A new poll conducted by Delphi Analytica reveals one the most amazing results in recent polling history: among those told to choose between the two candidates, musician Robert Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, who is highly successful and famous for his hard-party image, including songs revolving around heavy drug use, sex with prostitutes and strippers as well as being featured in sex tapes, and incumbent Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, 54% chose Kid Rock and 46% chose Stabenow.
Among voters overall, 44% were undecided.
Even Texas Governor Greg Abbott was excited
Kid Rock has plenty of issues that an opposing candidate might target, as Politico points out:
… the no-contest plea to charges he assaulted a DJ at a Nashville strip club, the messy divorce from Pamela Anderson … . when he told Rolling Stone of his distaste for Beyoncé (“I like skinny white chicks with big tits”) and gave the New Yorker his stance on same-sex marriage (“I don’t give a fuck if gay people get married. I don’t love anybody who acts like a fuckin’ faggot”).
But none of that stopped Kid Rock from announcing his candidacy for Stabenow’s seat in 2018; last week he revealed he was considering a campaign against her.
Of course, his website www.kidrockforsenate.com, links to a merchandise store hosted by Warner Bros. Records, and Ritchie just released two new singles from his forthcoming album.
Politico added, “Not a single prominent Republican in Michigan told us they’d heard from Ritchie or his associates about a campaign.”
But he’s wealthy enough; he has donated seven-figure sums to charity. He’s a man of the people: he capped ticket prices to his concerts at $20 so working class fans could attend. He met Mitt Romney in 2012 when Romney asked for his endorsement; the next day he endorsed Romney; he later said Romney was “the most decent mother**ker I’ve ever met in my life.”