It's been a week of unexpected endorsements for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. First, there was the professional wrestler who was paid $5,000 to have an "R" logo tattooed on his forehead. Then, there was Meat Loaf.
Now, there's a resounding endorsement coming from the Times Square street performer who plays guitar in his underwear and is affectionately known as "The Naked Cowboy."
According to a local CBS affiliate, Robert Burck, also known as "The Naked Cowboy," was spotted earlier this week sporting nothing but a pair of tighty whities with the word "Romney" written on his behind.
“I believe in a small, decentralized, fiscally responsible federal government,” Burck told the news outlet. ”I believe in an economy with free market principals, and I believe in the strongest national defense on earth. And those are the antithesis of all the things Obama is doing.”
And despite being a New York street performer, Burck is reportedly registered in the crucial swing state of Ohio, where he said he has already registered his vote.
Politco noted that in an interview with Burck a few years back, "The Naked Cowboy" seemed to indicated that he has long been a fiscal conservative.
“I believe in limited government, I am by nature an entrepreneur and a small businessman, and I’ve been very successful with that. All the things that are conservative, I am by nature. And I see this country as going kind of in the opposite direction of that,” Burck told Politico at the time.
As Mediaite noted, "The Naked Cowboy" isn't just outspoken about politics, he has tried to participate as a candidate in the past. Burck reportedly tried to run for mayor of New York City in 2009 but complained about all the red tape involved He also reportedly threw his hat in the ring for this year's presidential election.