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Dave Mustaine, frontman of heavy metal band Megadeth, said in an interview with the website musicradar.com in February 2012 that he hopes a Republican candidate wins the November election.
'I can't bear to watch what's happened to our great country,' he said. 'Everybody's got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, 'Oh, Obama's doing such a great job...' I don't think so. Not from what I see. '
Mustaine, who worked as an MTV correspondent during the 1992 presidential election, also appeared to endorse Republican leader Rick Santorum.
'Earlier in the election, 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 very commendable,' he said.
'Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these 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 some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House ... and that it's Rick Santorumm,' Mustaine said.
(Pictured: Dave Mustaine appears on stage at a concert in Asuncion, Paraguay on Nov. 27, 2011, as seen in this photo posted on his Facebook page.)