What A Weird World! Kid Rock’s incredibly short political campaign

What A Weird World! Kid Rock’s incredibly short political campaign

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Alex Weidner, Managing Editor

In what is probably the greatest news I’ve heard in all of 2017, musician Kid Rock has announced he isn’t running for the U.S. Senate.

“Mr. Rock” hinted at some sort of political campaign earlier this year. Then in September, he gave a politically charged speech complete with expletives and a very unclever rhyme scheme, to a crowd in his home state of Michigan. According to the Detroit Free Press, he even said, “If ‘Kid Rock for Senate’ has got folks in disarray, wait ’til they hear ‘Kid Rock for President of the U.S.A.!'”

That’s a mildly disturbing thought if all you know about Kid Rock is that he’s an obnoxious musician who makes a weird mix of rock and country music. It’s a little more worrying when you remember that that’s about as far as his credentials go. Oh, he’s been to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump, failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and for some reason, Ted Nugent. But that was a PR stunt, not real political experience.

So it’s incredibly relieving to hear that Kid Rock is not planning on running for Senate or president.

“I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album,” Kid “‘The Rock’ Was Already Taken” Rock told Howard Stern, incredulous that anyone would believe a celebrity with no political background would actually run for office.

It’s already bad enough that Kanye West said he would run for president. It’s a tough job, one that demands a sound mind, total commitment and a sense of compassion and level-headedness. The president also represents the entire United States to the rest of the world, so it’s nice to think that there isn’t a chance that the person sitting in that position would be Kid Rock.

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