Skip to comments.(vanity) Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
Posted on 11/15/2007 3:43:17 AM PST by Kevmo
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We can increase Hunter’s chances by calling a talk show, and reaching thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of people, depending on what show we call.
Let’s do it!
Looks like Earthdweller answered pretty good here.
I would add that there is this element to the republican party that is lazy when it comes to name recognition. Because if it’s anything at all about platform, TootyfruityRudy would be at 1% right now and Hunter would be on the top. With an approach like that, you end up with crappy presidents.
, I will fade your Duncan Hunter bet outright and we can skip Intrade’s percentages. Deal?
***No deal, I’m sticking with the better man and the better candidate.
Man, how I wish I were your bookie. Youd be putting my (hypothetical) kids through college.
***Then put your money where your mouth is and go for Fred or Rudy or whoever you support. You probably didn’t read the article.
Never has, never will.
***Then Abraham Lincoln never has been president?
because he has a poor campaign organization
***But the guy we’re comparing him with on this thread had tons of name recognition and look what he has done with it. Hunter’s campaign organization reflects the resources he’s been dealt. Thompson’s does not, he’s had more than a fair chance.
Is there such a person in America today?
***Yes. Just one nod from James Dobson (which wouldn’t cost Dobson a penny, BTW) and he will propel into the first tier. I am disappointed that Dobson has not done so.
Duncan Hunter will not drop out....he will pursue this even though the 'powers that be' continue to ignore & dismiss him....(just as some of you here are doing)
IF they succeed in blocking him...
..I will write in his name on the ballot.
I am sick of the game playing, I am sick of the 'top tier' pretending they speak for me....(they don't)..
I am sick of the lies and the threats.
If Duncan doesn't make it, I am through with politics, because my own Republican Party has managed to instill distrust that few, IF ANY, are honorable and honest anymore.
I will turn my attentions to protecting my family against whatever comes.
“So from your response, are you DEFENDING his votes on these items, or are you saying you just don’t know what they entail, and so can’t defend them until you know what they are for?”
It makes a difference as to the way I summarize these.”
If your going to bash Hunter, its your job to break down his votes into something specific. No I don’t know what those 5 or so votes entail. I don’t know how much “no child left behind” costs. Do you? Duncan wants to abolish the NEA anyways.
Hunter could EASILY be where Huckabee is right now, if he only had the charisma to sway people to vote for him. He doesnt. I think you guys know he doesnt, which is why you all constantly try to browbeat everyone else into supporting him. It doesnt work that way.
***There’s an interesting word, Charisma. Apparently it is worth a bunch in politics because Rudy apparently has it and Huckabee seems to have enough of it to have conservatives overlook their liberal views on certain items. I cannot quantify Charisma, but we may soon know what its value is, if what you say is true. Oh, and I disagree with your contention that the media loves underdogs. The fact that the media hates true conservatives trumps that underdog thing.
You may as well ask if Genghi had ever been Khan. Remember that the formation of the Republican party was a revolution even greater than the one which brought our independence. Do we have that now?
Thompson remains a much better Intrade bet at $6 than Duncan Hunter at next to nothing.
***Thompson’s upside is 20 to 1 if he drops to $5. Hunter’s upside is 40 to 1 if he hits 5%. Hunter’s upside would pay out within the next few weeks, Thompson’s would pay out at the nomination. I would say your analysis is flawed.
but he didnt do what he had to do to be able to operate in the system nationally.
***That gets determined at the nomination.
There is a reason why there is no trade in a Hunter drop-out scenario. Thats because its a dead certian proposition, and there are no takers on the other side of the bet.
***Then suggest the contract to Intrade and browbeat some Hunter followers to put their money where their mouth is. You get a double win if you’re right. But as it is, you are arguing from the silence of the evidence, which is a logical fallacy.
Yeah, all $2,777.80 of it.
***And if Hunter gets to 4% on Intrade, reflecting his current polling status, that would generate $111,112 (minus commission or fees or whatever). Not bad at all.
40 to 1 for Hunter to win the WH? I like those odds. ....a lot better than the Cleveland Browns to win the Super Bowl (also around 40 - 1).
He has no chance. He is a great unknown blessed with talent but devoid of presidential electability.
***Worshipping at the altar of name recognition, the bane of republican existence today. That’s how we ended up with Rudy as the front runner. Thanks but, no thanks.
Nope. They're all behind the globalist China/Nafta/cheeap labor lovers.
Sheesh Kevmo, do you work for Intrade?
I get it, you have posted this ad nauseum and now it deserves its own thread?
***Yep. But the ad nauseam part is off base. I’ve been posting it on Hunter threads, and Fredhead threads on immigration + where Fred’s been Foundering/Floundering. We deserve a better candidate than that.
Fred Foundering, yeah ok fine I think we get it. Bet on Hunter, ok, ok.
***Cool. Glad you got it.
You are overplaying this whole thing. Even if it is worth considering it is becoming harder to take seriously since you post it 50 times a thread.
***No, I was defending it 50 times a thread against a freeper who called me a liar and started stalking me. I changed one part of one sentence in the standard post and it passed muster as “not a lie”. See if you can tell the difference.
Oh, and putting your own post in as an example of post you have been seeing, well I hope you see a post you make...
A vanity indeed...
Yeah right. That is a real scandal there. An underfunded R&D project that is still in the R&D phase.
This is a scandal. And an example of how to waste money.
I broke out the cost for you below. So the next time you hear that Hunter ‘spends’ too much, look at this. It should cure you.
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