Music icon Kid Rick, who announced that he would seek Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Mich) seat, was first seen as a joke and a publicity stunt, much like Donald Trump’s campaign announcement. But to the concern of liberals, it seems that he has gotten more serious about the prospect, sending a simple, straightforward, conservative message to his followers on social media.
His first official campaign message went as follows: “I believe that if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and the navigate the laws, tax codes, healthcare, and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all.” (via Kid Rock on Twitter)
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is considered to be a fiscally conservative figure who supported Mitt Romney in 2012 and Dr. Ben Carson in 2016, although not choosing to formally endorse either of the two.
Despite some thinking this is a publicity stunt, he went on to say that he will continue to run for Senate. “It’s not a hoax,” Rock said, “Once again the press is wrong. Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. I concede she is better at playing politics than I am, so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax-paying hard-working Americans. We the people are sick and tired of their bull****.” (via Fox News)
Many will notice similarities to Kid Rock’s senate run and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. At first, the media didn’t take him seriously, but as Trump continued to voice the concerns of the American people without concern about political correctness, he won over more and more voters until he defeated Hillary soundly.
The Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, has recognized this pattern herself and is terrified. She wrote in an email that “I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right? Well, maybe this is all a joke – but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too. And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour – but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality show, too.” (via The Blaze)
She is right to be concerned; Americans are fed up with mainstream politicians. Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, said, “It’d be a mistake to write him off. I do believe if he were to put together an anti-obstructionist, drain-the-swamp kind of message and could articulate four or five positions that drive people, he could potentially be a credible candidate.” (via The Blaze)
The election of Donald Trump has motivated many others to jump into the political fray, like Kid Rock. Do you support him? Let everyone know in the poll below!
One Republican consultant thought even more highly of the singer. Recently getting endorsed by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Dennis Lennox said that as long as no outrageous scandal (real or fabricated) about him explodes, “he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in. I think there’s no question about that…he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in.” (via Politico)
Kid Rock has the potential to bring a breath of fresh area into the political arena — let’s just hope his news-grabbing campaign goes as well as it did for our president,