Libertarianism

Kid Rock: "Fiscally, I'm Republican. But the social issues kill me — gay marriage and abortion. It's like, Come on, man, get off it."

When you've lost Kid Rock, GOP, you might as well go home already.

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Kid Rock, talking to The New York Times (questions in bold face):

I've seen you say that you're not in bed with anybody; you're more of a libertarian than anything else. 

Fiscally, I'm Republican. But the social issues kill me — gay marriage and abortion. It's like, Come on, man, get off it. There's so many big problems we got that we really need to address in this country.

You endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 and let him use your song "Born Free" during his presidential campaign. Do you think that you might endorse somebody again? 

When I see other people do it, when I see Springsteen and Jay-Z do it, I'm like, What a bunch of idiots. And then I'm looking in the mirror like, You're an idiot, too. Pot, meet kettle. I'm very interested in the things that Ben Carson has to say. I'm very interested in our governor in Michigan [Rick Snyder], who is bringing Detroit out of bankruptcy. I'd love to see him go for the gold, because he's a nerd, and he's an accountant. But at this point, I just don't know. It's definitely not on my list of things to do.

More here.

I'm always happy to hear someone self-describe as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. That's like 90 percent of the way to being libertarian.

As for Ben Carson, Kid Rock would do well to note that the good doctor is staunchly anti-abortion and against gay marriage too. He supports medical marijuana though not recreational use and supports driving down the blood alcohol content for legal driving to 0.02 percent, down from 0.08 percent.