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Who Does Ted Nugent Think Would Make a Great President in 2016? We Asked, and He Told Us in No Uncertain Terms

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"There are thousands of great Americans that would be better than Barack Obama."

Image: TheBlaze / Mike Opelka

LAS VEGAS -- Strolling the halls of the 2015 SHOT Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas on Friday, rocker Ted Nugent appeared to be quite at home.

Image: TheBlaze / Mike Opelka

Whether he was dropping by radio shows -- like the one hosted by TheBlaze's Dana Loesch -- or just wandering through the exhibits inside the massive convention center, Nugent was the picture of comfort. On Friday, TheBlaze sat down with Nugent for an in-depth interview that will air on an upcoming episode of TheBlaze Radio's "Pure Opelka."

Thursday night, at the Outdoor Channel's annual Golden Moose Awards ceremony, Nugent scored his third consecutive "Golden Moose" award as the "Fan Favorite."

Image: TheBlaze / Mike Opelka

In his acceptance speech, he relayed to the audience how he feels while walking around SHOT Show.

"It's like a Nugent family reunion," he said. "We all know each other intimately. We all share the same beliefs, the same passions, the same principles, the same honor, the same perfect...perfect lifestyle of revering God's annual productivity by killing 'em and grilling 'em."

In a Friday interview with TheBlaze, Nugent opined on a host of topics -- from why hunters should be considered the real environmentalists to the state of American politics.

When asked about a possible presidential pick for the 2016 election, the rocker was quite clear. He would love to see former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the White House.

Nugent shared his reasoning behind the Perry pick, stating, "Given that the conditions in our White House are embarrassing and as corrupt as they are, there are thousands of great Americans that would be better than Barack Obama."

He continued, "But, we don't want just better than Barack Obama. We want real statesmen, real Constitutionalists. And I know why my quality of life in Texas is so supreme: Because of Rick Perry and our other elected employees. ... And we the people of Texas remaining engaged and demanding accountability."

Nugent summed up his thinking by saying, "So if my current dream could come true, I would love to see the American helm handled by the great Rick Perry."

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