Ted Nugent joined a Google Hangout with Detroit radio station WCSX this week, and the rock star didn’t hold back when given the chance to speak about politics.
“Politics in America are very embarrassing right now,” Nugent said. “They’re dire. I won’t go into the gory details because I think we all pay attention, I hope everyone is paying attention to what this administration is doing and what the attorney general does and how it doesn’t matter that four Americans died in Benghazi.”
The 64-year-old musician, who has long been a vocal supporter of the Republican party, was also asked by the station’s program director whether he would ever consider a run for public office, or even for president.
“I have threatened to run for public office, because I have been prodded to do so, and pushed hard in Texas and other states, and here in Michigan. So it’s not off the table,” Nugent explained. “I am 65 this year but I’m still blessed with incredible energy. I’m going to get my knees replaced so I will be more ambulatory coming up soon.”
“I don’t know,” Nugent, best known for songs like “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold,” continued. “At this point it would be up to Mrs. Nugent and my family. I would consult with my manager… but I’m being pushed pretty hard to run for public office and I believe my sense of logic, my sense of common sense, my connection to people who are in the asset column of America … I believe that I would perform an enormous upgrade in returning to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and most important of all: accountability.”
When asked if that answer was meant to be taken as confirmation that Nugent could see himself running for president, the singer simply replied, “That would be a, ‘Sure, why not?'”