Aug 12, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(NEWSMAX) Conservative rocker Ted Nugent says in an exclusive interview with Newsmax that you can tell a lot about the kind of vice president Paul Ryan would make by the fact that he lists bowhunting as one of life’s great passions.
“He’s an addicted bowhunter. He loves the mystical flight of the arrow,” explained Nugent, who was taking a break from his concert tour on Saturday at a lakeside log cabin in Michigan. “I defy you to come up with a person that has a more spiritual relationship with the pulse that drives Paul Ryan’s life than me.”
Unlike other forms of hunting, Nugent, a fellow bowhunter, said the sport imposes the “ultimate challenge and discipline” on hunters if they want to be successful.
“Killing a deer with a bow and arrow is borderline impossible because the animals are so wary and the bow and arrow is such a short-range weapon,” said Nugent, who is also on the board of the National Rifle Association, in an exclusive interview.
“This kind of discipline is just what America needs in leadership and I know it appears to be a huge leap from what some consider recreational activities,” he said. “Paul and I could go to the grocery store if we wanted to, but we have chosen this original primal pursuit of game with a self-limiting weapon. And that says volumes for what drives this man to do the right thing in spite of political correctness.”
In a wide-ranging interview with Newsmax.TV earlier this week, Nugent predicted that the Romney campaign was ready to go into high gear and start attacking President Barack Obama. He described the campaign as “pumping gas” and “preparing to ignite some increased heat,” the start of which could be Saturday’s announcement of Romney’s running mate ahead of the Republican National Convention at the end of the month.
“This is what I mentioned to you, how everyone’s waiting for him to turn up the heat,” said the best-selling author and platinum recording artist. “I think Paul Ryan — he just turned up the heat.”