Action star Chuck Norris is endorsing U.S. politician Newt Gingrich as the Republican Party's presidential candidate to go up against Barack Obama in this year's general election.
The veteran martial arts expert has long voted Republican and, as the race to land the party's nomination to run for the White House heats up, Norris has made it known he's got Gingrich's back.
Offering up his thoughts in an article on conservative website WND.com, Norris writes, "President Obama has tried and failed miserably to fix our economy.
"Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firemen possible to rush in and put out her fury. What's critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future."
Referring to thrice-married Gingrich's marital affair with his now-wife Callista, Norris continues, "No man or candidate is perfect. 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.
"My wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich… deserves our endorsement and vote. 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."
Gingrich is currently facing competition from Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum to land the Republican Party's nomination to run for president.