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Duncan Hunter : The Other Guy Running for President
Jammie Wearing Fool Blog ^ | 12-5-07 | Jammie Wearing Fool

Posted on 12/08/2007 11:07:49 AM PST by WalterSkinner

"Full disclosure: I do lean more towards Fred Thompson more then anybody but I believe this guy deserves some attention and may best embody the [conservative] standards that people say are missing from the other candidates."


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; duncanhunter; elections; president
A respectful blog article on Duncan Hunter by a Fred Thompson supporter.

It would appear that some see a natural alliance beginning to form.

1 posted on 12/08/2007 11:07:51 AM PST by WalterSkinner
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To: WalterSkinner
What we need is for the fools supporting John McCain to wake up to the fact he is a Candidate to No Where. Where those 10-15% end up is going to be critical.
2 posted on 12/08/2007 11:10:57 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Hillary Clinton has never done one thing right. She thinks that qualifies her to be President?)
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To: pissant; 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; absolootezer0; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; ...
..IMHO, we're not there yet, there are some noticeable differences, but this blogger's tone may be instructive to the FR community...

PING Rangers

3 posted on 12/08/2007 11:11:05 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter or Huckabee. What is wrong with republicans


4 posted on 12/08/2007 11:11:51 AM PST by lookout88 (proud special forces dad.)
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To: MNJohnnie

..agreed, he’s going nowhere—his millions didn’t move him very far...


5 posted on 12/08/2007 11:13:01 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter will gain more recognition as the campaign progresses.


6 posted on 12/08/2007 11:15:14 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: lookout88
..I guess what's wrong is that there is such an array of candidates which span the entire political spectrum.

Since you mention Huck and DH, if you examine closely, there is a lot of difference there...

7 posted on 12/08/2007 11:15:23 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: MNJohnnie; WalterSkinner
What we need is for the fools supporting John McCain to wake up to the fact he is a Candidate to No Where. Where those 10-15% end up is going to be critical.

It would be prudent not count out any candidate until they declare themselves out of the race.
8 posted on 12/08/2007 11:16:57 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: WalterSkinner
Good article. I like both Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson, and in this order more often than not. Both exemplify or at least speak of issues to my way of liking. If I had to drop to a third candidate it would be Mitt Romney. No, he does not come as close as Hunter and Thompson to matching my thoughts on the issues ... however he is ahead of the other supposed Republican running in matching my thoughts on issues.

I would like to see some meaningful proposals for tax reform, national security, immigration, and social security/medicare reforms be spoken to directly by the candidates. Not necessarily to 'cut each other off at the knees' but maybe to get a real debate going and looking at choices and alternatives ... something our Congress and the Dems and others RINO's don't really offer.
9 posted on 12/08/2007 11:17:14 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Man50D
..the hourglass is running out of sand, but DH sounded really confident a couple of days ago on radio.

One revelation that came out was that he isn't going to pay attention to Iowa at all--he is really going after NH and SC. I would think NV is in there too...

10 posted on 12/08/2007 11:17:42 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

He’s already laid some groundwork in NV, WY and SC. Now what he has to do is go back and reinforce it. SC will be pretty tough, it’s become a real battleground, but he can easily slip some delegates in the NV and WY conventions.

NH is going to be the real challenge. It’s awfully optimistic for Hunter to be going after those delegates, but stranger things have happened.

I was reading the Rasmussen daily polls this morning and saw that Huckabee has already peaked out and is starting to fall. We all know of Howard Dean’s cataclysmic fall from glory in ‘04. It’s not too late.

People are finally starting to see what Hunter is all about and giving him a nice, long, hard look.


11 posted on 12/08/2007 11:24:03 AM PST by jmyrlefuller (The Associated Press: The most dangerous news organization in America.[TM])
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To: WalterSkinner

The Huckster is going far with no money. It pays to have friends in the media apparently.


12 posted on 12/08/2007 11:24:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: Man50D
He has no money, he numbers have not moved an inch. Major media voices like Rush Limbaugh have made his name a joke among rank and file Republicans. Too many old Republicans are in love with McCain’s military resume so they willingly over look his last 7 years of silly PR political grandstanding in the US Senate. Most Young Republican refuse to overlook those stands McCain took.

McCain can be a spoiler. Keeping a % of the Conservative base tied up until it is too late to stop the Establishment candidate. What he cannot do is win. Too much anger over Immigration-CFR-Torture Amendment-Gang of 14 etc for McCain to knit together a coalition to win.

13 posted on 12/08/2007 11:24:51 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Hillary Clinton has never done one thing right. She thinks that qualifies her to be President?)
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To: WalterSkinner
It would appear that some see a natural alliance beginning to form.

Well if is does it will truly be a diamond because it is taking about a million years to form!

FT and DH need to get with it NOW.

Team up and kick the DBM propaganda machine's butt!

THOMPSON-HUNTER 2008


14 posted on 12/08/2007 11:26:52 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: jmyrlefuller
..you're right, I forgot about Wyoming

And the Huck phenomena is probably MSM manipulation anyway, therefore what you said about the Rasmussen data is not surprising. The media has to keep interest in their "product"--hence they will build candidates up then tear them down...

..this is for a friend


15 posted on 12/08/2007 11:28:50 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner; jan in Colorado
Thanks for the ping!

Reasonable article...thanks for posting.

Because the mass market media can't seem to trouble themselves with all of the candidates I felt it necessary to highlight some of things Mr Hunter has been up to in the last couple of days. Maybe it is just that the supposed national media just can't keep up with Mr Hunter, but I think he is someone who now deserves attention.

16 posted on 12/08/2007 11:29:23 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: WalterSkinner
The future of the Hucksteroid.

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17 posted on 12/08/2007 11:30:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: TLI
..I would agree with that campaign sticker if you reverse the names--yes, probably a long time to forge

But if the really liberal candidates (need I name them) begin to look like they are going to steal this one, I think things may advance faster--or else the Republican Party is dead IMHO...

18 posted on 12/08/2007 11:31:51 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: cripplecreek

..his act is starting to wear thin—and I’m a minister...


19 posted on 12/08/2007 11:33:33 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner
..the hourglass is running out of sand, but DH sounded really confident a couple of days ago on radio.

That is not fact but is pure speculation based on media perception. I'm sure many people felt the same about Abraham Lincoln at the beginning of the 1860 GOP Convention since William Seward was the odds on favorite. It is obvious the so called political experts felt time had run out on Harry Truman because a Chicago newspaper declared Thomas Dewey the winner on the front page above the fold the day after the election! Apparently many people today are falling for the same media trap.
20 posted on 12/08/2007 11:33:57 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: Man50D
That is not fact but is pure speculation based on media perception

..I was alluding to the calendar--we are down to days before the caucuses and primaries...

21 posted on 12/08/2007 11:36:12 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Man50D; WalterSkinner
Duncan Hunter will gain more recognition as the campaign progresses.

News media keeping Hunter a secret is almost laughable.

I was watching a talk program on Fox a couple of days ago, and they had every Republican candidates stickers plastered on a large board behind the speakers. To the lower left, very bottom, I caught a glimpse of the right edge of Hunter's sticker. A woman in a dark grey suit was sitting in front to the left. Just as I thought "oh boy, we're going to get to see his name," she moved - or the camera angle changed, I don't know, but they don't even want to let us see his name as a candidate. Seems to me, anyway.

Why is he such a threat? I don't believe it is his lack of money.

22 posted on 12/08/2007 11:36:43 AM PST by lakey (Duncan Hunter '08 for President!)
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To: lakey

..the whole “Hillary’s Gay General” attempted ambush in the last debate tells me that some on the other side are really interested in putting DH away—their allies in the MSM were busted as being co-conspirators...


23 posted on 12/08/2007 11:44:24 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: K-oneTexas
I would like to see some meaningful proposals for tax reform, national security, immigration, and social security/medicare reforms be spoken to directly by the candidates

Duncan Hunter on the Issues

24 posted on 12/08/2007 12:08:54 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: MNJohnnie

With all due respect Johnnie, there simply cannot be too much anger over CFR considering the number supporting another of its sponsors.


25 posted on 12/08/2007 12:11:25 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: WalterSkinner

What the heck happened to Paperdoll???


26 posted on 12/08/2007 12:12:30 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: lakey
Why is he such a threat?

Let me see.....

He is pro-Military and American exceptionalism.
He is pro-America and not a globalist.
He believes in freedom and liberty, not welfare handouts.
He believes in the sanctity of life.
He is a man of faith with a strong belief in God.
He believes in personal responsibility, not nanny-statism.
He is a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment with an A+ rating from the NRA.

That is a good starter. All of these items would be a terrible impediment to our nose dive into socialism/communism/fascism and the powers that be simply cannot tolerate that!

27 posted on 12/08/2007 12:27:38 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: WalterSkinner

I’m for Hunter, but Fred is my #2. In fact, I’d vote for ANY of the GOP candidates in the general, except Rudy and Flip Romney. Even McLame, though he’s a serious nose-holder.


28 posted on 12/08/2007 12:52:32 PM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: AuntB

FYI.


29 posted on 12/08/2007 12:59:55 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Antoninus
Even McLame, though he’s a serious nose-holder.

Juan (El Heffi) McCain - no go - he will amnesty 30 million illegal aliens even faster than Hildabeast.

30 posted on 12/08/2007 1:36:14 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks for the link (you don’t have to sell me on Hunter). I see and read all the separate articles, etc by individual candidates. What I would like to see is two, maybe three, of them face to face in a real debate. Not a 60 second sound bite. No interference from the chaff and garble surrounding them. A real discussion of the issues for the good of the people ... not the good of the candidate, not for one to cut the other apart. Then we might truly understand and make an informed choice.


31 posted on 12/08/2007 1:51:36 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: WalterSkinner

“.his act is starting to wear thin—and I’m a minister...”

We need more like you!


32 posted on 12/08/2007 1:54:41 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: lakey

“Why is he such a threat?”

China, the border, and just too “American”.

That’s why.


33 posted on 12/08/2007 1:56:32 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: K-oneTexas
Oh, sorry...I misunderstood!

What I would like to see is two, maybe three, of them face to face in a real debate. Not a 60 second sound bite. No interference from the chaff and garble surrounding them. A real discussion of the issues for the good of the people ... not the good of the candidate, not for one to cut the other apart. Then we might truly understand and make an informed choice.

YES...Yes...yes!!! That last sentence is why it will never happen.

34 posted on 12/08/2007 1:58:35 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: lakey
Why is he such a threat?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Duncan Hunter is the worst nightmare of the Democrat National Party.The Dems have been successful i convincing Republican conservatives that they need to be progressive. Look at them, Rooty, Mittsey, Hukbee,Johnee,all flippant Republican RINOplasts.Noaturally the Dems want one of them to win in a media defined array of Republican candidates.

Its democracy by propaganda.

Duncan Hunter has the military service record, the congressional record, and the foresight to be president. That means also that he stepped on a lot of toes in Congress, and the Republican establishment doesn't like that, so Duncan will never be annointed by the GOP.He is too much of a maverick, putting principled support of our troops over deal cutting.He is ne reason our military has been so effective, but thats not acknowledged publicly.

The other issue is that he does not fold at the waiste at the mention of the illegal alien situation. He knew waht to do in California and did it. He built the fence and it worked. The media sure as hell wants to keep that a secret.

Its no wonder the media is prejudiced against Hunter, they don't want to see him get a start, simply because once he does get going, he will be unstoppable. There are too many in the Dem and Pubbie party who do not want to see that happen. Duncan has a strategy to deal with the dynamic, and we are ready to support him for a big push when the call comes in. Time will tell whether it is enough.

35 posted on 12/08/2007 4:08:39 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: MNJohnnie
What we need is for the fools supporting John McCain to wake up to the fact he is a Candidate to No Where. Where those 10-15% end up is going to be critical.

I suspect that most of John McCain's supporters will go to Fred Thompson when/if John McCain quits the race. The two of them were very close when they were in the senate, and they've taken similar stands over the years. Some others will go to Rudy Giuliani because Giuliani and McCain have been the most anti-Christian candidates in the race, and there are some voters who support the most anti-Christian candidates.

Bill

36 posted on 12/08/2007 5:10:09 PM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Candor7
Its no wonder the media is prejudiced against Hunter, they don't want to see him get a start, simply because once he does get going, he will be unstoppable.

To even get a moment's notice by the media, regardless of whether they ignore you, you have to make news.

I think the media is less prejudiced against him than they don't notice him. Admit it or not, he's run a crappy campaign. How many weeks here did we complain about his non-functional website?

It's been Amateur Hour from the start.

37 posted on 12/08/2007 5:32:32 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: All; WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter probably has the highest commitment to the life issues (among other things): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1934717/posts?q=1&;page=1 ); the most effective on borders, had a fence built at the San Diego border, and Hunter’s bill was signed into law to build a fence from California through Texas; is the most qualified to fight the WOT, and the most conservative presidential candidate we have on all the issues.

So how do we Rangers do our part to get Hunter’s positions out to more of the American voters?


38 posted on 12/08/2007 7:52:31 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: WalterSkinner

Bttt!!!!!


39 posted on 12/08/2007 8:10:42 PM PST by sweetiepiezer (Duncan Hunter .....................a man of his word.)
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To: Dog Gone
It's been Amateur Hour from the start.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You could put it that way, but then you might also say that its grass roots all the way. Many of our best presidents were amateurs. The slick professional ones have been among our worst. But then that might not matter much to you.

40 posted on 12/08/2007 8:51:55 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: cripplecreek

Wow. 20 Megaton? :-)


41 posted on 12/08/2007 10:37:34 PM PST by Lexinom (Build the fence and call China to account. GoHunter08.com)
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To: WalterSkinner

I didn’t know Paperdoll is gone. No wonder she never responded when I pinged her to a couple threads. Usually she does. I hope she is only suspended and not banned.


42 posted on 12/09/2007 2:33:38 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: WFTR

I think you are misreading McCain’s support. Most of those supporting McCain are “Resume Conservatives” they are loyal to him because of his Military record. Where they are going to go after McCain is forced to drop out is anyones guess.


43 posted on 12/09/2007 2:42:18 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Hillary Clinton has never done one thing right. She thinks that qualifies her to be President?)
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To: MNJohnnie

I disagree, but your idea has merit. If you’re right, I hope he’ll quit the race in time for them to have some positive impact.


44 posted on 12/09/2007 11:08:56 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Man50D

It would be prudent
***Cool, I didn’t know Bush senior was a freeper! ;-)

B4DH

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Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts


45 posted on 12/09/2007 7:25:58 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Kevmo
***Cool, I didn’t know Bush senior was a freeper! ;-)

Shhhhhh!!!! I'm only Freeping because Duncan Hunter is one of my points of light! ;O)
46 posted on 12/09/2007 7:37:09 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: WalterSkinner

Hunter IS the most principled man running! No doubt!


47 posted on 12/09/2007 8:04:30 PM PST by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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