Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine endorses Santorum

Heavy metal and sweater vests don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine says his pick for president next year is the sweater vest-loving Republican candidate Rick Santorum.
 
Source: WikimediaDuring an interview with MusicRadar.com, the long-haired guitarist gave his take on the GOP’s presidential campaign front-runners, outlining why he thinks most of them aren’t White House material.
 
“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,” he said. “I still like him, but I don't think I'd vote for him.”
 
Mustaine, 50, lauded Ron Paul for being able to excite America’s youth, but compared him to insecticide—“98 percent of it's inert gases, but it's the two percent that's left that will kill you,” he said. “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.”
 
After finding out that Mitt Romney’s five boys reportedly have a $100 million trust fund, Mustaine, a former member of Metallica, said he was left pondering where all that money came from. He also commented on Romney’s “horrible, horrible attack ads” against Gingrich, and praised Santorum for not engaging in that type of campaigning.

 
The headbanging entertainer is apparently on a “dude” basis with the former Pennsylvania senator. "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,” Mustaine said. “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."
 
Over the course of his career, Mustaine has made quite a few political comments both in the United States and overseas. In 1992, he was a political correspondent for MTV News and covered the Democratic National Convention.

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