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Musician Ted Nugent listens to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
That Ted Nugent still exists is not really interesting news, but that Ted Nugent is still sought-after by Republican candidates and a reliable draw for Republican crowds remains a bit surprising. He's currently campaigning for Texas goobernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.
The aide said the campaign originally had 100 people commit to their event Tuesday morning at a Denton restaurant, but when it announced Nugent was coming, the number of expected attendees tripled.

"On a Tuesday mid-morning at a local restaurant in Denton, Texas, that's a lot of people," the campaign aide said.

I suppose you can premise the large (for a restaurant) crowd on the obvious car wreck appeal of seeing Ted Nugent in person. That Greg Abbott has no qualms about having the frothing bag of crazy associated with his campaign, though, that's not something you can generously explain away.
Just last month, he called the president a "subhuman mongrel" in an interview with

"I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the acorn community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."

You've gone nuts, Republican Party. There just isn't a debate to be had on this. You've gone nuts.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM PST.

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