Sometimes, we just wish potential candidates would drop the charade and tell us unequivocally whether or not they’re running for office. Musician Robert Ritchie, commonly known by his stage name "Kid Rock," had seen his name surface earlier this year as a possible Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, immediately setting off speculation over whether the multi-millionaire was serious or just using the attention to promote his latest album and merchandise. Some prominent state and national Republicans even appeared keen on Ritchie’s candidacy, and he insisted he was seriously considering it. However, when he appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, he told the host:
“Fuck no, I'm not running for Senate. Are you fucking kidding me? Who couldn't figure that out? I'm releasing a new album. I'm going on tour, too. Are you fucking shitting me?”
Sounds, uh, pretty definitive right? But nope, that would be too kind. Ritchie clearly enjoys messing with everyone, since he later stated in the very same interview:
But after saying he wouldn't run for office, Ritchie later told Stern he was leaving the door open to a Senate bid if the "left wing keeps fucking" with him.
"If they keep fucking with me in the papers and everything, I'm going to run," a laughing Ritchie said. "And I'm going to go to fucking D.C., I'm going to beat the shit out of Debbie—whatever the fuck her name is—and then I'm going to go to D.C. and I'm going to smack the living shit out of all of them motherfuckers on the Hill."
Whatever, dude. It speaks volumes about the dire state of Michigan Republicans that some of them are so desperate they’d stoop to supporting the likes of this clown.
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