Opinion: Chuck Norris will allow this man to become president


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Savvy Internet surfers know that when a good chuckle is needed to brighten a ho-hum day, one reliable source is ‘Chuck Norris Facts.’ As Wikipedia puts it, in an understatement, the site documents ‘fictional, often absurdly heroic feats and characteristics’ about the martial arts master who parlayed that skill into starring parts in movies and on television.*

The political world now has learned an actual Chuck Norris fact: his favorite in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination is Mike Huckabee, the one-time longshot who seems to be gaining momentum with each passing week. (The latest boost to Huckabee’s candidacy came this weekend at the Values Voter Summit, as detailed here by the Washington Times.)


Norris revealed his pick and explained it in a lengthy column posted late Sunday on WorldNetDaily, a conservative website for which he regularly writes. After giving quick nods to the other major contenders in the GOP race, he describes Huckabee as ‘the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future.’

Norris, an evangelical Christian who now spends much of his time and money promoting his religious values, is effusive in his praise of Huckabee. So much so that we imagine the former governor of Arkansas will do all he can to make the endorsement required reading in Iowa, where social conservatives hold great sway within the Republican Party.

-- Don Frederick

* For the uninitiated (which, frankly, we were until a few minutes ago), here’s a sampling from ‘Chuck Norris Facts’:

-- There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

-- Chuck Norris doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

-- When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.