Tagg Romney tweeted this: “Ted Nugent endorsed my Dad today. Ted Nugent? How cool is that?! He joins Kid Rock as great Detroit musicians on team Mitt!” This was a little over a month ago. Now, following Nugent’s incendiary remarks, Team Romney seems to do what they’ve done so often in the past. They are flip-flopping again. This time, after Nugent says “If Obama wins reelection, a year from now I’ll either be dead or in jail. See Romney Campaign Backs Away From Nugent’s Anti-Obama Remark
Can anyone imagine if Obama had actively sought the endorsement of a controversial, albeit violence advocating celebrity? I’m sure we all remember the Jeremiah Wright controversy. The pastor spoke not directly about Obama, yet somehow our President had to explain away the opinions of someone not involved in the campaign. The double standard is quite obvious. If Obama sought out Eminem, and then he spoke about the GOP being “beheaded,” I’m sure Fox News would run it on a reel 24/7.
Not only is the rhetoric from the Nugent character inflammatory, but his history is quite tattered with very questionable behavior. The man has 8 children with 6 different women. He was involved with a 17-year-old in 1978 which awarded him as #63 in Spin Magazine’s 100 sleaziest rock moments. Check out Personal Life of Ted Nugent Barack Obama can’t even know someone with this type of sordid past without a scrutiny never bestowed on a president in our lifetime.
It is rather humorous how the Romney campaign can do a 180 on pretty much any and all issues/people and the GOP doesn’t bat an eyelash. I truly believe the motivation to beat Obama is just not going to be enough for this candidate. Mitt Romney is far too dirty and unlikable to convince the bigots and haters out there to get off their couches (as Chris Christie admonishes) and cast a vote for the Liberal/Moderate/Conservative Candidate of the GOP. For the sake of all those not in the 1%, I sure as hell hope I am right!