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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kid Rock confirms he wants to run for Senate

Musician Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, announced his plans to run for Michigan's Senate seat. Like the idea or not, if he wins, at least he sounds better than Joe Scarborough singing his "Monkey Song" or whatever that crapola was called.

In a tweet Wednesday, Kid said the website "KidRockForSenate.com" was real and to stay tuned for "a major announcement in the near future."

Sounds a bit like a Donald Trump 'teaser.'

Michigan Republicans have actually considered Rock to run on the GOP ticket in 2018. He would challenge incumbent Debbie Stabenow for her seat.

Sarah Anderson, Michigan's GOP press officer, didn't know in February when speaking to Fox News whether Rock would run for office in state, but she thought it "would be awesome" if he did.

Awesome and cool, man.

Soon, if all goes well--or unwell, if that's your thinking--we might be able to use actual politicians to play their own lives on TV series like "House of Cards."

Mr. Rock is an outspoken conservative and must be acutely aware now that everyone knows his political beliefs, that his best move in life would be to get out of show business and try a political career. After all, conservative celebrities tend to become extinct once they're outed as intelligent.

Rock endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 for president and told The Guardian in 2015 that he's a Republican on certain issues, and leans to the middle on others.

"I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it's not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister, I don't look forward to marrying gay people, but I'm not opposed to it."

That's because his mother already had him and he doesn't allow his religious beliefs to interfere with his behavior.

He had me on fiscal and military, but totally lost me on abortion.

By not "tell(ing) a woman what to do," Rock is failing to recognize the moral issue involved. How can he be a minister but have no stance on the killing of unborn babies?

He may not be a fan of abortion, but if he doesn't morally oppose it, he really isn't a true conservative nor a true minister in my opinion.

If Kid Rock really runs and wins, he'd be the first GOPer to win that seat since 1998. Stabenow has held it since 2000.

Unfortunately, she too is pro-abortion.

A 'woman's right to choose' does not morally give her the right to choose to kill her unborn child. But as Ronald Reagan said, and I paraphrase: "I've noticed that people who are pro-abortion have already been born."