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Mike Huckabee attempts viral roundhouse

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is pulling only single digits in the polls, but maybe he’s found a battle he can win: out-nerding Ron Paul on the Internet. In his new campaign spot, premiering in Iowa today, GOP contender Huckabee taps the powers of viral juggernaut Chuck Norris. It’s a nice way to show a light-hearted side to one of the most socially conservative candidates. But it would have been far better if Huckabee’s people had written some new and politically charged Chuck jokes instead of rehashing the old standards. Huckabee, a vocal critic of the IRS, also could have advised all citizens to follow Chuck’s lead: “When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack.”

—Posted by David Griner

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