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Duncan Hunter Endorses Mike Huckabee
National Review Online ^ | 1-23-08 | Byron York

Posted on 01/23/2008 12:29:02 PM PST by TitansAFC

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To: a77

“Vote for McCain.”

Sadly, we are now left with Rudy McHuckney.

I will hold my nose and support Mitt Romney. I’m pretty sure I can’t hold it tight enough to support any of the other candidates. McCain is pretty much a non-starter.


151 posted on 01/23/2008 12:45:53 PM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: RaceBannon
this will be a plus for Huckabee if he announces Hunter for VP

Not gonna happen. A VP pick should translate into additional support for the presidential candidate. Hunter had next to none.

152 posted on 01/23/2008 12:45:56 PM PST by gdani
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To: TitansAFC

I think this really does show how lousy the remaining choices are. Since the last conservative dropped out I haven’t decided which RINO I’m going to support. If it wasn’t for the fact that it would be far worse to have Hillary, Obama, or Edwards in there I wouldn’t support any of them.


153 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:05 PM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: icwhatudo; pookie18

That is good.

154 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:08 PM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: jdm

Hows about Rudy/Ron Paul ticket?


155 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:13 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: HoustonTech
Although I’m surprized, I’m not sure why. I could not support Hunter because I saw him as a populist. His endorsement of Huckabee confirms that.

Rush will have to add him to the dictionary entry:



EIB Dictionary Time: Populist (n.)

Populism Is Not Conservatism: Populism is back. Just don't call it conservatism.
156 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:13 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: TitansAFC

LOL this is somewhat unexpected.


157 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:15 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Kerretarded

LOL! I’m trending in that direction too and I don’t know why either....

I can tell you one thing, I’m not enthused with the current choices.


158 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:19 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: ruination

“At least it wasn’t McCain.”

It’s better than a kick in the head I guess.


159 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:21 PM PST by stimulant
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To: TitansAFC

Add another 20 votes to Huckabee’s column.


160 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:27 PM PST by bshomoic
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To: JohnnyZ

Which terrible candidate do you think Hunter should have endorsed instead?

Same as me...none of the above.


161 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:37 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: TitansAFC

Would he have given us an analogous surprise as president were he elected?


162 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:38 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE thOnly if McCain will promise todan to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: lonestar67
This is hilarious.

I cannot wait to watch this thread explode.

First the minutemen and now Hunter.

It’s time for a reality check paleocons. Fred’s out. Hunter’s endorsing Huck.

This is going to leave a mark.

LMAO, priceless!

163 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:47 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: TitansAFC

i had to double check this wasn’t satire or something. I can’t believe this.


164 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:48 PM PST by sappy
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To: TitansAFC

So, it turns out that Mr. Hunter isn’t a real conservative after all.


165 posted on 01/23/2008 12:46:51 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: livius

few heads explode


NOT my head..I am not surprised. Now I know why I supported Duncan Hunter way back...


166 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:10 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: dschapin

“Hunter is strongly pro-life and Huckabee is also strongly pro-life. Hunter is very worried about China - Huckabee is the only remaining candidate who seems to share any of his concerns about China.”

Bull.

Only Paul will end our addiction to debt.

Then we would stop funding our debt by selling it to China.

China is buying us - with our own stupid greed for gubmint handouts.


167 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:18 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Ron Paul 2008 - for liberty! - http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/)
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To: JohnnyZ
Romney, at least HE is a Republican. Instead he picked Jimmy Carter.
168 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:36 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: RaceBannon
Huckabee/Hunter is a fairly conservative ticket...hmmm

I think I'd be ok with that ticket. I was with Hunter from the start and had high hopes for Fred. At this point Huckabee actually looks good in comparison to the rest of the sorry crowd - and that's really saying something.

Guess I'll have to duck now, huh? :)

marinamuffy

169 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:39 PM PST by marinamuffy ("..pacifism ensures that cruelty will prevail on earth." - Dennis Prager)
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To: TitansAFC

WTF? I want my money back Duncan.

I’ll be voting for Romney if and only if he doesn’t choose either Huckabee or McCain for VP.


170 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:41 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: TitansAFC

Did Duncan Hunter just put Huckabee under the microscope?


171 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:44 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: TitansAFC

I am shocked at this actually.

It doesn’t make sense at all.

Better that he didn’t endorse anyone.

Well, he better have a second choice.

Huskster is broke.


172 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:49 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: TitansAFC
WTF?????

Screw that!

173 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:50 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Sad to see what has become of the Republican Party.)
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To: twigs

“everyone has to pick the parts of the conservative message that are most dear to them.”

That’s how I’m seeing it. My big issues at present are winning the war, pro-life, fiscal responsibility, pro-gun rights.

#1 is winning the war. Who do I think would be best sitting across from Achmadidnahjubbawhatever? McCain or Rudy. I really trust them on this issue. No matter where they stand or what they do in any other arena, I totally trust them as commander in chief.

#2 is pro-life. So far, McCain is the only candidate who hits 1 and 2.

Yet, the tidal wave of opinion on FR seems to be that McCain is a bad guy. Rush doesn’t like him. So I don’t know what to do.

Huckabee, I just can’t see him on the world stage dealing with Putin and Kim Jong Mentally Ill. Also he is a big tax and spender.

Romney, he might hold his own on the world stage, but he doesn’t seem to be top tier to me. I wonder about his conversion to pro-life and pro-gun issues. I do think he’d be decent on running things. I am afraid of social programs.

COME BACK FRED


174 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:50 PM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: TitansAFC
Mr Hunter,
With all due respect I think you have your...


175 posted on 01/23/2008 12:47:55 PM PST by chaos_5 (The Republic is doomed!)
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To: lonestar67

We need to start randomly drug testing everyone on the government payroll...All Senators, Congress, and those that occupy the Oval Office...Do it often.


176 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:21 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: PreciousLiberty

Ping. Nothing to say. You guys are saying it all.


177 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:24 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (...dreams of a Utopia - a land where 'Liberals' aka Totalitarians do not exist...)
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To: Common Tator
People have a choice, blame themselves for picking a loser or blame the loser for not being a better candidate.

I blame others who are not as smart as I to be able to clearly see who is the best candidate.

178 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:29 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Marcella
Well, if he wanted the VP spot, he should have endorsed someone else as most of us think Huck can’t possibly make it.

If VP was his goal, he should have just shut his mouth and waited a little longer. This was NOT a smart political move.
179 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:32 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty ("I am not a neoconservative. I am pro-American." - John Bolton)
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To: TitansAFC

Pick the wrong week to give up pills...


180 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:38 PM PST by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: TitansAFC
You have to be freaking kidding. I guess Duncan being a honest man is buying this crap about Huckabee now being strong against illegals immigration, that he’s no longer in the pocket of corporations like Tyson, that he no longer believes in raising taxes like he did in AR...

He should have kept quiet like Fred Thompson about endorsing anyone else.

I guess it really easier to take an honest man than a crook.

Hopefully Huckabee runs out of money. Romeny looks like the only viable Non-Rino left. I also think he could wipe the floor with the bitch better than anyone left in the race.

181 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:50 PM PST by Beatthedrum
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To: JFC

Maybe Hunter is into “popped squirrel”.

I will get over it, he never went anywhere, and this may be his political swan song.


182 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:53 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: henkster

“There are NO good choices in this election!!! “

Except for Reagan in 1980 there hasnt been a good choice for the GOP for along time. This is nothing new - the GOP forces these eletists RINOs on us. I am depressed too but it almost always has been a choice of a lesser of two evils - we need to pick our poison and deal with it. I wont vote for McCain no matter what.


183 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:56 PM PST by sasafras (Diversity indoctrination will be the end to America as we know it.)
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To: Afronaut

PICKED >>>


184 posted on 01/23/2008 12:48:58 PM PST by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: TitansAFC

Congressman...did you know that at Free Republic this makes you a RINO just like Dana Rohrabacher?


185 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:01 PM PST by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: TitansAFC

He is a Southern Baptist. That has got to be the reason. Sorry Duncan, you were my man, but now I question your judgment.


186 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:03 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: COgamer

Ann Coulter endorsed Romney.


187 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:13 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: I'm ALL Right!

If so, we may be seeing Huck and Hunt.


188 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:14 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: COgamer

Ann Coulter stated she is a Catholic going with *the Mormon* on a recent (IIRC) BOR show.

Just caught the last snippet - but she is clearly trending to Mitt.


189 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:15 PM PST by sodpoodle
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To: cripplecreek

Well isn’t this a kick in the nuts. Hunter endorses Huck. I’m sure Huck’s a good man, but he’s an Arkansas liberal.

As for me, I couldn’t resist the dark side of the force. My libertarian Mr. Hyde has wn out over my sophisticated Dr. Jekyll.

But what choice does a man have? Hunter- OUT. Thompson- OUT.

I’m voting for Ron Paul. If I can’t vote for Reagan, I’ll vote for Goldwater.


190 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:20 PM PST by ovrtaxt (In my fantasy world, the Dems run a Zell Miller/ Lieberman ticket...)
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To: TitansAFC

Good grief! I guess anybody can get fooled. This really shows Huckabee to be an Elmer Gantry type phoney.


191 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:41 PM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: IM2MAD
Same as me...none of the above.

That is certainly reasonable, but some people like to choose sides.

192 posted on 01/23/2008 12:49:49 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("Make all the promises you have to" -- Mitt Romney)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
It doesn’t make sense at all.

Yes it does....he wants face time on the cable shows.

Hunter is and will be the new media darling.

193 posted on 01/23/2008 12:50:05 PM PST by Dog
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To: livius

“This is going to make a few heads explode here on FR!”

Snicker...


194 posted on 01/23/2008 12:50:13 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: gdani

And he couldn’t possibly deliver his home state. The Hunter for VP talk has been pie-in-the-sky nonsense from the beginning.


195 posted on 01/23/2008 12:50:33 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (John McCain: Bush Derangement Syndrome's "Patient Zero")
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To: jdm

ROFL.

Ok- I can now officially say- in this campaign season- nothing can surprise me.

Hunter endorses Huckabee. Just dayum.


196 posted on 01/23/2008 12:50:40 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TitansAFC
An update from The Corner.

More on Hunter/Huck   [Byron York]

The endorsement of Huckabee just doesn't seem to fit, given Hunter's national-security orientation, concern about China, all that.  I thought it seemed so odd that, when I got the email a few minutes ago, I called Hunter's spokesman to make sure it was right.  It's not huge news – Hunter got all of 1,048 votes in the South Carolina – but a number of conservatives who paid close attention to the race liked Hunter, and they usually weren't the sort to support Huckabee.

197 posted on 01/23/2008 12:50:47 PM PST by McGruff (Fred Thompson. The last hope for conservatism.)
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To: Slapshot68
Of the remaining candidates, Huckabee is the most acceptable if for no other reason than he can be counted on to appoint conservative judges and justices. The same cannot be said for McCain, Romney, and certainly no Guiliani.
198 posted on 01/23/2008 12:51:18 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Marie2

I agree with much of what you say. I said at the beginning of this campaign that the one person I would never vote for is McCain. I’m about to eat those words. I will vote for Rudy if he stays in, even though I am strongly pro-life. My problem with Romney is that I just don’t trust him in my gut. He’s the least conservative, I think, and he’s been packaged to sell to a conservative audience when I don’t think he is. Rudy is honest about it, which is why I would support him. Not crazy about McCain, but for the reasons you cite, will probably support him if Rudy drops out.


199 posted on 01/23/2008 12:51:21 PM PST by twigs
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To: spacejunkie

Ditto.

My first choice was Thompson. Time to move on.

Voting is a privilege and I’m hoping against hope I have made the right (no pun intended) choice.

I have to ask myself, “Would not voting make any difference?”, probably not.


200 posted on 01/23/2008 12:51:21 PM PST by bazbo (God would have you vote your conscience, men would have you vote for a "winner".)
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