Gingrich promotes ‘Black Hawk Down’ commander endorsement
Retired Army Col. Michael Steele endorsed Newt Gingrich in Iowa on Friday, an endorsement Gingrich promoted on Saturday.
“I for one am tired of people talking, and would offer it is time to replace a professional talker in the White House with a professional doer. Newt Gingrich is a professional doer, he gets things done. And we are in a point in our nation’s history where we need to get things done,” Steele said, stumping for Gingrich at a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday.
The comments were first reported by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
“I believe we have one shot left, the way we vote is the way our nation goes and I think if we screw this up we’re not getting another shot at it, we have to pick the right man,” he said.
Gingrich’s campaign promoted the endorsement on Saturday, noting Steele was the commander of the U.S. Army Ranger company portrayed in the 2001 movie “Black Hawk Down.” The movie depicts the real-life events of a downed Army Rangers battalion in Somalia in 1993.
Gingrich is a movie buff and often mentions his and his wife’s favorite movie selections on the campaign trail.
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