Michelle Tidball

Michelle Tidball in 2014.

Kanye West has announced a running mate for his presidential campaign and it’s a Cody resident, making for an all-Cody ticket on the 2020 ballot.

According to a Forbes article which came out early Wednesday morning, biblical life coach Michelle Tidball, 57, will be his vice president candidate. She has not yet responded to a request for comment. 

Tidball who runs her organization under the name Abundant Ministries, is the former executive director of Bright Futures Mentoring. It appears she ran that organization until as late as early 2016.

She also worked at Taylor Dental last summer.

According to her website, she has “various degrees in mental health and criminal justice” and worked in mental health therapy for 10 years before moving into life coaching.

“I have been involved in almost all aspects of ministry including speaking, pastoring, prayer, teaching, and the most time spent in bringing deliverance to those who are in bondage,” Tidball wrote on her website. “My heart has always been to walk in maturity and to bring others into maturity to be about His business and see the completion of things He mandated before the foundations of the world.”

Tidball integrates elements from the Bible and Torah in her work.

She hosts weekly teleconferences, book study groups, and biblical life coaching on her website.

The West campaign

In the Forbes story, West said he will be running for the “Birthday party.”

“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday,” he said.

West seems to have dropped his allegiance to President Donald Trump at least somewhat, saying, “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.” He also criticized Trump for going into a bunker during the mass protests ravaging the nation in May.

But he offered much harsher words for Democrat candidate Joe Biden, claiming that he is not special. He also had harsh criticism for the Democratic party and did not deny he may pull African-American votes from Biden, seeming to embrace the idea.

“I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.

“One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”

He also mentioned that he’s never voted in his life but is now registered, and tested positive for COVID-19 in February.

West said he is anti-abortion, is deeply suspicious of vaccines, is against Black History Month, and against the death-penalty.

“For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out,” West said. “It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.”

(25) comments


Kanye officially dropped this obtuse Presidential run on Wednesday 7/14.


Was anybody surprised he hasn't followed through on anything

Jim Jones

Yeah, that lazy Kanye only sold a $BILLION dollars of Yeezy Apparel in 2019. He's still mooching of his mom ad lives in her basement.


According to the Daily Mail, he’s already dropped out.


Jim Jones

Instead of "Founded by Buffalo Bill," the Cody Enterprise masthead should read, "Yesterday's news next week." I know the reporters and editors are super busy with all the Cody news having to pick which 20 articles will go into each daily edition seven days a week.... Wait there are two edition per week and not enough news to fill either.

Harald Hardrada

I am being sincere here, please tell me how this has gotten this far? The interview in Forbes is a slap in the face of every American who votes. He is obviously incapable, but until his bid for presidency came up, I was not aware that he was this mentally challenged. I am not picking on the sick kid, bipolar can be debilitating. I am talking about his actual level of intellect. Creativity or not, he is way off here. And good luck Michelle.

Jim Jones

Probably by being way smarter than you. I don't recall you selling a billion dollars of Hardrada clothing and shoes last year.



Richard Mentock

Even Dick Cheney moved back to Wyoming so that he wouldn’t be from the same state as his running mate. There’s a constitutional requirement.


heaven's sake... Kanye is not FROM Wyoming; anymore than his wife is....


Actually, Kanye is now a legal Wyoming resident here and registered to vote at our courthouse recently . He knows a tax haven when he sees one and has about $400 million to shelter here in the Cayman Island in the Sagebrush


Oh boy! Better strap up!


Hoo boy. Can you remember that weird discourse in the Oval back a couple years ago? This guy (money notwithstanding) is not wrapped too tight. But Cody will probably vote for him, since he owns a lot of property nearby.

P Demoney



Those two would do a great job of splitting supporters of ol' Joe who are on the fence between voting for someone who is in comfortable in a basement and someone who is comfortable in a belfry. Too bad they're too late to run in over 20 states who's filing deadline has passed. This would have been interesting.

Fox Blue River

West said "Covid vaccines are the mark of the beast." this morning, I wish I didn't know that. It's irresponsible of the media and the Cody Enterprise to give this troll attention. If we ignore him maybe he will go away.


I guess you can buy a house anywhere and declare citizenship is no Wyoming citizen the party is here he don't live here


What ?


yeah huh?


Wait! You sure the Enterprise heard this right, and West didn't just say she'd make a "nice resident?" Reminds me of the Italian "partito della bistecca."


Good luck getting Michelle to open up about anything at all.

Caymenn Eyeland

Whew...I was on the fence supporting Kanye for Prez until he selected this lady (who is she again?) as his VP, now I'm all "in". Yep, this will definitely cause both the Donald and Joe B. to pull out of the race


Kanye you really should do more research on this woman.


Oh, my[ohmy]


don't worry people Kanye cannot run for president his health won't let him he just had a breakdown on national TV with bipolar

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