Ted Nugent: I Might Run for President

'My answers would make things wonderful,' he says

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 4, 2013 3:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Well, you knew this was coming: Everyone's favorite rocker-slash-gun-lover-slash-Obama-hater, Ted Nugent, is considering a run for the Oval Office. The news comes in the middle of a pretty spectacular Washington Post profile of Nugent. (His first words to the interviewer? He says he's been off "killing some squirrels" with his brother and warns, "You are just going to be tsunamied by all this energy.") Here's the relevant quote: "'Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women, and I’m running for president.' Yeah, I’m thinking about it."

He's gotten more serious about the idea of running for political office as more and more of his fans have called for him to do so. "Things are just so wrong in the country now," he explains. "And I know that my answers would make things wonderful, unless you just refuse to produce, and then I’d recommend that you move to Canada. Or Illinois." Mike Huckabee even says he'd help Nugent run. "I think you’d be surprised at how many evangelicals respond to him," Huckabee says.

In this Oct. 15, 2010, photo rocker and celebrity hunter Ted Nugent holds up a rooster pheasant he shot at the Dakota Hills Shooting Preserve in Oral, South Dakota.
In this Oct. 15, 2010, photo rocker and celebrity hunter Ted Nugent holds up a rooster pheasant he shot at the Dakota Hills Shooting Preserve in Oral, South Dakota.   (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Aaron Rosenblatt)
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