March 12th, 2009
05:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Chuck Norris for president … of Texas

If the State of Texas ever left the Union, Chuck Norris is interested in being president of the newly independent country.
If the State of Texas ever left the Union, Chuck Norris is interested in being president of the newly independent country.

(CNN) – Actor Chuck Norris has his eyes on the presidency, but not the White House. Norris wrote that he would be interested in becoming the president of Texas, if the state were ever to secede from the Union.

“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote Monday in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”

The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation” and said that if states decide to secede from the union, that Texas would lead the way.

“Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America,” Norris wrote.

“Let there be no doubt about that.” Norris was a strong supporter of Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid, and he helped to draw attention to the former Arkansas governor’s campaign.


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  1. Jeff

    Should we even comment on this? He is apparently a gastroenterologists dream..... a real big one.

    March 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. linell, Winter Park, FL,

    First Rush Limbaugh and now Chuck Norris...Jon Stewart couldn't script this!!!

    March 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  3. Daniel

    Texas? That's pathetic. It'd be the biggest country full of the fattest and most douchiest people in the world. I'd feel for the poor people of Austin who would be stuck in such a douche vessel. Now California, Oregon, and Washington, those would all make a lovely country on the west coast.

    March 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. shs

    This sounds like one of his bad movies.

    March 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. Tony M.

    Let look at the GOP leaders: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal. What a joke. They will need to bring back Jeb Bush quicker than they expected

    March 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  6. kevin

    I think someone forgot to tell Chuck the all those jokes about his powers aren't true

    March 11, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. GoOBAMA!

    What an idiot!

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. Al

    No more Teans for President of ANYTHING for a while. Please.
    The last one wasn't so good at it.

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. Elsee

    Any state that would front Dubya for a politician deserves Chucky Norris. Way to go, Texas. Proves big ain't even close the clever.

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. ryan

    It does say in constituition you can form up a miltita....Chuck U R an IDIOT

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  11. El Toro

    No way we need Texas. Let's ditch California, that place is a money pit.

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  12. chuck

    Hey, can you take some of the Tennessee folks with you? After they're gone, we'll have plenty of room here so that the Texans who aren't deserters can have a place to live. Tennessee is a long state, we'll take as many as we can, because you guys ain't coming back.

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. nick

    congratulations chuck,
    you are now a member of the ultimate fringe

    March 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  14. B

    Wow. Secession. You guys really are conservatives. Instead of finding new ways forward, you live happily ignorant in the past. Country First.

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. ray ray

    Evidently liberals have about as much a sense of humor as Obama has convictions for keeping his promises!

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  16. dubya

    Remember the Alamo!

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  17. THE MEDIA IS THE MASTER

    And WHEN was this HAS-BEEN'S LAST MOVIE???

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  18. gwen

    take palin with you!!!

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  19. B.

    This kind of 19th Century B-movie idiocy is why the Republican Party has become a fringe group of old, scared white guys. Seriously, somebody save these people from themselves before somebody gets hurt.

    March 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  20. Dude

    Come on Chuck! I think you have been struck on your head one too many times! You better watch what you say or else thefeds will come and round you up and you will never be seen again.

    March 11, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  21. gail

    Wow! Must be a sign of his age. Advocating sedition, never thought I would see that from Walker, Texas Ranger! Sad to see him sink so low.

    March 11, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  22. kandi

    This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Wouldn't this be considered treason. Chuck Norris must be loosing his mind!

    March 11, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  23. Gordon

    Let's see now. Texas secedes from the UNITED States of America, which leaves it surrounded. If all of the surrounding states closed their borders with Texas in anger at the secession, that leaves Mexico as the only way out. Anyone remember the Alamo? Chuck, it is obvious that you have been kicked in the head a few times too many.

    March 11, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  24. Kevin in Ohio

    It would actually be better if Texas invoked its right to break in to six separate states (as agreed on when they joined the union). That way we' could have 10 more conservative senators to offset all the damage being done by the Northeastern liberal block.

    March 11, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  25. TXChick4Obama

    I would like to add, because I am sure that someone is going to point it out, that I know the Civil War started in 1861 – but the worst defeats came in 1865.

    March 11, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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