- Elon Musk asks if he is fit for presidency using his verified parody account.
- If Donald Trump did it, why not Elon Musk?
- Comments from his followers and his response
“Would you vote for me to be the President? If yes, why?” It started with Elon Musk verified parody X account. With the US elections around the corner on 5th November 2024, this is not an ordinary post and question.
They say once it bites you, there are high chances you’ll never stop. By that, Elon Musk could be coincidentally serious about becoming the US president. Having demonstrated success in entrepreneurial leadership, if not now then someday.
American democracy has proven that one must not come from a political fabric to participate and win an election.
With Donald Trump becoming president, the tradition that one had to come from a strong political background or with some experience to win the presidency was broken.
Donald Trump a straight-talking entrepreneur marred with controversies and entertainment celebrity syndromes became the president of America.
So, what would stop a younger, attractive, aggressive, innovative, out of box thinking entrepreneur Elon Musk from becoming the next president?
But for a second one could imagine it is a planned political distraction by either side, democrats or republicans going by the rising political temperatures in the US.
What his followers think
If Elon Musk wanted to use his parody account to seed in the idea, then he has more reasons to go for the presidency than not.
Quite a number also imagine he would make the world a different place with imaginations of how Mars would be conquered.
Let’s sample a few comments from his timeline and how he responded.
“He will make a great President. He is a brilliant economist, erudite and forward driven/thinking” A music marker and curator Umem Brown from West Africa
“Thank you for the kind words. In whatever position I’m in, I will do my best for humanity.” Elon Musk responded.
“I’d rather have you looking out for everyone. Not just us Americans.” Penny
“This is true. I can do more for the world in my position now. If I was President, I would have many constraints.” Elon Musk taking a rare diplomatic tone, living it open for imagination.
“Yes, because we will do a great job.” This comes from his company magazine Tesla Mag.
“That’s true, we will do an incredible job” Elon Musk confirms the challenge.
“Yes, because you can’t be bought, you will be fair, and making rockets for discoveries, not for bombing.” Aziz Seyidov, a philosophy enthusiast.
Elon’s Career and achievement
Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and the private space company Space X. He also now owns X, formally Twitter.
1995 he founded Zip which sold maps to directories and newspapers which he later sold to Compaq, a computer manufacturer.
1999 he got into the money transfer world by founding X.com which became PayPal which he later sold to eBay.
2002 he founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) to build affordable rockets and Space crafts. Falcon 1, 9, Falcon Heavy rockets have been launched and Super heavy underway.
In 2022, he owned Twitter, now X.
Musk is born to a South African father and a Canadian mother in 1971 in Pretoria. Along his talent, he created a video game and sold it to a computer magazine at the age of 12.
At 18 years old, he left South Africa, sort a Canadian passport to escape apartheid constructs like compulsory military training. He preferred free economic opportunities especially in America.
Elon Musk holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, which he received in 1977.