The people have voted - it's The Nuge for No 10!
Dateline: 10 May 2010. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown stands down as Labour Party leader. The United Kingdom is plunged into shock as all three main political parties scrabble to do last minute deals in an effort to claim the 326-seat majority required to form a stable government. Who will lead the country? Cameron? Clegg? Miliband? All three?!
Well, no. Not according to you lot. Last week, we asked the MusicRadar audience which pop star they would like to see as Prime Minister. We gave you a few suggestions that made sense. Lord Bono of U2. Evil Simon Cowell. Militant Billy Bragg. Saint Bob Geldof. One of these guys would surely get the majority needed to run the country, right?
Wrong - you voted for Ted Nugent!
Of the 3,020 votes casts, here's how the results came in.
- Ted Nugent: 710 votes / 23%
- Bono: 536 votes / 17%
- Snoop Dogg: 344 votes / 11%
- Billy Bragg: 333 votes / 11%
- Lady Gaga: 246 votes / 8%
- Bob Geldof: 218 votes / 7%
- Liam Gallagher: 197 votes / 6%
- Simon Cowell: 167 votes / 5%
- Lily Allen: 165 votes / 5%
- Courtney Love: 104 votes / 3%
Tracking him down to an airport on his way to a bear hunt (honestly, we're not making this up), MusicRadar spoke to The Right Honourable Mr Theodore Anthony Nugent and asked him for a message for the UK nation who voted for him.
"Defiance, rugged individualism plus pure primal scream Rock N' Roll lives in the spirit of natural born free men everywhere. They are my Blood Brothers!"
No, us neither but it sure beats what Bono would've said, right?
So, what next? Well, as real life has shown, The Motor City Madman might've won the poll but 23% is hardly the majority required to get the keys to the big black door.
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