Kid Rock Recalls How Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Earned His Support
Kid Rock ended up being one of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's biggest celebrity supporters in the run up to the election, and the vocalist revealed on the Howard Stern Show how he managed to warm to the buttoned-up politician.
According to CBS Detroit, Rock and Romney met in person before the musician decided to publicly lend his support. He told Stern that it was important to him that Romney was "not just a rich guy who wanted to become president to out-do dad." He explained, "I know what it's like to want to be better than your father. Of course, I'm getting these 'I really want to help America' [answers], and I said, 'Cut the s---, this is my living room. This isn't going to leave here." Once Romney addressed the commitments he had specifically toward Rock's hometown of Detroit, the pair began to bond further.
Rock says that while he dipped his toes into the political arena by publicly supporting Romney, he's not necessarily into right wing politics. "I'm less into government," explained Rock, who added, "If gay people want to get married, I don't give a f---." He went on to add, "It's OK to stand for something … I've got friends who didn't vote. I want to smack them upside the head."
With the election behind him, Rock is more focused than ever on his hometown. As in recent years, he's backed a drive to provide families in need with Meijer gift cards for the holidays. Plus fans will be able to catch him kicking off the United Way holiday campaign by performing at halftime of the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game.
Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul' album arrives in stores Nov. 19.