November 28th, 2007
10:50 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN/YouTube debate: Chuck Norris approved

Chuck Norris greeted members of the audience prior to Wednesday's debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Cult hero and avid Mike Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris watched the CNN/YouTube debate from a front-row seat Wednesday night at the Mahaffey Theater at Progress Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Norris, the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," released a television ad supporting the former Arkansas governor for president last week.

–CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron

Filed under: Mike Huckabee
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Chris, Pensacola FL

    He did seem to make that italian candidate nervous.

    November 28, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  2. Matt Schrader, Austin Texas

    Chuck Norris would have joined the debate but was not allowed due to the fact that every question he would have been asked would have resulted in roundhouse kicks to the face.

    November 28, 2007 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Yawn nobody cares.
    CNN also just flushed its credibility down the toilet with how biased and unfair this debate was.

    November 28, 2007 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  4. chiles, santa fe. nm.

    Chuck Norris looked good. For an old guy. But why the celebrity special treatment. If an average person like moi wanted a "front row" seat could I have had one? ...

    November 28, 2007 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Karen Houston,TX

    Chuck Norris creeps me out! Mike Huckabee is okay except for the fact that he would hand over my tax dollars to a line of illegals in order to pay their way to college while my five American born children get to do it the good ol' fashioned American way! Now that I think about it, I'd like to give both of those idiots a boot to the head!
    Huckabee, you're a great minister and I'd love to hear you preach, but stay out of the White House. . . Please.

    God Bless.

    November 28, 2007 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  6. William Courtland, Waterford, Ontario

    Former professional action/adventure actor who is still with fans...

    Cult... is not an appropriate word. Ori?

    November 28, 2007 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  7. Haygood Poundston, Montgomery AL

    Chuck Norris went to the same plastic surgeon that Kenny Rogers did.

    November 28, 2007 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  8. Eric Murphy Ayden, NC

    Chuck Norris is overrated.

    November 28, 2007 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  9. Andrew Johnson, Iowa City, IA

    Was this a debate or standup comedy club? Did Huckabee say anything that wasn't a joke? I think the disolution of the IRS was a joke… or was he serious? Do we really want a clown as president? Wait… let me think about that one. Maybe he'd enlist Norris and roundhouse kick Al'Queda. Go gett'em Chuck.

    November 29, 2007 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  10. Sarah, Merced CA

    Hell yes, we want someone with a sense of humor in the oval office!! Huckabee is awesome and there won't be all the er, uh, well crap we have to listen to with Bush, you ask Huckabee a question – he answers it and a lot of time it's with a lot of humor.

    November 29, 2007 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  11. robinson

    He's serious about dissolving the IRS! It's unconstitutional! Huckabee for president!

    November 29, 2007 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  12. Kent, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

    Chuck-abee, Schmuck-abee. Nobody cares about these two. 60% of Americans want us OUT of Iraq, 70% of Americans want our national borders (especially our southern one) SECURED. THOSE are the top 2 issues of the day! Only Dr. Ron has the right prescription for a SICK America!!

    November 29, 2007 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  13. Matt Lee, Long Beach, CA

    Andrew in Iowa City, look into Huckabee's Fair Tax. Very revolutionary. Taxes everybody the same (include those who don't pay taxes ie: Drug dealers, illegal immigrants, etc) as it is a tax on goods rather than a tax on income. It could cut some of the bureaucratic b.s. in Washington and cut down on the stress of the average American. There is also minimal exemptions for low income families, so it that bad of an idea?

    November 29, 2007 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  14. Cathy, Surprise, AZ

    Governor Huckabee spoke well, had poise and was in control at all time and seemed very presidential. Yes – he had humor at the right times. I was very impressed. As far as clowns being in the White House: we already had one in Clinton. He shamed the White House and the Presidency.

    November 29, 2007 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  15. Angela, Troy, MI

    Chuck Norris supports Mike Huckabee? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    November 29, 2007 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  16. Susan, phoenix, az

    getting rid of IRS – no joke – can you say fair tax everyone? This is a consumer tax – no income tax. Read about it under issues at

    November 29, 2007 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  17. T Damico, Butler, PA

    Huckabee is not a clown...go to his site and read about The Fair Tax plan and maybe getting rid of the IRS won't sound so bad. Chuck has good reasons for supporting this man, I suggest you gather some facts before you cast judgement, I know he would do that much for you!

    November 29, 2007 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  18. Corby, Lolo Montana

    I am not sure if Mr. Johnson actually watched the debate. If he had, then he would realize that Mike Huckabee offered much more than just comical relief. Huckabee was one of the few candidates who did not stoop to personal attacks, even though he was subject to them through the night. In addition, his answers on the Bible, space exploration, dept reduction (yes he does want to completely rewrite our taxation system...check out his website for details!) were rather eloquent and well thought out. I believe that by far in large Mike Huckabee was the most well spoken of the candidates tonight.

    November 29, 2007 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  19. Tina St. Louis, Mo

    Who really cares if Chuck Norris approves of anything? CNN needs to remove it's head from orifice.

    November 29, 2007 02:51 am at 2:51 am |
  20. alan St Louis MO

    The Chuck Norris jokes going get new material to start a new wave.

    If chuck Norris ran for Office would there be an election??

    no they all be to scarred of him.

    November 29, 2007 03:49 am at 3:49 am |
  21. CNN is a bought tool.

    Chuck Norris on FOX AND CNN?

    There IS a conspiracy!!!

    November 29, 2007 04:25 am at 4:25 am |
  22. Independent in IA

    Chuck Who? Oh, yeah....the guy that cracks his knuckles a lot...Huckleberry''s bodyguard....

    November 29, 2007 04:29 am at 4:29 am |
  23. Anonymous

    If you pick a president because Chuck Norris said too, then you should leave the country.

    November 29, 2007 04:45 am at 4:45 am |
  24. Daniel, Greenbay, WI

    I'll kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Could he possibly have a little more plastic surgery?

    November 29, 2007 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  25. Roger Uville Ohio

    I watched the debate last night. When it was over I decided that I wasted two hours. What a bunch of jerks the Republicans have offered to the country.

    November 29, 2007 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
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