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. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    It's funny McCain and Huckabee have chosen for their celebrity face-men a couple of guys known for their representations of violence. I guess, considering the fear-mongering most of the Republicans do, that's very appropriate.

    Ron Paul '08!

    January 25, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  2. Me

    I think it is pretty sad getting actors involved with endorsements. Chuck would take out Sly pretty quickly though. So does Chuck's comment mean that they also endorse age discrimination? Interesting.

    Harrison Ford for president!!!!!!

    January 25, 2008 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. Patty Atlanta GA

    great now we have steroid junkies having a say. Jesus save us!

    January 25, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. Mike, Ohio

    How is this news?

    January 25, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  5. Ben J

    McCain’s sense of humor can’t stop me laughing.
    For the first time since the 08 Presidential getting nasty and nasty, we have funny thing like this. I love you Mr McCain, but you can’t have my vote since I fell in love with Donkey party for years.
    By the way, Chuck is pretty older than Sly, but Chuck really is a martial arts star, Sly is not. So Chuck can knock Sly down in the first … term.

    January 25, 2008 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  6. Andy

    Gee, I thought the invisible cloud being ran things. So whats all this talk about?

    January 25, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. Pokerface

    Rambo vs Texas Ranger guy....can we get real please....this is for the presidency of the UNITED STATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 25, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  8. Pokerface

    Why on earth would anyone vote for any one of these bozo's....oh sorry Bozo..didn't mean to disrespect you......

    January 25, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  9. Pokerface

    Derrick....Bill didn't do a minute by minute thing on this debate because it was on MSNBC not CNN!!!!

    January 25, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  10. Maryann - Orlando, FL

    Stallone? Norris? This is not some Hollywood awards show, it's a presidential campaign!

    Ron Paul was the only candidate who actually addressed ISSUES, for the 3 minutes that he was allowed to speak.

    The others just talked empty rhetoric.

    I guess the media thinks America will vote for whoever has the most recognizable celebrity?

    We are in deep doo-doo.

    January 25, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  11. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA


    January 25, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  12. Blues Vox

    Who's gonna go rescue Sly when he's MIA?

    January 25, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  13. Sharon

    Let's see... Norris or Rocky... It's Rocky in the 10th...

    January 25, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  14. Jane Sez

    Good luck with that one moron, Chucky will kick old rambo's butt!!!

    January 25, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  15. facepalm.jpg

    Not news. Why is this here?

    January 25, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  16. DSOTM

    Great, now we have two muscle heads whose IQ's couldn't fill a Dixie Cup involved in the presidential primaries. We get the government that we deserve.

    January 25, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  17. Chris, Jacksonville

    Chuck Norris is obviously too old to do ANYTHING....he is almost 70!!

    January 25, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  18. sairam, DC

    And after Sly takes care of Chuck, McCain will send him after all his GOP rivals, and then the Dems, and McCain/Stallone team will take over the White House. They will then go over to Iraq and start fighting their 100 year war there. And then, we will all live happily ever after!

    These guys are making GWB look coherent and intelligent – is this the grand 21st century that GOP envisions for the US? God bless America!

    January 25, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  19. Jane Sez


    January 25, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  20. Brian

    McCain choked last night. Even Ron Paul made him look bad.

    January 25, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  21. BJ

    OK folks. It was light humor. Refreshing after all the name-calling and bashing the Dems are doing. Lighten up for crissakes.


    January 25, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  22. Chris, Columbia, SC

    This Chuck Norris/Sylvester Stallone thing is pretty stupid....about what one would expect from the Republicans. Wasn't Sly busted for possession of human growth hormone (to which he pleaded guilty) at an Australia airport last year? One look at him these days and its obvious he's on the juice! I guess a juiced up celebrity endorsement is pretty valuable to Republican candidate. Talk about pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    January 25, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  23. Captain America

    Walker Texas Ranger vs. Rambo?

    I think T.R. from Talladega Nights could beat these two, especially if he comes at them like a spider monkey!

    January 25, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  24. James

    Sly uses a machine gun that would make Chuck "Pushing 70 Himself" Norris irrelevant.

    As for the debaters, Mitt looked smooth, except not addressing the tax increases he gave while governor of MA (I was a resident there during his reign) and took credit for the economy (um, he was governor during a 4 year span when nearly all the states turned around because he started just after 9/11 – don't take credit for a national trend, Empty Suit).

    Don't like Mitt's views? Wait 5 minutes till they change.

    January 25, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  25. Nowhere Man

    Let's get ready to ....


    January 25, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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