Testament Guitarist Endorses Obama After Dave Mustaine Picks Santorum

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Last week, metalheads across the country shook their heads in disgust when they found out that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. In Music Radar, Mustaine said, "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 Santorum." (Then, in Billboard, Mustaine retracted his endorsement. Duh.)

Not that it really matters; Megadeth sucks, and we found the perfect antidote via Testament. According to Gawker, Alex Skolnick, guitarist for the classic thrash metal band, is endorsing Barack Obama.

I endorse Barack Obama. Perfect? No. But after inheriting the remnants of the Bush Administration -- which was responsible for an illegal, trillion dollar war and a gutted economy -- Obama has kept the auto industry alive, worked to improve the middle class and improve education. Now, after several years with an uncooperative congress, his policies are finally taking hold and things are improving (and incidentally, he's helped take out the most wanted terrorists). I'm not tied to the Democratic party in any way, its just an honest assessment. After 8 years of a President (GWB) who could barely formulate a sentence, we now have someone well-spoken, intelligent and who has shown a lot of class and dignity. And in the face of unrelenting, unwarranted personal attacks unseen in the history of the US Presidency, Obama has never once stooped down to the level of his haters.

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