Kid Rock encouraged Michigan voters to support Mitt Romney during a Paul Ryan event on Monday. The popular singer took the stage and dazzled the crowd not with his voice but with his blunt opinions on the presidential race. The Grammy-nominated star readily noted that coming out against a Democratic might alienate a few fans. The music star apparently had the power of his convictions and stayed true to his outspoken personality while sharing his thoughts on the direction he feels America needs to take in the next four years.
Bob Ritchie (the singer’s real name) joked with the thousands of folks who came out to hear Paul Ryan speak at Oakland University. Michigan polling data shows the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is neck-and-neck in the state. The star power at the Republican rally could make a difference with younger voters who have plenty of Kid Rock tunes stored on their iPods. Even the older supporters in the crowd, who may have only heard his music when shouting at their children to turn it down, appeared to really respond to the message one of Michigan’s favorite sons uttered at the podium, according to even video shown on Fox News.
Ritchie had this to say during the Mitt Romney rally:
“I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president. I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job. I really wish he would have, I do. But, the facts are the facts, and we just saw them come to light in the last debate. With no outside BS, no bias media involved, no interruptions, and negative political ads every five seconds, and most importantly no d**n teleprompters. Yeah, I enjoyed it so much I think I might throw a kegger for the Ryan-Biden debate.”
Kid Rock also stated his belief that Americans can disagree on political issues and the direction the country should take without hating one another, CNN reports. The Ryan-Biden debate takes place on Thursday evening and is the only time the vice presidential candidates will face-off at the podium.