Bad news guys.
Kid Rock isn’t planning to run for Senate. Bummer. The Detroit musician’s faux campaign was wildly popular.
“F*** no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me?” the rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, told Howard Stern. “Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour too. Are you f***ing s***ing me?”
It was a brilliant stunt. People started talking about him with a fervor they haven’t felt for years. His career never struggled, but his political ploy definitely gave it a jolt. A lot of people are going to be really disappointed.
Republicans should be very concerned. People are so sick of the establishment that they’re willing to flock to celebrities with no experience. Ritchie is a performer, not a lawmaker. There’s no reason to think that he would have performed well in the Senate, yet he still managed to garner significant support.
Ritchie’s conservative-leanings gave him credit with red-state voters. Michigan, where he was supposedly going to run, recently swung to the political right and declared itself for President Trump.
Ritchie may have no plans to run, but if Republicans want to avoid being kicked out of Washington in 2018 they need to find candidates who share his appeal. The left is organized and enraged; if conservatives aren’t careful they’ll lose Congress.
“It’s the worst advice I ever gave myself, but it’s been the most creative thing I’ve ever done,” Ritchie told Stern about his political stunt. “And I’ve gotten to see everyone’s true colors.”
Kid Rock now says he is not running for Senate and suddenly the world looks saner then it did 1 minute ago. ⛅️
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 24, 2017
(Source: Daily Mail)