Skip to comments.Rep. Duncan Hunter Expected to Announce Possible Presidential Bid [LIVE on FNC at 2 pm ET]
Posted on 10/30/2006 12:18:46 AM PST by FredEdited on 10/30/2006 1:32:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter on Monday will “make an announcement about a national campaign in 2008,” the California Republican told FOX News on Sunday.
Republican sources followed that by telling FOX News that Hunter is expected to announce his intentions to explore the presidency. That would include fundraising and grassroots efforts in key early Republican test states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. However, aides to Hunter said they do not know the content of Monday's announcement.
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If so, good.
Unfortunately, Hunter is a bit Buchananite on trade & spending issues, and also has some seriously sub-par academic credentials (yes, I'm being a snot here, but I truly never heard of the places where he got his BA & JD). That said, he's great on immigration . . .
We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!
I'd rather have Haley Barbour
especially not one that has been there for 25 years!
No House member has been elected since James Garfield in 1880 (and he was technically a Senator-elect), but we face the problem of having dreadfully liberal (Giuliani), mentally unsound (McCain), unaccomplished (Romney) or other non-credible potential lesser candidates. Hunter's problem, however, may be that he was involved in the check-kiting scandal in the early '90s (mind you, I don't think it was deliberate on his part, but it will cause problems for his candidacy).
I think we all agree that he has no shot, but if there only ends up being one guy to the right of McCain, that candidate is going to get at least a bit of traction.
Can he be busy somewhere else these days? Helping fellow Republicans in the House, for instance?
"We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!"
We need.....? Senators? Hell no. Governors? Maybe. Common people. That would be nice.
I'll take any conservative republican. Don't care if he is a representatives or a governor.
That really scares me. The primary in my state is kind of late in 2008. My biggest fear is by the time it reaches here, there will be only four republicans to choose from: Giuliani, McCain, Rice and Hagel. I'd rather vote third party than for any of those clowns.
He's not a RINO?
Has he read the Constitution?
Did he understand what he read?
Does his record indicate that was even a little interested in what it said?
He has a basic understanding of conservative economic theory?
Does he understand how tax cuts can spur econimic growth if combined with cuts in spending?
Does he understand the threat to freedom that Communists and Socialist pose?
Does he understand the strategic threat from China?
He's not a politically correct buffoon?
He's not a rehabbed criminal?
He's not a closet homo/pedophile/porn writer?
He's not a "Cut & Runner"?
If he passes the above test, I'd like to hear more...
I've never heard of him but anything to throw a monkey wrench into McPain's bid. Spare us the McPain.
Rice will not run.
I'll have a look-see as well, at Rep. Hunter for President. I don't reject him for having been in the House of Representatives. Good grief. The list you made of questions to ask and qualifications to look for is a good one for a starting point.
He'd better have the cleanest underwear in history--and, as someone living in his district, I'm not 100% sure he does.
Who does? Name one who is perfect and unassailable on every single point, personally or professionally.