• This is a partial transcript from "Your World with Neil Cavuto," March 1, 2006, that was edited for clarity.

    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: How about this, e-mails about a segment before we have even done it?

    Joe from North Carolina: "Neil, what's longer, your tie or Gene Simmons' tongue?"

    Apparently knew about my next guest.

    And Ron from Kentucky: "Anna Nicole Smith at the Supreme Court, Gene Simmons on your show, surely signs of the apocalypse."


    CAVUTO: He is just jealous.

    What does one of the loudest rock 'n' roll bands in the world have in common with this, Indy racing? It's one of the fastest, also loudest, sports on the planet. And what if I told you this guy, Gene Simmons — you might have heard him briefly there — the founder and front man for the rock band KISS, is now the guy behind auto racing's biggest promotion, "I Am Indy"?

    Gene Simmons, good to have you.

    SIMMONS: Thank you very much. Nice of you to welcome me on the show.

    I actually watch you all the time.

    CAVUTO: Oh, that's all the cooler.

    SIMMONS: Despite what some of your listeners say, you are actually a powerful and attractive man.


    CAVUTO: All right, no tough questions, because we actually did have a rock star in the green room. It was you.

    SIMMONS: Senator Young? Yes, I did...


    SIMMONS: I mean Ambassador Young...


    CAVUTO: I have caught a couple of your comments — I do want to get in to this Indy thing.

    But I have caught your comments on politics, which I found intriguing, because you supported the president for reelection, even...

    SIMMONS: I voted for President Clinton and I voted for President Bush with my eyes and ears wide open.

    And I think most people are like myself, which is, you keep your options open, and you vote for the issues and the person, not the party, which is why the door is wide open and why different...


    CAVUTO: But you didn't vote for him the first time, right?

    SIMMONS: No, I voted both.

    CAVUTO: Oh, I thought you didn't vote for him on the first run.

    SIMMONS: President Bush?

    CAVUTO: Yes.

    SIMMONS: No. Both.

    CAVUTO: So, in the last time, why did you?

    SIMMONS: Let me put it to you this way, because the masses tend to shut off when you start talking particularly about politics and specifics.

    When you go through a really bad neighborhood, you want a rottweiler with you. When you go through a nice neighborhood, you want a nice French poodle. Not a good idea to have a friendly, nice haircut, French poodle when you go through a bad neighborhood.

    By the way, rottweilers sometimes bite your kids and stuff like that. But, in time of war, I want a rottweiler. And we have a president who is not interested in politics, not interested if he is popular or not, actually. And he stands by it.

    I mean, whether your like him or not, you can't say, ah, the guy is just chasing the public vote. He's really not. He's a guy, love him, hate him — it doesn't matter — this guy stands for what he says. And that is what it is.

    And, by the way, if the masses agree, next time, vote for somebody else. It's such an easy idea.


    CAVUTO: What do you read into these poll numbers that have him plummeting?

    SIMMONS: I was a big fan of President Clinton, still am. I think he's a terrific president. And his poll numbers, as I understand it, were just as low, in the low 30s. People don't know that.

    CAVUTO: And he rebounded.