Ding, ding, ding! It seems we have a winner – the coveted Chuck Norris endorsement goes to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Norris is the roundhouse-kicking action star who inspired the now-classic Internet meme Chuck Norris Facts (a sample: “Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep; he waits”). His backing of Mike Huckabee gave the former Arkansas governor’s 2008 presidential bid a real boost. After Huckabee dropped his 2016 bid, we noted that the nod from the conservative star Norris – a potential boon for a field of GOP candidates grasping for any advantage they can find – was up for grabs.
He’ll be appearing at a March 13 rally in Concord, North Carolina, according to Cruz’s campaign site, alongside Glenn Beck, founder of TheBlaze.
Is this a sign of the growing strength of the senator’s bid? Could be. As Huckabee once said, “Chuck Norris doesn’t endorse. He tells America how it’s going to be.”