Most celebrities like to at least pretend that they’re ‘politically aware’. Most of them like to consider themselves serious thinking liberals who support Obama without question–despite the fact that he’s doing most of the things that they claimed to have hated under Bush. You have to look long and hard to find right leaning celebrities but at least one is on record supporting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan–that would be rapper Kid Rock who appeared with Ryan today at a Michigan rally.
This isn’t the first time that Kid Rock has lent his support to the GOP Presidential candidate. He appeared with Ryan at a Republican fund raiser at the Oakland Hills Country Club in August which he followed with a performance at the Republican National Convention. Kid says he’s tired of ‘political correctness’:
“People are so angry at each other for their viewpoints. You know, yeah, I’m a little right-wing. I’m gonna vote for Mitt Romney, but that’s where my politics end.”
He continued to say that people have to get over their ossified political ideologies:
“If you’re not (going to vote for Romney), it’s OK, we can still have a conversation and be friends and maybe enlighten each other on some views. I think thinking differently is what made this country great.”
Point taken, despite the fact that Romney and Obama agree on countless major issues–ongoing war, NDAA, SOPA and countless other expensive big government projects. A dose of ‘thinking differently’ would be great but we’re not going to get it from the ruling political duopoly and they’re taking steps to make sure that opposing viewpoints don’t make their way into presidential debates.
Kid Rock has a new album coming out on November 19 entitled “Rebel Soul”, which means that his participation in the election cycle is good publicity for this forthcoming release. Realistically speaking, it’s a good way to reach his fan base which skirts the periphery of rap, rock and even country music. In other words, his audience is similar to the NASCAR fan base and if anything going on record supporting Romney and opposing Obama should enhance his appeal.