The clip was reportedly taken back on June 25th during a rally in Newman, GA, but is just starting to attract notice after a recent mention on Fox and Friends.
“We’ve got to say — he’s pretty good!” Mediaite’s Alex Alvarez relates. “Most of our karaoke sessions end in tears and maybe the tiniest bit of vomit, but West manages to do a great job.”
Watch the clip of West singing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” below (the video rotates at about 1:30, but we don’t recommend skipping the beginning):
West concludes the performance to a round of applause, saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, this represents the future, and this is the dream that we have to run down to make sure we pass on [this] great nation…May God bless you all, and God keep this great United States of America.”
Though this isn’t the first time West has demonstrated his vocal abilities in public, his most recent rendition has inspired Fox’s Greta Van Susteren to create a “Who Sang It Better?” poll between West and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Nearly 85% of the voters said West “sang it better” at the time of this article’s publication.
But who do you think has the best singing voice between Allen West, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama?
In case you don’t remember, here are the presidential contenders wooing their respective audiences: