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(Duncan) Hunter's Promise
RCP ^ | 2/2/07 | Tom Bevan

Posted on 02/09/2007 12:56:38 PM PST by pissant

As president, I will complete the border fence in six months."

(Excerpt) Read more at time-blog.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: duncanhunter; hunter; verrucktenfreude
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That's the attitude.
1 posted on 02/09/2007 12:56:39 PM PST by pissant
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To: Antoninus; GulfBreeze

Ping


2 posted on 02/09/2007 12:58:11 PM PST by SolidWood (Sadr lives. Kill him.)
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To: pissant

Dang, sounds so simple! Wonder why noone else has thought of saying that?

(hands over ears, la la la la)


3 posted on 02/09/2007 12:58:25 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

Well I guess there won't be a fence.


4 posted on 02/09/2007 12:59:10 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: pissant

And Hillary is going to end the war in Iraq.


5 posted on 02/09/2007 12:59:10 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: pissant

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.


6 posted on 02/09/2007 12:59:30 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: pissant

That's almost enough to make me want to vote for him.


7 posted on 02/09/2007 12:59:30 PM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: pissant

As opposed to removing all fences and granting amnesty like Rudy?

What a novel idea!


8 posted on 02/09/2007 1:00:37 PM PST by TitansAFC (Pacifism is not peace; pacifists are not peacemakers.)
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To: Patrick1

9 posted on 02/09/2007 1:02:07 PM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: pissant

Nah, that attitude won't attract any votes... /sarcasm


10 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:00 PM PST by Antoninus ( Who is Duncan Hunter? Find out....www.gohunter08.com)
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To: pissant

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?


11 posted on 02/09/2007 1:03:38 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

Who the hell was hosting for Rush? What a moron.


12 posted on 02/09/2007 1:04:58 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Big media will never, ever, allow his candidacy to see the light of day.

Forget it.

Our choices in '08 are limited to McCain, Rudy, Romney, Hillary, Edwards, Obama, and probably Gore.

That's it.


13 posted on 02/09/2007 1:07:34 PM PST by kjo
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To: Antoninus

If everyone would vote for him that believe he is unelectable, Hunter would win in a landslide!


14 posted on 02/09/2007 1:08:30 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: pissant

That was Mark Belling. He was struggling with Rudy for president and prolife beliefs. Real sickening listening to him. What a bore!


15 posted on 02/09/2007 1:11:11 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: kjo

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.


16 posted on 02/09/2007 1:11:36 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: kjo

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?


17 posted on 02/09/2007 1:12:49 PM PST by Kevmo (Duncan Hunter just needs one jump-the-shark Verrucktenfreude moment by Hillary Clinton in 2007)
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To: AmericanMade1776
And Hillary is going to end the war in Iraq.

I have no doubts that Hillary will end the war in Iraq....and bring it home with us.

18 posted on 02/09/2007 1:14:42 PM PST by Domandred
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To: Monterrosa-24
In January of 1980 the same doomsayers were saying that Reagan had no chance after losing the Iowa Caucus.

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.

19 posted on 02/09/2007 1:15:05 PM PST by zarf
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To: upsdriver

Paraphrasing Ann Coulter: "Electable" gives us Ford, Dole, Arnie. Voting for the right wing kook gives us Ronnie.


20 posted on 02/09/2007 1:16:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson ("Electable" gives us Ford, Dole. Arnie. Voting for the right wing kook gives us Ronnie.)
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To: pissant

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.


21 posted on 02/09/2007 1:17:26 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: pissant

And exactly how does one do that if Congress doesn't fund it?


22 posted on 02/09/2007 1:18:23 PM PST by LS
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To: pissant

He's my choice... so far anyway.


23 posted on 02/09/2007 1:18:38 PM PST by CheezyD
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To: Monterrosa-24

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.


24 posted on 02/09/2007 1:18:48 PM PST by kjo
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To: upsdriver
That was Mark Belling.

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.

25 posted on 02/09/2007 1:19:12 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

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"


26 posted on 02/09/2007 1:20:36 PM PST by pissant
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To: zarf

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.


27 posted on 02/09/2007 1:20:44 PM PST by LS
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To: kjo

Refer to post #20 so well placed by the founder of this forum.


28 posted on 02/09/2007 1:21:31 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: LS

Executive Order.


29 posted on 02/09/2007 1:21:32 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

There's a thousand old farts in this town who talk and look like that. What's special about this Hunter character?


30 posted on 02/09/2007 1:21:34 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: pissant

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.


31 posted on 02/09/2007 1:21:37 PM PST by Plateau
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To: Jim Robinson

Well said.


32 posted on 02/09/2007 1:21:39 PM PST by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: Kevmo

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.


33 posted on 02/09/2007 1:22:22 PM PST by kjo
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To: Digger

I've heard that guy before. Briefly til I flicked him off.


34 posted on 02/09/2007 1:22:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: RightWhale
What's special about this Hunter character?

He's a decorated Vietnam vet who has a son who served two tours in Iraq. Not special enough for ya?
35 posted on 02/09/2007 1:23:38 PM PST by Antoninus ( Who is Duncan Hunter? Find out....www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Can I ask, what is your opinion on Duncan Hunter? Isn't he from your neck of the woods?


36 posted on 02/09/2007 1:23:39 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: pissant

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.


37 posted on 02/09/2007 1:23:40 PM PST by LS
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To: pissant

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.


38 posted on 02/09/2007 1:23:50 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: LS

We don't need someone who has to be pulled to the right. We need someone who already thinks right.


39 posted on 02/09/2007 1:25:05 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: pissant

oh HELL YEAH!


40 posted on 02/09/2007 1:26:14 PM PST by eeevil conservative (Religious Zealot from the Right Wing Church of Hate...............)
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To: kjo
Oh and Reagan was deemed too old in 1980. You cite Harrison but one could go all the way back to Washington and find no nominee as old as Reagan. Plus he carried all that Bonzo baggage. There had never been a divorced Prez before Reagan.

Oh it is easy to say in hindsight that it was Reagan's destiny but I was in the trenches for Reagan as a paid field man and remember January of 1980 as a pretty rough time.
41 posted on 02/09/2007 1:26:19 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: upsdriver
We need someone who can get elected first and foremost. We have millions of people who "think right," and none of 'em get past the primary. Let's not be so ridiculous that we lose all perspective of what it takes to win an election in the U.S., especially a presidential election.

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.

42 posted on 02/09/2007 1:26:36 PM PST by LS
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To: Monterrosa-24
Reagan was well known as an actor and presenter on Death Valley Days, well before he became governor of California. As governor he was able to show that he had the "Right Stuff" during the Viet Nam War.

The only things that Duncan Hunter has shown are empty words, leavened with votes. I have no idea if he can delegate authority, and can get together a team to run his Cabinet. For all I know he might be the Right's version of Jimmy Carter.
43 posted on 02/09/2007 1:27:05 PM PST by NathanR (Après moi, le deluge.)
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To: Plateau

The hard-core criminals don't go to jobs. They steal, rape and murder.


44 posted on 02/09/2007 1:27:14 PM PST by jdsteel ('nuff said (old Marvel Comics reference....))
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To: LS

If you run on that issue and win, you have power to get the funding. The people have spoken!


45 posted on 02/09/2007 1:27:35 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: pissant
..•A hard line on illegal immigration. •Cracking down on countries, mainly China, that he says are killing American manufacturing with unfair trade policies. •Unwavering support for a strong military and for the war in Iraq, including President Bush's addition of more than 20,000 U.S. troops.

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!

:)

46 posted on 02/09/2007 1:28:07 PM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 & Let's not forget, we are all still friends, basically :) despite our differences)
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To: Monterrosa-24
True, but Reagan was/is in NO WAY comparable to Hunter.

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.

47 posted on 02/09/2007 1:29:17 PM PST by LS
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To: kjo

There's time to get noticed. Stars are created these days in a nanosecond.


48 posted on 02/09/2007 1:29:52 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Antoninus

There's a thousand old farts like that in this town.


49 posted on 02/09/2007 1:30:41 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: kjo

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.


50 posted on 02/09/2007 1:30:57 PM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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