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To: Earthdweller

Hunter is dead in the water because of one person: Duncan Hunter.

Huckabee came from where Hunter is in the polls to being an actual contender. Do you know how he did it? By campaigning at Ames and convincing people to vote for him there. He came in second to Romney in what is historically the most important straw poll event for Republicans.

Hunter was there too. He campaigned there too, unlike some of the top-tier candidates. The only problem is that even though he campaigned there, he still finished WAY at the back of the pack. Only John McCain and John Cox (McCain not participating) performed worse than Duncan Hunter.

From that moment on, by failing to ignite his campaign at the ONE opportunity that a campaign like his has to do so, he murdered his own campaign and it has been decomposing ever since.

There is no media conspiracy. The media loves underdogs. They’d gladly pay attention to Hunter in a second if he gave them something worth paying attention to. He hasn’t.

Hunter could EASILY be where Huckabee is right now, if he only had the charisma to sway people to vote for him. He doesn’t. I think you guys know he doesn’t, which is why you all constantly try to browbeat everyone else into supporting him. It doesn’t work that way.


16 posted on 11/15/2007 4:26:44 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
"Huckabee came from where Hunter is in the polls to being an actual contender..,"

Another BS ploy....do you not think that Huckabee is getting a little "assistance"? He's a minister for Christ's sake. If he were to be the nominee the Dems would get to see another Katheryn Harris moment.

Warning to all players, you are not talking to a typical sheep, I'm the new BS resistant type.

21 posted on 11/15/2007 4:35:43 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Huckabee came from where Hunter is in the polls to being an actual contender. Do you know how he did it?

By being a pro life liberal, promoted vigorously by the MSM in order to siphon votes from the real conservatives, Fred and Duncan. Freds name recognition will keep him alive until his advertising and debates starts boosting his numbers.

30 posted on 11/15/2007 4:50:08 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Hunter could EASILY be where Huckabee is right now, if he only had the charisma to sway people to vote for him. He doesn’t. I think you guys know he doesn’t, which is why you all constantly try to browbeat everyone else into supporting him. It doesn’t 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.


110 posted on 11/15/2007 8:50:44 AM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
They’d gladly pay attention to Hunter in a second if he gave them something worth paying attention to. He hasn’t.

And since the media thinks that independent voters dislike real conservatism, and that there's really no such thing as a Reagan Democrat anymore, there really wouldn't be any reluctance on their part to talk about him. They would think he was scary, not appealing.

348 posted on 12/07/2007 1:57:08 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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