CNN gives it the aww cute treatment but maybe we should start taking statements like these a more seriously, at least when we're talking about what the conservative base is and the GOP's loyalty to it.
“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote Monday in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”
The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation” and said that if states decide to secede from the union, that Texas would lead the way.
Jokes aside, Chuck Norris is now a pretty heavily involved right wing nutcase. You may recall the ads he shot on behalf of Mike Huckabee's Presidential campaign. Lately he's been pimping Glenn Beck's "We Surround Them" campaign in which tons of other seriously disturbed people will gather at house parties together to watch Glenn Beck ratchet up the paramilitary rhetoric.
That the elite GOP leadership chooses to embrace, let alone publicly denounce this kind of rhetoric just goes to show how out of touch the whole Party is with mainstream human reality.