Wyclef confirms presidential run

2010-08-05 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 23 Comments
Wyclef Jean has confirmed that he will run for the presidency of Haiti later this year.

Jean told Time magazine: "My decision was a draft — I’m being drafted by the youth, meaning that, as a Haitian citizen, if I’m to just stand back for another five years, for everything that I stand up [for] and just watch this country get toppled, after going on the ground picking up bodies — dead bodies of kids — then I won’t be able to sleep at night."

The modest rapper - who emigrated to New York from Haiti as a child - went on to compare himself with Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture: "I say, well, as a modern-day Toussaint Louverture, if he was here today, what he would say is: dual citizenship for all Haitians that have left the country. And they should have a seat within the voting because they are the ones that are holding up the Haitian economy.”

Wyclef, through his charity Yele Haiti, has helped raise millions of dollars for the poverty-stricken nation in the wake of the devastating earthquake in February of this year. The charity was later investigated for financial irregularities.

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PuddlesPuddles
August 5th 2010
4787 Comments


If he was presiiideeeenttt
He'd be elected on Fridayyyy
Assassinated on Saturdayy
Buried on Sundayyy

cirq
August 5th 2010
9296 Comments


....we'll see how this goes.

Relinquished
August 5th 2010
28026 Comments


I kinda wouldn't be surprised if he made it

731
August 5th 2010
662 Comments


yeah i remember hearing about his corrupt charity

this should work out well

raggedragamuffin
August 5th 2010
690 Comments


please no,

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010
10717 Comments


could be interesting

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GeoffJesterPemberton
August 5th 2010
209 Comments


Lol. Drafted by kids? So because he is a minor celebrity, he feels it's his duty to run for president in Haiti? Lol.

Aids
August 5th 2010
24181 Comments


He'll win

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Aids
August 5th 2010
24181 Comments


Lol. Drafted by kids? So because he is a minor celebrity, he feels it's his duty to run for president in Haiti? Lol.


What? That's not it at all. Have you even read anything regarding his opinion of Haitian politics?

Torii
August 5th 2010
822 Comments


Really happy for Haiti.

vanderb0b
August 5th 2010
3473 Comments


Skeptical about after hearing about the supposedly-corrupt charity. Still, he seems pretty sincere from what I've read, I hope he (or whoever will be elected) will be able to pull the country out of this s*it that it's in now.

klap
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010
10840 Comments


i daresay he's over qualified

philm
August 5th 2010
19 Comments


the only qualification for running for president in haiti is not being dead yet.

pmmets07
August 5th 2010
5984 Comments


lol ^

botb
August 5th 2010
9986 Comments


this would be kind of cool.

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010
18223 Comments


lolwut this is crazy

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MUNGOLOID
August 5th 2010
4397 Comments


i'm not gonna lie, i'm kinda rooting for him.

MUNGOLOID
August 5th 2010
4397 Comments


we'll see about that Hobbes.

Awesomesauce
August 6th 2010
1084 Comments


Where Fugees at?

TheyTookOurJobs
August 6th 2010
1318 Comments


i'm not gonna lie, i'm kinda rooting for him.[2]

DeafMetal
August 6th 2010
8587 Comments


Why would you lie?

WARisalliknow91
August 7th 2010
493 Comments


He will be good at it. I am completely lying though.

Psilocyanide
August 8th 2010
1823 Comments


He'd be dead by Saturday.



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