ROCHESTER (WWJ) – A political rally on the campus of Oakland University Monday night. The speaker was Republican Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan:
“The President told a television interviewer the other day on Uni-Vision that he can’t change Washington from the inside … isn’t that why we elect presidents in the first place? If he can’t change Washington, then we need to change presidents, we need to elect Mitt Romney the next president of the United States,” said Ryan.
Ryan was not the only star of the event on campus as the crowd cheered loudly when local favorite Kid Rock endorsed the GOP ticket.
“It is a little difficult to put myself in this position knowing that I might alienate a few fans, ” said Kid Rock as he introduced Paul Ryan. “But I really believe strongly that it’s okay to disagree on politics and the direction of our country without hating one another.”
While Kid Rock was lending his name and fame in support of Ryan, WWJ’s Beth Fisher asked students whether politics and entertainment mix? Fisher got mixed opinions on the subject from student on campus.
“He’s from Detroit and I listen to his music so I guess it would influence me a little,” said one woman.
But not everyone is influenced by the rocker’s appearance…
“He went out of his boundary … to go and be here today with him, I mean, that’s good for him and that’s good for Paul Ryan but … it would not influence me,” said another attendee.
Ryan told the 6,500 supporters that he and Romney want to earn their support. Ryan and Democrat Joe Biden debate on Thursday night.