Gene Simmons: Rick Perry and Condi equal winning presidential ticket

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Two weeks after predicting that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will oust President Barack Obama from the White House in 2012, KISS bassist Gene Simmons suggested that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would make a fine running mate.

In a series of tweets Friday, Simmons waded back into political waters by suggesting the Perry–Rice presidential ticket.

“Wanna play a Political Game? Here’s a hard ticket to beat – Gov Perry and Condoleezza Rice,” the musician tweeted.

Simmons went on to explain why he views Condi favorably.

“Met her in Stockholm & she struck me as politically savvy as anyone I’ve met in gov’mt,” Simmons wrote in another tweet. “She won’t run for VP, but this ticket is a winner.”

Earlier this month, Simmons expressed confidence that Perry would be the next president, citing his own voting history as evidence: “I voted for Pres Bush. I voted for Pres Clinton. I voted for Pres Obama. The next president will be Gov Rick Perry…Gov Perry worked for Al Gore and then switched to Republican. He will be our next President. I’ve never been wrong.” (MORE: Gene Simmons declares Rick Perry the next president)

While Simmons has faith that the Perry–Rice ticket is a winner, the rock star clarified via Twitter that he hasn’t yet announced who he’ll vote for in a year’s time.

“Hear ye, hear ye. I have never stated who I will vote for this coming Pres election,” Simmons wrote Friday. “However, I DO believe Gov Perry will surge ahead. And, said so. Today, CNN reports he’s on top of the GOP polls & he has barely run.”

Simmons went on to say that he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Perry on social issues, but he believes that unless Obama “proves himself,” Perry would soon occupy the Oval Office.

“I have problems w/ his social issues, but agree w/ his fiscal issues,” Simmons wrote. “Unless Pres Obama proves himself, the next Pres will be Gov Perry.”

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