Wyclef weighs presidential bid

2010-07-27 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 16 Comments
Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean is contemplating running for president in his country of birth at the next general election in November.

In a statement issued today, US-based Wyclef revealed for the first time that he was weighing up a campaign for the nation's highest office: "Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward.

"At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately."


Wylcef was at the forefront of the emergency aid effort following the devastating January 12 earthquake, which is estimated to have killed up to 300,000 people, with his charity Yele Haiti. Yele Haiti came under investigation early this year for irregularities in the way it distributed its funds.

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MUNGOLOID
July 27th 2010
4458 Comments


well this is interesting.

BrahTheSunGod
July 27th 2010
1279 Comments


I'd vote for him if I were there. This would at least get young people engaged with (and trusting) the Haitian gov't, which would be a huge help.

bloc
July 27th 2010
42986 Comments


Pretty cool news

Thor
July 27th 2010
10242 Comments


Ballsy

BallsToTheWall
July 27th 2010
48007 Comments


Pat Riley should consider running for president.

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Fort23
July 27th 2010
2968 Comments


itd be cooler if he ran for president here.

eternium
July 27th 2010
16354 Comments


This could be interesting.

SwagChef
July 27th 2010
283 Comments


I don't like Wyclef much as a musician but he seems like a really nice guy.

WARisalliknow91
July 27th 2010
493 Comments


I love wyclef and feel like he has done alot of good in this world but I'm not sure hes qualified to be a political leader for a country that needs to be brought up from the ground.

Mammalsauce
July 27th 2010
23 Comments


Would he be elected on friday?

MUNGOLOID
July 27th 2010
4458 Comments


assassinated on saturday?

Zoo
July 27th 2010
3759 Comments


That's a fucking mess he'd be walking into. I highly doubt he'll do it, maybe he would if Haiti wasn't completely a shambles, but not now.

PanasonicYouth
July 27th 2010
7413 Comments


awwwwwwww yeah

BlueW
July 28th 2010
2282 Comments


augghh

MutnikSpusic
July 28th 2010
560 Comments


so this is the legacy of Arnie.

HipsterHolocaust
July 28th 2010
774 Comments


Wyclef is change they can believe in.



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