Meat Loaf endorses Mitt Romney to end Cold War (plus a video that will haunt your dreams)By Kelsey Fowler | October 26th, 2012 | 2 comments
The list of celebrity endorsements continues to grow for both presidential candidates, and with only 11 days until the election, it seems artists of shapes, sizes and varying levels of fame are making their positions known.
Current musicians on the Romney side include Kid Rock and Ted Nugnet. But if you were really hoping to pick up some music from Romney endorsers in the free cassettes bin at your local record store, here’s your chance.
At a rally Thursday night in Ohio, Meat Loaf took to the stage to endorse the Republican nominee and play for the crowd of 10,000 people.
Meat Loaf, who wore a sequined shirt and red cape to the event, used a timely metaphor to describe the current political scene, albeit without the best grammar.
“I think that in 2012, this is the most important election in the history of the United States,” he said, according to the L.A. Times. “Because there has [sic] storm clouds come over the United States. There is [sic] thunder storms over Europe. There are hail storms, and I mean major hail storms, in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere.”
Meat Loaf went on to explain how the Cold War is, in fact, not over, commenting on remarks made in the last presidential debate about Russia.
“The other night when President Barack Obama, God bless him, said to Mitt Romney, ‘The Cold War is over.’ I have never heard such a thing in my life. The man needs to understand Putin and Russia,” Meat Loaf said.
The singer concluded the evening with an off-key rendition of “America the Beautiful,” joined onstage by country singers Randy Owen,John Rich and Romney, himself.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.