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Amidst news of moderate Senate Republicans reneging on their long-made promises to repeal ObamaCare and President Trump publicly chastising his Attorney General, speculation has swirled about the 2018 race for the United States Senate in the state of Michigan. Debbie Stabenow, who has held the seat since defeating Spencer Abraham in 2000, is likely to seek re-election to a fourth term. Among her possible Republican opponents may be one Robert James Ritchie, better known to the world as rap, rock, and country recording artist Kid Rock.
Kid Rock?! That’s right. The loud and proud Michigan native issued a press release on July 26 in which he stated he is exploring a possible candidacy:
…the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of [redacted] about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.
One thing is for sure though…The democrats are [redacted] in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!
It ain’t just the Democrats, believe me. I’d wager not more than a few establishment Republican office-holders and bow-tied conservative pundits are likewise reaching for the smelling salts. But they should not be surprised, for the election of Donald Trump was just the beginning of the bitter harvest they are now reaping.
On the other hand, such hand-wringing may all be for naught. At the conclusion of his statement, Kid Rock says that he will be making a final decision on whether or not to run within the next six weeks. And there are some mitigating factors for him to consider, such as his lack of political experience and the existence of a sex tape.
Nonetheless, should Kid Rock decide to run, he will have my full support and perhaps even a donation to his campaign. I would do so for the same reason I donated to and voted for Donald Trump last year: the political establishment has failed and continues to fail this country.
Just like John Paul Jones more than two centuries ago, the Deplorables have not yet begun to fight.