Kid Rock, Paul Ryan Take Jabs at Obama at Michigan Rally

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By Lawrence D. Jones , Christian Post Reporter
October 9, 2012|4:02 pm

Kid Rock gave vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan a rock star introduction at a campaign rally in Michigan Monday evening.

Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, said he knows his support for Mitt Romney may "alienate a few fans" but he didn't care.

"I really believe strongly that it's okay to disagree on politics and the direction of our country without hating one another," he said.

During his introductory speech, Rock also expressed frustration over President Obama's job performance.

"I also want to be real clear that I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president. I'm sorry, I'm sorry he didn't do a better job. I really wish he would have-I do."

Rock, 41, sounded impressed by how Romney performed during last week's debate with Obama.

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Although he wanted for Obama to have done better, Rock said the debate speaks for itself, saying "the facts are the facts and we just saw them come to light in the last debate with no outside BS, no bias media involved, no interruptions and negative politics ads every five seconds and most importantly no damn teleprompters."

"Yeah, I enjoyed it so much I think I might throw a keg party for the Ryan-Biden debate."

Rock, a Michigan native, introduced Ryan to the crowd as a "fellow hunter, a fellow fan of rock and roll and a great Midwesterner.

Ryan focused his talk on the dismal jobs report and sluggish employment rate.

"(President Barack Obama) said that the economy would be growing at 4% this year. Well now it's growing at 1.3%. The economy is growing slower this year than it grew last year and last year it was slower than the year before," said Ryan.

"We need to make sure that people who are caught in between, who are slipping through the cracks, get the skills they need to get the careers they want so they can get back on their feet and get back on the path to prosperity, get back in the middle class, have higher take-home pay, go back to work."

 

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