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.