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. I like John what's-his-name

    6 losses to 6 year olds is not a record of which Norris should be proud...

    Stallone is an admitted (and arrested) steroid freak – he needs to share some with old man what's his name.

    January 25, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  2. Deb

    I thought it was amusing. So what if he "Sends Sly", can't he have a sense of humor people!! Sheesh!! It is much better than the mud slinging campaign between Obama and Clinton.. GO McCAIN I believe you will bring our economy honor, and protection back. You are LOYAL, honest and honorable. That is what I look for in a leader.

    January 25, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  3. Ted Chang

    Isn't Stallone one of the most famous draft dodgers? How dare McCain suggest Stallone's opinion matters at all.

    January 25, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  4. Patriot


    McCain is more man than you'll ever have.

    January 25, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  5. Jarratt Willis, Nacogdoches Texas


    Everybody knows that Chuck Norris pwns Stallone


    January 25, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  6. Steve

    Stallone better remember this little known fact:

    Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding...

    err... OBAMA '08!!!

    January 25, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  7. Bob

    Why is anyone even making a deal of a washed out loser like Chuck Norris anyways?

    January 25, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  8. Bobbobbinsworth

    Chuck would utter one ringing sound and Sly would fall to the ground, "Stall-OWNED".

    In my opinion, Paul won this debate by distancing himself further from the status quo and not playing to the party norm. He knows what a real Republican ideal is and will not back down to try and garner votes by sucking up to the pollsters. He is the only independent thinker, the rest are puppets.

    January 25, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  9. Dan

    Nice way to stay on the issues warhawk.
    I like that name for him, Warhawk, that's catchy.

    January 25, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  10. caesar

    Caption should read,

    "I'm going to rewrite the Constitution to make Sly the saviour of the Universessssess.... and yes, we are going to have 8 more years of war in Iraq."

    January 25, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  11. Eric

    Now if Arnold Schwarzanegger would endorse Mitt Romney ...

    January 25, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  12. jdude

    what are you 12 year old kids talking about haha. Stallone would deck chuck norris in 2 seconds. oh McCain, I think you won this one haha

    January 25, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  13. Chris

    Your right Margarita, it would be hard to go after Chuck Norris what with the fact he can't raise his arms from his years being tortured and having his broken arms beaten when he could have easily have taken the early release as the Vietnamese offered for being a high profile POW.... but hey, you know how to type in all caps so good for you!

    January 25, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  14. Chris

    P.S. Norris only 4 years younger than McCain....

    January 25, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  15. matt

    CNN stop pushing Mccain down our throat please. We know you are trying to make Mccain down our throat. Not gonna happen. He is a warmonger and that will never come out of my mind!

    January 25, 2008 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  16. Danny Boy

    First Chuck, then comes Sly Stallone .... at last Arnold "The Terminator" will come, no doubt ..... and for the democrats the entire "Pulp Fiction gangs" and Oscar winners will come to the rescue, it's nice to see humor for a change.
    Politics and acting goes hand in hand.

    Danny Araya
    Culver City, Calif

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    January 25, 2008 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  17. Write-In Will DePort

    Chuck has a valid point in my opinion.

    January 25, 2008 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  18. stan pitts pa

    it was a great debate, romney said it best! Americans dont want the clintons back in the white house! they are scared what might happen if someone....u know hooo is left to his own devices,ouch!

    January 25, 2008 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  19. we the people

    Dont quit your day job John. Oh wait-–you'll keep it...no way you win the whitehouse 😉 Especially after your "Barbara Anne" rendition referring to the bombing of another country – namely Iran. Bomb-Bomb- Bomb-Bomb- Iran isn't the "TUNE" American voters want to sing by John.

    January 25, 2008 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  20. keith Pike

    After a debait where talking about Norris roundhouse against Sylvesters M-60. No contest.

    January 25, 2008 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  21. Tcbold

    I think they are all friends having a great time.
    I will take a old seasoned and experienced guy every time!

    January 25, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  22. Sam, Chicago, IL

    I heard Stallone talking politics on the radio and I was shocked by his conservative view points. I guess he's killed enough people on screen to be pro war in real life.

    January 25, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  23. Lisa Lee

    I'm just curious as to why Chuck Norris or Sly Stallone either one think their endorsement of anybody should be taken seriously? That goes for most celebrity endorsements.
    I can only think of maybe 2 or 3 "celebrities" total who exhibit enough "smarts" and knowledge of the issues for their endorsements to carry any weight at all.

    January 25, 2008 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  24. Moe, NY

    No more republicans in the White House....America is hurting due to republican leadership (or lack of)...please people DO NOT FORGET WHAT THE GOP HAS DONE TO AMERICA. McCain is just another war monger who will draw out this illegal war even longer trying to prove he is right, that we can win...SICK! I beleive most Americans know by now that Iraq is a no win situation.

    January 25, 2008 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  25. Mark, Tampa, FL

    Mitt Romney cleaned house by all accounts in this BIG DEBATE. Every analyst agreed. He knows the economy cold. It's in his DNA. He's a tax-cutter. He's brilliant, he's visionary and an ethical family man.

    McCain looked tired and old, and he's a downright bad debater. He also lied about his former quote that he "doesn't really know the economy very well." His campaign has already apologized for his "misstatement". A little "straight-talk" detour I guess. McCain's decision to vote against the Bush tax cuts multiple times, fight pro-lifers in court and write the amnesty bill with Ted Kennedy earned him the unenviable position of being endorsed today by the New York Times. Ouch. This guy is the biggest RINO of all time.

    Giuliani is irrelevant, obviously.

    Romney has my vote in Tampa. Romney will carry Florida and ride that momentum into the general election.

    Go Romney in '08!

    January 25, 2008 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
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