August 17, 2011 | 9:18 pm
Posted by Lauren Bottner, Hollywood Jew contributor
Who knew a makeup-clad rock star could predict political outcomes?
Apparently Gene Simmons, a.k.a Chaim Witz, possesses magical predictive powers. The KISS frontman is promulgating his prediction for the 2012 presidential race by proclaiming Texas Governor Rick Perry will get his night in the White House. Simmons claims he has voted for the winning candidate in the past three presidential elections (Bush, Clinton, Obama), and earlier this week threw his weight behind Team Perry.
According to FoxNews.com, Simmons tweeted: “The next president will be Gov. Rick Perry” and later added, “Gov Perry worked for Al Gore and then switched to Republican. He will be our next President. I’ve never been wrong.”
The news that Simmons endorsed Perry hints at trouble for some Democrats, according to JTA (the Jewish Telegraphic Agency). Previously, the National Jewish Democratic Council believed Perry’s Christian conservativism would prove off-putting to Jews and reinforce the sense of voting Democratic. The NJCD recently accused Perry of conflating religion and politics while making it clear on their website, www.NJDC.org, that they will not be voting for Perry come Nov. 2012, believing other Jews would also flee toward other candidates.
Simmons doesn’t seem bothered by Perry’s religious views or he merely presumes his own promiscuity will balance out the Governor’s straight and narrow politics.
Still, even with his track record, best to rely on election day instincts than on Simmons’ crystal ball.
5.23.13 at 5:48 pm | Was there no way to portray Fitzgerald’s Jew as. . .
5.21.13 at 9:43 am | Tribal affiliation notwithstanding, Apatow, 45,. . .
5.20.13 at 12:02 pm |
5.19.13 at 2:45 pm | The Coen brothers and others prove clueless on. . .
5.2.13 at 12:21 pm | Of all the roles one plays in life, how many are. . .
4.24.13 at 5:45 pm | I was supposed to be in the middle of a very. . .
5.18.12 at 2:38 pm | Now in it's fifth season, Jewishness on "Mad Men". . . (3116)
5.20.13 at 12:02 pm | (1741)
5.19.13 at 2:45 pm | The Coen brothers and others prove clueless on. . . (830)
We welcome your feedback.
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.