After President Trump became elected President of the United States, several other celebrities and big wig people have hinted at political careers. The sad reality is that politics is extremely tough and takes a toll on all of them. People like Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Cuban, have all looked into a political run but as of yet haven’t. But there is one celebrity who has jumped in.
Michigan’s Kid Rock recently stated there was a possibility of a Senate Run on Wednesday. He later said in a blog post that “like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine.” It all starts at midnight is what Rock posted before ending it with a series of hashtags including #fakenews, #Kidrockforsenate, and #kidrock.
Kid Rock, formerly known as Bob Ritchie, has been a Republican rebel but he’s never mentioned a run for Senate. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Democrat) recently inquired about a potential run:
“I know we both share a love of music,” Stabenow said in a statement following Kid Rock’s Twitter proclamation that a “major announcement” on a potential Senate run was coming soon. “I concede he is better at playing the guitar and I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is fighting for Michigan.”
To which Ritchie responded:
“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 and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bull—-!”
While he hasn’t paid much attention to the negativity coming from outside sources. The Detroit News and others have suggested that he won’t run because he hasn’t filed the proper paperwork to run. However, Ritchie says he has 15 days “from my announcement.” Whatever that announcement will be will have a great impact on the Michigan area.
Oakland University political science professor Dave Dulio thinks it would be unwise to assume this is just a stunt:
“I don’t think you can easily dismiss the possibility that it is a publicity stunt. However, President Trump was thought to be more of a publicity stunt prior to him pulling the trigger on the 2016 presidential race. So I think it’s possible that with the election of Trump we see more of this.”
However, the Michigan GOP has “not had any contact with [Kid Rock] at all,” says spokeswoman Sarah Anderson, “so I can’t speak to the validity of it.”
Kid Rock and a Senate run first fell together in February when Michigan GOP committee member Wes Nakagiri told a newspaper he thought Rock would make a good Senator. He had no reason for this other than just liking the idea. He recently told The News, He wasn’t sure where Rock stood on seriousness:
“I’m not sure how serious he is. So he’s been thinking about something for a while, or he took the name to prepare for any eventuality, whether it was marketing for his record, which I’ve heard people say, or a real run for Senate.”
Credit: Detroit News