Wyclef Is Thinking About Running For President Of Haiti

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Wyclef Jean is considering a run for president of Haiti but 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 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.

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 hemisphere’s poorest country as a child and grew up in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn.

He told The Associated Press in a recent interview he intended to be involved in the Nov. 28 election, but not necessarily as a candidate. “Do I have political intentions? At this time no. But what I do have is a movement – it’s called Face a Face, ‘Face to Face’,” Jean said. “The youth population … we are going to encourage them to vote.”

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  • drenk

    hey wyclef can i be minister of rubble…?

    or secretary of leaning structures?

  • Tea Poms

    sure let him run. its not like anybody else wanna take care of the mess that is Haiti.
    i’ll vote for em’.

  • Devotee

    Ur in America now a.m.e.r.I.c.a. Worry about ya ppl here first idiot…this country is so quick to help others but our own kids and ppl are messed up…..that’s like a single mom with two kids sending 20 30 dollars to sum other country and then don’t have no food for her own.. Americans let’s do better

  • http://google jeb bush

    what is going to do? pay the local 3 dollars a day for their labor. h.e.l.l. mr. charlie paided better way back in the day when folks was chopp’n cotton. cannot endorse this person for jack–wagon.

  • FANCY

    @ DRENK DUDE SERIOUSLY YOU THINK THIS IS A FU@K!NG JOKE, PEOPLE LOST THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS DOWN THERE, I NEARLY LOST MY MIND WHEN I COULDN’T FIND MY MOM AND MY SIBLINGS AND COULDN’T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE I WAS ON DEPLOYMENT SERVING YOUR COUNTRY; BUT YOUR DUMB A$$ WANNA CRACK CORNY A$$ JOKES

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    what is “he” going to do? pay the locals 3 dollars a day of their hard labor…

  • ANNOYED

    HE MIGHT AS WELL RUN FOR PRESIDENT, NOBODY ELSE WANTS THE JOB!

    PLUS HE ALREADY PULLED A “HELP HAITI” PONZI SCHEME!

    HAITI IS A 4TH WORLD COUNTRY, IT’S SO JACKED UP THERE…I WOULDN’T WISH MY WORSE ENEMY TO LIVE THERE….

    OH, WAIT…MAYBE I WILL!

    LMAO!

  • drenk

    @ Glok…. Good Golly Miss Molly

    and only a dumb hoodrat would use his meemaws wedding photo as a grav pic

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  • Zone 4 Representatives

    Haitians should definitely think twice about that. You might want to figure out what’s going on with that YELE foundation and where that money went and where it is going. But then again a corrupt president wouldnt be anything new. May God bless you Haiti…

  • I-See-See

    Haitians need to think about this carefully. After hearing rumors about him not issuing the money is non-profit collected has me hesitant. I think the Haitians should elect a strong Haitian who currently lives in the country and was there when the quake came

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAP!!!

    The scary thing is I think those people would vote him into office.

  • KittyK

    I learned from a former boss that you should NEVER give money to charity. You should always give objects that would have a low resale value. I.E. When the earthquake happend – a trip was made to Old Navy for clothes and shoes. Any money that you give to the United Way or any other crooked org. (like YELE) will only end up in some greedy person’s pocket.

    I hope that Haiti makes the right decision, because Wyclef is a con-man and a thief (like all the others) and he wants to get in based on popularity, without any education or knowledge of how the law or politics work.

    I’ll keep Haiti in my prayers.

  • tg

    He’s as good as anyone else who has been President of Haiti. At least he wants to “TRY” to make a change in the country. Look at America – we had an ACTOR running the country. And he did some pretty good acting, too, because he got our votes. So nothing is impossible. And the people over in Haiti like him, better than the Politians, who do NOTHING for them.

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    @ Realist

    Oh so now you got another stupid and worthless suggestion . Dude you really got sh*it for brains . The next time we what your opinion on anything we will tell you you twinky azz cupcake mufuga.

  • sunflower

    Just say no to wyclef.

  • Asia

    J’aime Wyclef et le reste d’Haïti font aussi. Je l’ai attendu pour faire cette annonce ! Comme une fille haïtienne fière je soutiens fortement sa décision. TRANSLATION: NO MATTER WHAT HAITI LOVES WYCLEF AND HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DECISION TO BE MADE. HAYTI ALL DAY…!

  • Ueh

    He cares about Haiti and I hope that he will run and win.

  • Jazmine

    Who cares? Like everyone else said. No one else wants to do it so have at it. The sad thing is he’ll probably win. Even with the picture posted above and the notion that he’s been stealing money. He’ll still probably win. The new thing is to put celebs in political offices anyway (Arnold Schwazenegger—if that’s how it’s spelled. LOL)so why not have at it. It’s laughable to me but really, I don’t care.

  • nwilson

    It just amazes me when I see people (singers, actors and all) who are famous and just because they are FAMOUS, think that they can run for anything! Look at Arnold Swazenager, the govenor of California. Come on people give me a break and do what you do best, act and sing and leave the other stuff alone!

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    yea these latina’s are showing their azz. wake up folks and see how these mexicans are treating you. every since the gov’t told them that they were 2nd place in the pop. of minority people they have come out the woodwork like roaches. claiming their territory.

  • FURIOUS STYLES

    Wyclef is disgusting. He can’t even account for money in his own Charity. This is the last thing Haiti needs at this point. It’s really sad that this narcissist want to be President because of his own sense of what’s he done. I hope the people are smarter than that. If they are not they will quickly become a 5th World Nation.

  • Vivi

    Ohh No!
    I hope that isn’t true. I’m Haitian and I only want the best for my people and Wyclef is far from it.

    GOD PLEASE HELP THAT COUNTRY!

    Wyclef is only trying to take advantage in the time of need….those people aren’t thinking straight

  • ShellyO

    Great!!!! Hopefully he will keep all those Haitians over there and off the boats sailing to Miami. I am sick and tired of these Haitians in the area….Overtown, Pork & Beans, all the Hatitians do is run around with their AK-47 shooting the place up.

  • Thicklikecornbread

    Why? SO he can have even MORE mistresses & pay for their upkeep?!

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