Fri July 27, 2012
Nugent Campaigns for Tommy Thompson
Conservative rock icon Ted Nugent stumped for former Gov. Tommy Thompson's U.S. Senate campaign Thursday, calling Thompson his "hero" and calling President Obama "a Chicago gangster."
Speaking to a few hundred people at a Sturtevant banquet hall, Nugent said he couldn't be prouder than to stand with Thompson, "He's not a politician. He's not going to be just an elected official. He's a warrior. He will take on these politically correct, brain dead, soulless liberal Democrats and he will cause them much pain and suffering."
Nugent, an outspoken hunter and gun enthusiast, said Thompson understood the 2nd Amendment, "He knows that the right to keep and bear arms can only mean one thing. Keep means it's mine and you can't have it. Bear can only mean one thing--I've got a couple on me right now and they're loaded."
Nugent was recently interviewed by the Secret Service after saying that he would either be dead or in jail by this time next year if President Obama gets reelected. At Thompson's rally, Nugent had more to say about Mr. Obama, "The President of the United States is a Chicago gangster who knows every criminal trick in the book is why he's the President of the United States."
While Thompson said he was honored to have Nugent's support, he distanced himself from Nugent's comments about the President, "I think, you know, that in the heat of emotions, some rhetoric is said that can be a little explosive. I don't believe that the President is a gangster, no."
Thompson faces Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, hedge fund manager Eric Hovde, and former Congressman Mark Neumann in the August 14th primary.