(ATLANTA.CBSLOCAL) — 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.”

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John Rocker now throws political hardballs

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