Yesterday, it was learned that 50 Cent — who was an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter until he aligned himself with Barack Obama after hearing the Illinois senator's inspiring speech on race — has changed his mind yet again, and now says he's unsure of who he'd most like to see win the Democratic nomination. "To be honest, I haven't been following that anymore. I lost my interest," he told MTV, throwing even more uncertainty into an already-competitive presidential election. With 50's all-important endorsement now officially back in play, how might Hillary, Barack, or even John McCain win it, and, by default, the presidency?
As we're sure the Clinton and Obama camps are aware, campaigning too openly for 50's vote would likely cost them the backing of Fat Joe, Kanye, Nas, Jadakiss, Ja Rule, the Game, and any other rapper with whom he currently has an unsquashed beef, so expect the candidates to be subtle about it (also expect major fallout if McCain fails to grasp this, as many believe he'd be sunk without the continued support of the Murder, Inc. family). Look for someone to introduce new tax-code legislation allowing all rapped-about expenditures to be deductible as business expenses, thereby ensuring 50 a massive rebate next year, and someone to counter by denouncing all critics who point out that his acting is atrocious.
Stay tuned for more analysis as this exciting story develops.