If you’ll recall, back when this story first broke, I expressed my extreme doubts about Kid Rock running for Senate. He’d be challenging Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow and, even though I suspect he could possibly win that race, the whole thing seemed implausible to an extraordinary degree. Starting with the fact that his “campaign” merch was being sold on Warner Brothers’ website and ending with the fact that he still hasn’t had an FEC filing, it all felt like nothing more than shameless self-promotion.
It was really good shameless self-promotion, but still. I wasn’t buying it - and everyone got really angry at me. How dare I besmirch Kid’s nascent political aspirations!?
Well, according to the other prominent, possibly-crazy, conservative rock star; I was right not to be drawn in. Ted Nugent has dumped a bucket of cold water on the amazing possibility of a Rock/Stabenow debate.
From Detroit’s Frank Beckmann show:
“Bob Ritchie ain’t running for jack squat. Okay? He never intended - he never thought about it - and he never hinted that he’s running for anything so the Michigan GOP better get their head out of their butt and start using their resources to focus on ssomeone. I don’t know who I will endorse at this time, but we have got to send Debbie Stabenow packing to the Barbara Boxer - Nancy Pelosi - You know, Antifa world.
...But Frank! He ain’t running! He never thought of running. Somebody literally pulled it out of their # and said “Hey what about Kid Rock?” Kid Rock didn’t know anything about it. He’s just having fun with it because it’s so silly.”
Host Frank Beckmann pointed out that Kid Rock was selling t-shirts and hats. To which Nugent replied:
“Yeah, well, what the hell does that have to do with running for public office.”
The answer is that it has quite a bit to do with it. FEC filings are due 15 days from the date that you raise your first five thousand dollars. If Kid Rock sold five grand worth of shirts and hats - which is likely at $25 apiece - that date passed a couple of weeks ago.
“Isn’t America great? No. It is, really. But I gotta tell ya. It’s starting to piss me off because it’s a waste of the GOP energy. Kid Rock is not running for anything! He’s going to rock and roll till the day he dies.”
That’s something I also suggested. Kid Rock loves his rockstar life. He’s about to release a new record, and he’s going to tour in support of it. A political campaign would probably mean dumping all of that. At the very least, the tour would be kaput. Not gonna happen.
Here’s the transcript….
!!!!!!!!! Ted Nugent tells MI radio host: "[Kid Rock] ain’t running for jack squat. Okay? He never intended – he never thought about it." pic.twitter.com/5uGW2hDcuR— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 17, 2017
Could he still turn around and run for something? I suppose. But it’s looking less and less likely.
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