ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – President Barack Obama won’t be receiving John Rocker’s vote, but the president didn’t lose it to Mitt Romney. Instead, Rocker would rather vote for the devil than the incumbent president.

Never one to mince words, the former Atlanta Braves closer laid into Obama, saying he’d rather support the devil over Obama, adding that America cannot sustain another four years of “his cancerous ideology.” Rocker, whose racially-charged 1999 Sports Illustrated interview remains his most memorable moment during his Major League Baseball career, told WND that Obama does not support the values and principles that have made America great.

“It seems that Governor Romney will be getting my vote, although be it somewhat by default,” Rocker told WND during an interview in support of his new book, “Rocker: Scars and Strikes.” “I would vote for the devil himself over Barack Obama, which would actually be tough though as he seems to already be a supporter.”

An aggressive supporter of Newt Gingrich, Rocker was disappointed when the former Speaker of the House of Representatives was unable to secure the GOP nomination. Still, the southpaw told WND that Obama’s belief system is completely foreign to that of former presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower, and that frightens Rocker.

“Like hopefully a majority of Americans out there, I’ll be voting against President Obama this year,” Rocker said. “I won’t necessarily be voting for the Republican candidate as much as I will be voting against Obama…This country cannot sustain four more years of his cancerous ideology.”

With the release of the book, Rocker said it would be the first time he was able to tell his own story, one that has been filled with controversy and racially-insensitive overtones during the last 13 years.

“I guess the lesson I’ve learned over the last decade when it comes to media and their ability to manipulate the public’s perception is in line with the old cliché which states, ‘Don’t ever pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the truck load,’” Rocker said to WND. “Well, I finally decided to buy my own truck.”


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