“I’m just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican. I can’t bear to watch what’s happened to our great country. Everybody’s got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, ‘Oh, Obama’s doing such a great job…’ I don’t think so. Not from what I see.
“Looking at the Republican candidates, I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there’s some questions there. And 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. I still like him, but I don’t think I’d vote for him.
“Ron Paul… you know, I heard somebody say he was like insecticide – 98 percent of it’s inert gases, but it’s the two percent that’s left that will kill you. 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. I like the guy because he knows how to excite the youth of America and fill them in on some things. But when he says that we’re like the Taliban… I’m sorry, Congressman Paul, but I’m nothing like the Taliban.
“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. Also, just watching how he hasn’t gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney’s done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… 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.”
– Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine
Shades of Alice Cooper (who happens to be Mustaine’s honorary godfather!)
Update: It’s not that surprising if you’ve been following Mustaine. This from 2005:
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: I love Israel One of America’s premiere heavy metal bands Megadeth will be performing in Israel next week when they headline the third annual Metalist Festival on June 22. The band’s founder and leader Dave Mustaine said that he is excited about returning to Israel for the third time – once with Megadeth ten years ago, and then on a private visit. “I love Israel – I’ve been back since the Cinerama show on a private visit with my wife and two children. We fell in love with the country and its people. In America, there’s a stigma that all of Israel is like Gaza. I know it’s different,” Mustaine told The Jerusalem Post. “Politically it’s very emotional and passionate, but I found the people warm and inviting – there’s not typical Israeli, that’s a stereotype – they’re from a lot of different backgrounds.”
And in case you’re wondering, he’s a Jew. Well, it’s complicated.