Senator Kid Rock?

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“If the star of a reality TV show can become president, then anyone can go into politics, right? That appears to be the thinking of Republicans in Michigan, who are apparently considering asking Kid Rock to run for the US Senate next year.

Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, reports that Rock’s name came up during discussions about the state’s senatorial race at a convention of Michigan Republicans. If selected as candidate, Rock – real name Robert Ritchie – would be running against the Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow, in what is traditionally a safe Democrat seat. However, Donald Trump narrowly took Michigan in the presidential election, winning by 10,704 votes, or a margin of 0.23%.

Rock has previously supported Republican presidential candidates. He backed Mitt Romney in 2012, then Trump in 2016, and sells Trump merchandise on his website. During the primary campaign last year, he told Rolling Stone: “I’m digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same shit. Has that much fucking changed when anyone’s in office, whether it’s been a Republican or a Democrat in office, in our lifetime, anyway? I haven’t really seen this big, like, fucking change. Obviously some people fucked up. That’s a long debate. My feeling: let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.”

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/16/michigan-republicans-consider-kid-rock-as-candidate-for-us-senate?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

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29 COMMENTS

  1. listen to the progressive "celebrities" and their eloquence, wit, urge to understand their fellow citizen, understanding of the world and history, of science and what it acrually means and does, curiosity of life, eagerness to help the unlucky few or many, compassion, precision when they decide to speak …
    … and the mouthbreading, lying, deceving, egoistic morons like Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and the few others when they fart out their hatespeach because they can't help themselves …
    … then decide. :/

  2. Getting elected is easy compared to actually doing the work of a Senator. I cannot imagine Kid Rock sponsoring or proposing legislation. Likewise, the job of the President is administrating the Executive Branch – which is NOT like a CEO (in Trump bizarro world) with a Board of Directors (the Congress in bizarro world) and a legal team (the Judicial Branch in bizarro world).

  3. Hey Cenk do your stoned rocker impression again, that seems like news. Hey make fun of the moron Kid Rock, for espousing the same views you hold as a cuss artist. Have you listened to the way your reporters and presenters speak. My opinion, I think, look how smart I am, look I went to a university and got a BA . Let me make a devistating point it's not that devastating an idea to preface a pointless opinion, you know who else shares my viewpoint half of everyone and two thirds of nobodies.

  4. In a few years, political debates are gonna look like sitcoms taped in front of a live audience, with "Laugh" signs that light up whenever the 'candidate' says a particularly stupid thing.

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