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Duncan Hunter--Iowa Straw Poll
YouTube ^ | 8-11-07 | YouTube

Posted on 08/11/2007 5:05:03 PM PDT by WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter's Iowa Straw Poll speech.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; duncanhunter; elections; ia2008; iowa; iowastrawpoll; president; strawpoll
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1 posted on 08/11/2007 5:05:06 PM PDT by WalterSkinner
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks Walter

It was one of the best speeches of the day.


2 posted on 08/11/2007 5:07:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: pissant; Ultra Sonic 007; Calpernia; RasterMaster; Paperdoll; 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; ...

PING


3 posted on 08/11/2007 5:07:30 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner
The more Fred DOESN'T commit the more I lean toward Duncan Hunter. I really like what he says.

My oldest son and I went to a Ron Paul event a week ago and I was really disappointed. I knew he was against the war, but during his address that's about all he ranted on. At an after event party at a microbrewery I got to speak with his campaign manager and came away thinking he was a...oh let me be kind...overstressed/out of reality kinda guy.

prisoner6

4 posted on 08/11/2007 5:11:02 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: cripplecreek

B U M P


5 posted on 08/11/2007 5:11:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: WalterSkinner

I had to leave my computer before Hunter’s speech was over so THANK YOU!


6 posted on 08/11/2007 5:11:59 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: WalterSkinner

Sweet, thanks for posting this.


7 posted on 08/11/2007 5:13:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway staaaaaaaaaaaaarrr)
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To: WalterSkinner
"[The Chinese are] taking hundreds of billions of dollars more than we're taking from them. I'll tell you what I'm worried about ladies and gentlemen, and one reason I'm running for the Presidency of the United States: I don't want to see a time when our trade deficit is so huge, and we've sent so much of our industrial base offshore, that we're worried about our men and women in uniform someday looking at those same weapons systems that we've financed coming back across the battlefield at our men and women in uniform. I'm going to stop that."
8 posted on 08/11/2007 5:15:53 PM PDT by Lexinom (http://www.gohunter08.com Don't let the press pick our candidates)
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To: WalterSkinner
I like Hunter.
Good speech.
9 posted on 08/11/2007 5:18:21 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: WalterSkinner

BTTT - I’m leaning for Fred Thompson, but I really admire Duncan Hunter!


10 posted on 08/11/2007 5:24:09 PM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Time to send more cash to Duncan.


11 posted on 08/11/2007 5:29:11 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (A leftist will never stand up like a man and admit his true beliefs)
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To: Impeach98

A tufer would be nice.


12 posted on 08/11/2007 5:33:42 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: WalterSkinner

Thank you!

Excellent job by Mr. Hunter. I can’t imagine supporting or voting for a finer candidate.

Duncan Hunter, President
2008


13 posted on 08/11/2007 5:39:07 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: WalterSkinner
If there were many people coming to the straw poll undecided, Mr. Hunter should have received a huge swing in his favor based on that speech. He was outstanding. If he's going to have a break out moment when he goes from an also-ran to the Republican nominee for the presidency, this speech could be that moment.

Bill

14 posted on 08/11/2007 5:41:43 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks so much for the links. Hunter would be a WONDERFUL POTUS!!!


15 posted on 08/11/2007 5:43:07 PM PDT by colorcountry (Silence isn't always golden.....Sometimes it's just yellow!)
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To: colorcountry

..thank you again for your work—let’s say in the theological area


16 posted on 08/11/2007 5:48:14 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WFTR
If there were many people coming to the straw poll undecided, Mr. Hunter should have received a huge swing in his favor based on that speech. He was outstanding.

That really depends on what they're looking for. My biggest concern is those who want a republican no matter what it costs us. In these days of the GOP chasing the democrats to the left, some are willing to pay A lot.
17 posted on 08/11/2007 5:48:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: WalterSkinner

,-)

You are very welcome. Thank you for your encouragement.


18 posted on 08/11/2007 5:49:08 PM PDT by colorcountry (Silence isn't always golden.....Sometimes it's just yellow!)
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To: cripplecreek
That really depends on what they're looking for. My biggest concern is those who want a republican no matter what it costs us. In these days of the GOP chasing the democrats to the left, some are willing to pay A lot.

I share your concern, but the point is that Mr. Hunter spoke as someone who could win. In the past, I've sometimes seen and heard him speak and had a sense of him as the guy who knows that he's right but also knows that he can't win. In this speech, he comes across as the guy who looks in the mirror every morning and sees the next president of the United States because he knows that the American people will make the right choice. I'm not saying that this speech is going to swing the whole campaign, but I had more confidence in him while watching this speech than I've had at any point in the campaign.

Bill

19 posted on 08/11/2007 5:57:34 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Lexinom

I saw Duncan last Monday night at our central committee meeting. He is the only candidate who is clear on the problems posed by China.


20 posted on 08/11/2007 5:59:42 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: WFTR

I think Hunter may do far better with young voters than anyone expects.


21 posted on 08/11/2007 6:04:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: prisoner6
The more Fred DOESN'T commit the more I lean toward Duncan Hunter. I really like what he says.

If Fred Thompson is smart, he should offer Hunter the VP slot the microsecond after he wins the nomination.

Hunter impresses the hell out of me.

22 posted on 08/11/2007 6:06:26 PM PDT by adm5 (Courtesy of the Fred, White & Blue.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Hunter has been the only candidate willing to take China and identify it as a problem. His candidacy is responsible for it even being an issue.


23 posted on 08/11/2007 6:07:20 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thank you!

Duncan Hunter was terrific!


24 posted on 08/11/2007 6:08:37 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue-it is the business of all humanity.)
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To: adm5

If Fred was smart, when Duncan offers him the VP, he’ll take it!

:)


25 posted on 08/11/2007 6:12:36 PM PDT by HonestConservative ((If not for ear marks hoisted by people like Murtha, our infrustructure could be improved))
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To: HonestConservative

LOL! AMEN!!


26 posted on 08/11/2007 6:21:20 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Hey, Walter. No flowers, no marshmallows, and no soft music from Duncan Hunter. Just straight, bing, bang, boom - this is what he will do. I always say that Rep. Hunter says what he means, and by past performance, he does what he says! There is not a question in my mind but that Rep. Hunter is the man America needs today for the safety of America’s tomorrows. Thank you, Ros.


27 posted on 08/11/2007 6:22:20 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: prisoner6

I guess then that the RP supporters are mirror images of the candidate.


28 posted on 08/11/2007 6:24:41 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: Paperdoll

..DH just finished 9th—but we’re not finished yet...


29 posted on 08/11/2007 6:28:33 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: prisoner6
I went to a Ron Paul event a week ago

The pharmacy has numerous over the counter medicines to induce vomiting in emergencies. Going to a Ron Paul event seems a somewhat tedious way of inducing barfing.

30 posted on 08/11/2007 6:31:55 PM PDT by at bay ("We actually did an evil....." Eric Schmidt, CEO Google)
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To: WalterSkinner
Hunter's speech was well done, but the number of Hunter supporters up front to watch it was significantly less than any of the candidates (except John Cox who really doesn't count.) I don't agree with Hunter on trade issues but like him otherwise. If, as so far appears likely, he doesn't win the nomination and the GOP manages to win without him then Hunter deserves Cabinet consideration.

The official results are currently being delayed by the Cindy SheehanRon Paul campaign. If you judged "his" campaign by the acts of his alleged supporters today and his foreign policy comments rather than by the boilerplate libertarianism of the domestic part of his speech Mother Sheehan would be proud of him. Their claims of voting machine problems and alleging fraud are straight out of the Rat nutroots handout and every bit as credible.

31 posted on 08/11/2007 6:32:19 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: WalterSkinner

MRomney: 4,516 votes
RGuiliani: 183 votes
DHunter: 174 votes

somethin’s broke in the DHunter campaign


32 posted on 08/11/2007 6:32:42 PM PDT by Swordfished
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To: Swordfished

I heard Tancred came in third ... not bad at all.

Duncan has plenty of time also.


33 posted on 08/11/2007 6:34:40 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Ha,ha,I haven’t been able to follow the straw poll soap opera.Is Paul claiming voter fraud ???


34 posted on 08/11/2007 6:35:27 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Swordfished
..a little matter of not pouring a couple of million dollars into Iowa

And not spending an enormous amount of time there either.

You have to pick your battles.

35 posted on 08/11/2007 6:35:53 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: adm5
Fred Thompson doesn't have the work ethic to be president. Duncan Hunter does. While Fred is still holding on to his acting career, milking Law & Order reruns for all the publicity they are worth without declaring, Duncan Hunter has been working his tail off for over six months now and has already announced he will not be seeking re-election to his safe congressional seat.

Fred Thompson might win the nomination, but he won't win the presidency unless he works like Duncan Hunter.

36 posted on 08/11/2007 6:39:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: at bay
It actually wasn't that bad until he started to rant...sigh.

Seemed like a nice group of wonderfully activist, misguided folk.

prisoner6

37 posted on 08/11/2007 6:41:28 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: WalterSkinner

Wonderful speech. Duncan’s the man for the job.


38 posted on 08/11/2007 6:44:08 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: prisoner6

I think Ron Paul came across as angry in his speech today. Many of his supporters seem to feed off that anger.


39 posted on 08/11/2007 6:45:38 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: Paperdoll

Hedaman!

He does need a decent campaign organization.

I don’t know what is up with that. When little old me (no one) has to call his campaign manager and tell him that Levin is trying to get him on his show and why aren’t they returning the man’s calls, how SAD is that?

Seems that he could be doing better, in the right hands. Seems that Karl Rove should be available soon. I can dream can’t I?

The Rockefeller Pubbies don’t want a Reagan Conservative.


40 posted on 08/11/2007 6:53:03 PM PDT by HonestConservative ((If not for ear marks hoisted by people like Murtha, our infrustructure could be improved))
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To: WalterSkinner

Thank you Walter. I’ve not seen it yet.


41 posted on 08/11/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter bump...


42 posted on 08/11/2007 6:58:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: cripplecreek
Obviously, you were right and I was wrong. I still think he gave a great speech. He's the man who should be our next president. I'm just not feeling very encouraged about his chances right now.

Bill

43 posted on 08/11/2007 7:01:35 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: WalterSkinner
..DH just finished 9th—but we’re not finished yet...

If you know how the Ames straw poll works--all you need is to be over the age of 18 and buy a ticket to attend (you don't even have to be an Iowa resident, I don't think)--you'll realize that it only means that Mitt Romney was able to buy more tickets for his people than anyone else.
44 posted on 08/11/2007 7:02:58 PM PDT by Antoninus (P!ss off a leftist wacko . . . have more kids.)
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To: Antoninus

Romney spent $3 million on that Straw Poll.


45 posted on 08/11/2007 7:03:51 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Antoninus

Yeah, that’s all it means. Move along. Nothing to see here.


46 posted on 08/11/2007 7:03:53 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: WFTR

I’m not giving up or voting for anyone I don’t want to vote for.

It was a really screwy situation that included candidates who aren’t running and candidates who are but didn’t bother to show up.


47 posted on 08/11/2007 7:03:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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1. Gov Mitt Romney 4516 votes 31%.

2. Gov. Mike Huckabee 2587 votes 18.1%

3. Sen. Sam Brownback 2192 votes 15.3%

4. Tom Tancredo 1961 votes 13.7%

5. Ron Paul 1305 votes 9.1%

6. Tommy Thompson 1,009 votes 7.3%

7. Fred Thomson 231 votes

8. Rudy Giuliani 183 votes

9. Duncan Hunter 174 votes

10. John McCain 101 votes

11. John Cox 41 votes

Iowa state auditor David Vaudt unofficially certified the results.

14,203 ballots were cast.


48 posted on 08/11/2007 7:05:27 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: Calpernia
You're right. Romney bought it. If Duncan Hunter had ponied up $3 million, he'd be the winner.

No big deal. It's cash game.

49 posted on 08/11/2007 7:05:37 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: cripplecreek
I’m not voting for anyone I don’t believe in either. I’ve permanently left the ‘Broken Glass Republican’ mindset.
50 posted on 08/11/2007 7:06:32 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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