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Kid Rock: No regrets for Romney support, “no hard feelings” with Obama

posted at 10:48 am on December 3, 2012 by

I like Kid Rock, like a lot of his music, and even find him inexplicably attractive, but I digress. Point being, even if you’re not a fan of the Detroit native’s brand of rock/rap/country genre mash-up music, there’s no doubt he’s just kind of a cool guy. He’s unabashedly patriotic and doesn’t shy away from USO tours to Afghanistan. He goes against the grain politically in the music business, is unafraid to say it, but does it in a low-key, mature way the temper tantrums of many liberal musicians can’t match. Good for him.

Musician Kid Rock, who was a celebrity surrogate for Mitt Romney, said President Barack Obama wasted no time in jokingly acknowledging their campaign rivalry Sunday.

“It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, ‘I’m still here.’ I said, ‘No hard feelings,’ ” Rock said, laughing.

Earlier Sunday, Rock attended a White House reception with Obama and this year’s Kennedy Center Honors award recipients.

Speaking to CNN on the red carpet after the reception and before the ceremony in Washington, Rock said it was hard to see his candidate lose the election but added “it felt great” to have his music played on the campaign trail for Romney.

“It’s tough to stand up for something you believe in. Believe me, especially in my business. I alienated a lot of fans and people,” Rock said.

“But I believe if you don’t stand for something, you don’t stand for nothing,” he added.

President Obama could take a lesson or two about how one’s opponents are not necessarily one’s “enemies” from Kid Rock.

“You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best,” he said. “You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again.”

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Love this guy. Saw him a few years ago – he puts on an amazing live show!

CityFish on December 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Come on, four years!!!

Cindy Munford on December 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

“You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best,” he said. “You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again.”

Excellent words of advice.

Red Cloud on December 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

“I like Kid Rock, like a lot of his music, and even find him inexplicably attractive, but I digress.” – MKH

LMAO …
1.) “Kid Rock” aka Bob Ritchie, is from Romeo, Michigan – out in the orchard hinterlands – nowhere near Detroit, yet he claims to come from MoTown,
2.) Ritchie’s “music” is a simple compilation of all the real rock stars who preceded him over the decades,
3.) “Kid Rock” is nothing more than a poseur, a “revival” act.
4.) Get over him, MKH, yer lookin’ kinda starry-eyed.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on December 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Karl Magnus on December 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

And yet, he has no idea who you are.

Red Cloud on December 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Karl Magnus on December 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

And he will go to any hot zone to perform for our troops. That may not mean anything to you, but it is HUGE to me.

Cindy Munford on December 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I saw the president tonight. He said, ‘I’m still here.’

Although I have come to expect such pettiness from Obama, it still boggles the mind.

He is the leader of the free world, yet he appearantly finds it necessary to keep track of which celebrity didn’t support him and then snark about it?

Just pathetic.

Norwegian on December 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

He is the leader of the free world, yet he appearantly finds it necessary to keep track of which celebrity didn’t support him and then snark about it?
Just pathetic.
Norwegian on December 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Well, it comes with the territory when you’re the GQ Preezy Steezy.

Marcola on December 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM