Gingrich has fallen behind in the election as Rick Santorum takes his place in leading against Mitt Romney. So, I checked out his website to see if there are any updates or things that prove Newt Gingrich is still in it to win it. Upon looking on his website, one of his three main featured stories talks about his new Dream Team. The conservative Dream Team was created in hopes of taking on the “Saul Alinsky radicalism of the Obama Administration”.
Now, this group consists of famous conservative figures like Rick Perry, Herman McCain, Michael Reagan, etc. but it also includes…Chuck Norris? It is interesting how Chuck Norris was chosen for this specific team. For those that don’t know who Chuck Norris is, he was known for his acting in famous films and TV series. Later in his career, he began publicly sharing his political views. Although, his actual political experience is very limited. I feel that Newt Gingrich most likely chose Norris for his popularity and fans. Compared to the other people on the Dream Team, Chuck Norris is simply a face that people will recognize thus receiving publicity for this conservative team.
This is a quote that Norris says describing why he supports Newt Gingrich:
“My wife, Gena, and I sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer and 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.”
What do you think, is this just a publicity act or do you feel Chuck Norris can really add to the Newt Gingrich campaign?