January 25th, 2008
07:10 AM ET
15 years ago

McCain: I'm sending Sly Stallone to take care of Chuck Norris

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/24/art.mac0124.gi.jpg caption="Huck has Chuck and now Mac has Sly."]
(CNN) - Earlier this week, martial arts star Chuck Norris questioned John McCain's ability to serve as president, because of the Arizona senator's age - at 72, he'd be the oldest first-term president in American history.

At Thursday night's debate, McCain had a response for the action star, who has endorsed Republican rival Mike Huckabee:

"Now that Sylvestor Stallone has endorsed me, I'm sending him over to take care of Chuck Norris right away."

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: GOP debate
soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    Huckabee is done – remember the old saying "Just Say No To Theocracy"

    January 24, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  2. Margarita


    January 24, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. keith Pike

    I have never seen so many soft ball questions in a debate. Difentaly there siting this up for Romney

    January 24, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  4. Steve

    i saw 4 people debating, everybody was ignoring ron paul because they afraid of him, because they scared to get schooled by him

    January 24, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. lynn R.

    Great comeback to a totally tasteless and disrespectful crap comment.
    McCain has great wit and respect for everyone else in the race–too bad
    it's not contagious. Go McCain.

    January 24, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. dilmont

    What is this? A Republican showing a hint of a sense of humor??????

    Alas, there's still that pesky Bush-lapdog thing.

    January 24, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  7. Jim P.

    I like how Ron asked a straight forward question about transparency in the FOMC to McCain. I honestly don't think McCain had any idea what he was talking about... He ran into some kind of reboot, name drop, reboot, name drop mode. And he's the front runner?? That's Frightening.

    January 24, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  8. M&Ms

    I think Stallone would beat Norris hands down in a ring!

    January 24, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  9. Alvin Tanner

    Where was Chuck Norris tonight? Chuck makes Huck look like a schmuk!

    January 24, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  10. Rounder

    Ok first of all...Stallone vs. Norris??!! The only thing Stallone will be taking care of is his face after Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks it. And second of all, Chuck Norris for president...

    January 24, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  11. Richard, Mckinney, Texas

    Too many debates...

    January 24, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  12. Micahel Guinn, Ventura, CA

    A word regarding tonight's GOP "debate": YAWN.

    January 24, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  13. Andrew

    This is the most pointless, uninformative post CNN has ever done. Issues anyone?

    January 24, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  14. True Democrat

    Clinton's dirty attacks on Obama are disappointing... but this is a truly pathetic debate.

    January 24, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  15. Ruth

    I imagine it is hard for the other candidates, who have little of no knowledge of our constitution, to want to debate with a "constituionalist".

    Sylvester has taken a few to many hits to the brain matter during his filming of the Rocky movies. Endorsing a candidate that wants to keep our young men dying indefinately fighting an obscure, elusive, world wide enemy? While the whole world laughs at us and our economy dives into a pit?

    January 24, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  16. The Edge

    What an inane comment by the old guy...time for his metamucil...

    January 24, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  17. Alan

    Norris retired from his karate fighting tournaments 65 wins, 6 losses, having avenged all previous losses, and remaning undefeated for approximately 6 years. He holds the Tae Kwon Do rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master. Stallone is just an actor.

    January 24, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. Clarkson, Yonkers

    On his best day, Stallone would last about 35-40 seconds with Chuck.

    January 24, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  19. Jimmy, Oklahoma Feb. 5th

    CNN WILL NOT HEADLINE IT< but us supporters will

    NEW YORK TIMES ENDORESES SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT 2008 What the NEW YORK TIMES said about Senator Clinton. "We know that she is capable of both uniting and leading. We saw her going town by town through New York in 2000, including places where Clinton-bashing was a popular sport. She won over skeptical voters and then delivered on her promises and handily won re-election in 2006."

    Senator Clinton for President 2008 "WE BELIEVE IN HILLARY CLINTON"

    January 24, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  20. Mercurio

    But Stallone has the Rambo style sub-machine gun. That beats Tae Kwon Do rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master.

    January 24, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  21. maynard

    it the first time i laughed since this election has started.

    it nice to see something other than bikering that is taken over in politics

    thanks it was refreshing to see this

    January 24, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  22. Steve, ATL

    First of all, what is Ru Paul still doing in the race? The man is an idiot. Secondly, McCain has been stabbing the conservative movement in the back for years. That's why the media love him. He does not deserve the mantle of Reagan. Thirdly, Huckabee is as liberal as John Edwards, but pro-life. It is Mitt or Rudy for me.

    January 24, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  23. Patty, somewhere

    Maybe Stallone can lead McCain to where he can find the answer to the question posed to him by Ron Paul. It was totally obvious that McCain didn't have a clue what Ron Paul was talking about shown either by his facial expressions when listening to the question or by his words when answering. That was pitiful ! It made it worse after you just expressed your supreme knowledge about economy affairs after stating weeks ago he needed more education in that area. Well, I guess that statement was correct – he does need a whole lot more educating in relation to the economy. I had to stop from choking on my drink when he first answered about the stimulus package and he was sorry they hadn't made the tax cuts permanent because people who were now planning their 2010 budget would have problems. Try telling that to the thousands who are wondering where next month's rent is going to come from!

    January 24, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  24. Rambo McCain 4 WAR

    Rambo McCain when he gets hold of the nuclear weapons he will wipe out the Middle East.


    January 24, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  25. Ben, California

    It's moronic to see the bragging about celebrity endorsements when people ought to be talking about issues and solutions. Why in the world would anyone care what Norris or Stallone have to say or who is older or uglier? McCain has them all beat in age and rage, Romney has them all beat in intelligence, leadership, and debate skills, and Huckabee has them all beat in becoming irrelevant the fastest.

    January 24, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
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