Clarkston rocker and Romney-Ryan supporter, Kid Rock entered the Oakland University Athletics Center O'rena Monday night as his "Born Free" blasted over the crowd.
"You have to stand for something," Kid Rock told the crowd of thousands in his speech introducing Vice-President candidate Paul Ryan. "The No. 1 thing is for everyone to vote. So many great Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice for this right, so please, everyone, vote."
Kid Rock admitted it was difficult to put himself in a position that could alienate many of his fans but said he strongly believed "people can disagree on politics without hating one another." The crowd cheered in agreement.
Laying his hand over his heart, Kid Rock said he was proud to say America had elected its first black president, "I'm sorry he didn't do a better job," he continued, "But the facts are the facts."
After contemplating throwing a keg party for the upcoming vice presidential debate, Kid Rock said our military is the strongest in the world and his politics end there. Then Kid Rock introduced "fellow hunter, fellow fan of rock-and-roll and fellow Midwesterner" Ryan.
With AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" blasting and thunder sticks banging, Ryan finally came to the stage saying, "Guess what? I got to meet Kid Rock. Pretty cool!"