Huckabee jokes: Spiderman is following Norris's lead, will endorse soon
Chuck Norris may have delivered some metaphorical roundhouse kicks to the rest of the Republican field when he endorsed Mike Huckabee late last year. And now the former Arkansas governor jokes he may need some extra action-hero heft to help him scale to new heights in Republican polls.
"You're going to see people with knives in their mouths, jumping over large buildings," Huckabee joked Monday morning on Fox & Friends. "And Spiderman's going to endorse me later this month."
Fox News morning host Steve Doocy juxtaposed Huckabee's backing from the star of Walker: Texas Ranger with Sylvester Stallone's recent endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
"When is Steven Seagal going to come out for you ... or Jean-Claude Van Damme or ... Vin Diesel?" Doocy asked.
Huckabee's claim to the web-slinger's support appeared to be tongue in cheek, but it seems unlikely that the most recent face associated with the wall-crawler will be backing his message anytime soon. Tobey Maguire, who played Spiderman and alter ego Peter Parker in the recent trilogy of movies, already has donated to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Nicholas Hammond's support, on the other hand, still seems up for grabs.
This video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast January 28, 2008.
FOX NEWS "FOX AND FRIENDS" INTERVIEW WITH REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIKE HUCKABEE
SUBJECT: 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN INTERVIEWERS: GRETCHEN CARLSON; STEVE DOOCY; BRIAN KILMEADE
MR. DOOCY: All right. Governor, as you know, I think you had the first celebrity endorsement on the Republican side with Chuck Norris a couple of months ago. And then on this program last week, the news was broken that Sylvester Stallone likes John McCain. When is Steven Seagal going to come out for you --
MR. KILMEADE: Lou Ferrigno.
MR. DOOCY: -- or Jean-Claude Van Damme or --
MS. CARLSON: What about Arnold Schwarzenegger?
MR. DOOCY: Arnold, Vin Diesel -- any of these guys.
MR. HUCKABEE: Well, I think they're probably all going to join up with us pretty soon. You're going to see people with knives in their mouths, jumping over large buildings. (Laughter.) And Spiderman's going to endorse me later this month.
MR. DOOCY: Congratulations.
MR. HUCKABEE: It's going to be a whole array of superheroes -- all the people smart and strong people will certainly be there.
MR. DOOCY: Spiderman?
MR. HUCKABEE: Yeah.
MR. DOOCY: You've got to tell me you're just pulling my leg there about Spiderman.
MR. HUCKABEE: Well, it's a sticky situation, and I just don't want you to get stuck in the web. (Laughter.)
MS. CARLSON: You would have my son's vote, Governor, because that is his favorite vitamin that he takes each morning.
MR. HUCKABEE: There you go.
Governor Huckabee, always great to speak with you, and good luck tomorrow.
MR. HUCKABEE: Thanks a bunch.