The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were on this past weekend, and some moron must have nominated Kanye West for something. Either that or Kanye took the stage off cue.
I don’t know and ultimately don’t care. But let’s face it… He’s pulled such gauche stunts in the past, and it’s not like he’s gotten any smarter since then.
I mean, this is the man who more recently called himself the next Steve Jobs. Who likened himself to Michelangelo and Picasso and the pyramids.
The pyramids. I kid you not.
He also posed for the cover of Rolling Stone with a crown of thorns on his bloody head.
Again, dead serious here. I wish I wasn’t.
And not quite as bad but still inexcusable is how he married Kim Kardashian. And then named his kid North.
In short, Kanye West is a joke. A pathetic, lame little man with perhaps the most insane delusions of grandeur history has ever recorded.
And this weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards, he somehow got up on stage and announced his intentions to run for president in 2020.
Kanye West for president. Of the United States of America.
Honestly, I don’t think he could possibly win. This country is filled with nitwits, yes, but I don’t think we’re THAT far gone yet. Nor do I believe we’ll progress that far by 2020.
If, by some tragic happenstance, we are that far gone? Well, I don’t think we’ll be having presidential elections anyway. We’d be too braindead for anything so organized.
At the same time, the thought that someone as ridiculous as Kanye can honestly even so much as think he has a shot at running America?
It’s not a flattering commentary on our political scene in general or the office of the president in particular.