Skip to comments.Duncan Hunter Says "Nuts" To Those Who Demand His Surrender
Posted on 01/07/2008 8:49:01 PM PST by WalterSkinner
Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter did the unexpected today--unexpected by everyone but those who know the character of the man.
With the announcement of a press conference today, the mainstream media and political pundits went wild over the probability of Hunter dropping out of the race, especially after being denied entry into two consecutive debates this weekend.
They were wrong.
In December of 1944, the 101st Airborne Division led by General Anthony McAuliffe was trapped by the Nazis in the town of Bastogne, Belgium during the "Battle of the Bulge". With no hope of escape, the Germans demanded a surrender. General McAuliffe, who understood what it meant to hold on at all costs, answered the Third Reich's surrender demand with a now famous response--"nuts".
When it looked darkest, this one act of defiance fueled hope and resolve. The US troops held on, were rescued and won the war in Europe.
Some 63 years later we beheld something similar.
With a hostile media and political adversaries salivating, Duncan Hunter stood before a microphone and gave what was tantamount to a "nuts" response to all those who demanded his surrender from this race.
It is uncertain how long the congressman can battle, but he has made it clear that surrender is not an option at this point. This says much about the former Army Ranger--he will not quit. This also says much about Duncan Hunter's message--there is no compromise. This alone separates him from the rest of the Republican field.
We are amazed when someone stands against such great odds and defies his enemies to make him quit, refusing to change his principles. This is not something a politician would do, but a great man would.
There is nothing nuts about this, it is simply heroic.
PING for DH!
The comparison to McAulliffe is obscene.
Welcome to another Duncan thread and thanks for the bump!
I saw him on Glenn Beck tonight
Both of them!
Way to go Duncan Hunter!
His crowds are getting bigger already
Still, I love seeing the media toyed with, and it was a good way to generate attention.
If they won't give it to you one way, you take it another...
You must be an Ohio State fan...
I didn’t watch that game because I kinda like both teams. I’m a pro football guy, though. If it’s college, it’s Penn State or Notre Dame for me.
Love for Hunter to win SC, or even place 2nd in NH.
Go Duncan!!! This is a man who will stand up to America’s enemies, not in a snit, like Rudy would. Not grandstanding, like Huckabee.
True, Churchill is a better comparison
Only Hunter saw the need to slam our border shut....in the 1980s.
Only Hunter sees that the loss of manufacturing technology and prowess to a communist adversary is a path to ruin. As he says, “we trade, they prepare for war”
Only Hunter was shouting from the since Reagan retired that there can be no “peace dividend” when it comes to our military
Only Hunter is standing in the way of unfettered sales of dual use tecnology to our enemies.
Only Hunter completely rejects the idea of international treaties to address so-called global warming
A lot of people really misread this man.
..I seem to remember that he did fairly well in straw poll there earlier in the year...
America LOVES to root for the underdog.
Thanks for the ping.
It is uncertain how long the congressman can battle, but he has made it clear that surrender is not an option at this point. This says much about the former Army Ranger—he will not quit. This also says much about Duncan Hunter’s message—there is no compromise. This alone separates him from the rest of the Republican field.
He will not quit; there is no compromise.
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