Opinion: Chris Cillizza’s ranking of endorsement types should include separate category for Chuck Norris

At his Washington Post section, Chris Cillizza ranks the different types of political endorsements as follows, from most important to least important:

  • The Symbolic Endorsement: Ted Kennedy backing Barack Obama during the 2008 primaries.
  • The State-Specific Statewide Endorsement: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist throwing his support to John McCain just before the Sunshine State presidential primary.
  • The Celebrity Endorsement: Chuck Norris for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • The Newspaper Endorsement: Des Moines Register for John Edwards in 2004.
  • The State-Specific Non-Statewide Endorsement: Rep. Zack Space supporting Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher‘s Senate bid in Ohio.
  • The the out of state endorsement (ex: Governors Ed Rendell, Brian Schweitzer endorsing Terry McAuliffe in Virginia)
  • The Obligatory Endorsement: Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran endorsing McCain’s presidential bid in 2008.
  • The Pariah Endorsement: Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris.
  • Our only recommendated addendum to this list is that Chuck Norris be given his own category, and it be placed at the top.

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