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Duncan Hunter at YouTube CNN Debate
YouTube ^ | 11-28-07 | YouTube

Posted on 11/28/2007 10:32:28 PM PST by WalterSkinner

DH covers illegal immigration, China cheating on trade, 2nd Amendment, never apologizing for America and homosexuals in the military...


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Duncan Hunter at YouTube CNN Debate


1 posted on 11/28/2007 10:32:29 PM PST by WalterSkinner
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To: Calpernia; pissant; davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; ...
Ping for DH--a truly great man

BTW he handled Hillary's Gay General plant very well...

Gay General

2 posted on 11/28/2007 10:35:37 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner
Best conservative on the ticket bump!
3 posted on 11/28/2007 10:36:44 PM PST by South40 (I support the BEST conservative candidate in '08, Duncan Hunter!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks for posting, been waiting to see what Duncan had to say. Didn’t get to watch the debate.


4 posted on 11/28/2007 10:40:56 PM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Yes, he did. I also liked his correcting Jay on the proper handling of firearms. All his answers were quite good, very favorable response from the audience.


5 posted on 11/28/2007 10:43:23 PM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson: The true conservatives!!
Rudy McRombee must be stopped!


6 posted on 11/28/2007 10:44:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: WalterSkinner

Excellent WalterSkinner, as always... And thanks a bunch!

Man, the crowd seemed genuinely fired up for Hunter... Is that the case, or were they fired up in general? This is about the best reception I have seen him get in the Debates...


7 posted on 11/28/2007 10:46:45 PM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: upsdriver; WalterSkinner

W?L
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Crude word count at debate

% of words spoken by the candidates at tonight’s Youtube debate...

Giuliani 21.7% Romney 20.5% Huckabee 13% McCain 13% Thompson 11.5% Paul 9% Hunter 5.8% Tancredo 5.5%


8 posted on 11/28/2007 10:47:59 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: upsdriver

He should be making great inroads but isn’t. I just don’t get it. He’s one of the best idea men of all the candidates and yet he can’t get traction. I think he is a great and honorable man. And meanwhile, the Huckster IS rising in the ranks, heaven knows why. He’s the second slickster to come out of Hope, Arkansas.


9 posted on 11/28/2007 10:48:29 PM PST by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: AuntB

I don’t know why that last post came out with all that gibberish.....let’s try it again.

ww.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1932116/posts

Crude word count at debate

% of words spoken by the candidates at tonight’s Youtube debate...

Giuliani 21.7% Romney 20.5% Huckabee 13% McCain 13% Thompson 11.5% Paul 9% Hunter 5.8% Tancredo 5.5%


10 posted on 11/28/2007 10:50:06 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

American is relying on the MSM to tell them who to vote for, who not to waste your time on, and who can win against Hillary.

FRED THOMPSON was very Presidential in his responses. I hope that those who passed him over because of the MSM will take another look. I also wonder sometimes if those being polled are actually being truthful with the interviewer. The polls are designed to limit your responses and to be held to one of their choices. That skews any poll. They are also not telling you how many people who just hang up on them.


11 posted on 11/28/2007 10:50:21 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: WalterSkinner
From CNN:
November 29, 2007
General from GOP debate linked to Democratic campaign

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) — During Wednesday night's CNN-YouTube debate retired brigadier general Keith Kerr, posed a powerful question about gays in the military. The general had been invited to attend the debate and was given an opportunity to address whether his question was answered.

Following the debate, CNN learned that Kerr was listed as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans For Hillary Clinton Steering Committee.

CNN Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of the debate, David Bohrman, says, "We regret this, and apologize to the Republican candidates. We never would have used the General's question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate."

Prior to the debate, CNN had verified his military background and that he had not contributed any money to any presidential candidate.

Following the debate, Kerr told CNN that he's done no work for the Clinton campaign. He says he is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans and was representing no one other than himself.



12 posted on 11/28/2007 10:50:36 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: BGHater

Anderson Cooper's Mea Culpa

..nah, he didn't know...

13 posted on 11/28/2007 10:53:37 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

Excellent work once again!


14 posted on 11/28/2007 10:55:12 PM PST by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: WalterSkinner
Hunter had a solid performance. He was more animated this time, but also by far the most genuine/"real" and grounded. As with every previous debate, he by far has the most solid grasp of military/national security matters.

McCain was the most dignified, but was hurt on immigration ("It wasn't amnesty")

Romney was nervous, defensive, and back on his heels all night.

Rudy likes the sound of his own voice and does not come across as genuine. He stepped in it big time on guns, and on twisting around his position on the authority of Scripture. He left one wondering: What is the guiding principle in his life?

Huckabee was good in the debate - personable, funny, and genuine.

Fred was good, not great, somewhat like Nixon in the 1960 debate. He did have his moments, like the funny comment: "For a moment I was afraid that was me!"

Tancredo breathed fire. Like Hunter, he "gets" it.

Ron Paul, wrong as he is on foreign policy,

15 posted on 11/28/2007 10:55:17 PM PST by Lexinom (Build the fence and call China to account. GoHunter08.com)
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To: WalterSkinner

Unwavering support for Duncan from here, abroad.


16 posted on 11/28/2007 10:57:24 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (McCain? Giuliani? Huckabee? Paul? Mitt? In November? Then AiT Takes a Hike: 3rd Party Conservative)
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To: WalterSkinner
I am surprised that Huckabee is the big surprise in the current Iowa polls and not Hunter. I thought if anyone was going to come out from behind it would be Hunter. That has got to be irritating.
17 posted on 11/28/2007 10:59:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet,

I know that I have had my differences this PRIMARY season.... especialy with the FredHeads... your comment struck a chord in me that I had to reply to...

I believe that if ALL conservatives do not rally behind a SINGLE candidate in the PRIMARY we will allow Rudy McRombee to STEAL the GOP nomination, and we will have only ourselves to blame.. I am convinced that Rudy McRombee CAN NOT win the GENERAL election, and we will have the HildaBEAST for at least the next 4 years maybe 8... and again.. we will ONLY have ourselves to blame...

There are MANY conservatives who WILL NOT vote for Rudy McRombee, even if they KNOW it will result in a HildaBEAST victory.. and to be honest I am starting to lean that way myself.. simply for the fact that the GOP will get EXACTLY what it deserves, if we fail to unite behind a REAL conservative.. of course many FReepers and I disagree on who that conservative is.... And that is the way it should be... this early in the PRIMARY SEASON on FreeRepublic.... that is which the PRIAMRY is for... But as the primaries get closer we really need to take a serious look at what we are doing to OURSELVES.... :)

Do you agree with this analysis?


18 posted on 11/28/2007 11:00:27 PM PST by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: WalterSkinner
"We didn't know"......

I buy that as much as I do sHillary's "I don't recall" statements....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620747/posts

19 posted on 11/28/2007 11:02:46 PM PST by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: davidosborne
I believe that if ALL conservatives do not rally behind a SINGLE candidate in the PRIMARY we will allow Rudy McRombee to STEAL the GOP nomination

I agree... Time for a process of elimination. Line up all the true Conservatives who have never uttered the words "path to citizenship", and lets pick from them.

20 posted on 11/28/2007 11:05:39 PM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: flaglady47

“He should be making great inroads but isn’t. I just don’t get it. He’s one of the best idea men of all the candidates and yet he can’t get traction. I think he is a great and honorable man. “


I thought that I got it tonight, he campaigns like he is a conservative congressman running for his safe 52nd district seat that he has owned for 26 years.

We are a red meat district and all we need to hear about is guns, the border, and that he is strong on what ever military issue is in the news that election, then we overwhelmingly vote him in again.

Tonight I realized that to reach a huge national audience that you have to transcend your home district.

Duncan lives in the choir and sings to the choir, and now he has picked up some new choir members, but doesn’t sing a tune that will attract a huge new following.

People respect him and they know the handfull of issues that he is dependable on, but they don’t see him as diverse and complex enough to take over the most wide ranging complex job on earth.


21 posted on 11/28/2007 11:06:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: All

CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER

"DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008"

DUNCAN HUNTER - Videos on YouTube.com

22 posted on 11/28/2007 11:07:04 PM PST by Cindy
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To: flaglady47

The Huckster is just been rising lately and the media is already starting to burst his balloon by reporting on the stuff most of us already know. Every single one of the candidates suffer when investigative reporting sets on them, except Duncan Hunter.

I am hoping that Duncan Hunter will be in it for the long haul as none of the other candidates are running away with the nomination. They all are getting their time in the sun and but then fade. More and more people are taking notice of Hunter. At some point, I believe the tide will turn and Duncan will begin climbing. At least, that is my hope.


23 posted on 11/28/2007 11:07:49 PM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: AuntB

Rudy can talk through his teeth...that’s why he’s got a high number.


24 posted on 11/28/2007 11:10:49 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: WalterSkinner

he’s a great man but I’m not going to patronize the illegitimate CNN/boobtoob debate


25 posted on 11/28/2007 11:12:14 PM PST by ari-freedom (I don't want Huckabee or Applebee...give me someone from Tennessee!)
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To: davidosborne

We must choose wisely. Both men are true conservatives. However, one is in second place nationally and winning/2nd place in most South Carolina & other Southern polls. I don’t know why Rep. Hunter hasn’t gained traction. What are your thoughts? Perhaps Fred should name his VP and major cabinet people now?


26 posted on 11/28/2007 11:12:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet Am I the only one that caught this? I think this is profoundly significant.

If you are mystified by which position it was that Cooper kept asking if Romney had refuted (he hadn’t), this is it.

Romney 1994:
“”One issue I want to clarify concerns [grammar in context] President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share…”


27 posted on 11/28/2007 11:12:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: roamer_1

“I agree... Time for a process of elimination. Line up all the true Conservatives who have never uttered the words “path to citizenship”, and lets pick from them.”

You just cut the field to two, Hunter and Tancredo.


28 posted on 11/28/2007 11:13:17 PM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks for great work once again Walter. It just kills me that Duncan Hunter, once again, wasn’t given as many questions as the others. He was yet again place way at the far end and not allowed to duke it out in the sand box with the others. He received far fewer questions than the rest of the group. He could’ve hit the ball out of the park with that question regarding the Chinese toys by stressing his stance on fair trade with China, restoring our industrial base, etc...but he wasn’t allotted enough time and was cut off, so he ended up with the “Buy American” line/cliche’. His statement “I will never apologize for America” though drew a loud applause and was his best of the night. loved it! He gave a great answer to the gun question and even gave the young man a fatherly lesson on gun safety as well. He didn’t bite on the Norquist pledge like the other stooges. And he smacked the Hildabeast planted gay general back in place pretty good. And did it quite respectfully, too. It’s clear and evident that Duncan Hunter was, yet again, deliberately blackballed and not given enough questions and airtime. Hunter was never given an opportunity to fully participate in this debate. Had Hunter been allot enough time like Roody and Mitt were given, he would win the GOP nomination easily, hands down.


29 posted on 11/28/2007 11:14:23 PM PST by dit_xi (Duncan Hunter: No nose holding necessary come election day. Right on every issue, right every time)
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To: ansel12

He’s toast.


30 posted on 11/28/2007 11:14:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

you can’t really expect a congressman to go anywhere unless he’s crazy like Ron Paul. It’s hard enough for a senator to run.


31 posted on 11/28/2007 11:14:42 PM PST by ari-freedom (I don't want Huckabee or Applebee...give me someone from Tennessee!)
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To: WalterSkinner; BGHater
HunterContribute

Thanks for the ping, Walter....if not for guys like you and others donating time and effort we would have a lot farther to go than we do. Good detective work, BG.

32 posted on 11/28/2007 11:15:22 PM PST by WildcatClan (Duncan Hunter, the real deal, the only deal for Conservative Americans)
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To: upsdriver
You just cut the field to two, Hunter and Tancredo.

See how easy that was? :D

Now lets go for who would make the best CiC...

33 posted on 11/28/2007 11:15:44 PM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thank you for posting. Go Hunter Go


34 posted on 11/28/2007 11:16:45 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: dit_xi
..the blogosphere is already buzzing:

News Which Cannot Lose: Duncan Hunter Repels Attack By Hillary's Gay General

35 posted on 11/28/2007 11:22:01 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: upsdriver

We are here to make sure he is in it for the long haul.


36 posted on 11/28/2007 11:26:12 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: roamer_1
Now lets go for who would make the best CiC...

That's going to be Hunter as well and certainly not McCain or Rudy. McCain again tonight came off like an idiot. Romney was right in that you do not telecast your intentions to your enemy. McCain had to belabor the point. Romney did a great job tonight running as Hunter. You would think the genuine article would get some of that, huh?

37 posted on 11/28/2007 11:26:20 PM PST by WildcatClan (Duncan Hunter, the real deal, the only deal for Conservative Americans)
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To: dit_xi

He made ground though.


38 posted on 11/28/2007 11:26:48 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: flaglady47

Well .. I’ve heard a couple of comments already that the Huckster has peaked too early .. so don’t dispair about Hunter .. he has to overcome the name recognition of the others.


39 posted on 11/28/2007 11:28:31 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: CyberAnt

1% point at a time is better than no progress I guess. I hope he can knock one of the media darlings Mitt or Rudy out of front runner position. Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter 2008!


40 posted on 11/28/2007 11:31:29 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: dit_xi
These guys say vote for Duncan Hunter.

41 posted on 11/28/2007 11:31:43 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Huckabee is peaking too early!


42 posted on 11/28/2007 11:33:39 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: WildcatClan
That's going to be Hunter

There, it's decided then! And you know what? We didn't even have to talk about homos and baby killers... Wasn't that refreshing?

Did you see the debate then? From the vid here (this thread) the audience seemed to be pumped for Hunter... Best response I have heard at any of the debates... TRUE, or were they just pumped up for everyone?

43 posted on 11/28/2007 11:36:35 PM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: davidosborne

“GOP will get exactly what it deserves”

Oh yeah, thanks! That’s the same stupid argument people had in the last election and now that we’re stuck with idiots from the left who hate our military and have only one goal .. to embarassed Bush .. that sure gave the GOP exactly what it deserved. The only people who have paid the price IS YOU AND ME - and I don’t care for it much!


44 posted on 11/28/2007 11:37:27 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: All

Apparently Hunter can think on a moment’s notice. Outside his normal 3-point platform of fair trade/immigration/defense.

The “don’t ask don’t tell” gay general question.

And what is best of all, HE DIDN’T PANDER! Now I don’t care if you are a log cabin Republican, or a muslim cleric, that is a breath of fresh air. HONESTY!


45 posted on 11/28/2007 11:40:43 PM PST by Hunterite
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To: WalterSkinner
Duncan Hunter did a tremendous job in smacking this Clinton planted gay general. I wonder curiously though why they chose Duncan Hunter to answer the question?

Ya know, this debate is a farce, designed to paint the GOP in a bad light, I think. All of the questions were on issues that the Dems can use to polarize and make Republicans look unappealing. Immigration, amnesty, abortion, gays in the military, guns, Bible, disenfranchisement of blacks....Where was health care? Where was S-CHIP? Where was the surge in Iraq? Where was the dismal approval of the Democratic Congress? There was absolutely no discussion on the economy and the housing/prime rate mess.

46 posted on 11/28/2007 11:41:35 PM PST by dit_xi (Duncan Hunter: No nose holding necessary come election day. Right on every issue, right every time)
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To: dit_xi

Oops, sorry big apology is made to you and anyone else that views this. I am very inexperienced and somehow goofed big time.

Again, my apologies to one and all for you having to view all the pics; but you get the point.


47 posted on 11/28/2007 11:43:21 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freekitty

I clicked on it. It was cool!


48 posted on 11/28/2007 11:44:28 PM PST by dit_xi (Duncan Hunter: No nose holding necessary come election day. Right on every issue, right every time)
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To: dit_xi

They don’t want a conservative and we do. However, I am glad they had Duncan answer.


49 posted on 11/28/2007 11:44:33 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Lexinom

AND! Rudy and Romney went at eachother’s throats on immigration, exposing themselves for who they really were. It was pretty pathetic. I bet they both lost 10%.


50 posted on 11/28/2007 11:44:36 PM PST by Hunterite
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