Kid Rock: I told Mitt Romney’s campaign they could use my song

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

The Washington Post confirmed Tuesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made Kid Rock's "Born Free" his official campaign song.

As for Kid Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, that's just fine with him.

In a statement Wednesday, the musician said that he told Romney's team that it could use his music--and so, for that matter, can anyone else:

He and anyone else who wants to use my song do not need my permission. I said he could use it and I would say the same for any other candidate. I have to have a little faith that every candidate feels like he or she can help this country. Without faith, we got nothing. I make music to have it be heard. Merry Christmas folks! Rock on.

-Kid Rock

PS: Any candidate who makes "So Hott" their theme song has a good chance of getting my vote

But don't plan on seeing Mr. Rock make an endorsement this cycle. He said in 2008 that entertainers "should keep their mouth shut on politics." Plus, have you seen the lyrics to "So Hott"?

You can hear the song Romney's using on the campaign trail after the jump:

Other popular Yahoo! News stories:

Want more of our best political stories? Visit The Ticket or connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.