Immortal Technique recently sat down with Vlad TV to discuss the upcoming presidential election. During the interview, the outspoken rapper explained why he doesn’t think Republican nominee Mitt Romney will win the race to the White House, stating that the infrastructure of America is set in place to benefit current President Barack Obama.
“I don’t think he’ll be elected,” said Tech. “No, I’m not saying there’s no chance. I just think the chips are going to fall with Obama. I think a lot of people are very invested in that, and the infrastructure of America – especially finishing these wars and going through economic change – rare to see them oust a president that way. Although, Romney does have a huge, huge cash influx, which makes him able to put all these ads out. It’ll just be up to the swing states. New York is always going to be Democrat for the most part.”
He also touched on how Romney is portraying himself differently this time around, flaunting his personality to show that he’s not an emotionless politician.
“I think that he was trying to portray himself as a very emotional being this time around, especially during the convention. He made a great emphasis on doing that, on playing up the fact that he has a personality, because up until now, nobody ever thought he did. They kind of just looked at him as a robot: uncaring, unemotional, the kind of guy that would work for you as a boss and you would ask him for a day off, and he would say ‘No.’ Like, ‘My mom is dying.’ ‘No.’ He just seems like that type of uncompromising individual, whereas to Mr. Obama’s credit, even at the expense of a lot of his constituency in the left, he’s been willing to make deals with Republicans, and I think that is indicative of someone who’s looking to try and be a compromiser, but at the same time, someone when he had all the advantages of the Democratic Congress, the Democratic Senate, didn’t push through what he should have at that particular point.”