November 29th, 2007
10:42 AM ET
11 years ago

'Chuck and Huck' talk politics after the debate

Watch John Roberts' interview with "Chuck and Huck."

(CNN) – In this video clip, watch CNN’s John Roberts interview former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris. The martial arts expert explained how he came to support the Republican presidential candidate. “Mike is a guy who means what he says and says what he means,” Norris told Roberts. “That’s why I jumped on the campaign trail with him.”

Huckabee brushed aside attacks against him by rival Mitt Romney telling Roberts “I’m going to let him say whatever he wants.” “I’m running for president. I’m not running against these other guys.”

Despite Huckabee’s good-natured outlook on his opponent’s jabs, Norris suggested Huckabee can take the rough-and-tumble of presidential politics. “We did some martial arts together and this guy’s tough,” said Norris. “He hung in there with me,” he added.

Huckabee also spoke with Roberts about his views on illegal immigration and his thoughts on the YouTube debate format.

Related video: Huckabee impresses Norris

–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

Filed under: Immigration • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Bob, Seattle

    Mr. Huckabee continues to rise. His thoughtfulness is genuine. He studies the issues with sincere concern and exhibits a thorough understanding, then comes up with well thought out solutions. Don't ever be afraid to ask him a question. He is not one to be backed into a corner as he has, again, sincerely thought out the problem before the question has been asked. He passes all tests. This is the only genuine American, through and through, running for President. He is one of us. He IS the little guy. Let us little guys win one – OK Washington?

    November 29, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Jim, Seattle WA

    I'm sure they did "some martial arts together" after the debate. Too bad Larry Craig couldn't join them, he got delayed at the airport!

    November 29, 2007 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. Vinnie Knoxville tennessee

    I know Mike is for getting rid of the IRS and for Fair Tax. I would like to know will my VA disability increase to cover this.

    November 29, 2007 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  4. William Courtland, Waterford, Ontario

    about the above comment of Honorable Mike Huckabee: “I’m running for president. I’m not running against these other guys.”

    The parties are a cult.

    Candidates: pressure the Federal Senate and Congress, without obstructionism, to drop this partisan election madness.

    Party members should not hold loyalties above their positions and duties of office for the people in the district they are sworn to represent, or the State they hold such interests for.

    In running for President; it should be with initial candidacy to the federal ballot; the States should uphold and assist the Pre-screening process federally without party involvement; the States then afford and distributing a Federal Presidential Catalog to the State selected Electoral College Voters to greater inform those chosen for the task of selecting or re-electing a President.

    Campaigns and the Candidates only need funds to visit with the Electoral College voters, but this can only be acceptable when parties are also not found corrupting the individual State legislatures.

    With funding aide to the catalog from the individual candidates: a greater spread is granted to them.

    Parties should exist as another Estate or branch of government; they gathering and offering public propositions through petition for and on amendment changes. This allows representation of a peaceful citizen assembly in Congress even without the individual's district representative support.

    Right now the presidential position is like a emperor to the public and a champion to the party. But then: Washington only had one term with a 'United Nation', so who could know the difference.

    November 29, 2007 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  5. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Someone should have asked Chuck about his military service record.

    Oh, wait, what record?!

    G.I. Blow(hard)!

    November 29, 2007 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  6. PoliticalPirate, Tortuga, FL

    I personally think Chuck Norris should run for President. And it should be decided just like his movie, the Octagon. He could be all Lone Wolk MCQuade like. You know chuck Norris' tears can cure cancer, too bad CHuck Norris has never cried.

    November 29, 2007 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. Kevin, California

    Who is running for President? Was it Chuck or Mike? I forgot.

    November 29, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  8. Paul Thompson

    Allow me to much negative on CNN about everything. If you ever need a consultant about building ratings and a better viewer base, please let me know!

    Chuck Norris said that he supports Mike because there's a need to reach young people with a better message than all this hatred, division and disrespect.

    I admire both of them for their Vision for this country. Thanks CNN for running this story...also! And can I Michael Ware!

    Go Huck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    November 30, 2007 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  9. Julie Krbec, St.Louis, Missouri

    My prayers and vote is going to Mike Huckabee, but I leave it in God's hands. I feel so bad when I hear suppose to be Christians like Lee Webb the CBN news reporter put Mike Huckabee down, how does he know if it is God's plan for Mike to be President
    or not. As the Jewish people prayed for a king, real Christians are praying for a Christian President that knows God's word and believes every word He says. Thank you Chuck Norris for knowing and backing a good man when you see one.

    November 30, 2007 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  10. Karen Houston,TX

    I agree with Bob in Seattle about Huckabees genuineness. He has shown that he is a really nice guy. I still don't want him to be the President. His stance on illegal immigration and the special entitlements that he would give to their children are disturbing and traitorous. His good charitable heart is not what we need down here at the border. I live in Texas and we are being overtaken by the illegal immigrants here. They demand everything and dig their heels in and refer to those of us who don't want to hand over everything to them as racists. Our public school system is overrun; our children are expected to learn their language because it would be politically incorrect for them to learn ours. Our hospital emergency rooms have a 10-14 hour wait. The hospitals have to provide special personnel to communicate in Spanish. The illegals walk out without making payment because they are not insured. They have over taken multiple job markets. They pay for their groceries with food stamps and now Huckabee wants to ensure them a college education. Huckabee for President. He'd be the final nail in our coffin. No thanks.

    November 30, 2007 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  11. Dale Davis, Glendora, California

    To all Evangelical voters out there. QUIT LOOKING FOR YOUR COUNTRY BUMPKIN CANDIDATE!!! Ya'll might think you have the big voting block power, but the rest of the nation will not vote for another Southern Disappointment this time around. So, get over it!!! For ya'll out there in Dixieland, FYI, Hillary feels MOST threatened by Romney. If you don't want to split the vote, LIKE ROSS PEROT once did, you can prevent another Clinton from getting in. GOT IT?

    November 30, 2007 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  12. Don Alexander Carson City Nevada

    Why doesn't anyone ask Hucklebee why he lets high risk sex offenders out of prison?

    I really like and have a lot of respect for Chuck Norris but after supporting Hucklebee I have lost a lot of the respect I have for the man.

    November 30, 2007 01:59 am at 1:59 am |