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Rep. Duncan Hunter on Pundit Review Radio (excellent 30 minute audio interview)
Pundit Review ^ | Monday February 19th, 2008 | Kevin

Posted on 02/19/2007 7:57:07 AM PST by ajolympian2004

Last night we welcomed Congressman Duncan Hunter, (R-CA), to Pundit Review Radio. Rep. Hunter is one of the leading conservative candidates running for President.

Rep. Hunter was incredibly generous with his time, spending more than 30 minutes with us discussing a wide range of topics. Of course, we asked him about the anti-surge, non-binding resolution that was passed this weekend. He had some pointed criticism of his colleagues, and questioned how much they understood about the surge, from a tactical level. According to the Rep. Hunter, it is all about politics, and has little to do with the surge itself.

We also talked about immigration, as Hunter has one of the toughest stances on this issue in Congress. He spoke of the fence that runs along the San Diego border and how effective it has been. We also asked him what should be done about the Border Agents who have been thrown in jail for a dozen years for shooting a drug smuggler. We took some great calls from WRKO listeners who asked what separated Hunter from the leaders in the GOP race, like McCain, Rudy and Romney.

My favorite part of the interview was when Rep. Hunter opened up about his own family, he talked eloquently about his father and how the call to military service was passed to him, and now, on to his son. Speaking of his son, Congressman Hunter told a great story about his son’s decision to join the military on 9-11, it is incredibly inspirational.

This guy is solid and deserves strong consideration for your vote for president in the Republican primaries. To learn more about his campaign, click here. We look forward to having him back on Pundit Review Radio as the campaign heats up in the coming weeks.

This interview is also available for download at iTunes and Podcast Alley.

Audio here - (look for the player at the bottom of the article)
http://www.punditreview.com/2007/02/19/rep-duncan-hunter-on-pundit-review-radio-2/


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http://www.gohunter08.com/

1 posted on 02/19/2007 7:57:16 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
I found this at milblogger Blackfive here -
http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/02/duncan_hunter_o.html
2 posted on 02/19/2007 7:58:26 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Jim Robinson

You probably heard it live, but here is the audio saved that you can email to others. I'm listening right now.


3 posted on 02/19/2007 7:59:25 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Fierce Allegiance; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; alicewonders; AngryJawa; ..
Ping...

Wow. With every passing day, there's more reason to get charged up!



"How can I help?"

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4 posted on 02/19/2007 8:02:04 AM PST by Antoninus ("For some, the conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it's my hope" -Duncan Hunter)
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To: Antoninus

I think Duncan Hunter is impressive in this interview (only about 15 minutes through it so far). It's the first time I've heard him in more than just a short guest appearance on cable news and/or radio.


5 posted on 02/19/2007 8:05:02 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: politicalman
We need to support a candidate who has a real chance to beat hillary clinton, and that is Rudy Giuliani.

Bzzzzt. Oh, sorry. Please try again:

Rudy will get his butt kicked in the South
7 posted on 02/19/2007 8:06:56 AM PST by Antoninus ("For some, the conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it's my hope" -Duncan Hunter)
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To: ajolympian2004

This veteran is pulling for Duncan Hunter!


8 posted on 02/19/2007 8:08:40 AM PST by CheezyD
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To: politicalman

Theoretically speaking, if Giuliani is the nominee for the GOP for '08 he will have to choose someone like Duncan Hunter as VP. So far I like what I'm hearing in this interview. Duncan doesn't beat around the bush when answering questions and he is an obvious expert on military affairs.


9 posted on 02/19/2007 8:09:04 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ImaGraftedBranch

Listen to this interview sir!


10 posted on 02/19/2007 8:11:48 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Vote for Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: politicalman
Save it. There will never be a bald President again.

Support a Conservative. If Hillary wins, the Repubs can act like Repubs again.
11 posted on 02/19/2007 8:14:21 AM PST by FLOutdoorsman (Fatigue makes cowards of us all.)
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To: Antoninus
The Duncan Hunter train keeps steaming forward. Go Hunter!!!

Duncan Hunter is a force phenom. Little by little, piece by piece, he is scaring the hell out of the Rudy, McCain, Romney folks.

What few people realize is that this is exactly the way GWB beat Ann Richards down here in Texas in his first Governor's race.

I can understand the idea of people saying they don't think he can win the primary. I can't understand those who say they don't think he can win in November. They prattle on about name recognition of Rudy and others. Well after the primary everyone will be talking about Duncan Hunter who slew the giants like Giuliani, McCain et. al.. No one will be able to say ANY of those names without also saying Duncan Hunter.

Freepers: Please make your vote for Duncan Hunter heard in this FR Poll. http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=170

13 posted on 02/19/2007 8:18:36 AM PST by GulfBreeze (www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=170 - Vote the FREEPERS choice-Duncan Hunter www.gohunter08.com)
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To: nctexan
I was thinking that my rant on FR offended you. I sure hope not.

Thought you might be interested in listening to this interview.

Have a great day!

14 posted on 02/19/2007 8:18:39 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (I support the President and the war on terror!)
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To: politicalman
Hillary is not exactly a southern darling either. Giuliani would beat her in the South AND probably in a couple of Northern States.

She doesn't have to be. It wasn't that long ago that the Solid Souh was solid Democrat. They've been switching to the GOP over the past 30 years mainly because the Democrats have taken the wrong side on moral issues. We are talking about he Bible Belt, after all. With Rudy as the candidate, those who became Republicans thanks to moral issues will suddenly be faced with the choice of a socialist Democrat or an amoral gun-grabbing Yankee Republican liberal.

With such a choice, I reckon a sizable portion will just stay home or vote Third Party. And that is a death sentence for a Republican presidential candidate--not to mention the down-ticket races.

A Rudy nomination could very well equal the death of the GOP. And it's my suspicion that that's why the media wants him so badly.
15 posted on 02/19/2007 8:21:50 AM PST by Antoninus ("For some, the conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it's my hope" -Duncan Hunter)
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To: ajolympian2004

Here's a tactical idea to ponder. If pulling out of Iraq would stop the violence (according to the Democrats), why don't they pull all the police out of Central Los Angeles? What the hell, maybe they think that will get rid of the gangs.


16 posted on 02/19/2007 8:23:20 AM PST by RC2
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To: RC2

Makes sense to me. /sarc


17 posted on 02/19/2007 8:32:14 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: politicalman

We shall see how much pull the most conservtive wing of the party has.


18 posted on 02/19/2007 8:36:08 AM PST by pissant
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To: Antoninus; afnamvet; airborne; BnBlFlag; brazzaville; brothers4thID; CheezyD; ...

VETERANS FOR HUNTER PING!!!


19 posted on 02/19/2007 8:38:17 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: ajolympian2004

Good interview.


20 posted on 02/19/2007 8:39:22 AM PST by pissant
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To: politicalman

No more RINO's

Not now, not ever.


21 posted on 02/19/2007 8:41:00 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: pissant

Yep, I agree. Just finished listening. I look forward to seeing Duncan Hunter and all the other candidates on the same stage in a debate. I think that is where people will have the best chance to observe a crystal clear contrast between candidates on the issues, leadership potential, etc.


22 posted on 02/19/2007 8:41:19 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

..he speaks in a no-nonsense, military influenced style--reminds me of Ike...


23 posted on 02/19/2007 8:44:46 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: politicalman; All; Spiff
Guess who Sparky?

Giuliani/Clinton/Dem vs. GOP Platform Comparison
Issue
Giuliani Clinton Dem Platform GOP Platform
Abortion on Demand Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Partial Birth Abortion Supports
Opposed
NY ban
Supports Supports Opposes
Roe v. Wade Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Federal Marriage Amendment Opposes Opposes Opposes
Defined at
state level
Supports
Gay Domestic Partnership/
Civil Unions
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Openly Gay Military Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Defense of Marriage Act Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Special Path to Citizenship
for Illegal Aliens
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Tough Penalties for
Employers of Illegal Aliens
Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Sanctuary Cities/
Ignoring Immigration Law
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Protecting 2nd Amendment Opposes
Opposes Opposes
Supports bans
Supports
Confiscating Guns Supports
Confiscated
as mayor.
Even bragged.
Supports Supports
Supports bans
Opposes
'Assault' Weapons Ban Supports Supports Supports  
Frivolous Lawsuits
Against Gun Makers
Supports
Filed One
Himself
Supports   Opposes
Gun Registration/Licenses Supports Supports   Opposes
War in Afghanistan Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports Supports
War in Iraq Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports
Weak support
Supports
Patriot Act Supports Supports
Voted for it
2001 & 2006
Opposes Supports
"Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine." - Rudy Giuliani

With credit and thanks to Freeper 'Spiff'.

By the way 'politicalman', "welcome to FR".

Is today your 2nd or 3rd day?

Check in with the RudyBots and let 'em know you're here!
25 posted on 02/19/2007 8:45:54 AM PST by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: WalterSkinner

That's what I noticed right away. If I didn't know his background beforehand it would have been my guess that he has served in the military.


26 posted on 02/19/2007 8:46:02 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: politicalman
Giuliani would beat her in the South AND probably in a couple of Northern States.

Where Rudy would fail is seemingly paradoxically in swing states where conservatives will stay home once the Democrats make his liberal history glaringly plain.

27 posted on 02/19/2007 8:48:52 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: politicalman
Your claim that Rudy supports illegal "amnesty" is misleading. It's not amnesty. It's called "earning it" and most Americans support this plan.

Your source for that claim that 'most Americans support' it?

illegal immigrants already here for 5 years stay & work if they learn English, pay back taxes and a fine, and have no criminal record.

OK, even IF your point about amnesty is right, what about the rest of Rudy's left-liberal positions as presented in Spiff's handy-dandy chart?

Hello? Can't HEAR you!

PS - Scooter Libby says 'pfffffffft!'
30 posted on 02/19/2007 9:01:54 AM PST by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: politicalman
The liberals would be hurting themselves if they accused Giuliani of supporting gay civil unions and other liberal social policies. They would be accused of hypocrisy.br>
WHEN have liberals ever allowed charges of 'hypocrisy' to stop them?

You are surely not THAT naive are you?
31 posted on 02/19/2007 9:03:49 AM PST by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: politicalman

The more you hang around here, the more conservative you'll get. Welcome to FR.


32 posted on 02/19/2007 9:05:06 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: politicalman

America is larger than New York and California.


33 posted on 02/19/2007 9:05:49 AM PST by nepppen (RESISTANCE IS FUTILE..............DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT..............)
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To: ajolympian2004
Glad to see Hunter's page up - talking about the war on terror and Iraq....something Obama and Clinton have only talked about in the context of cut and running or as Clinton now says "If I knew then what I know now......" Such a convenient way out of her convictions to please her base...what a lousy president she would make….is not in question.

"Surge", drive by media speak, should not be confused with 'troop enhancement', a normal action during war time. .

34 posted on 02/19/2007 9:06:50 AM PST by yoe ("Take No Prisoners" has a lovely ring to it............... ummm General P. are you listening?)
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Fit to be PRESIDENT!


37 posted on 02/19/2007 9:11:46 AM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 & Let's not forget, we are all still friends, basically :) despite our differences)
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To: politicalman

Welcome to FR.

Duncan Hunter, `08: pro-life, pro-military, pro-family, pro-border control, pro-2nd Amendment . . .
The Anti-RINO. ooga chacka, ooga ooga ooga chacka


38 posted on 02/19/2007 9:14:57 AM PST by tumblindice (Rudy in disguise: Let me say this about that. We must be flexible while remaining firm. In other wor)
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To: politicalman
TIME MAGAZINE?!?!?

BWHAHAHAAH!!! Oh PLEAAAAAZE, my ribs!

You're going to have to do better than that Commie rag.
39 posted on 02/19/2007 9:16:25 AM PST by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: pissant

Great interview!


40 posted on 02/19/2007 9:22:43 AM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: ElPatriota

Now that's a good picture.


41 posted on 02/19/2007 9:24:02 AM PST by pissant
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To: ElPatriota

Awesome photo!


43 posted on 02/19/2007 9:30:11 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: politicalman
**** We need to support a candidate who has a real chance to beat hillary clinton, and that is Rudy Giuliani. ****

Guess you missed that poll last week showing Hillary creaming Rudy in NEW YORK State, huh newbie.

February 14, 2007 - New York Voters Luv Clinton Over Giuliani For '08, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Both New Yorkers Clear Choice Of Their Parties

Sen. Hillary Clinton leads former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani 50 - 40 percent among New York State voters

The mutt can't even carry his OWN STATE. So if the GOP nominates Rudy it's political suicide, he wouldn't get 150 Electoral Votes
44 posted on 02/19/2007 9:30:24 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a 'Right Wing Extremist'.)
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To: politicalman

Hahaha - you were snookered. Most Americans do not support this - not even legal immigrants.

If you absolve someone of the penalties of a crime it's called -- amnesty !! Jumping the border is against the law. The fact that we don't enforce it is a serious problem.

Who will ensure they learn English when local gov't are busy printing ballots in Spanish ?

Why are they proposing that illegals only have to pay 2 out of 5 years of back taxes - and they don't have to have solid proof of income amount ? Why don't they give legal, law-abiding American citizens the ability to not pay taxes for three out of the past 5 years ?

By being illegal - they are all criminals waiting for a conviction !

And - when will the border be closed so we don't gather another 15, 20, 100 million illegals waiting for the next amnesty ?


45 posted on 02/19/2007 9:33:11 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: pissant

:)


47 posted on 02/19/2007 9:34:35 AM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 & Let's not forget, we are all still friends, basically :) despite our differences)
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To: politicalman

Why don't you mosey on over to a thread that Jim Robinson posted about this kind of nonsense and defend that RINO position there?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1787224/posts


A winning conservative platform for 2008?
Opinion | Jim Robinson


Posted on 02/19/2007 1:14:04 AM PST by Jim Robinson


48 posted on 02/19/2007 9:37:04 AM PST by Kevmo (The first labor of Huntercles: Defeating the 3-headed RINO)
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To: GulfBreeze

What few people realize is that this is exactly the way GWB beat Ann Richards down here in Texas in his first Governor's race.
***Thanks for that, it was something I hadn't noticed...


50 posted on 02/19/2007 9:39:58 AM PST by Kevmo (The first labor of Huntercles: Defeating the 3-headed RINO)
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