Megadeth Frontman Hails Santorum
But it's not an endorsement, Dave Mustaine says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2012 2:45 AM CST
Dave Mustaine plays at a Megadeth concert in Budapest.   (AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai)

(Newser) – Rick Santorum and heavy metal—together at last? Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine took a look at the GOP field in an interview with Music Radar and picked Santorum over too-rich Mitt Romney, too out-there Ron Paul, and "angry little man" Newt Gingrich. Mustaine, who founded Megadeth after getting kicked out of Metallica in 1983 and became a born-again Christian a decade ago, praised Santorum's decision to leave the campaign trail to be with his sick daughter, and his lack of "horrible, horrible attack ads."

"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," Mustaine said. Santorum, however, can't brag about winning the Megadeth endorsement just yet: Mustaine has issued a statement saying that, contrary to how his words were interpreted, he hasn't endorsed anybody and isn't ready to make his choice yet, Billboard reports.
 

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