Chuck Norris endorses Newt Gingrich for president

Chuck Norris, actor and martial arts expert, has endorsed Newt Gingrich for the 2012 presidential election, The Hill reported.

Norris gave his endorsement in a column for the conservative website, World Net Daily, providing a list of “10 questions to find our next president,” in which he believes the answer to be Gingrich. He wrote:

“We believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine.”

Norris wrote that in the last few weekly columns he has written, he has talked about this list, which he reiterates, but notes they are not placed in numbered order by importance. The 10 questions are as follows,

Who is most committed to follow and lead by the U.S. Constitution?
Who has the greatest leadership ability to rally, unify and mobilize citizens across political and societal spectrums?
Who has the best working comprehension of America?
Who has the best ability to influence a volatile world away from its brink of destruction?
Who has clear and present moral fortitude?
Who can best beat President Barack Obama (in and outside of debates)?
Who has the best abilities to lead Washington politics and politicians?
Who has the best plan and leadership ability to restore America’s economy?
Who is the most fiscally prudent?
Who has demonstrated the highest regard for human life?

The former star of the 1990s hit television show “Walker Texas Ranger” does say early on in his endorsement that “no candidate is perfect,” and everyone is bound to have a few skeletons in their closet. He also mentions Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican candidacy race this week. “We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, when he suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich, that Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer,” Norris wrote.

Gingrich also received another big endorsement on Friday, from President Ronald Reagan’s son Michael during a campaign event in South Carolina, The Hill reported.

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