Thanks again to The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!
Oh, for the luvva Pete. Now Kid Rock is running for the Senate from Michigan – as a Republican – and he’s running well ahead of Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow in the polls. Excerpt:
Rockstar Kid Rock set off a political firestorm after teasing his Twitter followers about a potential Senate run in Michigan.
News broke this weekend that Kid Rock is LEADING challenger, Dem Debbie Stabenow in a new poll 30% to 26%!
He’s saying some of the right things:
Days later, Kid Rock tweeted out a ‘manifesto’ to his followers, laying out his political believes in a short graphic.
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all.”
Regardless of how well Kid Rock is liked in his home state, and regardless of what position statements he releases (and I do like the one above) his candidacy and his lead in the admittedly-vastly-premature polls is a symptom of the same thing that elected President Trump: People are sick of business as usual in the Imperial City, and are willing to try almost anything new.
Will Rogers once famously said “The short memory of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” That seems to be changing – and I can only say, it’s about damned time.
So who’s next? Hank Williams Jr.? Ted Nugent? Toby Keith?