Senator Kid Rock?
Yes, that was briefly a thing a few days ago when the washed up former rocker posted a tweet with a URL to what appeared to be a campaign website for a Senate seat in Michigan.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
While most promptly dismissed the announcement, Senator Elizabeth Warren is not so sure. In a fundraising email, the Massachusetts liberal sounded the alarm. With a subject line reading simply “Senator Kid Rock,” Warren sternly warned recipients not to treat Rock lightly.
“Maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too,” she wrote “And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour — but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too.”
The news was first reported in the Boston Herald.
While it’s unclear exactly where exactly Kid Rock’s political loyalties lay, his large fanbase in Trump country and personal friendship with the 45th president suggest he would run a populist campaign closely aligned to Trump’s political movement.
Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the nation’s highest office has led to a flurry of speculation among other high profile celebrity aspirants. In addition to Kid Rock’s Senate go, Dwayne Johnson — aka The Rock — says he may consider challenging Trump in 2020. In addition to that, whispers have also swirled around Oprah and Trump punching bag Mark Cuban.
… Because this is our life now.
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