KISS frontman Gene Simmons: Rick Perry will be our next president

posted at 4:05 pm on August 17, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Just looking at a picture of KISS grosses me out, but you’ve gotta wonder whether Gene Simmons might be on to something with a prediction he tweeted yesterday.

“I voted for Pres Bush. I voted for Pres Clinton. I voted for Pres Obama. The next president will be Gov Rick Perry,” Simmons broadcasted.

A few minutes later, he backed up the prediction with another tweet touting what few conservatives would consider to be Perry’s most sterling credential.

“Gov Perry worked for Al Gore and then switched to Republican. He will be our next President. I’ve never been wrong,” Simmons wrote.

But, before you disqualify his opinion because he voted for Clinton and Obama, consider that Simmons has been vocal about his regret for the way he cast his vote in 2008. The Daily Caller has more:

While the iconic musician may claim to be an infallible crystal ball, Simmons has on multiple occasions expressed regret for voting for President Obama. In an interview with CNBC last May, Simmons, who is Jewish, slammed the President for calling on Israel to return to its 1967 borders.

“I think [Barack Obama] is actually a good guy. He has no … idea what the world is like because he doesn’t have to live there,” the vociferous musician told a rather startled Jane Wells.

In the same interview, the increasingly political Simmons waged a harsh war of words against the United Nations, calling it the “most pathetic body on the face of the planet,” “garbage infested, and a “paper tiger.”

Simmons did, however, accurately predict the outcome of the 2010 mid-term elections last September, forecasting that the Tea Party movement would bring “major change.” Only time will tell whether the KISS front man will be right again.

Of course, any astute observer could have predicted that the Tea Party movement would bring “major change” in 2010, but that doesn’t mean Simmons is wrong about Perry. Any astute observer of the GOP primary race so far knows the Texas governor has already brought major change to the dynamics of the field, from topping Romney in Rasmussen’s latest poll to trading barbs with the president about jobs to accusing Ben Bernanke of treason. The question, of course, is whether he has staying power. The Ames debate and straw poll have barely receded into the background and the nation’s already ready for the next debate — or, really, any opportunity to scrutinize or praise Perry on the national stage.


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Seen her lately? She looks more like the cat-woman example of too much plastic surgery, than the Shannon Tweed you are thinking of.

slickwillie2001 on August 17, 2011 at 5:19 PM

When your man pokes holes that are in their early 20′s then you have to do something to stop the aging process. Also, have you seen this creature lately????? We’re not talking studly man here.

fastestslug on August 17, 2011 at 5:28 PM

He has no … idea what the world is like

Gee, I wonder what the “…” stands for…

Count to 10 on August 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Zakk Wylde – Star Spangled Banner

Damn again.

In case anyone is wondering, in this video clip he is playing the Randy Rhodes polka dot V that Randy’s mom gave Zakk.

That’s right. This very same guitar, not a replica.

Pretty cool thing to have sitting around the house.

Brian1972 on August 17, 2011 at 5:34 PM

to accusing Ben Bernanke of treason.

Woah, Tina. He said IF Bernanke prints more money during election season, THEN it would be treasonous.

John the Libertarian on August 17, 2011 at 5:43 PM

I hear that David Lee Roth’s endorsing Ralph Nader…

Is this REALLY worth a blog post at Hot Air?

GoodSamaritan on August 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Lighten up, Frances.

gaius on August 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Gene Simmons is actually a lot more politically aware than most other musicians. (Full disclosure: I am a professional musician.)

He is a strong, strong supporter of Israel, and no knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal – that’s for sure.

capitalist piglet on August 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM

As someone else pointed out – Gene Simmons is very well informed on politics and world events. He is also a HUGE supporter of our Armed Forces!!!

IlonaE on August 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

capitalist piglet on August 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM

He’s a strong supporter of Israel who voted for the guy who doesn’t like Israel.

IlonaE on August 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

“Well informed”? He admits he didn’t research the guy before giving him his vote.

And if he’s such a supporter of the Armed Forces, why didn’t he vote for the war hero?

Del Dolemonte on August 17, 2011 at 6:12 PM

It is Perry’s to lose…

right2bright on August 17, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I hear that David Lee Roth’s endorsing Ralph Nader…

Is this REALLY worth a blog post at Hot Air?

GoodSamaritan on August 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM

It must be…it got you to post…

right2bright on August 17, 2011 at 6:37 PM

KISS frontman Gene Simmons: Rick Perry will be our next president

Well. There it is.

Jaibones on August 17, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Gene Simmons is very well informed on politics and world events.

IlonaE on August 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

And voted for Obama? Heh.

Jaibones on August 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM

And voted for Obama? Heh.

Jaibones on August 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Obama put a lot of otherwise smart people under his spell that is fer sure.

CW on August 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM

A Perry/Romney ticket would be devatstingly good. Both candidates could talk about being better men, better public servants, more experienced. Romney would have the savvy to work the Hill as VP, and would ensure Republican control of the White House for the next ten years, a final and complete repudiation of Obama and the far left liberals ten year plan to ruin America.

MarkT on August 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I don’t know why but I feel compelled to point out that Gene Simmons is not the frontman of KISS.

saint kansas on August 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM

“I’ve never been wrong,”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fXfS57XxFo

ya

MNHawk on August 17, 2011 at 7:25 PM

And if he’s such a supporter of the Armed Forces, why didn’t he vote for the war hero?

Del Dolemonte on August 17, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Because he thought the war hero was also a “grade A schmuck”?

I respect someone’s service. That doesn’t make them always right or instantly give them my support. And McCain is a schmuck, past heroics not withstanding.

Now, this next bit isn’t aimed at Del…

Here is a Jew who realized leftist crap is crap and came out, loudly, against Obama, and people are giving him grief about the last vote? Recognize it for the step forward it is and be glad more Jews are coming around. Big tent and all that. Prodigal son, pick your analogy.

/Conservative Jew all my life, flipping lonely till lately.

Irritable Pundit on August 17, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I hope he’s learned his lesson about Dems and their almost 100% hatred of Isreal (with a few exceptions like Liberman). Simmons was born in Israel, he should’ve known better.

I’m impressed that Simmons is coming out so early with this and risking his reputation on being right. I hope he campaigns for Perry since he is very pro-Israel.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on August 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM

his reputation on of being right

FIFM.

Aslans Girl on August 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

If Rick is the man, who will be the VP ?
Perry / Bachmann
Perry / Rubio
Perry / Ryan
Perry / Romney

vs

Obama / Clinton ?
-
Time for a survey

esblowfeld on August 17, 2011 at 7:56 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGil7PR59sc

the man love loves America and the troops, lets get off his back o.k.?

Joey1974 on August 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I guess we would hang him if he said O would stay in office. “…I’m never wrong”.

obleo on August 17, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Just looking at a picture of KISS grosses me out

You’re entitled to your opinion but I don’t need you to spray it in my face like that, lady.

to accusing Ben Bernanke of treason

Which he didn’t. His exact words were “almost treasonous”.

This is how Hot Air becomes Toxic Air. *flick*

RushBaby on August 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Simmons was born in Israel, he should’ve known better.

SIMMONS…A REAL JEW HAVING BEEN BORN IN ISRAEL…..

Chaim Weitz (later Gene Simmons) was born at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel in 1949. The family emigrated to Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City when he was eight years old.[2] His mother Flóra Klein was born in Jánd, Hungary.

Apparently…he’s nothing like the “faux” Jews of the upper East side of Manhattan. If they were….they’d shit on Obama and his desire to kill Israel.

Twana on August 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM

the man love loves America and the troops, lets get off his back o.k.?

Joey1974 on August 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Then why did he vote for someone who hates both of them?

chewmeister on August 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Too Cool. It’s worth a deuce.

THE CHOSEN ONE on August 17, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Well played, Gene!! I like it…

Your (KISS) concert in 1979 at Landover Maryland absolutely ROCKED!!

Khun Joe on August 17, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Obama put a lot of otherwise smart people under his spell that is fer sure.

CW on August 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM

What spell? Come on … you look at this a$$wipe Ogabe and what do you see?

Jaibones on August 17, 2011 at 10:21 PM

to accusing Ben Bernanke of treason.

Woah, Tina. He said IF Bernanke prints more money during election season, THEN it would be treasonous.

John the Libertarian

…he said almost treasonous, actually…

Knott Buyinit on August 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM

KISS frontman Gene Simmons: Rick Perry will be our next president

He has very good odds of being right.

We need a leader in the WH for a change-not another slimy political hack. Perry will say whatever he needs to get elected just like he did over the border issue in Texas.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 18, 2011 at 12:04 AM

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.blogspot.com/2011/08/rick-perry-teamed-up-with-democrat.html

here’s the one with perry’s good buddy vincente fox, discussing becoming one with mexico. what a guy!

sidewinder22 on August 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM

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