According to Wikipedia:
… On October 25, 2012 Meat Loaf endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States, oddly citing the Cold War as a major reason he had been “arguing for Mitt Romney for a year”. Meat Loaf explained that “I have never been in any political agenda in my life, but I think that in 2012 this is the most important election in the history of the United States, because there has (sic) storm clouds come over the United States. There is (sic) thunder storms over Europe. There are hail storms – and I mean major hail storms! – in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere.”
There is a saying among my
shanty Irish people: I hope for his sake that the man was as drunk as he sounds.
P.S. The verse that neither singer can could choke out:
O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life…
If Romney had ever shown any indication of self-awareness, you’d think maybe he was just too embarrassed to sing those words in front of a bunch of his fellow Republicans.
(I’ve long thought our “national hymn” could be improved by dropping the ‘pilgrim feet’ verse and using the ‘Confirm thy soul in self-control/Thy liberty in law’ chorus with this one. No modern American singer would be permitted more than three verses, anyway.)