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Kanye West for President 2020

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Washington, Lincoln, Obama—West?

Kanye West announced his intention to run for president in 2020 during his acceptance speech for the Vanguard Award from the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, and we could not be more excited. The proclamation caused America to breathe a collective sigh of relief, filled with hope for the future.

Unlike the failures that have come before him, continually letting the American public down and leaving much to be desired in this once-great nation, West will not let America stray from its manifest destiny. It is time we usher in the genius of a musical icon, world-class producer, paparazzo brawler and self-proclaimed god—enter President Kanye West.

To be frank, West is the change America needs! Far too often we as a country have betted on the minds of Ivy League graduates and renowned intellectuals, but no more. President Obama’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School pale in comparison to Kanye’s intellectual accomplishments—it is not every day that a celebrity gets an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute.

No other president has 21 Grammys, no other president has 11 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Awards, no other president has performed at the VMAs and no other president has violently attacked the press like West has. That list alone sets him far above the fray of supposedly “accomplished” men that have held the lowly position of president of the United States.

If everyone is being honest, no one even watches the State of the Union address. However, if it were the Rap of the Union Battle Cypher where President West is forced to battle rap his positions against Speaker of the House John Boehner, then it would be something finally worth watching.

Policies are not important and agenda-setting is boring—what America has been longing for is an expletive-laden freestyle battle right on Capitol Hill. Even better, who says the beef has to stop on Capitol Hill? Newsflash—it does not.

If America has an international dispute with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, West can drop a diss track to silence all the haters and put al-Assad in his place instead of giving speeches or having diplomatic meetings.

Changing the stage of international politics into one of urban rap battles is something the whole world would applaud. Say goodbye to the bully pulpit and say hello to good old-fashioned ‘90s rap beef.

Now, everyone is excited about West because they all know he will be a great president—that is a given. However, what people seem to forget is the woman beside him: the beloved and famed candid-camera actress and future First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Kim Kardashian-West.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians has led her family to success and fortune, but Kim and Kris Take the White Housewill be revolutionary.

Kim will set a precedent for all future First Ladies. Publicity exploits, undue raunch and a slew of plastic surgeries will be the new normal. No one cares about the elite schooling, philanthropy or presidential run of a First Lady—Michelle, Eleanor, Hillary we’re talking about you.

This is the 21st century, and sometimes the old has to be forced out in order to escort in the new—Kim and Kanye. There should be no question that West will leave America better than he has found it once he wins the presidency.

West will usher in a new wave of American exceptionalism and be the greatest president the world has ever seen. Move over Lincoln and Washington, I think we need more room on Mount Rushmore come 2020. A king among peasants, a god among mortals and a president for the ages, West is what America deserves and what Americans need. Kanye West for president—make America great again, Yeezus!