Skip to comments.Why Duncan Hunter Endorsed Mike Huckabee
Posted on 01/24/2008 11:16:15 AM PST by WalterSkinner
Roger Hedgecock interview with Duncan Hunter on remaining GOP candidates and his endorsement of Huckabee...
Break it down for me, brother. Can’t get there from here.
Can you give a rundown for those of us who don’t have YouTube at work?
Again, Hunter shows he knows how to get attention, but only after he has ended his Presidential Race.
He’s getting more coverage for endorsing Huckabee than he did for running himself.
Hunter’s endorsement isn’t too important anymore.
That’s pretty funny!
I’m with you guys... youtube is blocked here...
He shouldn’t have endorsed anyone, rather than endorse someone like Huckabee.
He essentially didn't trust McCain on immigration, Giuliani on social issues, Romney on China--he personally believes Huck has changed his views on the fence and is similar to himself on social issues...
Thanks for posting.
Huckabee, Romney. Pick your conman. Unless you prefer the open borders, loose cannon McCain.
It could be because they are both Fairtax cult members.
..don’t be so fast to assume that
Fair enough. I don’t trust Huck on immigration, the economy, or the WOT.
His main problem with Romney is that he is not making his former company Bane stop a deal with China. Previously this company had dealings with Sadam Hussein that built the air defense system that attacked our guys. He said that he has asked him to make the company stop this deal and Romney is just ignoring him.
Rudy - No, because of his position on abortion and gun control.
McCain - No, because he’s an Amnesty supporter.
Romney - No, because of Baine and Romney’s refusal to respond to Hunter’s repeated direct questions to Mitt. Hunter opposes all things ChiCom.
So...who’s left? Huckabee, that’s who.
His comments leave me more disturbed by our choices than ever.
Nice sounding gibberish. Mitt out of the company for 8 years and this guy is holding him accountable for what it does? Hunter is anti illegal and is supporting the huckster who wants to send illegals to college on our dime? I’m glad I never bit for him. He had no support anyway.
Except that Hunter was supposedly sharp on the WOT and foreign affairs, subjects on which Huckabee is seriously lacking or just plain stupid.
Makes no sense.
Thanks. That seems to make sense...too trusting IMHO, but maybe Huckabee did have an illegal immigration epiphany. Time will tell, I suppose.
Thank you Good Post.
And I would like to welcome my brother to the FReepers too.
See #21. Hedgcock said he asked Romney about this and Romney said that the deal had to be approved by our security people and he trusted them to do their jobs. So basically, he said that Romney just wants to make money and that as our Commander in Chief he should have higher standards.
That was great! I love Duncan Hunter!!!!! He is right on all counts.
TRUST .... who else has a demonstrated verifiable vault filled with TRUST.... NO I am NOT supporting Huckabee, but I can understand why Hunter would see him the least of the worst BIG TENT want a be ring masters.
I approve this message. (McCain LAW)
Also, I REALLY respect how he gave his endorsement. He told who he was choosing and why, but respectfully acknowledged that his supporters may choose someone else.
What’s interesting is the comments about China, I guess Duncan forgot how Huck treated Mexican businesses. Why would he be tougher on Chinese businesses?
Maybe because the truly conservative, humble and honorable Duncan Hunter became familiar with Romney and recognized him as a lying sack of organic fertilizer.
Huck was the only one of the pack that doesn’t stink to high heaven. Still, I can’t support Huck.
What I can’t believe, is how Freepers are now falling all over themselves to support Romney.
Yes it appears he had a reason...not necessarily that he thought it through. I think it is sour grapes because Romney just ignored him. Hunter’s reasoning means nothing to me. If he felt so strongly about these things, he should have kept running. I think he is looking for a VP spot.
Hunter also thinks that Huckabee can be trained out of some of his less conservative positions.
Listening to the interview sure seems that Hunter will be there to do some the training : ).
ROCK AND ROLL!!!
“I’m satisfied that he thought it through.”
He may have thought it through but he comes down hard on everyone but Huck? To Huck he gives a pass on his liberal positions and record, especially Hucks pro-illegal record.
That makes no sense to me.
I liked Duncan Hunter but supported Fred because DH never seemed to get the campaigning done....if Fred were to support Huck or McCain I would still be against both!
I'm having trouble with this rationale, but I guess Hunter thinks he knows Huckabee a lot better on a personal level than many of us suspected or believed.
Yes, except the rest of these candidates apparently had NO interested in discussing the afore mentioned subjects except Huckabee. Hey does not mean I will support Huckabee, what it tells me that Hunter sized up the candidates and found the one still in the race willing and interested in what he wanted to offer. He was a NOBODY to the rest of them and HE had NOTHING they wanted to hear or discuss.
Interesting, given what fine print that comes across his desk daily.
Same here. I never understood the invective directed toward most of the candidates to begin with (I disagree with all of the RINOs but I don't ooze hatred of them like some here seem to). Last week it was "Flip" Romney this and that but since Fred's out apparently we're supposed to flip to "Flip".
I'm no great fan of Huckabee but, except for now agreeing to enforce the border, he really has been the most consistent of the remaining bunch.
I think my new motto might be "I may end up voting for Huck- but only because the others suck even more than he does!" I was searching facebook yesterday for a group with similar sentiment but I couldn't find one.
“. Mitt out of the company for 8 years and this guy is holding him accountable for what it does? “
And Bain is still paying the Romney family. So why can’t he disassociate himself? If he’s still making money from Bain and their Chinese deals, he has some say about this.
“Romney still retains an investment in the Cayman fund through a trust. Campaign disclosure forms show the investment paid him more than $1 million last year in dividends, interest, and capital gains.”
What kind of logic is that? How can someone "make" his "former" company do anything? My understanding is that Romney left Bane Capital 10 years ago. With this type of thinking I'm glad Hunter is out. Although I really don't believe this is the real reason he doesn't like Romney.
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