Skip to comments.(Duncan) Hunter's Promise
Posted on 02/09/2007 12:56:38 PM PST by pissant
As president, I will complete the border fence in six months."
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Dang, sounds so simple! Wonder why noone else has thought of saying that?
(hands over ears, la la la la)
Well I guess there won't be a fence.
And Hillary is going to end the war in Iraq.
Showing some conservative, American concern about our borders and our soverignty, eh? He will certainly be person non grata at the White House....well, at least it sounds good. Unfortunately, he is a long way away from the Oval Office in more ways than one.
That's almost enough to make me want to vote for him.
As opposed to removing all fences and granting amnesty like Rudy?
What a novel idea!
Nah, that attitude won't attract any votes... /sarcasm
That is a promise that would resonate with most Americans. Let us pray that they hear it and remember the name.
Of course on the big stage of the Rush Limbaugh today, the pale conservative in as guest-host dismissed our DH with a trite "He's not qualified to be president". Not helpful with Rush's huge audience. Not helpful at all.
If Hunter's CV does not qualify him for CIC, than whose does?
Who the hell was hosting for Rush? What a moron.
Big media will never, ever, allow his candidacy to see the light of day.
Our choices in '08 are limited to McCain, Rudy, Romney, Hillary, Edwards, Obama, and probably Gore.
If everyone would vote for him that believe he is unelectable, Hunter would win in a landslide!
That was Mark Belling. He was struggling with Rudy for president and prolife beliefs. Real sickening listening to him. What a bore!
In January of 1980 the same doomsayers were saying that Reagan had no chance after losing the Iowa Caucus. New Hampshire sure turned things around fast.
Forget it. Our choices in '08 are limited to McCain, Rudy, Romney, Hillary, Edwards, Obama, and probably Gore. That's it.
***Are you just being a realist or is that how you actually want it to be?
All DH really needs is exposure. And George Bush could give that to him in less than one hour. Duncan Hunter could instantly become as well known as Hillary if President Bush asked VP Cheney to resign for health reasons and nominated Duncan.
Would you still support Duncan Hunter if he suddenly were in the media spotlight and was considered "electable"? If he were given the nod for VP by Bush today, would you support him for Pres?
I have no doubts that Hillary will end the war in Iraq....and bring it home with us.
Reagan was a man of his time and the times were right for Reagan.
Get over it. Vote for Hunter but you'll have a different choice come the general election.
Paraphrasing Ann Coulter: "Electable" gives us Ford, Dole, Arnie. Voting for the right wing kook gives us Ronnie.
Yeah, a real SOFT moron, whining like a little girl about having to find a way to look aroung Guiliani's inconvenient abortion stance, and having to be reminded by another caller of Rudy's gun control proclivities. "Oh yes, there is that."
I didn't catch his name, but he had been in as co-host before. He was real excited with the Rudy-as-heroic-god mythology in the wake of NYC 9-11. Competent, timely marshalling of administrative resources, and steady, sometimes mildly inspirational public appearances, but not much more. Yes, compared to a Chocolate Nagin, quite exemplary, but that ain't saying much.
And exactly how does one do that if Congress doesn't fund it?
He's my choice... so far anyway.
Reagan was a former Governor of California, a state large enough to be a country. RR was also mentored by Barry Goldwater and Bill Buckley; he WAS somebody. Everyone knew him, even if they did not like him.
Hunter is a virtual unknown who will need huge media time; the liberal media will ignore him. How is he going to get any traction?
I think the last time a House member jumped to the White House was Benjamin Harrison.
Be realistic. It looks like the conservatives are going to get shutout of the presidential race this time.
RUSH better get the message that this guy does NOT live up to the standards of EIB. I would luv that Rick Roberts from San Diego to sub just once.
You could probably count on your fingers and toes the number of freepers that PREFER Rudy McRomney over Hunter. But it would take a Hewlitt Packard 10 key to keep track of those who won't bother to support him becuase he's "unknown"
You nailed it. Reagan was immensely electable as shown by his national delegate count in 1976, by his countless hours of television, and by his general exposure as governor of CA. Hunter has absolutely no such background. If he is as smart as I hope he is, he will be making overtures to Rudy to try to pull Rudy further right and set himself up down the line.
Refer to post #20 so well placed by the founder of this forum.
There's a thousand old farts in this town who talk and look like that. What's special about this Hunter character?
Fences are not the answer! The burden must be placed on the businesses who hire illegals! Why would I want to spend millions of tax dollars on a fence when all you have to do is pass a law that fines businesses $10,000.00 for each illegal they hire. The fence garbage is just for show. Unfortunately, the republicans want cheap labor and votes, demirats want the votes. Nothing is going to happen! All the Federal Government needs to do is enforce the laws and make a few new ones! Any person that turns in an illegal alien gets a reward, any business that hires an illegal alien gets a fine! Simple as that.
I'd sure give him a hard look. But your scenario is a dream. Where Cheney to resign for any reason the 25th amendment requires a majority vote in both houses to confirm. The Dems would never confirm a Duncan Hunter.
Remember in '73 when Ford replaced Agnew; Nixon had to choose Ford because Carl Albert (the Speaker) told Nixon that Jerry was the ONLY acceptable VP; Nixon badly wanted John Conley.
I've heard that guy before. Briefly til I flicked him off.
Can I ask, what is your opinion on Duncan Hunter? Isn't he from your neck of the woods?
Sorry. Even XOs require funding. And Nixon proved that a president can't even withhold funding from something wants, nor can a president spend on something Congress doesn't want. Ask Ronald Reagan about support for the Contras.
Will you then announce the rounding up of all 30+ million criminal illegals and have them frog marched back across the border? Youd have my vote.
We don't need someone who has to be pulled to the right. We need someone who already thinks right.
oh HELL YEAH!
I got a real lesson in this with a friend running for the OHIO legislature, who got creamed. "Right" positions aren't even close to being enough.
The hard-core criminals don't go to jobs. They steal, rape and murder.
If you run on that issue and win, you have power to get the funding. The people have spoken!
You know, even if it takes him 4 years!... What's important here is "the attitude" of someone who HAS ALREADY DONE A LOT even if just as congressman. That to me means CREDIBILITY!
As supposed to BS of someone who just tells you what you want to hear at the proper time... Which is what I expect from your average politicians I am sad to say. Conviction is not something I expect from politicians... I hope we the people, raise the standars on the king people we elect.
I am the HUNTER... I am not just a talker... I have a record!... Take a good look!
1) RR had established himself as a national presence for 20 years before running in 1976 and barely losing the GOP nomination.
2) From his position as governor and on TV and in movies, RR was a household name. I guarantee you, DH isn't even a California-wide name.
3) RR had built up a vast network---which you allude to---of grass roots support from his 1976 run, including "chits" that politicians everywhere owed him. GW Bush spent two years currying the favor of governors and state party machinery before he ran, as did Clinton.
There's time to get noticed. Stars are created these days in a nanosecond.
There's a thousand old farts like that in this town.
Too true, here's a great example.
I heard this guy call into Boortz and he was talking about conservative candidates. Boortz asked him which Pubbies had thier act together enough to be worth considering and he says McCain!?! Then Boortz points out McCain's anti free speech bill and the guy had no idea. He also mentioned that he is a Libertarian or usually votes that way when Boortz said he'd probably vote Lib instead of R.
People just have no idea. All they remember is the name the MSM throws out over and over and over.
When the Media shuts out all of the conservative candidates and only gives mention to McLame, Rudy and Romney that's all most people will know.
You nailed it.