Ted Nugent: Kid Rock ‘Ain’t Running for Squat’
Ted Nugent sat down with Newsmax TV recently to talk politics, specifically his meeting earlier this year with President Donald Trump and the speculation of his fellow Michigan native Kid Rock's plans to run for U.S. Senate.
"Somebody write this down: Kid Rock ain't running for squat," the Nuge says. "[The GOP] made it up and they're running with it and they should probably stop and focus their resources on someone who can beat the Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi wannabe Debbie Stabenow. She's bad for Michigan, she's bad for America, and the Republican party better get somebody in there who can be a status quo crusher like Donald Trump. So somebody better put their resources together for someone who's actually running for office instead of this nonsense that Kid Rock is gonna stop rocking and rolling and run for U.S. Senate. You've gotta be kiddin' me."
Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has yet to officially enter the race, but has expressed his appreciation for the reaction so far, saying, "I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls--t."
Rock has revealed plans get out the vote by launching a non-profit organization to encourage voter registration. He also started the site Kid Rock for Senate which sells apparel boasting his possible run.
"My friend Bob Ritchie never thought, never hinted, never mentioned, never gave any consideration whatsoever to running for public office," Nugent says. "Some goofball in the Michigan GOP just pulled it out of their ass and said, 'What about Kid Rock?' Meanwhile, Kid Rock's rocking and rolling, he's touring, he's writing songs, he's recording, he's got a full-time job and he's a great man. And quite honestly, I know Bob, I know Kid Rock — he would make a much-improved representative in Michigan for 'we the people.' Logic, truth, common sense, that goodwill and decency and that work ethic that makes America work. But that the GOP and the media continue to milk this nonsense is one of the most embarrassing chapters for the Republican party."
Earlier this year, Nugent and Rock visited the White House with their respective significant others along with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Nugent praised Trump, calling him, "A man that I would have at a Thanksgiving family dinner table."
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