Jon Voight endorses Mitt Romney, says Newt Gingrich falls short

Academy Award winnning actor Jon Voight publicly added himself to the list of Mitt Romney supporters at a rally over the weekend, telling the crowd that he believes Newt Gingrich “falls short” of having what it takes to be the next president.

“Governor Romney is a man of faith, honor, love, and truth,” Voight said at the rally. “These are the first very important qualities a president must have. He is strong, honest, and wants to bring the country back to its exceptional place, where we have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, until President Obama decided to follow his father’s footsteps and take us to socialism.”

“I’m sorry to say Speaker Gingrich may fall short in many ways,” Voight said. “Please join me to bring in Gov. Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.”

After Voight had his chance to throw in his endorsement for Romney, the presidential wannabe himself said a few words about his first conversation with Voight, and how he didn’t know how to “chit chat with a famous actor”.

“I started talking about my five boys,” said Romney of his conversation with Voight. “I said, you know, it’s easier to raise boys than girls. Well, after a long pause, he says, ‘Tell me about it.’”

Considering that the last person Voight endorsed, Rudy Gulliani, ultimately finished in third place, it’s safe to say that Romney won’t be winning the election off of Voight’s endorsement alone, to put it one way.

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