Steve M reports on another example of how democratization of the parties' nomination processes - the same bad mistake that gave the GOP nomination to Donald Trump - has been way overdone.
I have suggested a constitutional amendment requiring for the presidency prior service for a full term as a state governor or US senator, or two full terms in the US House.
Obviously, we need to do something before it becomes a problem to rule out slugs like this fellow getting into the US Senate.
I feel like I need a shower just from reading about him.
Musician Kid Rock said Wednesday that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 in his home state of Michigan.
The bid was first launched as a website, kidrockforsenate.com, which the singer just validated and shared on Twitter.
He also tweeted, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
Rock, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who was first elected in 2000.. . . .
And while we're informed that "The Michigan Republican Party ... told CBS News that they have no knowledge of Kid Rock's possible desire to run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 midterm elections," Roll Call reported in February that his "name came up as a possible candidate at a Michigan Republican Party convention" that month.
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I realize that there's plenty in his life that, in a pre-2016 America, would have been disqualifying.
He has a song catalog that ranges from "Balls in Your Mouth," "Killin' Brain Cells," "Fuck U Blind," and "Blow Me" in the early '90s to later songs such as "Rock n Roll Jesus" and "You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me" (which includes the line "I met the president when I was half stoned").
You can watch a sex tape that features him along with Creed's Scott Stapp and four women.
He had to pay $40,000 after getting into a fight with a guy at a Waffle House.
And he doesn't seem to have a particularly profound grasp of politics, as we learned from this early 2016 Rolling Stone interview:
What do you think of the Republican field
I'm digging Trump.
I feel like a lot of people, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there's going to be the same shit.
Has that much fucking changed when anyone's in office, whether it's been a Republican or a Democrat in office, in our lifetime, anyway?
I haven't really seen this big, like, fucking change.
Obviously some people fucked up. [Laughs] That's a long debate.
My feeling: let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business.
And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.
... To me, I'm just like, "We gotta try something else," and ... I'm not an expert at political science or anything.
I do try to follow things, obviously.
I'm a pretty good, tax-paying citizen of this country. [Laughs]
Let the business guy in there.
It's not really working too well running it not like a business.
I mean, what business fucking survives when they're fucking broke?