The MTV Music Awards are known for many things, mainly twerking and ludicrous performances, but never for its involvement in government politics. Until now, that is.
In case you missed it, Kanye West announced his presidential bid for the 2020 election. But before we discount his acceptance speech turned campaign as a trip from whatever he rolled before stepping on stage (yes, he admitted to that), let’s look at his credentials.
Technically, he meets the U.S. Constitution’s (Article II Section I) requirements to run for president: he’s a natural born citizen of the U.S., is at least 35 years of age and has spent at least 14 years as a resident in the States.
But, if those are the only things qualifying people to run, who else can cast a presidential bid for the 2020?
So, without further ado, here are the candidates we desperately want to see in future elections.
Chris Pratt, born in Minnesota but moved to Maui, Hawaii to work at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. He knows what it’s like to go from blue collar to celebrity status and maintain a flawless reputation throughout the entire process. Plus, if he can push himself from an Andy to an Owen, how much could he push the United States?
Next up, Leslie Knope. Born and raised in Pawnee, Indiana, she was the co-vice president of her high school’s student body, participated in Model United Nations, debate club, mock trial, Young Republicans, Young Democrats and Young Independents. She also graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and served six seasons as Deputy Director in the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana. These qualifications put her at the top of our list thus far. Plus, she’s been known to advocate fiercely for gender equality and feminism. We don’t care if she’s not a tangible human being. Knope 2020.
Moving on, Morgan Freeman should step up. Not only is he just a wonderful person to listen to, he served our country as mechanic and radar technician in the U.S. Air Force. While he lacks the government experience Knope has acquired, he has played God (plus the president, but that’s not quite as important) a few times.
Lastly, whoever comes out on top in the Game of Thrones would pretty much have our vote. But, you know, they’ll probably all die in the next season anyway.
The point of the matter is, no matter how famous Kanye is, fame and monetary intimidation shouldn’t run the United States (we’re looking at you, Trump).