Is reality TV becoming the new state of the nation?
A few years ago, it would be unthinkable to elect a flashy, twice-divorced reality TV star to become the most powerful person in the land. (You know, the one with the red phone and the codes?)
Think about it.
When evangelicals were a big political force, a glitzy candidate with two divorces, an extramarital affair, sexual hijinks or anything less than squeaky clean on his résumé wouldn’t have a chance at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But who knows?
Maybe the whole thing started when beloved president and “Bedtime for Bonzo” star Ronald Regan gave politics a whirl, followed by off-the-walls wrestler Jessie Ventura and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, but reality TV stars are on the political bus and it doesn’t seem like they are getting off soon.
Kid Rock—who just sold his Malibu home—is allegedly giving it a look. Could Capitol Hill become his new Northern Michigan?
The commotion began when rocker Kid Rock posted a Kid Rock for Senate on Twitter (a favorite means of communication for The Donald).
He followed with a Facebook post detailing a conservative stand on federal regulation and taxes.
“I believe that if you work your butt off and pay taxes you should be able to navigate laws, tax codes, health care and anything else government puts in place that affects us all,” he said.
While he may be new to politics, the Michigan native is not new to the limelight.
He was President Trump’s guest at the White House along with fellow Great Lakes rocker Ted Nugent and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Rock recently said he was contemplating a race against Senator Debbie Stabenow, who is up for reelection in 2018.
Rock recently rocked out in a $9.5 million Balinese-inspired Malibu estate. The exotic retreat has reportedly just been sold.
Our own LGBTQ queen Caitlyn Jenner has even given politics a thought.
The Olympic gold medalist, All-American and Wheaties poster boy, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, said recently she was contemplating a run for U.S. Senate in the Golden State.
The reality star and transgender activist said, “I have considered it. I like the political side of it.”
The Malibu resident is a lifelong Republican. The next opening in the senate may come when highly regarded Democrat Diane Feinstein’s term is up in ‘18.
The senator is now 84 and has not said whether she will run again.
Even if it’s just talk, think about it.