Skip to comments.Family Research Council President Leaning Toward Duncan Hunter
Posted on 10/05/2007 6:15:27 PM PDT by WalterSkinner
blog article posting where the powerful voice of FRC president mentions possible support for Duncan Hunter.
We should all write Mr perkins and Dr. Dobson as well and urge them to support Hunter.
Wow! I’m really impressed. YAWN!!!!!!
It’s about time someone looked at his credentials and his positions on the issues. He’s the right guy, but with low name recognition. But a few more endoresements (well, maybe MANY MORE) will certainly help.
Come on. They have the opportunity to help put the most conservative top tier candidate (Fred) over the top, and instead they waste their endorsement on a candidate that doesn’t have a chance to win a single state?
Support from this group would mean a lot--and it's still early...
They need a villain like Hillary to use to raise funds with for the next eight years. This isn’t about what is good for America, it’s about the bottom line...
Family Research Council would be a big endorsement for Hunter. Hope he gets it.
I must add my agreement with their choice but I came to the conclusion much earlier!
“We should all write Mr perkins and Dr. Dobson as well and urge them to support Hunter.”
Also, we need to be emailing Rush! I sense he is leaning towards Fred Thompson, the “couragous one”. BIG MISTAKE!! Ann Coulter needs to set him straight!
It could mean a lot, but not when its thrown to a candidate that has no chance. The only man to ever become president immediately after serving in the House was James Garfield. There’s a reason. Unless you’re in the leadership, it’s extremely hard to get any name recognition. Few people outside of his own district are likely to even know who Duncan Hunter is.
..once he gets past this “phony soldier” thing—maybe he will reconsider...
“Come on. They have the opportunity to help put the most conservative top tier candidate (Fred) over the top, and instead they waste their endorsement on a candidate that doesnt have a chance to win a single state?”
What happens when the Fred Thompson candidacy falls flat? Then who do we turn to? You are assuming an awful lot from a man who is in the “top tier” mainly because of name recognition and not of anything substantial in his resume. Sooner or later, the bloom will be off his rose. Count on it.
I agree with you that Fred is a good choice, but Hunter is also a good choice.
If I thought it were possible, I might be on the Hunter bandwagon, too. Republican primaries generally don’t the have upsets and topsy-turvyfights the Dems do. Since 1980, our candidates have really been predictable years beforehand.
Everyone knew it’d be Reagan in ‘84, Bush in ‘88, again in ‘92, Dole in ‘96, and 43 in 2000 and 2004. Compare to the Dems. Wasn’t Hart the front runner in ‘88? Whatever happened to Tsongas in 1992? If the trend in January 2004 had held up, it’d been Dean getting beat in the general election.
The fact that our primary is so contested this year is unusual. The closest thing we’ve got to the predictable candidate is Rudy. Realistically, if there’s any chance to keep him from getting the nomination, the base needs to get behind one strong candidate. That’s why I support Fred.
Hunter would be a great choice, except for the fact that no one even knows who he is. I don’t think he brings much vote-wise to the ticket- the only way the Republicans will win California is if we don’t need it. Maybe a Cabinet level position will raise his recognition and propel him to the presidency down the road.
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