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Ashamed to have ever believed in Duncan Hunter
Excellence In America ^ | 1/23/2008 at 9:17 PM EST | Jason Bradley

Posted on 01/23/2008 6:19:25 PM PST by ExcellenceInAmericacom



Ladies and gentleman, today I my heart sank...  My jaw dropped....  And my mind screamed!!!

I think blood shot out of my left eyeball as I opened my email this evening and I found this message from Chuck Winn, Florida Chief of Staff, Hunter for President  - who if you recall is the guy who provided respones for my campaign interview with Duncan Hunter's campaign.  Well here is he message and some of you may have recieved the same, I couldn't believe it either:

QUOTE:

I have full confidence that Congressman Hunter made this decision with the sole consideration of what would be in the best interest of our Country.  I have full faith and confidence in Congressman Hunter's judgement and urge you to join me in following his example.
 
Charles J. Winn
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Hunter Endorses Huckabee for President
From: Gary Becks <garybecks@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, January 23, 2008 2:15 pm
To: Gary go hunter 08 <dlhunter08@yahoo.com>

HUNTER ENDORSES HUCKABEE FOR PRESIDENT
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 23, 2008
 
CONTACT:  Gary Becks  (619) 334-1655
 
Washington, D.C. - - - Congressman Duncan Hunter, who withdrew his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination on January 19, 2007 , today endorsed Mike Huckabee.
 
"I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail," said Hunter. "Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of China's emergence as a military superpower that is taking large portions of America's industrial base." 
 
"Along with these issues of national security, border enforcement and protecting the U.S. industrial base, I see another quality of Mike Huckabee's candidacy that compels my endorsement.  Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity.  I saw that character over the last year of campaigning and was greatly impressed.  The other Republican candidates have many strengths and I wish them all well.  My personal choice is Mike Huckabee," Hunter concluded.
 
# # #


Gary Becks
Hunter for President
Media Relations
(619) 334-1655

END QUOTE

The guy we (THAT I) was calling a "real" conservative Endorses a guy who I consider more LIBERAL than Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter combined?!  What is going on?

Maybe Congressman Hunter thinks his "electoral luck" will rub off on Huckabee???  No, I think not, I think many of us have been severely let down.  I guess you never can tell.  This is absolutely puzzling!!??!?!??!!

Jason Bradley
ExcellenceInAmerica.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: betrayal; duncan; elections; huckabee; huime; hunter; lackofjudgment; mike
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s your civic duty to be clairvoyant. Shame on you!


21 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:44 PM PST by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Sola Veritas
Understand, he knows Huckabee better than any of you.

That's how I'm looking at it and I'm willing to see what else he has to say and maybe take a closer look at Huck.
22 posted on 01/23/2008 6:38:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Rock&RollRepublican

I don’t think Duncan would resort to payback, but that said, I have NOOOOO idea what he was thinking. He couldn’t be more wrong.


23 posted on 01/23/2008 6:38:50 PM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: Sola Veritas

Oh, well, then, sorry about that, who did you say I’ll be voting for again, apologize that I missed it.


24 posted on 01/23/2008 6:39:26 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs /Some RINO/Some other RINO '08 / Yes you'll vote against Clinton)
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To: roughman

“I don’t agree with many of Ron Pauls positions, but the guy has balls and what you see is what you get.”

There is just no tactfull way to say this. Ron Paul is a bordline lunatic was occassional moments of lucidity. Don’t ever hold him up as an example to be admired. He is just a libertarian trying to disrupt the GOP.


25 posted on 01/23/2008 6:39:39 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
I think Duncan was giving the Republican base a little "pay back" for not getting behind his campaign.

Wow, excellent point. I bet that you are right.
26 posted on 01/23/2008 6:40:06 PM PST by KillTime (Democracies that can't distinguish between good and evil or deny any difference shall surely perish.)
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
"I think Duncan was giving the Republican base a little "pay back" for not getting behind his campaign."


If so, it was a childish temper tantrum not worthy of an adult, much less a Presidential candidate who claims to have the best interest of the country at heart. I have some concerns about the judgment shown in this endorsement, but would respect it a lot more if I thought that it was more than a way of flipping the bird to conservatives because they chose candidates other than him to support. Is the guy really that narcissistic? I would hope not.
27 posted on 01/23/2008 6:40:39 PM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: cripplecreek

If you take a closer look at Huck, be sure you take a really close look.

You would be surprised what you might find out and none of it is conservative.


28 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:13 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: ExcellenceInAmericacom

They say this huckabozo is going to run for CA governor.


29 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:27 PM PST by onedoug
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To: ExcellenceInAmericacom
No no no! It is political expediency. All politicians do it. It is politics (from the Greek: meaning people.) Hunter may be a great guy, but anyone holding elected office is a politician. When we find a great politician, who is also a successful politician, we will work and he will be elected. For now, we each must support the candidate who we believe will preserve the opportunity for us to see that day. Basically that means anyone but Hillary.
30 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:42 PM PST by outofstyle (My Ride's Here)
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To: rogue yam

It would be kind for him to say that outright. Confusion in the party is growing.


31 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:56 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: ExcellenceInAmericacom
what a shock, and I donated to his campaign as well.

two weeks ago I thought i heard he was staying in until the convention

there is something in the water.

32 posted on 01/23/2008 6:42:54 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: Sola Veritas
The reaction to Hunter’s endorsement of Huckabee here on FR is starting to scare me.

It scares me, too. It's almost violent, not to mention bereft of loyalty. Some of these people seem to be the stereotyped black/white - no shades of gray conservative caricature that the DUers love to ridicule. Deserving, in this case. People can change and ideas can change.

33 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:07 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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"two weeks ago I thought i heard he was staying in until the convention"

that's why i donated - i thought - to a man of principle and message -

i knew he would probably would not win any primary

but, that's the way it goes

34 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:53 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
I think Duncan was giving the Republican base a little "pay back" for not getting behind his campaign.

I'm serious. I have to believe he has a bitter taste in his mouth after putting out his effort, and being rejected in such a big way.

It's only natural.

That was immediately my first thought when I first read the headline and it hasn't been replaced by anything else. A close second would be to dis McCain for his maverick posture and Romney for his delegate success.

I would say Hunter is a lame duck Congressman as far as the Republican Party goes BUT if Huckabee were to be the nominee (Gads!) he would be out and about on the bandwagon.

I once considered Hunter but once his campaign was a no-go he got less and less media attention and it tends to only get worse and worse.

35 posted on 01/23/2008 6:46:13 PM PST by torchthemummy (Go Mitt! I Know He Has Alot To Prove But I Believe He Will Exceed Expectations)
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To: torchthemummy
I may still write-in Hunter in anyway, in honor of the man I thought he once was.

sad.

36 posted on 01/23/2008 6:48:32 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: txflake; All

“Oh, well, then, sorry about that, who did you say I’ll be voting for again, apologize that I missed it.”

Sorry, but I’m a little slow on the uptake and often can’t read subtile nuances of meaning between the lines. Meaning, I don’t understand your point.

If this is in reference to Romney, I have noted that the entire forum now seems to be supporting him now. That is unbelievable stupidity. You would be better off not voting at all. However, one has to make their on calls. I just think folks need to rethink changing from Fred or Duncan to Romney. Folks, he isn’t what you think he is.

If you don’t like and can’t support Mike...so be it, but don’t be a fool and vote for Romney. Also, understand that Hunter may be just as good a man as you all said he was from the get go. He might just know things you don’t.


37 posted on 01/23/2008 6:48:49 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

If he actually believes that Huckabee will be strong on immigration, he is either uninformed (in which case he should have said nothing) or cynical.


38 posted on 01/23/2008 6:50:33 PM PST by altura (Go, Mitt!)
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To: ExcellenceInAmericacom

Hillary and the press would steam roll Huckabee.


39 posted on 01/23/2008 6:52:49 PM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: Sola Veritas

I agree with your assesment of Paul, he is nuts, but if he was trying to screw with the repubs, he would be spinning his themes to appeal to the republican base, but we all know who he is, so he (Paul ) is not hiding anything and his positons in the polls reflects this.


40 posted on 01/23/2008 6:53:11 PM PST by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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