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. Jason

    Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas to bed.

    November 14, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. A Canadian Observer

    Kevin Cincinnati, OH :

    Ummm...before you make a bone-head comment, please THINK a bit. Tiny Tim was not only a fictional Dickens character, but also a real human being who was a 60's pop star, famous for his signature 'Tip-Toe Through The Tulips' song. This, I believe is the Tiny Tim the other commenter was referring to.

    November 14, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Chris, Denver

    Oh, great. political advice from someone who has been roundhouse kicked in the head one too many times.

    November 14, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. Rich, Madera, CA

    I heard Rosa Parks didn't want to go to the back of the bus because she was saving her seat for Chuck Norris.

    Chuck Norris must be right about Mike Huckabee.... the only time Chuck Norris was wrong about something when when Chuck Norris thought that Chuck Norris had made a mistake

    November 14, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. BETTY PAGE INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI

    I APPLAUD MR. NORRIS'S STAND FOR FOR MR HUCKABEE'S CAMPAIGN. SOMEONE IN THIS COUNTRY HAS TO STOP BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT AND STAND UP FOR THE MORAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES THAT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON AND MADE THIS COUNTRY SO GREAT.

    WE HAVE TO STOP THIS NONSENSE OF BOWING DOWN TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALIST COUNTRY. RUSSIA AND ALL OF THOSE PAST SOCIALIST COUNTRIES HAVE PROVED IT DOESN'T WORK.

    IF WE DO WHAT MRS. NANCY PELOSI WANTS AND REMOVE THE WEALTHY FROM THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL SEE A COLAPSE IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE OR SOCIETY.

    BETTY PAGE
    INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI

    November 14, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Richard, Ewing, NJ

    Chuck Norris is awesome and I kinda like Huckabee personity, although I am not going to vote for him. If Gadlike Oparh cacn endorse Obama, Chuck Norris certainly can endorse Huckabee.

    November 14, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Tim, Toledo, Ohio

    Tiny Tim was also a singer and song writer best noted for his rendition of "Tiptoe through the Tulips". He also died in 1996 so won't be endorsing anyone.

    November 14, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. Tim, New Brunswick, NJ

    WHat I find disgusting is that CNN thinks THIS drivel is "news-worthy" and yet they drop Mike Gravel from their next debate and have put NOTHING about his campaign on thier channel or Website.

    November 14, 2007 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Clint, Chillicothe MO

    How sweet would it be if Chuck Norris himself ran for president?

    November 14, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. matt

    Will Huck have Norris beat up Rudy if things go poorly in Iowa and NH?

    http://www.political-buzz.com/

    November 14, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Chris, Pensacola FL

    Chuck, I'm only 30, but could you get me Christie Brinkleys phone number? Thanks.

    November 14, 2007 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. Sam Sigmon, Wilmington, NC

    CNN are you kidding, this isn't news. You know, many of us have said the same, but we still read it. I would say stop reading it, yet the uneducated will continue doing so. Please CNN, help wean the nations idiots off unintelligent and not important news.

    November 14, 2007 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. RDK, WSS MT

    Umm.. Kevin, Tiny Tim was a musician. Not too sure who you are referring to. Tiny Tim passed away in 1996.

    November 14, 2007 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. M. Ryan, Allentown, PA

    Why would Chuck Norris's opinion be of any greater import than anyone else? CNN must be short on news. To my knowledge, he is a born again Christian with religious right beliefs but his opinion is not laden with any more information than the average American.

    November 14, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  15. Alexander, Washington, DC, USA

    Chuck Norris' B-Rated infomercial career must really be on the ropes - To this day he can't even afford to buy a razor. His endorsement is almost laughable, Mike Huckabe is Gomer Pyle running for President.

    Ron Paul Champion of Constitution!!
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rEN12wN1wU&w=640&h=390]

    November 14, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. Travis, Columbus, OH

    His immigration stance alone disqualifies him for conservatives.

    Posted By Johnny, Houston, tx : November 14, 2007 8:31 am

    How exactly does building a fence, increasing enforcement, punnishing illegal employers, and no amnesty equal disqualification for conservatives??

    November 14, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  17. Jim

    T Tim,

    Re: Umm… Tiny Tim is a fictional character whereas Chuck Norris is an actual human being. Also, I believe Mr. Tiny to be British and from the Victorian era, however, I could be mistaken.
    Posted By Kevin Cincinnati, OH : November 14, 2007 11:50 am

    OK, wow, LOL. I'll take care of this one.
    Kevin, ye of little pop culture awareness, there was this guy, he was born in the '30s, he was American, he played a ukulele, sang in a preposterously high falsetto and he went by the stage name Tiny Tim. He died about 10 years ago.
    He had nothing to do with Scrooge and Bob Cratchit and "God bless us, every one."
    Jeez!

    November 14, 2007 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. chuck - tucson az

    It's amazing what crawls out of the Republican Party's closet; Chuck Norris, a Christian phony do-gooder who gives lessons on how to beat people up.

    November 14, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  19. Free thinker Florida

    I think i'm goig to upchuck!

    November 14, 2007 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  20. ryan conor san francisco california

    Gazillionaire former movie star mustle man, and that's the best he can do for a rug? It would look a little better if he covered up the whole thing with a hat, don't you think?

    November 14, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  21. Doug, Kalispell Montana

    Important....very, very important.

    November 14, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    All the republicans out there that criticize liberal celebrities for getting involved in politics are probably not saying the same about Chuck Norris endorsing a candidate.

    November 14, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  23. Nerd, Denver CO

    rofl. A nobody whose greatest skill (and I use the term loosely) is acting like a neanderthal in front of a camera telling us what we need to do. I have to agree with the post above asking CNN to stop reporting garbage... of course that would mean ditching the 'politics' tab. They've got everyone so distracted with 'the Republicans this' and 'the Democrats' that, that most people don't see what a cesspool our government has become.

    As to this thread... welcome to Barrens chat.

    November 14, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  24. David - Ventura, calif

    Chuck – you know I worked for you back in the early 70's – your a hello f a martial artist – but you need to stay out of politics – politician are thiefs and liars – plan and simple – look at the mess our country's in now -largest deficit in US history – we're in debt to several countries over this war – the dollar is falling like rain out of the sky – environmentally, education and home security are all failures – and the beat goes on

    November 14, 2007 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  25. Mike the S, New Orleans, Louisiana

    For ten years I've listened to all the neocons blathering about Hollywood celebrities interfering in politics. If it was Barbra Streisand or Ben Affleck doing this, you'd have Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly spinning in their chairs. So who the hlll is Chuck Norris to solicit money for a candidate and why isn't he getting the same scrutiny the neocons would have given anyone supporting a Democrat?

    November 14, 2007 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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