One Early Reaction to Wyclef Jean's First Campaign Video | Bleader

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One Early Reaction to Wyclef Jean's First Campaign Video

Posted By on 08.10.10 at 03:40 PM

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I haven't been a big supporter of Wyclef Jean's apparently now official campaign to be the next president of Haiti. I know Haiti doesn't have a history of great presidents (I'm sorry, Haiti, but it's true), but maybe it can do better for itself than a guy who's already gotten in big tax trouble and been accused of mishandling large amounts of money before even holding office. I'm not saying, I'm just saying.

Though being partially responsible for The Score entitles one to a number of perks, being taken seriously as the potential leader of a nation that was already pushed to its breaking point before it was demolished by a natural disaster isn't one of them. However, having watched his first campaign commercial (available after the jump) I've slightly modified my opinion of Wyclef Jean as a potential member of a national government.

You know, I just can't help but appreciate dude's style. Not a lot of political candidates crowd surf at their campaign appearances, and even fewer can pull off making comments to a gaggle of journalists while doing so. And just look at those portraits of Wyclef in a natty Mad Men suit. I wouldn't feel comfortable putting the man in charge of billions of dollars in foreign aid money, but I'll admit he's got panache.

And now that I think of it, being partially responsible for The Score does actually qualify one to be taken seriously as a potential Haitian ambassador to, like, Sweden or something.

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