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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:46 PM

Gene Simmons, Kiss Frontman, Says He Did NOT Endorse Mitt Romney


Kiss frontman Gene Simmons insists he wasn't endorsing Mitt Romney when he made supportive comments about him on Tuesday.

Asked on Fox News who his pick was for president, Simmons said, "Strictly speaking on the economy and in my humble opinion, Mitt Romney."

Simmons also said he regretted supporting Barack Obama in 2008, and believed Romney was a stronger candidate than Obama.

But on Friday, Simmons tweeted, "I HAVE NOT ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY FOR PRES" with a link to comments on his website.

"I was quoted on Fox as saying I prefer Gov Romney only as far as fiscal economic areas are concerned. And I stand by that comment," he wrote. "But I have not endorsed either Gov Romney or Pres Obama....The next election is coming up and for some reason, both the left and right of the political spectrum are curious who I will vote for. I have no idea why anyone would be interested in who I would vote for...or for that matter who anyone else would vote for. I HAVE NOT MADE UP MY MIND."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/gene-simmons-kiss-mitt-romney_n_1408685.html




Well that it is better!

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Reply Gene Simmons, Kiss Frontman, Says He Did NOT Endorse Mitt Romney (Original post)
Tx4obama Apr 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #1
RBInMaine Apr 2012 #5
SoFlaJet Apr 2012 #7
BlueState Apr 2012 #14
Enrique Apr 2012 #2
notadmblnd Apr 2012 #4
tridim Apr 2012 #3
KharmaTrain Apr 2012 #6
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #8
former9thward Apr 2012 #9
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #20
former9thward Apr 2012 #22
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #23
former9thward Apr 2012 #24
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #25
former9thward Apr 2012 #26
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #27
rufus dog Apr 2012 #10
CreekDog Apr 2012 #11
rurallib Apr 2012 #12
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #13
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #15
saras Apr 2012 #16
grantcart Apr 2012 #17
treestar Apr 2012 #19
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #21
otohara Apr 2012 #18

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:49 PM

1. Still the asshole leader of the biggest asshole band of the 70s.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:09 PM

5. Good music but some foolish behaviors and a lot of novelty. They do a good show. I like the music.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. A-greed

Kiss sucks and have ALWAYS sucked

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Response to SoFlaJet (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:57 PM

14. My sentiments exactly

I hated them then. I hate them now. Kiss isn't even that kind of bad that they become camp. They were
just a lousy band with a stupid schtick.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. he better clear this up

America needs to know for certain who Gene Simmons is supporting.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:56 PM

4. The only thing I wonder about Gene Simmions is-- how is his face lift and hair plugs holding up?

but when I really think about it I really don't give a shit.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. They both wear equal amounts of makeup, so.

Romney spent $300 on makeup 'consulting'
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0707/4982.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:43 PM

6. Simmons Is A Likudnik...

He's a sabra (native born Israeli) who holds dual citizenship. He's also a big Netenyahu supporter. No surprise he won't support the President who wants to try to bring people together not let "bibi" start wars all over the region.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:25 PM

8. Of course he's a republican.

 

He is greed personified. It just isn't wise for a guy who wants everyone's money to publically take sides as it may turn some paying fans away. He is fooling no one.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

9. Was that your position in 2008 when he endorsed Obama?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 11:56 AM

20. Who knew, and what's more, even gave a shit who Gene Simmons endorsed in '08?

It's as irrelevant now, as it was then. If not for this article, I have a feeling most of DU didn't know or give a rat's ass about a sucky band member of a sucky band. He's no Springsteen.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:17 PM

22. Oh I agree with you.

I don't care what any rock star, even Springsteen, thinks about political candidates. I listen and watch entertainers for their skills in that field not their political views.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

23. "I don't care what any rock star, even Springsteen, thinks about political candidates. "

Well, goody for you. Sometimes fans can be reasoned with, and I don't mind endorsements per se, but your post sounded as if you were interrogating/chastising the poster for something most of us never even knew about.

Celebrities can't sway me, one way or the other, but if they have some special appeal to fence sitters, then so be it.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 01:12 PM

24. The poster was the one who brought up who Kiss was supporting or not supporting.

I didn't bring it up. I just responded to it. See the difference?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 03:26 PM

25. Siince the poster didn't respond, I'm gonna guess he didn't think it was any of your business?

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 05:39 PM

26. And.....????

There are countless reasons a poster does not respond. That does not stop any other poster from commenting or responding. Unless you are now making the rules on DU.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:33 PM

27. "And"....the question was snarky and irrelevant to the topic at hand. That's all. No biggie.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:57 PM

10. And I should care why! I guess Mr. Simmons and I agree on that point.

Didn't know he endorsed Obama in '08, never liked Kiss, never liked him. In fact I am shocked that he endorsed Obama based upon his egotistical personality. I would have him pegged as a repuke.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:15 PM

11. I'm sure Gene Simmons will endorse Gene Simmons

i mean, who else?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:27 PM

12. FOX twisting someone's words to their advantage?

couldn't happen!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:32 PM

13. Now we know why they will NEVER get inducted into the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame! Assholes!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:17 PM

15. Why would an endorsement from this ape (admit it, he looks like one) matter?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:39 AM

16. Being famous makes you stupid. You have to counter this with personal effort

 

The nature of fame, success, and public wealth is that everyone around you lies to you, whether to please you or to get something from you. Most famous people, but not all, learn to protect their private lives to some extent, to preserve a sane place for family. A lot fewer bother to preserve a bubble of private sanity to view national and state politics.

In addition, of course, they face all the same problems we do in getting accurate information. And they're not any smarter than average - you'd expect the dumbest celebrities to be really dumb, just on a statistical basis.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:55 AM

17. That's as about as solid as any of Romney's endorsements so far.


No one endorsing Romney has really gone the full Monte and said that they will vote for him too.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:56 PM

19. Yep

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Response to grantcart (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 11:58 AM

21. Well, there's Kid Rock. Remember him?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:42 PM

18. I Met Him Years Ago

he told this story to a local TV lady, and she almost ran screaming out of the store.

She asks, so do you have any messages to the women here.
He says, when you go home and do your laundry - sit on the machine during the spin cycle and think of this.
Then he sticks his long tongue out and wiggles it at her.

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