Kid Rock was one of many to use the ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidency as a sign that maybe they could make a run into politics. He was joined by Joe Piscopo’s now scrapped run to be governor of New Jersey and Ted Nugent’s competing run for the U.S. Senate on the GOP ticket, creating some sort of nightmare scenario where uptight politicians are forced to flatter the guy who wrote “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.” Most of those potential political runs have faded into the night, but Kid Rock’s soldiers on to haunt us once again.
While the actual substance behind Kid Rock For Senate is still up in the air — The AV Club even points out that the “buy now” button leads to the Warner Bros. records website — there is a series of t-shirts, hats, yard signs, and stickers that you can buy and wear around to support the outspoken rocker in his search for political superiority:
Now these selections pale in comparison to the normal offerings on Rock’s online store. If you don’t want to buy his 2018 campaign shirt, you can buy his God, Guns, And Trump shirt or his map of the U.S. that labels those pesky blue states as “Dumbf*ckistan.” This could just mean he’s in it to sell merchandise to his fan base, but it could also mean you’re helping to fund his run against Michigan senator Debbie Stabe in the mid-term elections.
The site is pretty bare bones as it is, but it does feature a fine selection of Rock’s greatest hits modified to be political slogans. There are no less than 5 variations on “party” and then a few takes on lines from “Bawitdaba”:
We’ll have to wait to see if Rock is serious once we get deeper into the year. The real shame is that Joe C. is not around to take part in this run. He was a fixture before the current era of Rock’s career, helping to hit those highs during Devil Without A Cause and he could be a boon on the campaign trail.
(Via The AV Club / Kid Rock)