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. Paul in ABQ

    I know Texans, Chuck, and they're tough hombres.They don't cut and run. Check it out under: The Alamo!!

    March 11, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. David, Los Angeles

    Another "Don't Mess with Texas!" yahoo.

    Chuck, fairweather friend much?

    March 11, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  3. Matt

    Hey CNN got any more non issues you would like to bring up to distract the sheep from realizing that Obama has done nothing to help the economy after 50 days of us begging for him to do something. Why are there no articles about this? Or that every economist has turned away from his policies?

    March 11, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  4. Texan in TN

    Please God no. I love Texas too much. You sir are no Sam Houston!

    March 11, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  5. Podo3500

    Chuck Norris, is the Taliban of America. He should be tried for provoking hatred, antagonism, separationist, demagologist and crimes to the Union.
    Podo

    March 11, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Mark

    Been there, done that, North won.

    March 11, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. Quino1975

    So you want to secede Chuck? Yeah, you, and what redneck army?

    March 11, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  8. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    I think his hair plugs have caused serious complications. You're free to leave at any time, Chuckles.

    March 11, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  9. reckoner

    adios texas! after giving us W, we'd be happy to let you go.

    i never quite understood why texans think they're so great anyway.

    March 11, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  10. Marty the American, Montana

    Chuck might need to karate chop his way through a sedition hearing soon if he keeps it up!

    I thought he was crazy when he was putting makeup on for Huckabee, but this tops the charts!

    March 11, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  11. L.O.

    Hey! I'm a Texan and I guarantee you I'd want nothing to do with Chuck Norris as President of Texas....now Kinky Friedman, maybe.

    March 11, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  12. annie - Palin 2012

    This is no more funny or stupier than a community orgainizer with NO qualifications and NO experience being president of the USA. Both equally stupid in my book!!!

    March 11, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  13. Harry

    HIs tears cure cancer...too bad he never cries.

    March 11, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  14. BusyMom

    I love it "arithetic is liberal" - you are so right!!! :):):)

    March 11, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  15. Bob Dole

    Bob Dole thinks Chuck is a doofus.

    That would be too good to be true, good riddance.

    March 11, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  16. bsmith171

    long overdue.

    calif goes to texas.

    obama will be president of the MEDIA!

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  17. Spencer

    Norris/gingrich '12

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  18. Justin,TEXAS

    Texas and Alaska are the two states allowed to secede from the Union. no other state is allowed to by law. I think it would be a smart idea to leave the Union, Texas is well off on its own, and we have enough resources to survive. We have a strong state and a great State government that would become a spectacular Federal Government.

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  19. Expat American

    Chuck Norris is one Ranger I wouldn't mess with.

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  20. tj24mcn

    Wow Chuck! Things aren't as easy in real life as they were in your TV show. You may think that you can take out 20 guys who have guns with your bare hands, but it just doesn't work like that in the real world.

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  21. Angie

    another lunatic repug, oh I mean repub. how stupid is this man. rush, norris, palin and the rest should find an island and start their on country. they should call it lunatic island. these people are nuts. I wonder if he felt that way when the village idiot was in charge? he would probably have a fight on his hands on who would be president. they should make that a reality show. LOL.

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  22. TW

    Hey Chuck,

    You and the whole south can go this time without firing a shot !

    Regards,
    The North

    March 11, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. Susan L.

    Chuck Norris is a traitor and a lunatic.

    March 11, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. Go Fogey Go

    It figures that this would come up when the Republicans are no longer running the show. Norris is now an old guy just like McCain. The Republicans just keep showing us the old guys and Rush. What a joke.

    March 11, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. Vegas Barbie the Paralegal for Obama

    Wow...I can only shake my head at this being the FIRST item on the ticker this afternoon. Guess that would take care of a bunch of birds with one stone...let him have the state! See how that would go. hmm.

    March 11, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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