It looks as if Mitt Romney might have another aging movie star on his side. Well, that may not be true, since Chuck Norris' new anti-Obama ad doesn't mention Mitt Romney at all. In fact, it it only name-checks President Obama once, and doesn't explicitly endorse a candidate. The entire video is more of a wink to conservative Christians, to let them know that Lone Wolf McQuade is on their side.
The ad features Norris and his wife, Gena O'Kelley standing in what appears to be the couple's home dojo. With a prominent American flag in the background, the couple speak about the importance of the election and the doom that awaits America if it doesn't "change direction."
"We're at a tipping point and quite possibly our country as we know it may be lost forever if we dont' change the course our country is headed," said Norris. "...we can no longer sit quietly or stand on the sidelines and watch our country go the way of socialism, or something much worse."
The couple go on to heavily quote President Ronald Reagan, warning of 1,000 years of darkness and that freedom could be only one generation away from extinction. Of course, this Reagan rhetoric is from the height of the Cold War. Perhaps someone should remind Norris that he is not actually James Braddock and that the Cold War ended two decades ago.
If there is one bright spot for Romney in this news, its that this ad is likely to hit its mark. Since Norris has weighed in on political issues as a conservative Christian before, his message is likely to go ignored by all but its target audience. Also, while Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention was ripe for parody, Norris' ad is fairly straightforward, if a bit inflammatory.