Romney taps Kid Rock to reach Michigan voters

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, shakes hands with Kid Rock at a campaign event at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (Associated Press)

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Retired auto-parts retailer John Finn could hardly contain his excitement over a surprise appearance by Kid Rock at Mitt Romney’s final rally before Michigan’s GOP presidential primary election Tuesday.

“My granddaughter is going to be so impressed,” Finn said after the Detroit rocker performed his hit, “Born Free,” adopted by Romney as his campaign’s anthem, inside the historic Royal Oak Music Theatre on Monday night.

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