Our most out-spoken whitetail addict in the public eye has made his pick for president, as Ted Nugent has endorsed Mitt Romney for the top office in the country.
His official announcement came on Twitter last week as Sweaty Teddy stated “After a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him”
In addition – in a phone call with Dan Schmidt of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine Nugent elaborated “I told him, Mitt, I can’t endorse you unless you can promise that there will be no more insane gun restrictions … no more insane ammo restrictions … no more Second Amendment restrictions. I said you also have to vow to reign in the Gestapo-like raids being conducted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and other game agencies on honest, law-abiding, workin’ hard, playin’ hard Americans. He told me, ‘Yes, I vow’ and I told him that I would then support him.”
Now – while I certainly have opinions of my own, an endorsement by a true backstrap loving, gun toting, Michigan man like Ted Nugent is certainly something that I cannot ignore. And while I would never mention my political persuasions on Wired To Hunt (I can tell you it rhymes with preservative), if I were by chance considering voting for a Republican this fall – this would give me cause to trust that Romney might be a good choice, at least in regards to issues to pertaining to me as a hunter.
Now I know that none of us will be voting on election day this year (November 6 2012), since we’ll be sitting 20 feet up in the air waiting for whitetails! But make sure you fill out an absentee ballot and make your voice heard!