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. Norris4prez

    I'm not sure what's more ridiculous, the idea that Texas would be better off as an independent nation, or the idea that Norris should be it's first President. I say good riddance!

    March 11, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. Sean

    Yes, because the U.S. would do so much better without Texas. With the fact they provide more soldiers than any other state, as well as GDP. Because America does not need money or soldiers right now.

    March 11, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  3. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    wow... did anyone think to get a comment from Huckabee on his supporter's idea of seceding from the union?

    I'm from Texas originally, though frankly, Houston is the armpit of the universe. Mexico can have it back.

    March 11, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  4. John Fischer

    He is a traitor, he needs to be arrested for sedition.

    March 11, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  5. Mark:17

    Just take a look at that photo! It says it all! – That's a Conservative folks!

    March 11, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. Jay

    Chuck Norris will roundhouse kick Texas out of the Union.

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. David, Florida

    Um, yeah, that didn't work out so well the first time around did it? Any one who stayed awake in sixth grade history would know that. But then again Texas IS the national leader in the production of mentally retarded politicians so this is not a shocker. Let's not forget that this is the same idiot who supported a guy who thinks that the earth is 6000 years old despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. David

    So he wants to cut and run?

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  9. Sunny

    Chuck! What in God's name has gotten in to you? Please Chuck...please you do not represent nearly what Texans are all about...your days are over and what you need to do is get your head checked...Bruce Lee might have really done a job on you! Stop listening to Mark Levin..another nut job.

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  10. steve

    Sounds like the script to a new movie starring Chuck Norris.

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  11. MCollins

    Before everyone freaks out too much I suggest you click on the link provided in the story and read the article

    March 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. Allen

    I guess when the going gets tough for America these "patriots" cut and run. Chuck Norris and the rest of these yahoos are pathetic.

    March 11, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  13. Denny

    As a long time Texas resident who loves this state, I'd like to note that Chuck "The Quitter" Norris does not speak for me.

    March 11, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. Shadow

    It would be one of the best things that could happen. Texas has only one thing wrong with it, it's full of Texans.

    March 11, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. steve

    Hi Mike, this is Chuck. Chuck Norris. What do you mean you never
    heard of me!

    March 11, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. glenn

    Nuts!

    March 11, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Dan Healy

    IQ perhaps 79. Moron, definitely moron. Texas won't lead the way in anything.

    March 11, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  18. Sean

    How Un-American of him.

    March 11, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  19. Buckeye71

    Would this mean that Texas football teams wouldn't play American teams?

    March 11, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  20. Joe Fattal

    Look what happened to the Soviet Union. That day will happen here if Obama keeps on pushing his stimulus bills one after the other, till the government take over.

    March 11, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  21. A Really Conservative Realist

    Every state in our Union joined at their leisure and every state can exit at their leisure. Would someone read the Constitution and show me otherwise. It is not mentioned, therefore......guess what.....it a states issue.

    March 11, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  22. Lisa

    What a NUT JOB! Sounds like he and Todd Palin have been collaborating.

    March 11, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  23. mike

    Roundhouse kick Chuck Norris out of the United States,

    March 11, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  24. M. J. von Shrum

    And I used to have so much respect for Chuck Norris. Too Bad!!

    March 11, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  25. 2young2vote-OR

    That would REALLY make the stock market plunge...or skyrocket

    March 11, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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