It’s no secret that celebrities have long been involved in politics, along with causes that are near and dear to their hearts. Heck, look at the current situation in the country just south of us.
So it shouldn’t really surprise us that Kid Rock is the latest name to throw his hat into the ring as a potential U.S. senator… right?
The musician has strongly hinted that he’s prepping a 2018 campaign by creating an actual website called Kid Rock for U.S. Senate 2018. The site, which includes a landing page picture of Rock in a star-patterned high-back chair–and a deer–is selling t-shirts and other promotional materials, supposedly to start raising money for the cause.
At first glance the site — along with its tagline, “Are you scared?” seems like a bit of a joke. But Rock has verified it both on his Twitter account and Facebook page, which makes it all appear to be pretty real even if the whole thing doesn’t exactly seem legit.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
While this is far from an official announcement, Rock also promised “a major announcement in the near future,” which means really it’s only a matter of time.
Hey, a lot of people thought Donald Trump was running as a joke too.
Speaking of Trump, Rock has been a pretty vocal supporter of the Republican from the start, so we’re sure he’ll get the presidential nod if this campaign does happen. Other famous Republicans, like Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, have been connected with the musician too, which means he’s actually got a lot more well-connected friends in politics than you might assume.
Obviously Rock isn’t the first celeb to run for political office. Trump is currently the first name that comes to mind, but Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, not to mention Ronald Reagan and numerous others have run, and won, over the years. It’s definitely a thing.
And hey, we’re still standing… right? Right?
We guess we’ll just have to see whether or not Kid Rock will rock us politically. In the meantime, it may be a hard pass on his t-shirts.