Chuck Norris Explains His Support For Newt Gingrich

Chuck Norris, the action movie star and conservative celebrity, has penned an editorial for WND in which he details why he opted to endorse Newt Gingrich over Rick Santorum.

In the piece, titled “Why I Chose Newt Over Santorum,” Norris questions the wisdom of Santorum’s 2008 endorsement of Mitt Romney. “Why an alleged conservative like Santorum would fight for the flip-flopping Massachusetts moderate on the presidential campaign trail, especially in light of the fact that [Mike] Huckabee and even [John] McCain were running then with a much clearer conservative record, I will never know,” Norris writes.

Norris endorsed and campaigned with Mike Huckabee during the 2008 presidential campaign. 


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