Wyclef Jean Pondering Political Run as President of Haiti
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:36:14
According to The Associated Press, Wyclef Jean of the Fugees is considering running for President of his native Haiti. 'Clef has not decided whether to seek a five-year term as leader of the quake-ravaged nation, the musician's family said Monday. There have been rumors circulating for some time the Haitian-born entertainer might enter the 2010 presidential contest, ever since his 2007 appointment as ambassador-at-large for the Caribbean nation by President Rene Preval, who cannot seek re-election. This is indeed a case of a musician using his game and his creativity for good.
In a statement e-mailed to reporters, the family said, "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 ... If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately." The letter was signed "The Jean Family." A spokeswoman for the musician confirmed the message's authenticity. Jean, 37, was born on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince but left the country as a child only to grow up in New York City's borough of Brooklyn.
Is it a good idea for a 'Clef to attempt to run for President? Or should he stick to making music before getting involved in politics?