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Kid Rock, Obama Mend Fences at Kennedy Honors

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    U.S. President Barack Obama gathers with his wife Michelle Obama (L) and daughters Sasha and Malia (R) during his election night victory rally in Chicago November 7, 2012.
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
December 3, 2012|2:31 pm

Kid Rock and Obama may not have seen eye to eye on many things, including the presidential election. Rock was a huge Mitt Romney supporter and offered a gracious conciliatory speech just this week.

"It always stinks to lose at anything in life," Rock told CNN. "But the beautiful thing about it, you know, is that I love this country and I think both men do, so you cross your fingers and try to move forward and hope for the best. You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is that in four years, we'll see what happens."

Rock, even though he is known more for his performances and music, is also rather vocal when it comes to his political preferences. He made no qualms about supporting Romney during this campaign and even allowed Romney to use his song "Born Free" at his campaign rallies and events.

The feelings between Romney and Rock were mutual, as evidenced at a campaign rally in Michigan.

"The other day I got in my car and drove out to a home of a fellow who lives in this area, and I asked him whether he might come here tonight. I think you know him pretty well. He's a native son of Detroit. He loves Michigan, loves Detroit," Romney previously said as he introduced Rock.

Rock and Obama ran into each other at the Kennedy Center Honors last night, which could have been an awkward situation.

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"I said, 'no hard feelings,' and he remembered meeting my son when I played his inauguration, which was very special," Rock told the press.

"It's tough to stand up for something you believe in, especially in my business," he added. "It's very easy to alienate a lot of fans and people, but if you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing."

 

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