What. The. Fuck.
Kid Rock has been teasing a Senate seat run in his home state of Michigan, and while the jury is still out on whether he’s actually going to do it — smart money says this is just a ploy for him to drum up publicity for an upcoming music tour — experts are starting to weigh in on Kid Rock’s chances.
And the verdict?
Way fuckin’ better than you can imagine.
Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, is unbelievably popular in Michigan, and that combined with what would no doubt be a non-traditional campaign on his end could push him to at least win the Republican nomination to run for Senate there in 2018.
There’s a new report out in Politico today all about Kid Rock’s chances for a Senate seat that has been making the rounds, and there’s some really interesting stuff in it.
Take, for example, Republican political consultant Dennis Lennox, who believes Kid Rock has already locked up the Republican nomination to run — if he wants it:
“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. I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in.”
Another famous entertainer-turned-politician, Donald Trump, at least had to run through more than a dozen other GOP candidates before locking up the nomination for President last year, but Kid Rock? Sounds like it’d be a piece of cake.
Furthermore, his connection to Michigan — and specifically Detroit — make Kid Rock a very serious political foe to current Senator (and Democrat) Debbie Stabenow.
Saul Anuzis, the former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, said:
“The fact that he’s non-traditional is appealing to a lot of people. Obviously it scares others who want someone more predictable. But if you’re going to beat an entrenched candidate like Debbie Stabenow in a purple state, you need to do something different. He’s well-liked in Michigan. He’s a hometown darling. He’s got deep connections to Detroit. He’s done a lot throughout the state. Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”
The whole report is pretty interesting — you can read it HERE.
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