October 22nd, 2007
03:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Martial arts TV star picks presidential candidate

Will Norris' star power help Huckabee?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It could be the latest so-called Chuck Norris fact: The American people don't choose presidents, Chuck Norris does.

The cult hero of “Walker Texas Ranger” fame said Monday he’s backing Republican Mike Huckabee for president.

“Though Giuliani might be savvy enough to lead people, Fred Thompson wise enough to wade through the tides of politics, McCain tough enough to fight terrorism and Romney business-minded enough to grow our economy, I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,” Norris wrote on the conservative Web site World Net Daily.

“Mike is also a respected and fearless leader, and he does not cower to the cries of any majority or minority,” Norris added. “He doesn't abandon his values for what's expedient. Like our Founding Fathers, he's not afraid to stand up for a Creator and against secularist beliefs.”

Huckabee’s campaign has not responded to a request for comment.

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- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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soundoff (387 Responses)
  1. Russ Sapp Hampton, Ga.

    This country needs a major overhaul, honesty and integrity re introduced into our political framework. I am paying close attention to all candidates and feel as though Mr. Huckabee is clear on issues and has not sold out to the inplace powerful many. If we were to vote tomorrow, he would get my vote and also as many as I can influence to support him!!

    December 3, 2007 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. Debra Kajpust Plainwell Mi

    Many of the folks who wrote their commentary have no clue what they are saying. Movies that people make have nothing to do with this election or with the intelligence or wisdom of the actor. Chuck Norris has spent most of his adult life helping kids and that makes him a good person. Before you citicize out of hand, live up to the standard he has set. he walks the talk and stands for what he believes. He has the right to support the person he believes would best lead this country and probably has done much more research on his candidate's character and qualifications than most of those who ridicule his choice. Since when does an American not have the right to his opinion or endorsement for that matter?

    December 10, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. Rick Oakley, Aiken, SC

    Thank God we have a presidential candidate with solid Christian values. Having a great country starts by raising families that are rooted the solid moral principles from which this country has slowly let decay. Maybe the USA can set a good example for all the world. Thanks for supporting Huckabee, Chuck.

    December 18, 2007 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. Rick, Aiken, SC

    I can't understand these negative comments. What does it take to open your eyes so you will understand that christian values are not only good for churches and families, but for business and politics and the country? Don't take it from me, READ THE WORD of your Creator for yourself and pray about who to vote for in 2008, and the choice will become clear, and I believe it will be Huckabee.

    December 18, 2007 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  5. Rick, Aiken, SC

    "This nation was not founded on Christian principles???"

    Look at your Pledge of Allegiance and look at your money and tell me how you leave God out of it.

    December 18, 2007 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  6. Jack Garrett

    Mike you got my vote!

    God bless America.

    January 4, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. Rick

    Wow – First of all, how many times can you liberals post the exact same post? Ok, we get it, you don't care what Chuck Norris thinks. Then you want to go on and insult him for standing up for what he believes in. Chuck's behavior is characteristic. He is a fighter, an extremely well disciplined man with high values who will stand up. He probably didn't expect this kind of outlash, but this is what you liberals do best. Let's spend all of our time insulting a 70 year old American Icon just because he gave his opinion. (Yes, he is 70 and in better shape than most who are in their 30's). I admire Chuck and would love for a chance to meet him one day. Considering that he started out as a martial arts champion and not an actor, he has made a heck of a lot of accomplishments. Chuck is a champion with values who can recognize champions with values (he sent a congratulatory letter to Tim Tebow after his Hiesman win). So regardless of what all the left-wingers believe, there are many of us out here who do care who Chuck Norris endorses. Good job Chuck on standing firm in the face of a massive onslaught. I have a better question though..... Who really cares what the ultra liberal thinks??? Liberalism is, a form of mental illness they say.

    January 6, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  8. G. Bell & Steven G.

    I agree with those post between Mark Waikiki...and on down to Rick. As we all can see Left wing liberal people show their true colors when someone doesnt agree with them. God forbid we as a people have moral values, believe in doing more right than wrong, and raising our kids to Love God. And it's funny that people can lash out at someone on one area of their life(acting) when Mr. Norris has done a lot more than that in his life, a lot more than most people put together here on this post, between helping kids, and his many other foundations of giving back to this great nation. But of course left wings dont remember that part, but they place their faith in a woman who didnt really care her husband was cheating on her in the Oval office(Hillary), a man who finally got caught corrupting this country and what it stands for. The same people on here who lash out at a Godly person, turns and votes for the Clintons of the world. But thats what makes our country great, you have your opinion, and I have mine. And I choose to not burn in Hell for eternity. God Bless America!!!

    January 9, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Joseph

    We, the average middle class americans of the United States of America,
    had to endure eight years of Bill Clinton and later eight years of George W. Bush!
    We, have had enough of both…..I am happy that we have term limits….However, why do we have to endure more Politics and Lies, from Bill Clinton, his term is over—-if his wife, Hillarry desires to run, then, please shut him up. America is tired of all these same old Politicians. Please, give us a break?

    Thank you................

    January 22, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. Justin

    I appreciate you standing up for what is right Mr. Norris. I want to see change in our country that will make it a place that is less revolting to our God. I want it to be a place where babies are not murdered and people are free to protect themselves. I want to see an America that is self reliant in reference to other countries and fully dependent in reference to our Lord Jesus Christ

    February 5, 2008 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  11. Gayle

    You go Chuck!

    February 6, 2008 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  12. Jeanie

    Church Norris is a has been and Romney wantabe

    Sorry, CHurch for that you will have to give up being so jealous and covetness Mitt Romney.

    Church NOrris doesn't know what is right to stand up for anything,

    He needs to pray more and shut up completely or maybe write "THe Idiot's GUide to Survival, and show himself as the perfect example

    February 6, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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