March 12th, 2009
05:06 AM ET
2 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. Deborah Moore

    Delusional. Hope that is not too many syllables for you, Chuck.... oh, and Todd/Sarah.

    March 11, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. Rosa, b'ham al

    Good riddance, if it were not for Texas we would not have been stuck with the likes of George Bush.

    March 11, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. Marge

    Guess that's what happens to TV has beens. Especially those who join the republicans.

    March 11, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  4. Joe Mama

    When the going gets rough,Texas wimps run away!So typical of the most hated & egotistical of the states.Good riddance!!!

    March 11, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. ROC

    "I want America to fail"

    "...if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”

    "Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation”

    GOP = Taliban

    March 11, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  6. Gary

    Three cheers for Chuck....he is simply saying what most of us have been thought about.

    March 11, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    Why is this treason, liberals, when you sided with the terrorists in the war in Iraq?

    March 11, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. Moriam

    Oh please, PLEASE do. Then all the god-huggers throughout the nation who supported the idiot Bush and who now support the idiot Palin can ALL go live in the vast expanse of ignorance that is Texas. Please do!

    March 11, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  9. Amused citizen

    This is perhaps one of the funniest ticker messages I have ever seen! I was about to fall off my chair when I read it. Is he serious?! I hope so, because that would just make Texas look even more backwards than it already does! Laughing and laughing!!!

    March 11, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  10. billy smith

    Treason = what I just read this fool advocating

    However, getting rid of Texas is a great idea; throw in Florida while you are at it :)

    March 11, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    People should seriously boycott Chuck Norris...his movies, walker texas ranger, total gym, etc.
    DO NOT SUPPORT HIM OR ANY COMPANY THAT HIRES HIM!

    March 11, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. garry

    that secession would be the Bushies too-right!!

    March 11, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. burg

    Shut up Chuck. Thats the dumbest think I have ever heard.

    March 11, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. Terry McCormick

    I would call Chuck a fool but I don't want to insult the foolish.

    March 11, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  15. Mark C

    What a moron.

    Texas succeeded once before. How did that work out for you tough guys?

    March 11, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  16. George

    Shameful remarks indeed. Chuck Norris may have buried Mike Huckabee's electability in 2012. This is a free country and he's free to say what he must. However, I don't think it's patriotic to be a secessionist and in fact, it actually speaks volumes on what motivates these people. No wonder we've been losing as of late. Trust me. I'm a republican.

    March 11, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. Bob

    NASCAR hypocrites... Wrap themselves in the flag, but won't back the American cars companies that make the cars that they race!!

    Chuck is a coward, jumps out of the foxhole, as soons as it gets a little tough.

    March 11, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Do The Limp, Obsequious, Crack-licking Rushpublicans Have A Boehner Over Limbaugh Yet?

    This guy is about as sane and relevant as his sidekick ... Mike Hucka-has-been.

    March 11, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. john, michigan

    i am moving to texas!

    March 11, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  20. matt in philly

    Stupid. Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid.

    March 11, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  21. al

    Well, so much for peace in the universe Chuck. Your brain's gone to mush cuz you ain't thinkin straight. Some patriot!

    March 11, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  22. Chris

    When the going gets rough.... the rough get going??

    March 11, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  23. Johny

    Traitor. Treason. Tragic.

    March 11, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  24. Bianca

    So Dumb! When idiots speak who knows what comes out of their mouths.

    March 11, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  25. Silver

    I've lived in Texas all my life, and that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Chuck can keep dreaming in la-la land, and the rest of us will continue on with our business, as AMERICANS.

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