November 14th, 2007
11:03 AM ET
4 years ago

'Mike Huckabee is Chuck Norris approved'

Chuck Norris is seeking campaign cash for Mike Huckabee.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Fresh off endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee last month, actor Chuck Norris has penned a fundraising e-mail Tuesday on behalf of the Arkansas Republican, and he's making several demands.

"The first thing I need you to do today is make a contribution in support of Mike Huckabee's campaign," the "Walker Texas Ranger" star writes in the e-mail carrying the subject “Mike Huckabee is Chuck Norris approved”.

"The second thing I need you to do today is ask at least one friend to make a contribution to Mike's campaign," Norris continues. "The third and final thing I need you to do today is to tell your friends and family members that aren't able to contribute at this time to Mike's campaign to at least sign up for his email updates."

Norris endorsed Huckabee late last month, declaring in his online column, "I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee."

Huckabee registered 10 percent in the latest national CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll of registered Republicans. But the former Arkansas governor is doing considerably better in the early-voting state of Iowa. The latest American Research Group poll of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers places him in second place with 19 percent - trailing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 8 percentage points.


Filed under: Mike Huckabee
soundoff (160 Responses)
  1. B

    When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

    November 14, 2007 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. B

    When Chuck Norris falls in water, Chuck Norris doesn't get wet. Water gets Chuck Norris.

    November 14, 2007 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. mark , los angles, ca

    "Bubba" Norris, go sell some more of your totalbody fitness mavhines and give the procedds to Mike.

    November 14, 2007 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. J.Crobuzon

    Who does Spongebob endorse?

    November 14, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. B, San Antonio, TX

    Little known medical fact: Chuck Norris invented the Caesarean section when he roundhouse-kicked his way out of his monther's womb.

    November 14, 2007 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. Chris, Wilmington, DE

    Who is Ron Paul...that transexual who used to have a talk show?

    November 14, 2007 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. Edinburg Mission, McAllen TX

    This is as important as who Tony Danza and Pauly Shore are supporting.

    November 14, 2007 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Patrick, Cincinnati,OH

    "Only like 99% of the documents from back then referenced God with a capitol "G." Hell only 90% of the people moving here were Christians evading religious persectution."

    Whose god then? Would it be one of the many permutations Protestant/Catholic/Methodist et cetera or Muslim? Maybe initially people were coming for religious freedom... but in reality the majority of people have come for new economic opportunities.

    What is funny is that Huckabee is actually the most likeable and talkative of all the republican candidates yet he is baptist which automatically disqualifies him for my vote.

    Chuck Norris supporting him? Oh scare me... I may get a roundhouse kick to face but at least I would have a nice lawsuit. In this economy its the only way to get any money from the rich.

    November 14, 2007 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. spraynardkruger

    What a crazy person! Only like 99% of the documents from back then referenced God with a capitol "G." Hell only 90% of the people moving here were Christians evading religious persectution. It's no theocracy, but there's no denying where many of the roots were planted.

    Your last sentence proves my point. Just because many of them were Christians and they used their views to supplement documents does not make the United States a Christian nation. It was created as a land of religious freedom. If I want to pray to the duck family in the pond outside my house, I am free to do so.

    November 14, 2007 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. christian, selden, ny

    why is this news? chuck norris means nothing to so many people and he looks like somebody most people wouldnt get along with. he looks like someone you would try to have a conversation with but would only respond with one word answers. it would end up in an awkward silence....no doubt about it lol

    November 14, 2007 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Allen, Cleveland, OH

    Hey Scott from Tupelo! No one cares what you think!

    November 14, 2007 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  12. Pj Covington, La.

    Divert some of that cash towards a new hairpiece...that thing is just hideous.

    November 14, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  13. B San Antonio, TX

    Contrary to popular belief, the Titanic didn't hit an iceberg. The ship was off course and accidentally ran into Chuck Norris while he was doing the backstroke across the Atlantic.

    November 14, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. Alex Pocahontas, Iowa

    Mike Huckabee will now jump in the polls, Chuck Norris is awesome.

    November 14, 2007 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. Bob Buffalo, NY

    To J in Houston:
    Have you ever read the text of the Treaty of Tripli; "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." You might also want to try Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David Holmes.

    November 14, 2007 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. Don't be Fooled, NYC

    Conservatives, do not be fooled by the Huckster. He is a tax-and-spend socialist wrapped in Christian Right rhetoric. Ask conservatives from Arkansas what they think of him. His folksy, avuncular, Baptist-preacher style is meant to charm and disarm. Don't fall for it.

    What is it about those governors from Hope, Arkansas anyway? Something in the water, maybe?

    November 14, 2007 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  17. Sean

    Only like 99% of the documents from back then referenced God with a capitol "G."

    1. Not true.

    2. You assume any reference to God is a reference to the Christian God. Founding Fathers of deistic and theistic persuasions had their own conceptions of God.

    3. Does it not strike you as odd that the one document which counts, the Constituion, does not reference God?

    November 14, 2007 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  18. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Next we'll have Tiny Tim coming out of retirement–or whereever he is–and endorsing a
    candidate. Sheezzz…

    Posted By T. Tim, Lodi, WI : November 13, 2007 6:58 pm

    He can't. According to Wikipedia, Tiny Tim sufferred a fatal heart attack while on stage performing "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips" on November 30, 1996, and died later that night.

    November 14, 2007 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  19. MR. AMERICA - USA

    MR. AMERICA endorses Chuck Norris's wig for President. By the way, who does Ted Nugent support this year?

    November 14, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  20. Louis, Simsbury, CT

    The last thing we need in the White House is a hardcore Christian. If he doesn't realize at his age that Christianity is man created nonsense he is not fit to be president. God help us.
    I'm not an atheist but I'm old enough and educated enought to know better.

    November 14, 2007 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  21. Wayne, Greenville TX

    What a crazy person! Only like 99% of the documents from back then referenced God with a capitol "G." Hell only 90% of the people moving here were Christians evading religious persectution. It's no theocracy, but there's no denying where many of the roots were planted.

    Posted By J Houston, TX : November 14, 2007 10:23 am

    And how many times is God mentioned in the Constitution? NONE!!! (Regardless of whether or not the "g" is capitalized).

    Any document prior to the Constitution is immaterial to this discussion, because they were all superceded by the Constitution. And Article VI of the Costitution clearly states that there shall be NO RELIGIOUS TEST for holding office.

    And since the first six presidents were not even Christians, this whole right-wing "we're a Christian nation" line is just so much bull – a lie created by fundamentalist Christians to try to alter history in their favor.

    November 14, 2007 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  22. Virginia

    Please support Mike Huckabee. He is a better candidate than all the rest. I hope he wins.

    November 14, 2007 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  23. Don Minnesota

    So they can call themselves "Chuckabee" maybe they can get some milage out of that. I'll let em have it.

    November 14, 2007 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  24. Jay, Miami Fl.

    Oh hell yes!! I will now vote for good 'ol Mike Huckabee. Chuck Norris is a badass and if he says to vote for this guy, thats good enough for me. Dont forget Chuck Norrisputs the Laughter in mansLaughter...

    November 14, 2007 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. David Knight, Pittsboro, NC

    Actually, if you read the articles Norris wrote, he has some very compelling reasons for supporting Huckabee and rejecting the baseless claims of his opponents on Wall St. I think they're attacking him because he supports abolishing the IRS as far as individuals are concerned and replacing the income tax with a national sales tax. If you're a Christian, you should read Randy Alcorn's blog about Pat Roberson's endorsement of Giuliani.

    November 14, 2007 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
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