February 20th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
9 years ago

Video: Abbott dodges Nugent questions from CNN

CNN's Ed Lavandera tries to ask Texas GOP gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott about his campaign appearances this week with conservative activist Ted Nungent, who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama.

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Filed under: 2014 • Greg Abbott • Texas
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Teatroll Rosetta Stone says: "Wink wink...don't worry, Base, I really agree with him, but we both know I just can't say it publicly."

    February 20, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Kind of shows where Abbot really stands, doesn't it.

    February 20, 2014 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Someone should remind this guy that if he supports "English as the Official Language", then pretending that he doesn't understand English just simply makes him look bad. While they're at it, they should remind him that most poeple know that birds of a feather tend to stick together, so hanging out with foul speaking citizens reflects directly on you, no matter how much you try to deny it.

    February 20, 2014 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ted Nugent hits campaign trail after calling Obama "sub-human mogrel" ...

    says all that needs to be said about the Grand Old Party re-branding efforts. Was it intentional? Absolutely. Is it the most disgusting method of fundraising this side of hell? Absolutely.

    Does the GOP leadership care? No. Not as long as the dollars keep flowing in and the baiters keep voting.

    February 20, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Only a sub human mongrel like Abbott would avoid answering questions about his and Crappy Pants rants.

    February 20, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    And this will play into the whole narrative about the press hounding conservatives over the company they keep and what they say: which of course is different when applied to anyone else. All this says is that he knows he embarrassed himself and his reputation by employing a vocal nuclear weapon when he really needs to be broadening his appeal. Getting Nugent on stage with him makes no sense, either tactically or strategically.

    February 20, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Obama has earned those outlandish comments, by becoming a dictator. No one can respect a dictator in America.

    February 20, 2014 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. The right wing have lost their damned minds

    Of course he's dodging the question..."Show me who you associate with, and I'll know who you really are"

    February 20, 2014 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Wake up People!

    In the words of my beloved grandmother......

    Birds of a feather, flock together.

    That's what she used to tell me when associates of mine did questionable things.....

    February 20, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    I bet he's regretting rolling out The Nuge.. and stating that he was unaware of past commentary from Nugent ranks right up there with being unaware of being attacked by a tree.. what else is he not aware of?

    February 20, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. much thunder...little rain

    cat scratch fever....shoots from the hip...still far better than al or jessie ...

    February 20, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. Tampa Tim

    In Florida we have gators far more intelligent than Nugent and his merry band of supporters.

    February 20, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. Bill

    Abbott loses in November. Next.

    February 20, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  14. lancaster53

    The new fad. front runners for office have now added to the whole ansenal of gimicks tricks and lies. OLD FADED ROCKERS SO SO SAD. abott ducking the questions about ( TED) Reminds me of the penguins madagascar. SMILE AND WAVE BOYS JUST SMILE AND WAVE.

    February 20, 2014 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  15. smith

    Abbott is using his wits here. He uses Nugent and then gives the press nothing to run with. A classic dodge, both sides do it everyday.

    February 20, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am |