Wyclef Jean running for President?

People are not surprised when entertainers end up becoming politicians. It happens all the time-Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Clint Eastwood. So why are... More Below... Posted by on Aug 5th, 2010 and filed under Celebrity News.

People are not surprised when entertainers end up becoming politicians. It happens all the time-Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Clint Eastwood.

So why are people dumbfounded when hip hop artist Wyclef Jean announced that he was gonna run for president in Haiti?

The Grammy-winning musician declared his intent to run only recently, and already there’s a mix of emotions about whether or now he’s doing a right thing.

“The suffering of the people of Haiti, the youth of Haiti – which is the majority of the population – can’t take another five years of the corruption that’s been going on for the past 200 years. This is why I’m running,” Jean tells People.

Jean is 37 years old and is married to designer Marie Claudinette. According to him, his platform has 4 pillars: “[My platform] has four pillars: education, job creation, instilling security into the culture, and, how do we get our agriculture back?” he says.

Thanks to People.