As the national election dust settles, and the johnny-come-lately crowd surfaces in support of President-Elect Donald J. Trump, a few stalwarts have been consistent and vocal in praise of the real estate mogul.
“Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent is one of the original Trump supporters who has made no bones about his allegiance to a President Trump outcome.
Known for his outspoken demeanor and praise for outdoor hunting, fishing and recreational access rights, Nugent performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan the day before the Nov. 8th election at a Trump rally.
But could he be the next governor of Alaska?
Governor Bill Walker of Alaska, a Republican-turned-Independent who defeated incumbent Republican Governor Sean Parnell in 2014 by forming a coalition with labor unions and the Democrats including his Lt. Governor, Democrat Byron Mallott, is facing low ratings in the polls.
On the Tom Anderson Show the day after the election, Nugent told FOX News radio listeners that he was elated Trump had won the election:
“I have never been more energized,” Nugent quipped.
“I think we can all agree, Tom, that the most dangerous thing in the world – far more dangerous than the cornered sow grizzly with cubs, is Ted Nugent with more confidence. But I did everything I could to make sure we exposed the criminality – the running-amuck criminality – of Hillary Clinton and her liberal, Democrat gang bangers. And now we’ve got Donald Trump as the President of the United States.”
Then Nugent dropped a bombshell.
“God Bless America! God Bless Donald Trump! God Bless Alaska! And thank you for helping me share our We-the-People celebration on your radio in the Last Frontier. I love Alaska so much. I can’t believe I’m not the governor up there.”
Host Tom Anderson, a former Alaska state representative, praised and encouraged the idea.
But there’s one problem. A prospective candidate must be a resident for at least seven years before filing to run for the office of the governor.
Nugent also might have public perception trouble with Alaskan voters after being fined for an illegal black bear hunt (failing to locate and harvest the bear after wounding it with an arrow) in May 2009 when filming for his Outdoor Channel television show, “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild.”
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