We Asked Ted Nugent About His Presidential Campaign Platform: Here It Is

Michigan native and old-school rocker Ted Nugent may always be looking to ruffle a few feathers, but he is a bit of a softie at heart. Sure, he's incredibly outspoken politically and musically and to about every hunted animal on the planet. He's the same guy who named his 2013 tour "Black Power" (after the African-American musicians who have inspired his "fire-breathing musical career.") And after several statements that he wants to run for President, his proposed campaign slogan -- "Hi, I'm Ted Nugent, I have nine children from seven women, and I'm running for president" -- may not be the best approach

Then again, he's always accessible to his fans--he'll spend hours at each show signing everything from whitewashed deer skulls to his grilling cookbook, Kill It & Grill It, bending down to take photos with little kids on knees that have spent years vaulting off of stage speakers. He's spoken out against drug and alcohol abuse, although it may be just because they've stopped affecting him. He's also done a fantastic job at dipping his shotgun into every pure primal market possible, from ammo and knives, television and books, movies and on stage. It's one hell of a marketing plan.

Ted Nugent is scheduled to perform Sunday, July 14 at Celebrity Theatre.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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