Billing him as the “GOP’s biggest celebrity,” WorldNetDaily announced that Chuck Norris is backing Newt Gingrich for president.
“No man or candidate is perfect,” Norris wrote on the site. “We all have skeletons in our closet. If buried bones became unforgivable bones of contention, the world would never know or will never know another Benjamin Franklin, King David and others like them. We must remember that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. And with the mainstream media and a billion-dollar Obama campaign coffer on the president’s side, we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother.”
Norris cited Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s endorsement of Gingrich when Perry pulled out of the race on Thursday. Perry and Norris are friends.
Norris’s endorsement of Mike Huckabee in 2007 gave visibility to Huckabee’s presidential bid, leading to his win in the Iowa caucuses.
Update: Gingrich’s reaction, via Twitter: “Honored to have Chuck Norris’ endorsement. He will make an excellent Secretary of Attack. In all seriousness, Chuck is a great American and man of deep convictions. Very flattered.”