Huck, Chuck Make Hot Ticket

Norris doesn't just endorse candidate
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2008 12:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Mike Huckabee already seems to have a running mate: Chuck Norris. Huck and Chuck, as they’ve been dubbed, are inseparable on the campaign trail, the Chicago Tribune reports. The aging action star speaks at all of Huckabee’s events, often for longer than the candidate himself. “You elect me,” Huckabee told one crowd, “and how about Chuck Norris for secretary of defense?”

Candidates often bring celebrities to an event or two, but Norris is with Huckabee at all times, ensuring rallies are packed with fans. Some are “Walker, Texas Ranger” enthusiasts, others fans of the tongue-in-cheek “Chuck Norris Facts” roaming the Internet. But Norris takes on serious issues at the microphone, bashing the tax code, campaign finance rules, and Mitt Romney.