Send the Kid to the Senate to help Trump get something done. He’s decidedly not owned by ((them))) like politically correct liberal Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
He’s going to win:
New MI-Sen poll: Kid Rock 30%, Debbie Stabenow 26%, undecided 44%https://t.co/4AH9rcWrFM
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) July 23, 2017
The poll was conducted by Delphi Analytica from July 14-18 of 668 Michigan residents:
Of respondents who stated a preference between Debbie Stabenow and Robert Ritchie, 54% stated they would vote for Ritchie while 46% said they would vote for Debbie Stabenow. These results could indicate that Ritchie is a popular figure in Michigan, Debbie Stabenow is unpopular, or some combination of concurrent trends. The relatively large, 44%, number of undecided respondents may be due to the early stages of the campaign.
Like Trump, the Kid has a past to contend with:
The renegade musician and prospective candidate for U.S. Senate is an opposition researcher’s dream come true: For more than two decades, Robert Ritchie—or Bobby, as he asks people to call him—has written and performed provocative records about, among other things, extravagant drug use, excessive drinking and sexual exploits with prostitutes, strippers and Hollywood starlets. These lyrics are far from hollow. Kid Rock’s hard-partying image is central to his popularity and has been exhaustively documented in media accounts over the years. Political opponents will be digging through more than just his albums, too: There’s the sex tape he starred in, the arrest following a Waffle House brawl, the no-contest plea to charges he assaulted a DJ at a Nashville strip club, the messy divorce from Pamela Anderson. If that weren’t enough, he has offered other forms of ammunition to potential foes in interviews over the years, such as when he told Rolling Stone of his distaste for Beyoncé (“I like skinny white chicks with big tits”) and gave the New Yorker his stance on same-sex marriage (“I don’t give a fuck if gay people get married. I don’t love anybody who acts like a fuckin’ faggot”).
Because of his manifest rebelliousness—the offensive language, the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, the middle finger to polite company—Kid Rock’s tweet last week announcing that he is considering a campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan was met with predictable contempt from the political class. How dare the foul-mouthed, long-haired, wifebeater-wearing, Jim Beam-swigging, self-described redneck suggest he belongs in the world’s greatest deliberative body?
“Presuming Kid Rock doesn’t get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in,” says Dennis Lennox, a Republican political consultant in Michigan. “I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in.”
Ritchie would launch a campaign on the strength of his favorite-son status that cuts across socioeconomic boundaries and is particularly resonant with the president’s winning coalition of culturally conservative, populist-minded, blue-collar voters.
A few Kid Rock quotes from the Politico piece:
On drug policy: “I don’t smoke much weed, it makes me dumb. But they should legalize and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin.” – The Guardian, Jan. 3, 2015
On same-sex marriage: “I don’t give a fuck if gay people get married. I don’t love anybody who acts like a fucking faggot.” – The New Yorker, Nov. 19, 2012
On political correctness: “[Rap-rock] turned into a lot of bullshit and it turned out to be pretty gay… If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that, you tell them to go fuck themselves. You’re not going to get anything politically correct out of me.” – The Guardian, Jan. 3, 2015
On Donald Trump: “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 … let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.” – Rolling Stone, Feb. 1, 2016
The Kid’s Republican primary opponent is Lena Epstein. In this commercial she shows quite a sense of humor. Less than one minute:
Lena was Trump’s campaign manager for Michigan. Since he won, I have to think she did a good job.