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. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    Kevin, that's embarrassing. Try googling stuff before you post. Try it – google 'tiny tim' and take a look. And Chuck Norris can endorse whoever he pleases, who cares? And who's Huckabee anyway? Giuliani is the Official Republican.

    November 14, 2007 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. vincent capo, NY

    So Chuck Norris is endorsing Mike H.? Wow! What an endorsement!!! Chuck's such a powerhouse in the Political arena that Mike is guaranteed the Presidency!! At least we can count on the endorsement to generate two more votes, his and his mom.
    Is this Mike H.'s coalition of the willing?

    November 14, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. summus

    I thought Republicans scorned Hollywood endorsing candidates?

    November 14, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  4. Wayne Messer Orange Park, FL

    We do not need an baptist minister leading anything. PERIOD!!!

    Apparently the seperation of chruch and state is just a suggestion to some.

    The idiot Gov. in GA decided to waste tax payer money because of a draught.

    Inane begets INANE

    November 14, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Amanda Rogers AR

    I love chuck, but you have to admit that this isn't really national news material. But its grades better then anything on Fox news

    November 14, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I wouldn't give Chuck Norris one penny!

    November 14, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Nospam, nospam, OR

    Chuck Norris does not ask for money. Money asks for Chuck Norris.

    November 14, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Jed in Texas

    I bet he voted for Bush too!Losers just cant get enough pain,keeps their endorphines exited.

    November 14, 2007 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. David, Gilbert Arizona

    Posted By Kevin Cincinnati, OH: "Tiny Tim is a fictional character whereas Chuck Norris is an actual human being."

    You are mistaken. Tiny Tim is an actual human being, albeit one very scary looking human being. He became famous with his song "Tip Toe Through The Tulips"

    I'd like to say I don't care what Chuck Norris thinks about politics but he'd roundhouse kick me. Besides, I actually like the Huckster.

    November 14, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. Andrew Smith, Haslett, MI

    Sorry Chuck.

    I am reading a lot of nonsense about guys like Obama and Huckabee being candidates for real change who will get rid of the corruption in D.C. How can they possibly do this when they have participated in it? Take a look at their positions, which stand for more needless intrusion of government into our lives, more welfare programs, continued taxes, more legislation, more spending and absolutely no change in this country's fiscal or foreign policy, which is absolutely needed!

    Speaking of outsiders (nobody in the race can claim that except for one man), if you want REAL change, take a look at Ron Paul. He speaks the truth and stands by his opinions, even if they are unpopular, because they MAKE SENSE. Get your heads straight people, and don't vote for just another politician like these guys. Where do you think they get their money from? Hint: Chuck Norris ain't the only place... unions, lobbyists, special interests, and big corporations. Vote for a guy who gets his money from the people, and gives it right back to them.

    GO RON PAUL!

    November 14, 2007 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. Angel, Loas Angeles of Anaheim

    I can't think of anything more repulsive than 16 more years of Republican rule in the White House. Dems aren't much better,but at least they seem to care about the little guy and not Big Oil like the Bush/Cheney idiots.
    Time for a change, Sorry Chuck, but you lose this one.

    November 14, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. r schier norwalk,ct

    A has-been for a very soon to be has-been. Why don't they just go into the church business or something.....

    November 14, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. Steve Topeka, Kansas

    8 years of one ex-Arkansas governor was quite enough, thank you very much!!!

    November 14, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. carly

    hush little chuckie don't say a word,nobody cares what you think.- i want to know who ted nugent is voting for,now HE is the idiot to listen to.

    November 14, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  15. WOW! Not news

    Chuck Norris jokes are not funny, but it's hilarious that people would listen to him on who to vote for.

    November 14, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  16. ifearthechuck - Denver, CO

    People will now vote for Huckabee out of pure fear. Chuck could come to their house and kick their a** if they don't. He may show up anyway.

    November 14, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  17. Chris, Boston MA

    The only candidate who can pull us back from the edge of the abyss is Ron Paul.

    VOTE RON PAUL IN '08

    November 14, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    Wayne, some rain actually did fall, but like everything else of value in Ga, it was diverted to the governor's home county.

    November 14, 2007 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  19. Chip Celina OH

    RE: Wayne of Florida
    We do not need an baptist minister leading anything. PERIOD!!!

    Wasn't that Martin Luther King Jr. guy a Baptist minister? Stick to your guns baby!

    Have a good day!

    November 14, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  20. Chris Haynes, Winston-Salem, NC

    And if you don't answer to the demands, you will receive a roundhouse kick to the chin!

    November 14, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  21. Matt, Kansas City, KS

    Wow, some people really have their panties in a wad on here (rolls eyes).

    Anyway, Chuck Norris doesn't need to raise money for a campaign, he just stares at an ATM machine until it gives up cash out of fear. :)

    November 14, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. gilliganscorner

    I support Ron Paul. Will CNN run a piece on me? I didn't think so.

    Quick! I think the Teletubbies are supporting Obama! Dispatch the CNN SWAT team.

    Sheesh.

    November 14, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  23. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    Chuck Norris has about the same validity as Minnie Mouse. And for this next presidential vote, there's NO WAY I'm voting to keep a Republican in office. They've done too much to destroy America and we need to get our honor back!

    November 14, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  24. JW Mason City IA

    Well if a loser 80's has been plastic surgery addict is the best endorsement Huckabee can get he is in serious trouble, he is not going to win in Iowa, you cannot believe polls, Iowa always proves polling wrong on causes day.

    November 14, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  25. VKM, Stamford, CT

    What would John Cena do?

    November 14, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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