Chuck Norris Hints McCain Will Probably Die in Office "He'll be 84"
Chuck Norris doing Huckabee's dirty work?
One day after a disappointing second place finish in South Carolina, Mike Huckabee got back in the saddle Sunday to party at the ranch of action movie icon Chuck Norris, who joked that Huckabee’s chief rival may be too old for the job.
In a day that had much piling on against McCain, who won the South Carolina primary the night before and is maintaining the lead in polling for the next contest of Florida, Norris suggested McCain, 72, is too advanced in age for the rigorous job of president.
Norris said he really likes McCain, but the presidency has an accelerated aging effect on the office-holder such that for every year of an average person’s life, a president ages three years.
“If (he) takes over the presidency how much will he age in four years? He’ll be 84 years old,” Norris told reporters.
Asked about McCain’s age, Huckabee, 52, kidded, “Only John McCain and his hairdresser know for sure.”
“I think he’s got a lot of vigor,” Huckabee continued. “I think, you know, Chuck’s point is, it is a very stressful position. … I’m not going to say he’s too old. I think he has a lot of strength, good genetic factors from his mom. So you know, I don’t know. I know more about whether I’m fit to do it, and I think I am.”
In a press availability at Norris’ ranch in Navasota, Texas, where a fundraiser barbecue was held for about 200 people who paid $1,000 each to chow down and listen to Huckabee’s band, Capitol Offense, the former Arkansas governor also repeated a claim by his campaign chairman that Fred Thompson was his biggest barrier to defeating McCain in the Palmetto State.