It’s no secret that there have been some pretty convincing rumours sprouting across the internet over the past few months that Michigan rock rapper Kid Rock was going to be running for U.S. Senate in his home state, though many assumed that this was simply a publicity stunt, and that nothing that materialised as a result was anything to be taken too seriously.
The validity is still yet to be seen, as according to a report from Detroit Free Press (here) he’s actually violating federal election law by declaring himself a candidate but not registering his candidacy or reporting campaign contributions, and is ultimately a claim that could result in civil penalties of tens of thousands of dollars or more.
However, Kid Rock took to the stage at his recent show on September 9th 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was introduced to the crowd as “the next senator of the great state of Michigan”, and gave his audience of fans, despite only being a brief snippet, what would be considered his first public campaign speech in his run for U.S. Senate – assuming of course this isn’t all just a publicity stunt.
During his very brief speech, Kid Rock very quickly covers his viewpoints on public health insurance, the benefit system, and single parents before he begins to cover off the second half of his public hearing with a rhymed verse approach that touches on racism, global terror, and sharing his thoughts that it would be “a sight to see President Kid Rock in Washington, D.C.”.
You can check out a fan-shot video of his public speech, along with a transcribed excerpt of his rhymed half of his speech below.
“And if you wanna take a knee,
or sit during our ‘Star-Spangled Banner’.
Call me a racist ’cause I’m not PC,
and think you have to remind me that black lives matter.
Nazis, fucking bigots, and now again the KKK?
Say “Screw all you assholes, stay the fuck away!”
It’s no secret we’re divided,
and we all should take some blame.
We should be ashamed that we all seem scared,
to call him by his name.
So, please, almighty Jesus, if you’re looking down tonight,
please guide us with your wisdom, and give us strength to fight.
To fight the tyrant evils that lurk here and abroad,
and remind us all, we are still just one nation under God.
Now let’s get down to brass tax,
before I hit you with this funk.
Like it or not, Hillary Clinton lost,
and your President is Donald motherfucking Trump.
Kid Rock for Senate has got folks in disarray.
Wait ’til they hear Kid Rock for president of the U.S.A.
’cause wouldn’t it be a sight to see,
President Kid Rock in Washington, D.C.?
Standing on the Oval Office like a G,
holding my dick ready to address the whole country.
I’ll look the nation dead in the eyes, live on TV,
and simply tell ’em, you never met a motherfucker quite like me.”