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Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:07 PM

What the Hell Is Kanye West's Campaign About?

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/what-the-hell-is-kanye-wests-campaign-about.html

"The campaign is not serious, but itís not a joke, either. It has aspects of both a vanity project and a Republican ratfucking operation, but not fully either. Instead, it is an entirely original creation, previously unknown to science."

"The candidateís public participation in his own presidential campaign has consisted of one bizarre campaign rally, two interviews with Forbes, and some tweets. Other than that, West has simply signed paperwork and paid for professional signature gatherers to petition him onto the ballot."

"Much of the campaign seems to be linked to a variety of Republican operatives and activists, intent on putting West on the ballot with the belief that he will take African American votes away from Joe Biden."

"Many of Kanye Westís electors ó those who would cast electoral votes on his behalf if he wins their state ó are also active Republicans. There is polling data on West from May 2018, when he famously met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office wearing a red Make America Great Again hat. Then, only 23 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of him, and 53 percent had an unfavorable opinion. However, among Republicans, West broke even: 35 percent had a favorable opinion of him and 35 percent did not. By contrast, he was deeply unpopular with Democrats, 12 percent of whom had favorable opinion and 67 who did not. And it is unlikely that the events of recent days have improved his standing with Democrats."

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Reply What the Hell Is Kanye West's Campaign About? (Original post)
BigmanPigman Aug 2020 OP
live love laugh Aug 2020 #1
ZZenith Aug 2020 #16
Blue Owl Aug 2020 #2
Binkie The Clown Aug 2020 #3
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #15
Rebl2 Aug 2020 #20
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2020 #4
Tech Aug 2020 #5
John Drake Aug 2020 #6
dlk Aug 2020 #7
Hoyt Aug 2020 #8
mzmolly Aug 2020 #9
njhoneybadger Aug 2020 #10
keithbvadu2 Aug 2020 #11
Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #12
OneBro Aug 2020 #13
AmyStrange Aug 2020 #14
Blue Owl Aug 2020 #17
Dem2theMax Aug 2020 #18
ms liberty Aug 2020 #19
Baked Potato Aug 2020 #21

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:09 PM

1. It's about a tool peeling off just enough votes to make Republicans' election theft seem legit. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:44 PM

16. 'Zactly.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:10 PM

2. Kanye's gonna Con Ya

n/t

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:11 PM

3. I thought I heard him admit it was to take Biden votes away to help Drump. nt

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:24 PM

15. This... even with repuke help he's not getting very far

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 10:49 AM

20. Probably

true all states he has tried to get on ballot. Donít think he had enough in my state.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:11 PM

4. Ego. That is all. nt

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:18 PM

5. Rich person being rich.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:26 PM

6. Kayne

 

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:29 PM

7. Kanye's fake campaign is about siphoning off votes from Biden

Itís Jill Stein redux and it worked last time...

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:38 PM

8. Publicity, same thing as trump's primary campaign. Then, his racism/bigotry took off.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:38 PM

9. This.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:47 PM

10. It's about forever trying to get even with someone for rightfully calling him a jackass

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:06 PM

11. Kanye is a willing tool of his republican masters.

Kanye is a willing tool of his republican masters.

Publicity is publicity whether good or bad.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:08 PM

12. It's ratfucking. West may be being exploited, I don't know. But some Republican has set this up.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:15 PM

13. In all seriousness, . . .

Whereas Trump's campaign has more of a "person, man, woman, camera, tv" kind of vibe going, Kanye is working more of a "dingleberry, Noid, mullet, pickle, peacock" angle. I'd pay good money to watch them debate each other in the same padded room.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:17 PM

14. How's he polling?

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Haven't heard anything about that yet.
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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 12:28 AM

17. Jackassery

n/t

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 12:31 AM

18. I find this entire spectacle to be absolutely beyond the pale.

Kanye West has very serious mental health issues. I cannot understand why his family would support this 'run' in any way, shape or form. This isn't going to do him any favors when it comes to his mental health and stability.

If I were his family, I would be doing everything I could to protect him from Republicans using him. Personally, I don't like Kanye West, but I am appalled that anyone would use someone who is known to have bipolar disorder. It's absolutely shameful.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 05:52 AM

19. My first thought is how stupid are Republicans?

They think that putting Kanye West on the ballot will pull in black people who would have voted for Biden. Enough black people to help Comrade Dumbass win. Let that sink in. They think a black man is going to draw black voters, just because he's black, even though he's a known nutcase. It's insulting to black people IMO, but it fits they way they (the GOPers) think. I think black people and not crazy white people agree in thinking Kanye needs mental help, and the only people who will vote for Kanye are a few GOP jokers who think it will be funny. He's not going take votes away from Joe, black or white, not enough to count. Just my opinion.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:19 AM

21. Rat Fucking. No mystical operation.

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