proof that meeting all the traditional criteria for being a presidential candidate is not necessary to be a winning candidate for president (eventually).

    He still got on the ballot, which is easier to do in the primaries but still takes some work. And for once in his life, did not rip off any contractors that I know of. Unlike everyone I know who contracted with him for anything else over the years, no petitioners that I know or heard off got ripped off on his ballot access petitions in 2016.

    Even so, could Kayne West be elected president in 2020? Yes he could.

    LOL, he’s not even trying to get on the ballot. Some of the deadlines are this month, most are next month and the very last ones are very early in September. And it takes some time to get geared up just to start that effort, it’s not like you qualify in one day.

  11. paulie

    paulie> This story says that Kanye West has said in an interview with Fortune magazine that he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for president this year. It also says he acknowledged that he has never voted in any public election.

    To be clear, I was only quoting Richard Winger. I linked the source. More importantly, he has taken zero steps to qualify.

  12. Thane Eichenauer

    paulie> LOL, he’s not even trying to get on the ballot.

    If Strom Thurmond can be elected via write-in to the US Senate in 1954 and Lisa Murkowski can be elected via write-in to the US Senate in 2010 then Kanye West CAN be be elected president in 2020. Would it be 50 times harder than the Murkowski and Thurmond campaigns? Yes. Would he have to file papers and recruit and register electors, yes. Would it be very, very unlikely? YES. (Also his campaign motto, “YES!”).
    https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Senator_Elected_on_Write_in_Ballot.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Alaska,_2010#:~:text=On%20December%2030%2C%202010%2C%20Alaska%20state%20officials%20certified,news%20conference%20in%20Anchorage%20that%20he%20was%20conceding.

    I admit that his announcement is timed such that a practical evaluation is likely to result in a chortle.

    I chortled at Donald J. Trump being on the ballot in 2016 as well and yet here he is nearly for years later, still president of the United States of America. Just because a given hypothetical result seems odd and unlikely doesn’t prevent it from happening.

    Is Scott Adams the mythical Architect from The Matrix? It is certainly possible. Would it upset a great number of people? Yes. Does that prevent it from possibly being true? No, it sure does not.

  13. paulie

    I might read past the first few words some time when I am not trying to liveblog and vote in the convention. In any case good luck with that.

  14. Thane Eichenauer

    Thane> Would it be 50 times harder than the Murkowski and Thurmond campaigns? Yes.

    “Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan.” – Kanye West

    Those are some words that many people would find appealing. Perhsps Kanye West being elected to president would only be 25 times as hard as a write-in campaign for US Senate. After all I think we can all agree that Kanye West is a couple of notches above Lisa Murkowski when it comes to charisma.

    https://people.com/music/kanye-west-forbes-interview-wakanda-white-house-black-history-month/

    “Kanye West Says He’s Running for President: What He’d Need to Do by November to Be Taken Seriously”
    https://people.com/politics/kanye-west-2020-presidential-race-what-he-would-need-to-do/

    Plus, can Joe Biden even freestyle?
    “Exclusive Audio: Three Kanye West (Presidential Campaign) Freestyles”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/09/exclusive-audio-three-kanye-west-presidential-campaign-freestyles/#763b7c2948dc

  15. William Saturn Post author

    Scott Adams predicted John McCain would win in 2008 so he’s far from perfect in making predictions.

    As for the write-in point, remember that in the general presidential election in Vermont in 2016, Bernie Sanders received 5% of the vote on write-ins alone.

  16. paulie

    Would it be 50 times harder than the Murkowski and Thurmond campaigns? Yes.

    Way more than 50, LOL

    After all I think we can all agree that Kanye West is a couple of notches above Lisa Murkowski when it comes to charisma.

    She was the sitting senator and from a political dynasty in Alaska. If Trump had to run as a write-in as the sitting president you’d be closer to a comparison and not even then,

    “Kanye West Says He’s Running for President: What He’d Need to Do by November to Be Taken Seriously”

    Ain’t gonna happen. Wanna bet?

    Plus, can Joe Biden even freestyle?

    Dunno, but my best guess is he can freestyle about as well as Kanye can run for president.

  17. paulie

    As for the write-in point, remember that in the general presidential election in Vermont in 2016, Bernie Sanders received 5% of the vote on write-ins alone.

    Yes, and he has a ton of support in Vermont. So this is nowhere close to the same situation.

  18. Thane Eichenauer

    William Saturn> Scott Adams predicted John McCain would win in 2008 so he’s far from perfect in making predictions.

    Scott Adams is human and his predictions are less than 100% accurate. Noted and agreed to.

    Whew! Heaven help the commentariat if I have given the impression that I believe that Scott Adams is really a manifestation of The Architect as portrayed in the film The Matrix Reloaded or some Oracle in human form.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix_Reloaded

  19. Thane Eichenauer

    Given that I found this and others may I think that all other Kanye West supporters should be aware of it. Whether it is 0%, 1%, 99% or 100% true is for the reader to decide.

    Kanye’s Short-Lived Attempt to Get on the 2020 Ballot by Ben Jacobs dated July 14, 2020
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/kanyes-short-lived-attempt-to-get-on-the-2020-ballot.html

    Given the curious state of what passes for news about Kanye West I am simply going to keep supporting him and his political ambitions be they for this or any future election season.

    Paulie, if you haven’t listened to Kanye West’s music recently or his political freestyles linked to above I encourage you to do so, I would hope and pray that it is worth investing ten minutes to review.

    Defintion of selah per Bing:
    Selah (/?si?l?(h)/; Hebrew: ?????, also transliterated as sel?h) is a word used 74 times in the Hebrew Bible—seventy-one times in the Psalms and three times in the Book of Habakkuk. The meaning of the word is not known, though various interpretations are given below. It is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, something like “stop and listen.”

    Selah!

  20. paulie

    The paperwork and Oklahoma fee were probably handled before he cancelled his plans. It took slight longer for the newspaper to notice and run with the story.

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