… Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has announced his Presidential preference. From MusicRadar:
“I’m just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican. I can’t bear to watch what’s happened to our great country. Everybody’s got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, ‘Oh, Obama’s doing such a great job…’ I don’t think so. Not from what I see.
“Looking at the Republican candidates, I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there’s some questions there. And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a while, but now he’s just gone back to being that person that everybody said he was – that angry little man. I still like him, but I don’t think I’d vote for him.
“Ron Paul… you know, I heard somebody say he was like insecticide – 98 percent of it’s inert gases, but it’s the two percent that’s left that will kill you. What that means is that he’ll make total sense for a while, and then he’ll say something so way out that it negates everything else. I like the guy because he knows how to excite the youth of America and fill them in on some things. But when he says that we’re like the Taliban… I’m sorry, Congressman Paul, but I’m nothing like the Taliban.
“Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable. Also, just watching how he hasn’t gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney’s done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”
I know at least one mom, who’s son is a Megadeth devotee, who’s quite delighted by this announcement…
While the straitlaced Santorum might seem an odd choice by the leader of a heavy metal band, Mustaine’s conservative political leanings are no surprise to anyone who’s listened to Megadeth. The band’s United Abominations album from a few years back is loaded with blatant assaults on the United Nations’ leftist bent. Megadeth’s not all headbanging and speed riffs, although the number of their fans who’ve figured this out is probably not all that great, alas. But I digress.
Mustaine endorsing Santorum does bring up some interesting notions. Should Santorum win the GOP nomination, how cool would it be to have Megadeth play a song or two in prime time at the convention? Imagine the looks of joy and delight on the faces of assorted elderly delegates as they rush to the front of the stage and form a mosh pit. Or, the looks of shock and awe on the MSM’s faces as their meme of the Republican party being the depository of ancient wealthy elitists melts away under a barrage of lightning-fast guitar solos delivered at a volume level that would drown out a 747 landing on the street outside the convention center. In either case, I dearly hope it happens.
And congratulate Dave Mustaine on his excellent perception and taste.
P.S. Speaking of Megadeth, my favorite song by them (a bit of science fiction silliness):