On June 15th I had a post on Big Hollywood detailing Gene Simmons’ admission not simply that he voted for Obama, but that he wanted his vote back. It was during an interview on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. that Simmons stated clearly: “[Obama] is unqualified.” (He went to refer to Obama’s foreign policy toward Israel as “lunacy” and to deride Obama’s furtherance of the nanny state mentality via government handouts.)
Now, Simmons has upped the ante by predicting “The next president will be Gov. Rick Perry.” (Mind you, Obama is running for re-election, so this is tantamount to saying Perry is going to beat Obama in 2012.)
Simmons has also intimated that he will be voting for Perry, inasmuch as he said the candidates for whom he votes always win: “I voted for Pres Bush. I voted for Pres Clinton. I voted for Pres Obama… [Gov. Perry] will be our next President. I’ve never been wrong”
(I don’t want to be too picky, but Simmons was technically wrong when he bought into Obama’s “hope and change” mantra. Still, we won’t hold that against him because he’s not only seen the light, but is actually shining the light on the world right now.)
Besides his voting record, Simmons has another political feather in cap that gives his prediction a little more gravitas – in 2010 he predicted that the Tea Party would usher in “major change” during the mid-term elections.
He was certainly right on that one.
Simmons can spit blood, blow fire, and rock with the best of them (I still roll my windows down and crank up the radio every time “Calling Dr. Love” comes across the airwaves). And when the makeup is off, Simmons has proven to have a deep love for America and a genuine concern about the direction in which Obama is pushing us.
Cross-posted with minor edits from Big Hollywood.