By Grady Smith
Updated December 07, 2011 at 07:17 PM EST

At a recent Dan Quayle endorsement rally for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Arizona, the Mormon Republican politico walked onto the stage as Kid Rock’s “Born Free” played.

According to the Washington Post, the Springsteen-esque liberty call has been named Romney’s official campaign song, because, you know, no other candidate fits the lyrics “wild like an untamed stallion” quite like Romney does.

In all reality, the choice makes sense. The repeated “I was born free!” refrain puts the Kid Rock song into the same hopeful realm as Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come” and K.T. Tunstall’s “Suddenly I See” (which played at Obama rallies) — plus, it preemptively answers any critics who might claim that Romney wasn’t born in America. He was born FREE, haters!

UPDATE: Kid Rock responded to the matter on his official website blog:

“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.

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