Dave Mustaine, Megadeth Frontman, Endorses Rick Santorum For President, Slams Newt Gingrich

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In an interview with Music Radar this week, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine dished on his support for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Seriously, he did. Here's one major quote:

"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 commendable."

Santorum, Megadeth

"Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing the 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 presidential qualities."

"I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House next year ... and that it's Rick Santorum."

A spokesman for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, which came to life with three wins last week, has not responded to a request for comment.

For Mustaine, who hopes "whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican," candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich just don't cut it.

Of Gingrich, he says, "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."

"He's that angry little man. I still like him, but I don't think I'd vote for him.

As for Romney, "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?"

A fair question. No word if Megadeth plans to open for Rick at his campaign rallies or travel on his bus with The Duggar Family ... but we really hope so.

Follow this link to read Mustaine's full interview.

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I'd figure he'd be more of a Ron Paul kind of guy. Each is their own, I guess. And Barb, you sound like a complete idiot. I bet you torrent all your music.

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I WILL NEVER BUY OR LISTEN TO MEGADETH. To support a loser like
Rick Santorum...

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oh please the only reaason he hasnt done attack ads is because he doesnt have the money. Thats one of the biggest reasons he didnt do nething in fl. It was very nice he was there for his daughter but thats nt a reason to vote him president.