Kid Rock: I Wanna Be A Senator, Baby

Oh, boy!  If you thought Election 2016 was a spectacle, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  Get a load of what just came outta Michigan:

And lest there be any confusion:

Who says politics is boring?

Kid Rock, also known as Robert Ritchie (but don’t call him that), was an avid supporter of Donald Trump, calling the real estate mogul turned politician’s campaign “entertaining as sh*t,” and expressing hopes that Trump would run government more like a business.  But he has also described himself as a libertarian, saying, “I don’t like the hardcore views on either side and I’m not in bed with anybody. . .but I’m a firm believer you have to pick a side. I can’t be playing the middle.”

If Rock really does take the plunge, he’ll presumably be running as a Republican in a mostly Democrat state, taking on incumbent Debbie Stabenow, who has held the seat for the last seventeen years.  Then again, Michigan did flip for Trump last year, which suggests that maybe the state could be ripe for electing another Republican.  Rock’s campaign would most certainly be unconventional, and with the public souring on politics-as-usual it might just be his moment.

Hey, Kid–if this works out, maybe you could get The Nuge to bump off Gary Peters in 2020.  Rock and roll, baby!

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