Using the prevailing language of the event, Ted Nugent made some bold statements and harsh battle plans for the upcoming November elections.
Speaking during an interview at the National Rifle Association’s convention over the weekend, Nugent said that conservatives need to recruit hundreds, if not thousands, of voters for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney if they want any chance of beating President Obama — who is leading a government that Nugent says is “wiping his ass with the constitution.”
In addition to recruiting those voters, Nugent said that winning required them to “ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”
The tie-in to the NRA, Nugent said, was the Supreme Court’s liberal members’ supposed infringement on self-defense.
“We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution,” Nugent said. “Does everyone here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense.”
Nugent endorsed Romney, somewhat tepidly, with a Twitter announcement back in March.
“After a long heart&soul conversation with Mitt Romney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him,” he wrote — though he really was more of a fan of Rick Perry.
“If the real Rick Perry had been at those debates, he would still be in the race,” Nugent told the Houston Chronicle. “It is my firm belief that Rick Perry would have [made] and would make the best president we could choose.”