It looks like Kid Rock is shaping up his policies in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
“Devil Without a Cause” musician Kid Rock, who last week signaled his intention to run for Senate, issued a sweeping statement on Monday, tackling an array of subjects of importance to the American people.
OK, so it was a tweet — but that’s apparently how the business of politics is handled these days. And he did address a number of topics.
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, proclaimed.
Fair enough — now if we could easily understand why Kid Rock thinks it’s a good idea to run for Senate…
Kid Rock took to Twitter last week to tease his senatorial bid, sharing the website kidrockforsenate.com and tweeting, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
Rock has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who was first elected in 2000.
Shortly after teasing his candidacy, he took a page from the Donald Trump Playbook, slamming the media for supposedly spreading fake news.
“Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! – which simple fact-checking would have revealed,” the musician fumed on Facebook. “I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS.”
He also blessed his Facebook followers with two music videos — for the songs, “Greatest Show on Earth” and “Po-Dunk” — noting that he planned to release new music while stumping for office, much like other politicians write books from the campaign trail.
The musician also promised (threatened?) to release new songs during his campaign, likening it to other politicians writing books while vying for office. “Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101!”