jon voight getty Jon Voight endorses Mitt Romney, calls President Obama's policies 'socialism'Actor Jon Voight has thrown his support behind Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican presidential primary race, he announced Monday (Jan. 30) at a restaurant in Pensacola, Fla., reports ABC News.

“Governor Romney is a man of faith, honor, love, and truth. 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,” says Voight.

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

Romney has to be hoping for better luck than the last candidate to receive Voight’s endorsement. In 2008, Rudy Giuliani was endorsed by Voight ahead of the Florida primary and went on to finish third behind Senator John McCain and Romney, who took second in that primary.