Can Kimye Win Hillary Clinton The 2016 Election?

During prime time last night, 10 Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Cleveland for the first official GOP primary debate. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was being feted at what we imagine to be a much swankier affair: a campaign fundraiser. It was a pretty run-of-the-mill, posh fundraising event, and we might not even have heard about it if two of the most famous people in the world had not been in attendance.

That's right: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West were there to support Hillary. Not only did they attend the event, but Kim tweeted about how excited she was to "meet our next President" to her 34.2 million followers. Naturally, she was very eager to take a selfie with Hillary.

Before the night was over, Kim, Kanye, and Hillary posed for that photo. "I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident," Kim excitedly tweeted. She also shared the photo with her 41.8 million Instagram followers. Thus far, it's garnered over 22,000 comments and 764,000 likes. Hillary Clinton has never received more than 6,600 comments and 26,000 likes on one of her Instagram photos (her very first).

Could Kim Kardashian West's massive fan base hear their leader's rallying cry and be roused to support her chosen presidential candidate? Well, it should be noted that a portion of Kim's (and Kanye's) fan base is most likely international, which means they're unable to vote in the 2016 election. Nevertheless, some of Kim's followers may have previously been apathetic or indifferent as to who will take Barack Obama's place in the White House when his second term ends. Seeing Kim care about politics and social issues could be the push they need to get informed themselves.

Now, we hear your scoffs and scorn. But as we've previously stated: Some people don't read the news, nor do they make a habit of being informed about politics. If it takes a celebrity they love voicing her opinion about a candidate for her fans to start paying attention, then so be it. Hopefully, Kim and Kanye's fans won't follow them blindly into voting for Hillary Clinton (everyone should research all of the candidates to decide who gets their vote), but at least we'll have more young voters engaging with the 2016 election.

Last night marked a very interesting turn of events. Kim and Kanye will definitely open some previously unknowing eyes to Hillary Clinton and her candidacy for president. For her part, Hillary definitely seemed to enjoy the boost she got from Kimye. She shared Kim's selfie on her Instagram account with the caption, "New friends."

More from News

Just when we thought we couldn't handle any more Hollywood romances ending, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber broke up. "Over the past few months we've ...
Viola Davis wants people to rethink what it means to be a survivor of sexual assault. In a speech benefitting the Rape Foundation, the How to Get Away ...
We've been waiting for this news ever since President Obama announced that the White House would host South by South Lawn. The official lineup is here, ...
You could spend all day critiquing the media for the lack of compelling content created by and starring women. But why not put the kind of female-centric...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...
Last month, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley abruptly quit Instagram. The internet assumed that online bullying spurred her departure, because, well, the ...
Kylie Jenner has been summoned for questioning in a lawsuit against Tyga, TMZ reports. Before October 6, Jenner will appear for examination in a case ...
Pharrell Williams, the man responsible for "Happy," the song that would not go away, is expecting another child with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, E! Online...
Think about your nineteenth birthday. Perhaps it was not as special as your eighteenth birthday, but still a good birthday. You're an adult. Maybe you're...
Brad Pitt has added a well-known Beverly Hills attorney to take his side in one of the biggest Hollywood splits of our time. Pitt will be represented ...
Birth of a Nation star Gabrielle Union defended her director, Nate Parker, at the movie's premiere. To say that controversy has dogged the director and...
Last we saw Daniel Radcliffe, he was riding a farting corpse across the ocean. That's totally okay! Radcliffe's post-Potter career choices have veered ...