Mitt Romney’s Ted Nugent problems are much worse than the rocker’s threats against President Obama. Romney’s real issue is that he has accepted the endorsement of an admitted pedophile.
Here is the video of Nugent’s comments that caught the Secret Service’s ear
The Romney campaign reacted to Nugent’s comments tepidly, “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.” What Mitt Romney didn’t do was distance himself from Ted Nugent, or else he risks alienating the fringe right that he is still oh so desperately trying to court.
Romney’s Ted Nugent problem is about to get a whole lot worse if the mainstream media ever decides to report that Mittens has not rebuked a self-admitted pedophile. In a 1998 episode of VH1’s Behind The Music Nugent admitted his taste for statutory rape. VH1 politely phrased this as, “his weakness for young women.”
Here’s the video:
Mitt Romney’s campaign decided to react to Ted Nugent stumping for their guy, not by disassociating themselves with someone who in the past has threatened to kill the President of the United States, or by telling Ted the pedophile to get lost and then standing up in front of the world and proclaiming that Ted Nugent is not what Romney 2012 stands for. Nope. Mitt Romney calls for civil discourse, and then quickly moves on.
Apparently, the ability to spread hate and lies about President Obama is all the Romney campaign cares about. You’re an admitted pedophile, Ted Nugent? No problem, just keep telling them how Obama is going to kill them all if he wins in November. It shouldn’t be surprising that a venture capitalist would have no morals, but the Romney camps willingness to overlook Ted Nugent’s pedophilia is a disaster waiting to happen.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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