November 20th, 2007
09:42 AM ET
9 years ago

Wrestler Ric Flair supporting Mike Huckabee

Huckabee has picked up another endorsement from a celebrity strong man.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - In the race for presidential endorsements, Mike Huckabee has the kitschy pop culture celebrity vote on lockdown.

First it was martial arts hero and "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris, who appears with Huckabee in his first TV ad.

Then hard-rocking hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent jumped on the Huckabee bandwagon, citing the Republican's support for second amendment rights.

Now, Huckabee is getting ready to rumble: wrestler Ric Flair, a.k.a. The Nature Boy, is supporting the former Arkansas governor in his bid for the White House.

CNN has learned the WWE wrestler is on board with Huckabee, and will co-host a campaign tailgate with the candidate at the South Carolina vs. Clemson football game on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina. More details are forthcoming.

- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee • South Carolina
soundoff (187 Responses)
  1. rob

    Screw all these for Machete.
    As long as you're not the Bad Guy.

    January 4, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. natche fan

    the greatest wrestler in the world supporting a great politician whats better then that.

    January 9, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. Huck supporter

    endorsement for Huckabee-Ray Scott-founder of BASS–cool

    January 15, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. chris

    Let's see, the Dems have Oprah and a host of girly men and manly women while the Republicans have The Terminator(Arnold), 16 time world champ(Ric Flair) and a black belt in Chuck Norris. Ok, I think Stevie Wonder can see the difference here!!!

    January 18, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. John Lock

    Jessie ventura was a wreslter...... think about it.

    Flair is a buisness man and and actor. Not a dumb wrestler. You should read his book. Yes he wrote a book. Have you?

    Ted Nugent- Loves hunting and likes a simple life. so what.
    I to love camo,guns,trucks,beer, I also lace up work boots every day and goto work and I am a proud Navy vet from 1988-1992 era. Gun rights are just that, rights.

    Chuck- Just check out what he does for Kids in his real life. This is only a small part of how he gives back.

    January 18, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. John Lock

    Chuck Norris also served in Korea if that matters.

    January 18, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. ross from croswell

    Though I dont care for ric flair and some of ted nugents hunting antics are a bit "out there" I think Mike Huckaby represents best, the ideals and values this country was built on. I vote huckaby.

    January 20, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. what ever

    I dont care who becomes president; but to put down a legend or act like you dont care about what a pro wrestling icon thinks is stupid on your part. Dont knock someone you dont know. If you dont like wrstling or its superstars thats fine. But dont put down something you totally dont watch or understand d***ass.

    January 20, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  9. Sketch

    Y'know, it's ironic the people that are talking about "ignorant wrestlers" seem kind of ignorant about the "biz". I'm not suprised that alot of wrestlers are voting towards the republican side/conservative side.

    Alot of these guys are from the south and usually southerners are more conservative but not always though. But, you have very liberal or independent politic wrestlers such as Mick Foley and the Rock considers himself independent (yes, I"m aware the Rock is retired) but has stated he's independent.

    The WWE has mentioned that they want the youth to vote. But case in point, mocking pro wrestling is just as narrowminded as the conservatives that us liberals like to make fun of.

    January 23, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. John C

    The wife stealing, limousine driving, jet flying son of a gun! Ric Flair wooooo. Ok, enough already! Who is next to support "The Huckster?" George Costanza? FYI: Ric Flair admitted to the use of steroids and his wife divorced him. Great endorsement! I hear that Charles Manson is also looking for somebody to endorse. C'mon Mike, add Charles to your repertoire of degenerates!

    January 27, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  11. lewis

    Huckabee is the new redneck of the block open ur eyes people this is the 21st century he might be late for his kkk meeting

    February 5, 2008 04:36 am at 4:36 am |
  12. April, IN.

    How about Ted Nugent for vice-President? He's always been politically correct.

    February 6, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
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