This weekend’s National Rifle Association convention in Florida brought out gun owners from across the country, including rocker Ted Nugent, who took the opportunity to stump for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Nugent told the crowd at the gun convention that the current administration was “un-American” and if Obama won re-election, he would be “dead or in jail” by this time next year. The guitarist ended saying that Romney supporters need to “ride into the battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” The Huffington Post reports:
In a video spotted by Right Wing Watch, Nugent doesn’t mince words when describing the sitting president’s administration, which he describes as “vile,” “evil” and “America-hating.”
Though the wild rhetoric is from the weekend, Nugent had already endorsed Romney in early March. He also once threatened to kill Obama and Hilary Clinton and effusively praised Sarah Palin in the 2010 TIME 100 issue.
Nugent is hardly the only musician to be associated with Romney in recent weeks. After KISS frontman Gene Simmons was quoted as saying he supported Romney’s fiscal policy, outlets were quick to say the rocker endorsed Romney. Simmons quickly disputed the accounts, taking to Twitter to tell fans, “I HAVE NOT ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY FOR PRES.”
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