Marilyn Manson is not known for his good judgment, but Rolling Stone talked to him about politics anyway — possibly because Manson famously cast a vote for president for the first time in 2008 and again in 2012 to support Barack Obama. No such luck for Obama’s Democratic successor Hillary Clinton, though:
I don’t find either candidate to my liking, so I choose to stand out of this one. And I don’t think that’s a coward’s stance. A lot of people might say that. I just don’t really want to be a part of this piece of history. Last time, I did want to be involved in some piece of history as a voter.
When queried about Donald Trump in particular, Manson offered some more broad philosophizing:
It’s a tough call because if you look back at old presidents that have been in the past, and you weren’t old enough to know how they lived their lives, and you didn’t live in the era that was so media-saturated and internet and just so many opinions swirling around, the world seems a bit chaotic more than it should be. But then when you simplify it, it isn’t more chaotic. It just comes down to two things: Who has more charisma, and who are they appealing to. And neither one of them appeal to me.
Yes Marilyn Manson, those are definitely the only factors to consider! If you, unlike Manson, want to vote in this election, even if you have to pinch your nose while doing so, here’s a bunch of websites that will help you get registered.