Skip to comments.GOP candidate Rep. Duncan Hunter's quiet campaign
Posted on 12/19/2007 4:17:27 AM PST by Man50D
Republican presidential hopeful, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., like candidates Tancredo, Dodd, Biden and Kucinich, does not get a whole lot of press.
His supporters aren't flying blimps or sashaying Oprah on the stage. The Vietnam veteran began his career in politics at age 32, being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Duncan Hunter has stated in previous interviews his political hero is the late President, Ronald Reagan, and has steadfastly sought more resources for the military.
Hunter has backed the President on every Iraq vote.
Reporter James Lynch notes that Hunter "silenced the war critics two years ago when he introduced a resolution calling for the deployment of troops to Iraq to end immediately. He opposed the resolution but made his point that the majority of House members supported the war. His resolution was defeated, 403-3."
Hunter, 59, is one of the few politicians who has a child that has served in the armed forces in Iraq. His perspctive is unique as a veteran and parent of an active service member.
On the issues he is a traditional Republican, he votes conservatively on social and fiscal issues.
Hunter was on record opposing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and the normalization of trade relations with China.
With regards to immigration, Hunter, whose district includes eastern San Diego, is reportedly a supporter of building fences along the Mexican border.
Duncan Hunter ping!
He’s my man but unfortunately, the press helps the people they want to run for the presidency!
Certainly not a man who flinches in the face of opposition.
The Secure Fence Act written by Congressman Duncan Hunter, Presidential Candidate 2008, would extend THIS "San Diego Primary Fence" throughout our southern border states.
Sounds like it. Whoever wins this thing needs to put Hunter in charge of Homeland Security. I know people dream of him at Sec Def but Homeland Security would actually mean something if this guy was in charge.
I dont think thats a possibility....so he can wait as veep for 8 years a do it then.
the press helps the people they want to run for the presidencyYou can't blame Hunter's failure to rise on the press.
No one needs the press to ignite a groundswell.
And once the groundswell begins, the press is powerless to stop it. They instantly become unwilling participants.
No, the reason for the lack of a Duncan Hunter groundswell is...
Actually, I don't know the reason.
But I know it's not the press. Blaming the press is crybaby stamping of feet.
It's the candidate. Something about this candidate is just not catching fire, except for here in FR, in the hearts of a few.
his lack of exposure.
It’s the “I won’t vote for him because he can’t win because I won’t vote for him” syndrome.
The American people are so used to the media selecting the frontrunners that they’ve quit thinking outside the box.
Its the I wont vote for him because he cant win because I wont vote for him syndrome.Blah, blah, blah. I've seen this "clever line" before. It's total BS.
A good candidate IGNITES support, the same way a flame ignites a dead pile of leaves.
Hunter, as good as he is (and I have acknowledged about a thousand times that he's a great American, a great patriot and a great conservative) ain't igniting didddly squat.
He's going NOWHERE. And all the huffing and puffing and stamping of feet here in FR, by a small number of ardent supporters, means exactly the same thing: diddly squat.
It's the CANDIDATE who ignites support, not the press, not the syndromes (or lack of them). It's the CANDIDATE.
And this CANDIDATE just ain't doing it.
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