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HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY
GoHunter08.Com ^ | TODAY | Sean Cole

Posted on 11/03/2007 6:12:51 AM PDT by davidosborne

HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2007

CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, dlhunter08@yahoo.com

San Diego, CA - - - Presidential candidate and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, today called on former Governor Mitt Romney to send a "clear statement" to the leadership of the company he founded, Bain Capital, to terminate a proposed business deal with a controversial Chinese corporation seeking to acquire U.S. defense contractor 3COM. Bain Capital is attempting to form a business arrangement with Huawei Corporation, a Chinese corporation founded by an officer of the Peoples Liberation Army of Communist China, which faces allegations of assisting Saddam Hussein in the targeting of U.S. aircraft and in helping the Taliban develop surveillance equipment.

"I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney's company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner," stated Hunter. "Forming a business partnership with a corporation known to have direct ties with terrorists and dictators while, at the same time, openly seeking to acquire a major U.S. corporation that performs vital cyber security work for the Department of Defense, can only be characterized as irresponsible."

A resolution has been introduced in Congress, H.Res. 730, which states; "The preponderance of publicly available evidence clearly suggests that as currently structured, the proposed transaction involving Huawei threatens the national security of the United States and should not be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ." A copy of this resolution is provided.

Hunter stated in his letter to Governor Romney, "…while it is true that you no longer control Bain Capital, the contributions you have received from its principals as its founding member indicate that your influence within the company remains strong.

"Further, while the Committee on Foreign Investment has yet to rule on the Huawei transaction, this corporation's connection to Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and the Army of Communist China should clearly disqualify them from becoming, in the words of your former company, "a strategic partner" in acquiring a U.S. firm such as 3COM, which performs vital cyber-security work for the U.S. Department of Defense.

"This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do."

A copy of Congressman Hunter's letter, as well as two articles regarding Huawei acquisition efforts are provided. Media are encouraged to contact Gary Becks at (619) 334-1655 for additional information or to arrange an interview with Hunter.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 3com; b4dh; bain; china; duncan; duncanhunter; electionpresident; huawei; hunter; huntersrangers; romney; spartansixdelta
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1 posted on 11/03/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT by davidosborne
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To: politicallyincarrect; /\XABN584; 3D-JOY; 5Madman; <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 1Peter2:16; ...

B4DH !


2 posted on 11/03/2007 6:14:35 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne

BTTT


3 posted on 11/03/2007 6:29:56 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: davidosborne

I trust Duncan Hunters judgement and totally distrust any Chinese Communist company.


4 posted on 11/03/2007 6:39:20 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: davidosborne

Its sad how many people couldn’t care less that the Chinese are supplying weapons to our enemies (the folks killing our soldiers) as long as they themselves make a buck off china.


5 posted on 11/03/2007 6:49:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: davidosborne
"I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney's company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner," stated Hunter.

This is false. Romney does not manage the company, nor he is more than some votes as a minority shareholder in the company.

"This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do."

This is just silly and snarky. Hunter is demeaning himself, not Romney.
6 posted on 11/03/2007 6:55:49 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Dustbunny

I can’t believe that all these years I have not been following Duncan Hunter’s career.. I am glad I discovered him this early in the campaign. I think he is by far the best candidate in the race, and as more folks take the time to get to know him they will agree.

TOWARD VICTORY


7 posted on 11/03/2007 6:56:05 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: George W. Bush

In all fairness.. I think you have clearly demonstrated your OPOSITION to Duncan Hunter over the past several weeks.. so forgive me if I take this into consideration when reading your post.... I suspect your post is just another attempt to smear Duncan Hunter.. If you want to check the FACTS and sources on this please do so and get back to me with what you find.... and please stick to the facts...

FReegards,

David


8 posted on 11/03/2007 7:01:01 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne
I think you have clearly demonstrated your OPOSITION to Duncan Hunter over the past several weeks.

How so? I've made many very positive comments toward Duncan Hunter since last summer when I found out more about his record.

If you want to check the FACTS and sources on this please do so and get back to me with what you find.... and please stick to the facts...

The issue is what is in this "letter" and the merits of its statements. Don't try to deflect attention from it.

I'm not the issue here. This letter is.
9 posted on 11/03/2007 7:03:45 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush
I am not trying to deflect attention away from the original post. Which I did not write by the way, it was sent to me via private e-mail and I posted it. Seriously, if there is anything that in it that is NOT FACTUAL -- as you suggest.. I really do want to know about it. I have not personally researched this and took the post as "face value" because it came from someone that I trust.

I as not trying to deflect attention TOWARD you in any way.. I was simply stating that having reviewed some of your recent posts I don't see you as a "strong supporter of Duncan Hunter" so therefore when you post a comment like....YOUR WORDS IN RED

This is false

or

This is just silly and snarky. Hunter is demeaning himself, not Romney.

I take it with a "grain of salt" in view of the fact that you have not publicly stated your SUPPORT for Duncan Hunter.... as demonstrated by comments in previous posts...such as...

I like supporting RP (because I have for so long before he became so controversial) but I am prepared to let the primaries speak. If RP gets traction, great. If not, move on to my second choices. By that time (after SC), only two or three other candidates are likely to be viable and they will like be Rudi, Mitt, Fred. And I'll pick the guy most likely to beat Rudi in FL and elsewhere.

10 posted on 11/03/2007 7:27:52 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: Mr Apple

ping

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202102824
>>>3Com said it will be acquired by Bain Capital Partners in a $2.2 billion cash deal that will see 3Com’s longtime partner Huawei Technologies participate in the transaction.<<<


11 posted on 11/03/2007 7:27:58 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: George W. Bush

That statement is not exactly false. Bain was founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III and Eric Kriss.


12 posted on 11/03/2007 7:33:05 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: George W. Bush

>>>this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security.

Are you familar with the Pentagon report?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891445/posts
Pentagon: China Gearing Up for High-Tech Warfare


13 posted on 11/03/2007 7:35:01 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Thank you Cal, I knew you would show up to answer questions sooner or later.. :) I just don’t have the direct knowledge on this subject to really engage.. But I will be watching the thread.. thanks again

TOWARD VICTORY


14 posted on 11/03/2007 7:36:58 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne

There was a very similar situation a few years ago concerning Global Crossing. I followed that because I was involved with telephone services.

The government stepped in on the Global Crossings deal due to National Securities issues. That is still unresolved.


15 posted on 11/03/2007 7:41:28 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: pttttt; JACKRUSSELL; davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; ...

Tech for China

B4DH

Romney tidbit

Ping


16 posted on 11/03/2007 7:45:28 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: davidosborne

There’s no need for the piss and moan routine, sheesh.


17 posted on 11/03/2007 7:46:05 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
:) - Who is pissing and moaning my FRiend? -- :)

I was simply responding to a post which suggested that the orginal post was false... I have no way to dispute that claim but simply took note of the fact that the individual making the claim was NOT a Duncan Hunter supporter... (note taken) -- I am glad there are others out there who are more knowledgeable on this and can fill us ALL in on the facts and details.. TOWARD VICTORY ! -- No pissing and moaning here.. just grins from ear to ear my FRiend...

18 posted on 11/03/2007 7:50:31 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne

Why is there no direct link to this “Press Release” on Duncan Hunter’s website? Your provided link only goes to his home page and I don’t see this listed under “Press Releases” anywhere. Is his own website lagging behind?


19 posted on 11/03/2007 7:52:37 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: davidosborne

It’ll be a long time before we hear Slick Willard’s flip-flopping response to this. He’s still talking to his lawyers!


20 posted on 11/03/2007 7:59:43 AM PDT by dit_xi
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To: davidosborne

On The Issues....duncanHunter_logo

FAIR & EQUITABLE TRADE

Fair Trade, Not Free Trade = Jobs / Packed House in Mission Valley

China Cheating  on Trade / America is a GREAT Nation

SECOND AMENDMENT

Glen & Helen Show / CA Bullet Serialization / A Keyboard and a .45 /Armed & Free

ECONOMY & TAXES

Address to Fair Tax Rally 05-15-07 / Address to CPAC / Fiscal Conservativism

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

Iraq Resolution / Hunter vs. Democrats / Surge is Working

Senate Amnesty Bill / Amnesty Fails / Amnesty Fails Again  / Hunter Vs. Murtha

LEGAL REFORM

Gonzales Firings / Pardon Scooter? / ”Fairness” Doctrine

Border Agents Compean & Ramos / Defending Border Agents

ENDORSEMENTS

Appeal to Conservatives / General Chuck Yeager / Conservative Voice

Ann Coulter / Magnificent! / Favorite

Announcement – Part 1 & Part 2 / Music Video On the Road to the Oval Office

Conservative Case / A Fresh Face / Blog Collection / Constitution Party / Grassroots HQ

EDUCATION

No Child Left Behind

HEALTHCARE

Ronald Reagan Health Care / ‘National’ HealthCare / “One step closer to socialism”

IMMIGRATION

Border Enforcement is Homeland Security / NAFTA / Secure Border

Building a Fence / “Jobs Americans won’t do”? / Wake Up America 07-19-07

Enforce the Law / No Amnesty / Party of One / Ted Hayes

SAFETY & SECURITY

Dubai Ports / Cooking with Hunter / War On Terror / To America’s Critics / JFK Plot

Mark Steyn on 1986 Amnesty / Firefighter’s Forum / CSIS Forum / Katrina Summit

FAITH & VALUES

Blogs for Life / Judicial Appointments / Right to Life Rally / Hunter's Faith

Terri Shaivo / Mt. Soledad Cross  - Flyer / Roe vs. Wade / Hate Crimes

INTERVIEWS

Dennis Miller (June 1st – 3rd Hour) / Michael Illions

Roger Hedgecock (4/6, 4/24, 4/25, 6/8, 6/29, 7/2, 7/17, 7/19)

Laura Ingraham – Part 1 & Part 2 / Steve Malzberg 06-19-07

Brian Preston – Hot Air / William Gheen - ALIPAC

WRKO Pundit Review Radio / Polipundit Radio / Tom McLaughlin

Kevin McCullough – Musclehead Revolution / John Hawkins

NHPR’s Laura Knoy on The Exchange / Irving Baxter

WESH – Orlando (Conversation with the Candidate) / Wolf Blitzer

 Hardball 07-30-2007 / Hardball - Al Sharpton / George Stephanopolis

 Charlie Rangel – Part 1 & Part 2 / Dennis Kucinich – Part 1 & Part 2

Glenn Beck / JD Hayworth 1 & 2 / Tom McLaughlin / Neil Cavuto

DEBATES

Reagan Library 05-03-07 / After Interview

South Carolina 05-15-07 / Fox Interview

New Hampshire 06-05-07 / Spin Room - NH/ Lynne Hunter

Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum 06-30-07

Iowa 08-05-07 / Hunter vs Paul / After the Debate / De Moines 07-06-07

POLLS

Hunter Beats McCain / Maricopa County, Arizona 01-13-07

Spartanburg, South Carolina 03-01-07 / SC GOP Conventions 04-16-07

Anderson County, South Carolina 04-17-07 / Free Republic / Coryell, Tx / Texas Win

ADDITIONAL AUDIO & VIDEOS

Young Republicans - Part1 - Part2 - Part3 / Texas Straw Poll Speech

Core Principles / BIG STORY WEEKEND with Julie Bandaras / Latest Articles

Brian & the Judge: 01-10-2007 / 02-08-2007 / 03-12-2007/ Cost of WH Run

The Right Balance hosted by Greg Allen / Still in the Race / Duncan D. Hunter

 


21 posted on 11/03/2007 8:00:34 AM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Phil Harmonic

Phil,

As I already posted I got this in a private e-mail from someone that I trust. I have not reason to belive that it is fabricated in any way. I don’t know if it is or will be posted on his website. I posted the contact numbers of the source that folks are welcome to call and verify... I am not sure what more I can say, I don’t speak for the Duncan Hunter campaign I am just a grain of sand on the beach :)


22 posted on 11/03/2007 8:00:54 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: dit_xi

Expect to hear words like “Disassociated”


23 posted on 11/03/2007 8:01:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: dit_xi

LOL


24 posted on 11/03/2007 8:02:54 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne
I have not reason to belive that it is fabricated in any way. I don’t know if it is or will be posted on his website. I posted the contact numbers of the source that folks are welcome to call and verify... 2 points. First, you should have made it clear in your initial post that this is an unverified "Press Release" from a source that you are, for whatever reason, unwilling to divulge. Second, I would suggest to you that it was more incumbent on YOU to "call and verify" prior to posting this alleged "Press Release, not the readers of this topic.
25 posted on 11/03/2007 8:10:04 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

there is nothing “alleged” about the original post.. If you think it is “fabricated” than I would suggest that it is incumbant upon YOU to show evidence of that.. MY credibility is on the line everytime I post... and if something I post is KNOWINGLY FALSE I will be the first person to remove that source from my contact list.. and will at that time provide the source information to ANY person privately.... until then the post stands as is..


26 posted on 11/03/2007 8:20:01 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: Phil Harmonic

Hello,

This is not an unverified source. The release came out from Gary Becks. He is the media contact with the Hunter Campaign. It is not on the site yet because the two people that update the site are having computer issues.


27 posted on 11/03/2007 8:21:40 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks Cal !! I know that... I was just making a point in general about stuff that I post.. whether the source is POSTED as it is in this case.. or I choose NOT to disclose the source as it is in MOST cases.. :)


28 posted on 11/03/2007 8:33:41 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne

bump


29 posted on 11/03/2007 8:44:09 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: davidosborne
I was simply stating that having reviewed some of your recent posts I don't see you as a "strong supporter of Duncan Hunter" so therefore when you post a comment like...

I support (and make no bones about supporting):
  1. Ron Paul
  2. Mitt or Fred (both have considerable merits as a nominee), whichever can defeat Rudi and win the general election.
  3. any other Republican in the field which can defeat Rudi
  4. Huckabee if he can defeat Rudi
I vote in a late primary. Chances are my choice will be either Fred or Mitt to defeat Rudi then the Hildabeeste.

I take it with a "grain of salt" in view of the fact that you have not publicly stated your SUPPORT for Duncan Hunter...

I have stated a broad general support for Hunter many times over the summer and fall. It's not my fault if he can't get any measurable poll support or raise money. Even Tancredo and Ron Paul are way ahead by both measures. As for Duncan's few straw poll victories, even Ron Paul has won a lot more of those than he has.

This kind of attack on Romney is the last flailing of a candidate that can't attract money, measurable support, or media attention.

As for RP supporters in general, my sense is that we like Ron Paul best, Tancredo #2, Hunter #3. Tanc scores higher because of a better fiscal conservative record, less pork barreling, a longer record on borders/illegals. However, I can't recall a single negative attack post on Hunter from the RP camp. That's because we do like him.
30 posted on 11/03/2007 8:47:40 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Calpernia
That statement is not exactly false. Bain was founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III and Eric Kriss.

It's not exactly true either.

It would be inappropriate for Romney to involve himself in Bain investments now, especially as a former principal and as a political candidate.

Romney can disinvest his Bain holdings or he can ignore Hunter. Most likely, he's already placed them in a blind trust. Those two options are the only two ethical choices he has. And I think Hunter probably knows that.

Romney will ignore this. And he should.
31 posted on 11/03/2007 8:51:32 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: davidosborne; Calpernia

Romney buckled.


32 posted on 11/03/2007 8:55:51 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: George W. Bush

Romney being a founder is true. And since we have no way of knowing the interworkings of the business relations, we can’t comment on what is true in the current sense.

Right now, this is a National Security issue and I’m very sure they know more about this than we do. Bain can’t ignore Hunter. He is involved with National Security.

Look at Global Crossings. They are still trying to create ‘new’ business partners (Singapore Telecom) to get around the National Security ruling of 4 years ago.


33 posted on 11/03/2007 8:56:09 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
Right now, this is a National Security issue and I’m very sure they know more about this than we do. Bain can’t ignore Hunter. He is involved with National Security.

If it were a national security issue, that's the job of the commander-in-chief and the NSC and the Pentagon. Or Hunter can bring a bill in the House.

And Bain will ignore Hunter because he didn't write this letter to them. He wrote it to an ex-CEO of their company no longer involved in their management.

This is grandstanding. Duncan had better come up with something better if he wants to get any traction in the early primaries.
34 posted on 11/03/2007 9:04:15 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

you are a bit delusional my FRiend... if you can’t see the INTENSE media bias against Duncan Hunter, and the fact that the LEFT would be THRILLED if ANY candidate OTHER than Duncan Hunter wins the GOP primary.. than I can only conclude that you are either SUPPORTING the left (which I doubt, because you do seem to be an honest conservative), or are successfully being USED by the LEFT.... until we get closer to the primary you are anyone else for that matter can’t conclude that “Duncan Hunter can’t win”... I hope your eyes will soon be open and come over and help us get Duncan Hunter the attention he deserves.. if we are not successful come election day than we all must seriously ponder what in the world has happened to the GOP..


35 posted on 11/03/2007 9:04:54 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: George W. Bush

Hunter is a member of the Homeland Security Committee.


36 posted on 11/03/2007 9:08:05 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: davidosborne
... if you can’t see the INTENSE media bias against Duncan Hunter, and the fact that the LEFT would be THRILLED if ANY candidate OTHER than Duncan Hunter wins the GOP primary.. than I can only conclude that you are either SUPPORTING the left (which I doubt, because you do seem to be an honest conservative), or are successfully being USED by the LEFT...

Duncan has received more warm media interviews than any of the second-tier except Ron Paul. More than Huckabee (until very recently), more than Tancredo or Tommy Thompson or the others. He has been on a lot of shows including his recent inclusion with DiFi on the CA fires. I don't see the big media bias against him.

Frankly, I still don't understand why he hasn't been able to do better. He has a good record in many ways, the fence thing is great and he really deserves credit on it, his commitment to the military is unquestioned, etc. But sometimes, a candidate just doesn't get traction. For that matter, many of us wondered why someone like Tommy Thompson couldn't do a little better. He had a great record as governor and really helped to lead the Gingich revolution early on as a governor. Great guy, solid, dependable...no traction.

.. I hope your eyes will soon be open and come over and help us get Duncan Hunter the attention he deserves.. if we are not successful come election day than we all must seriously ponder what in the world has happened to the GOP.

We can all say this kind of thing about "our guy". But I am a Republican and I want to vote Republican and I want to hold a positive view of every candidate in the field (except that leftwing mayor). So if "my guy" doesn't get the nomination, I'm prepared to summon some enthusiasm to vote for and send some bucks to my #2. Or my #3. Whatever it takes to beat Rudi and then the Hildabeeste (essentially, those two are the same candidate).

As for Duncan currently, what's really a shame is that he can't do better against Tax Hike Mike. If I were Hunter, I'd focus on knocking Huckabee out and grabbing his supporters in IA (currently polling 15% there).
37 posted on 11/03/2007 9:14:46 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: davidosborne
Why does Duncan Hunter think any American Citizen should tell an American Company who it can and cannot do business with.

Duncan is the one sitting in the Congress that makes the laws about business relations with foreign countries, not Mitt Romney.


38 posted on 11/03/2007 9:21:06 AM PDT by elizabetty ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." .Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: George W. Bush

To Whom it may Concern:

I starting to view some of my fellow FReepers as HildaBeast enablers.... you seem to spouting the same garbage that folks who DO NOT want Duncan Hunter to get any “traction” — if I am wrong please tell me otherwise... if you REALLY think Duncan Hunter deserves to get some traction as you say you do you sure are working hard against him... and please don’t give me the.... “if I thought he could win I would support him”...... That is pure propaganda BS, intended to keep folks from taking a serious look at him.... and you either know that or you are deceived my friend.. I hope to see you on the Duncan Hunter team sooner than later.. because if you jump on board later, when it becomes “popular” to do so.. which I and many others hope will soon happen.. than I hope you remember this conversation.. until them.. I am done spinning my wheels with you my friend.. no offense.. but I have better things to do with my time that go back and forth with a coward (NO I AM NOT CALLING YOU A COWARD).. I don’t know what your intentions are... but if you fall into the category of folks who WANT to support Duncan Hunter.. but will only do so AFTER it becomes popular to do so.. than YES I am calling you.. and everyone else that fits into that category a coward........With that.. I got a war to go fight...


39 posted on 11/03/2007 9:28:15 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: elizabetty

Read the thread.


40 posted on 11/03/2007 9:30:13 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
"This is not an unverified source."

Perhaps not to you, but it is to me.

I saw an unlinked reference to this "Press Release" on another forum. A Google search presents this topic as a possible link to a source. However, the "link" provided by the OP was NOT a link to a source and that should have been made clear by Mr. Osborne in the OP.

Look, I don't know Mr. Osborne, his politics or his "credibility" from Adam. For all I know (or care), he might be a pseudonym for Duncan Hunter himself...but it's irrelevant to the point. When I read a post in this forum purporting to link to a source, I expect to find THAT SOURCE at the other end of the link...and not have to spend several minutes in a fruitless search of the offered "source" for verification.

"The release came out from Gary Becks."

Neither you nor I know that based on Mr. Osborne's information presented. Perhaps you're intimate with the campaign. I'm not.

"It is not on the site yet because the two people that update the site are having computer issues."

That information would have been a welcome addition to the OP, as would have been his disclaimer several posts deep into the topic.

As to the content of the "Press Release" itself and as a $$$ contributor to the Hunter campaign, I'll echo the sentiment expressed above. It smacks of desperation politics and I'm truly sorry to see it.

41 posted on 11/03/2007 9:32:16 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

>>>Perhaps not to you, but it is to me.

No. It has contact information for verification. That qualifies for verified source.

>>>However, the “link” provided by the OP was NOT a link to a source and that should have been made clear by Mr. Osborne in the OP.

The FreeRepublic site has accepted that method in past postings. If they have changed the rules, I’ve not seen the thread posted. But when someone has breaking news that has not made the website source, FR has permitted the linking of the source site. AND, you can go right the the GoHunter08.com contact links to verify Gary Becks.

>>>he might be a pseudonym for Duncan Hunter himself.

Duncan Hunter has his own user login at FR verified by the Site Admin of FR.


42 posted on 11/03/2007 9:37:38 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: davidosborne
Writing another paranoid post about how "they're out to get my guy" isn't that effective even if it makes you feel better.

It's just difficult, outside that restrictive Texas straw poll he won, to find support for Duncan. Where are his Meetups and his supporters on MySpace and Facebook. Or dozens of blogs and specialty websites supporting him. Or fundraising showing he can make it through the primaries, let alone win them. Or the polls showing he has a chance. Or even enough supporters to spam a few online polls somewhere.

Look, I like Duncan fine and would support him to defeat Rudi if he stays in the race and looks like he could defeat Rudi. Your problem is the great numbers of GOP primary voters who don't seem to care for him or who rank him as their #2, #3, etc. Or maybe have never even heard of him.
43 posted on 11/03/2007 9:38:18 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

>>>Where are his Meetups and his supporters on MySpace and Facebook. Or dozens of blogs and specialty websites supporting him.

What are you talking about?


44 posted on 11/03/2007 9:45:08 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: George W. Bush
It's just difficult, outside that restrictive Texas straw poll he won, to find support for Duncan. Where are his Meetups and his supporters on MySpace and Facebook. Or dozens of blogs and specialty websites supporting him.

Hunter has won or been 2nd in several straw polls. And there are dozens of Meetups sites, etc.

45 posted on 11/03/2007 9:45:45 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; RasterMaster; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1906555/posts
GOP urges probe in China firm deal (Hunter, Hoekstra and Sessions)

>>>Senior Pentagon officials, meanwhile, are investigating the security aspects of the announced plan for China’s Huawei Technologies and the investment firm Bain Capital Partners to buy 3Com, which makes equipment used by the Pentagon to block computer hackers, including those from the Chinese military.<<<

Tidbit for all. 3Com is the company responsible for providing the firewalls and security software to the Pentagon. Let’s keep that in mind.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1890608/posts
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon


46 posted on 11/03/2007 9:52:46 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: AuntB
Hunter has won or been 2nd in several straw polls. And there are dozens of Meetups sites, etc.

I recall three firsts in straw polls offhand, by far the most important was the largely uncontested Texas one.

Duncan's MeetUps: "339 Duncan Hunter Supporters in 19 Groups from 17 Cities"

That's pretty limited. Ron Paul is mustering 60,000 currently and didn't even try to get them to sign up. Admittedly, that's a geeky bunch. But look at some of the other candidate's and their grassroots. There's a big difference.

141 Fred Thompson Supporters in 9 Groups from 8 Cities (yikes!?!?)

The others are all under one hundred total. Man, that's a pathetic showing for grassroots by the other candidates. I thought Fred and Mitt would be in the thousands. Big surprise for me.

The fundraising is less encouraging:
Republican Candidates
Candidate Home State Q3 Raised Q3 Spent Raised Spent Cash on Hand Debts

Romney, Mitt

MA

$18,396,719

$21,301,756

$62,829,069

$53,612,552

$9,216,517

$17,350,000

Giuliani, Rudy

NY

$11,624,255

$13,300,650

$47,253,521

$30,603,695

$16,649,826

$169,256

McCain, John

AZ

$5,734,478

$5,470,277

$32,124,785

$28,636,157

$3,488,628

$1,730,691

Thompson, Fred

TN

$12,828,111

$5,706,367

$12,828,111

$5,706,367

$7,121,744

$678,432

Paul, Ron

TX

$5,258,456

$2,169,644

$8,268,453

$2,824,786

$5,443,667

$0

Brownback, Sam

KS

$925,745

$1,278,856

$4,235,333

$4,140,660

$94,654

$0

Tancredo, Tom

CO

$767,152

$1,209,583

$3,538,244

$3,458,130

$110,079

$295,603

Huckabee, Mike

AR

$1,034,486

$819,376

$2,345,798

$1,694,497

$651,301

$47,810

Hunter, Duncan

CA

$536,357

$618,117

$1,890,873

$1,758,132

$132,742

$50,000

Keyes, Alan

MD

$21,218

$10,139

$22,768

$10,139

$12,629

$12,876

Whatever the merits of Duncan's positions and record, it's very hard to take much encouragement from those numbers.
47 posted on 11/03/2007 10:05:09 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: davidosborne; AuntB; Calpernia; Phil Harmonic; George W. Bush
Lots of talk going on about Hunter and whether this is a sourced release, etc. and what direct influence Romney may or may not have with Bain.

My simple concerns are these:

  1. Is the Chinese company partnering with Bain run by this guy that they pupport?
  2. Is it true that he supported the Taliban and Saddam against our troops?
  3. Is the head of the chinese company in fact a front for the PLAN?
If any one, two, or all of those are true, then whether Hunter actually wrote the letter, whether Romney is or is not any longer directly involved with Bain, etc., etc., ad nauseum is irrelevent to me.

The only relevent point to me is why this deal even has a prayer of going through, and why all the Presidential candidates, regardless of stripe, are not speaking out against it.

If Hunter is speaking out against it, and advising or asking other candidates to do likewise...bully for him. He should be.

Given these conditions, if true, it IS a national security issue and therefore does fall under the umbrella of scrutiny for national security reasons...because 3COM is deeply involved with the cyber security of the DOD and the Chinese have stated directly and are acting on it, their intent to be able to oppose us in that areana.

Just my htoughts on the issue.

48 posted on 11/03/2007 10:06:00 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: George W. Bush
"a longer record on borders/illegals."

That statement is false. If Tancredo works real hard, he may someday be considered Hunter's protege. Hunter got the fence passed and it is your namesake that is holding up progress. Hunter is the only one running on either side that has actually "done" anything in regards to border security.

If you want to support or vote for "Road to the WhiteHouse" converts, that is certainly your prerogative. This isn't the last flailings of anyone, nor is it an attack. If Romney has no gravitas with Bain, which he founded, then I am not sure who would. It certainly isn't an attack to request someone admonish a company that he, himself, founded.

When the entire hen house is all foxes and no hens; I am not sure what value media polls will be to you then. Ron Paul would likely blame the hens for being so tasty. Fred would likely say we have to give the foxes some aspirations of eating hens until his handlers reigned him in. McCain would be concerned foxes were being tortured and write a "Fox Bill of Rights". Huckabee would pander to all concerned till we could at least "feel good" about the situation. Rudy, well Rudy wouldn't care because he is smart enough to realize, people will support him, because he knows they will put the foxes on the back burner, because they think he is the only one who can defeat the mythical sasquatch.

49 posted on 11/03/2007 10:06:47 AM PDT by WildcatClan (DUNCAN HUNTER- The only choice for true conservatives)
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To: Calpernia

Hunter is the only candidate who has a clue about the threat to this country from Chinese espionage and penetration of our economy. While other candidates adopt poses about “family values” (which are important, but not a primary responsibility of the federal government) and sport bogus last-minute “conversions” to conservative values, Hunter has walked the walk for his entire career.


50 posted on 11/03/2007 10:08:06 AM PDT by hellbender
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