January 21st, 2008
10:22 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain: Chuck Norris might have to deal with my mom

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/21/art.mommccain.gi.jpg caption="Can Roberta McCain put Chuck Norris in his place?"]
MIAMI (CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Monday dismissed concerns about his age raised by action-film star Chuck Norris, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's most famous backer.

Norris, who has cut tongue-in-cheek campaign ads for Huckabee, told reporters at his Texas ranch Sunday that serving as president accelerates the aging process 3-to-1.

"If John takes over the presidency at 72 and he ages 3-to-1, how old will he be in four years?" Norris asked as Huckabee looked on. "Eighty-four years old - and can he handle that kind of pressure in that job?"

McCain sighed theatrically when asked about that remark Monday.

"I'm afraid I may have to send my 95-year-old mother and wash Chuck's mouth out with soap," he said.

McCain, who won Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina, was on the stump in south Florida.

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soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. James, Houston,TX.

    YES! With Looks and Appearance if necessary! We could have used Her in Nam!

    January 22, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Allen: You gotta be kidding. Go Giuliani – yeah to HELL.

    January 22, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. David

    Chuck would split her wig with a roundhouse. but his will fall off in the process.

    January 23, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. j.patrick

    whispering campaigns are the speciality of republican operatives, the church pew proving a more effective " delivery system" than anything from mcdonell/douglas. they're are probably at work on a "sandbox strategy" ...

    January 23, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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