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Rep. Duncan Hunter Expected to Announce Possible Presidential Bid [LIVE on FNC at 2 pm ET]
Fox News ^ | October 29, 2006 | Fox News

Posted on 10/30/2006 12:18:46 AM PST by Fred

Edited 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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TOPICS: Announcements; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservative; duncanhunter; election; presidential
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1 posted on 10/30/2006 12:18:48 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
I wonder if Hunter is the guy Jed Babbin has been talking about?

If so, good.

2 posted on 10/30/2006 12:26:14 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Heck, there's definitely a vacuum to McCain's right ever since Allen went macaca. Mitt the Mormon sure isn't going to fill it, not once video of the absolutist pro-abortion statements he made while running against Teddy get serious air time.

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 . . .

3 posted on 10/30/2006 12:31:19 AM PST by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: BroncosFan

We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!


4 posted on 10/30/2006 12:32:39 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (John Gibson is right. " If the Democrats win the terrorist win.")
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To: BroncosFan

I'd rather have Haley Barbour


5 posted on 10/30/2006 12:34:41 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush
We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!

I AGREE!!!

6 posted on 10/30/2006 12:35:04 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush

especially not one that has been there for 25 years!


7 posted on 10/30/2006 12:35:44 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; JohnnyZ; AntiGuv

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).


8 posted on 10/30/2006 12:41:23 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


9 posted on 10/30/2006 12:54:55 AM PST by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj
The check kiting scandal that paid for Harold Ford jr.s elite education at St Albans, has not even been mentioned by anyone at all.
10 posted on 10/30/2006 12:58:59 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (John Gibson is right. " If the Democrats win the terrorist win.")
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To: BroncosFan
From what I've heard, Duncan Hunter is one of the smartest Congress critters we have on matters of defense.
11 posted on 10/30/2006 1:01:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Fred

Can he be busy somewhere else these days? Helping fellow Republicans in the House, for instance?


12 posted on 10/30/2006 1:08:17 AM PST by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: mariabush

"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.


13 posted on 10/30/2006 1:10:19 AM PST by NapkinUser (Why isn't there a 'virtual fence' around the White House?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


14 posted on 10/30/2006 1:12:43 AM PST by NapkinUser (Why isn't there a 'virtual fence' around the White House?)
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To: Fred
Is he clean?

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...

15 posted on 10/30/2006 2:05:56 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fred

I've never heard of him but anything to throw a monkey wrench into McPain's bid. Spare us the McPain.


16 posted on 10/30/2006 2:24:45 AM PST by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: NapkinUser

Rice will not run.


17 posted on 10/30/2006 3:24:43 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Caipirabob

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.




18 posted on 10/30/2006 3:29:27 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Fred

He'd better have the cleanest underwear in history--and, as someone living in his district, I'm not 100% sure he does.


19 posted on 10/30/2006 3:32:56 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Who does? Name one who is perfect and unassailable on every single point, personally or professionally.


20 posted on 10/30/2006 3:45:25 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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