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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: normy

I think you misunderstand. I’m not a Huckabee fan by any stretch of the imagination. However, policies and record aside, Huck managed to do what any presidential candidate needs to do to gain traction: He displayed the charisma necessary to get people to vote for him.

Huck has the charisma, but not the record to back it up. Hunter has the record with ZERO charisma. Neither is going to win anything, but charisma goes a long way, which is evident by Huck’s rising from the back of the pack.

If Hunter had what it took, he could have done what Huckabee did. He’d be a viable contender now who would be on his way to winning the nomination, rather than winning the nomination in someone’s delusion. Huck won’t succeed, because he doesn’t have the record to back up the charisma. Both are necessary.


55 posted on 11/15/2007 6:00:40 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: normy

Freds name recognition will keep him alive until his advertising and debates starts boosting his numbers.
***That’s just it, his debates should have boosted his numbers but once people have taken a look, his numbers have gone down in polls and on Intrade. Hunter’s poll numbers are slowly inching upward and soon Intrade should follow suit.


124 posted on 11/15/2007 9:13:20 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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