Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Voices Support For Mitt Romney, Regrets Voting For Obama In ’08

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons appeared on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends to discuss the 2012 race and President Obama, as well as promote his new chain of restaurants “Rock & Brews.” On the program, Simmons offered his support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in his bid to replace President Obama in the White House.

“The reason sometimes Republicans get in — including the Senate, House and presidency — is because Americans, smartly, and I applaud them for doing so, vote on the issues and not the party,” said Simmons. “I’m an American. I want both parties to appeal to me, and then I’ll make my educated decision. Sometimes you’re right, sometimes I’m wrong.”

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“America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman. That’s my philosophy,” said Simmons — an Obama supporter in 2008 — in a veiled endorsement of Romney for the presidency.

“America is a business. If you can’t afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does – I’m so sorry, if you can’t afford it, you shouldn’t do it,” said Simmons.

When asked directly who he believes is the stronger candidate for the presidency in 2012, Romney or President Obama, Simmons answered “Mitt Romney.”

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