Popular musician Kanye West now turned politician has assured Americans to “revive our nation’s commitment to faith” in the first campaign advert to aid his US presidential bid.
Kanye West announced in July he was running for the White House however it had not been an easy one as his campaign has been hobbled due to failure to secure his name on the ballot in many states. However,he pleads on the support, backing him as a write-in candidate.
Few weeks to the November 3 election, the devoutly religious West has tweeted his first campaign video, which promises a focus on faith should the rapper succeed.
“We as a people will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer,” West said in the advert, which featured a black-and-white American flag.
“Through prayer, faith can be restored. We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves. We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other, to encourage each other, to help each other, to lift up each other, our fellow Americans, that we may all prosper together.”
He continued: “Families are the building blocks of society, of a nation. By turning to faith we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, God intends us to be.”
At the end of the video,he asks voters “write in Kanye West”. A write-in candidate is someone whose name does not appear on the ballot but is instead physically written in by a voter.