Skip to comments.Ex-Rep. Hunter Touts Iraq War Vets To Revive GOP
Posted on 06/23/2009 2:44:03 PM PDT by pissant
Duncan Hunter, a retired Republican who once chaired the Armed Services Committee, has decided that Iraq War veterans are the perfect candidates to revive the Republican Party in 2010.
Hunter -- a Vietnam War vet who briefly sought the 2008 Republican presidential nomination -- is already backing two such candidates as they launch challenges to two of the more junior members of the House Democratic majority: Jesse Kelly, who wants to take on two-term incumbent Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona's 8th District, and Vaughn Ward, whose target in Idaho's 1st District is freshman Democrat Walt Minnick.
Hunter will be attending a series of brunches, receptions and a golf outing in Tucson this weekend with Kelly, who said Hunter is a big attraction in conservative circles in his district in Arizona's southeastern corner. "He did very well in early presidential polls down here," Kelly noted, referring to Hunter's 2008 bid.
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He should at least be our next Sec.Def.
He should be POTUS. Palin can be Sec of Energy.
And he would not have been out as early as he was except for the malfeasance of the republican party.
No kidding. Our eventual nominee was dead last till enough RINOs got out and threw their support to him.
“Palin can be Sec of Energy.”
NO!!!!!! She’s gotta be MORE than that! We need her as POTUS!!!!!
Hunter would be a good Sec. of Defense, as would Gen. Petraeus.
But it has to be Sarah! It really has to be Sarah! Sarah attracted so many enthusiastic supporters. I really believe that only she can unseat Obamanation!
Well, the “conservative” press also wrote him off completely. They did not care that he won the Texas straw poll, the Az straw poll, tied in the SC straw poll, all early on. They did not dare breathe his name, and instead had kneepads aplenty for the RINO candidates.
Good to see he’s moving about. I like him better than just about anyone else you could name.
Hunters Rangers will be back in the saddle for Hunter on any and every move he makes :)
Duncan Hunter has more wisdom and knowledge than the rest of the GOP combined.
Guys, I was very interested in seeing Duncan Hunter do well, but aside from being ignored by the MSM and the party, he really hurt himself in debates by being a johnny one note on foreign trade. I know he has more depth than that, but it seemed like every answer kept going back to that issue. It was very frustrating that he wasn’t able to make a better showing.
As long as the Republicans keep their idiot, me to, Democrat stance on Iran and all the other games they play they will never see another vote or dollar from this vet..
I really like Sarah. I’d be happy if Hunter was her Secretary of State, or Defense, or CIA chief, or you name it; he would give her administration some real grit.
But Hunter would be the better president. She’d be a great cabinet secretary in her own right and a very good VP, but Hunter has the knowledge and experience and seasoning and the all around grit for the job. There isn’t a better man out there for the job. If she’s running I’ll happily support her, but if he’s running I’ll be even happier.
I still think things would turn out very different if we had debates between the candidates of both parties instead of the softball debates within the parties during the primaries. Obviously you can’t put all the candidates on stage at the same time but they could be matched up for a series of debates.
It would sure beat getting stuck with a candidate incapable of debating when its too late to choose another.
Hunter has no fear of the media or the opposition. While the others whined about democrat ringers asking questions in the CNN debate, Hunter was sending out letters asking democrats to send more. He also didn’t mince any words in calling Harry Reid a treasonous coward.
He usually only had the chance to answer one or two questions the whole evening.
I am for the Vets, a lot of them know about shock and awe!
It is needed now at home. Obozo knows it too, why do you think he deployed more to Afghanistan? He is afraid of them.
If the right man gets behind this, it will be a clean wipeout at the RNC. And they will clean the streets with the Dem traitor and his minions.
Richard coming home from the Crusades.
I always think it's a disgrace how the media, and the parties as well, treat the so-called minor candidates with such unfairness. Someone like Hunter or even Kucinich, nutty as he is, has no chance because people say he has no chance and it's just not right at all. Meanwhile, the media will get behind someone like Obama or Huckabee and suddenly we have ourselves this out of nowhere phenomenon.
We need him here in Pa. to speak at an event for Bill Russell, who is challenging John “porky” Murtha!
Duncan Hunter : Your Country needs you !
America needs to be lead by warriors , not by lawyers
oops ! Mr. Hunter is a lawyer too!
maybe a few exceptions ....
Lawyers that at least used to be warriors
are exempt ;^)
That’s exactly what I told him. We need more lawyers in office like a hole in the head.
Funny thing. The moderates always scream that the GOP needs to be more moderate to attract latino voters yet Hunter has been a steadfast conservative who got reelected again and again in a heavily latino district.
I’m still mad about it all and I still have the bumper sticker on my car!
Veteran or not, first and foremost they must be strong conservatives.
Dems ran some Iraq Vets too, if you recall.
I like the idea of more Vets running, but we also need to be sure they are qualified and conservative.
Jesse Kelly is quite an impressive figure... Hunter will be here (in Tucson) to fund raise for Jesse.
There are actually FOUR veterans running in our primary.
Well, we certainly don’t have a say in who runs. Only in who we support. Have to judge them on an individual basis. But I’m all for warriors over lawyers, all thing being equal.
All four vets running in AZ Eighth are conservative.
Hunter himself was supported by none other than Chuck Yeager and that’s a resounding endorsement in my book.
Yup. And he’s been working on that border fence for 15 years.
Still have my sticker on as well.
still have my cap !
The Republican Party rejected and censored the only real man who ran for the presidency in 2008. Political campaigns have become the bandwagons of shrieking, insulting shrews of the elite, thriving on government paychecks or bailouts and falsely accusing all dissenters. From now on, I will only vote for a candidate—a man—who has a solid voting record in favor of
* Producing American goods and preventing traitorous deals with foreign communists and other enemies.
* Supporting fatherhood in families by repealing feminist laws and closing anti-family offices.
* Supporting market-based education. Teachers and administrators should receive what they earn in competition.
* Supporting sincere allies without betraying them for pecuniary and pagan interests—pecuniary meaning allowing Iran to build nuclear weapons out of fear of higher freight fuel prices and foreign product prices, lying about moving the Israel Embassy to Jerusalem,...
* Putting organized crime down—drug family members manipulating local governments, regulations abused to stop some families from legitimately competing,...
Until we see enough support for such a man, the consequences of hormonally conceived and perpetrated policies will continue to weaken and destroy America. I can do nothing more than watch the demise of so many Americans to lives of peasantry under compulsive, libertine, globalist plutocrats.
You have some pretty tough standards. LOL.
Mine should be relatively easy for a man of conservative, pro-America princliples to follow.
Support US sovereignty and reject any international agreements that encroach on it.
Support the Constitution, as it was written and amended. Devolve the Federal leviathan back to its constitutional limits
Support American business and capitalism
Maintain a military capable of defeating all enemies
Dismiss Political Correctness for the marxist construct that it is.
Give thanks to the Almighty for granting us his favor and act in a manner to deserve that favor
“Hunter/Demint 2012 “
We’re dreaming pissant. The media is never going to allow such sanity. They don’t want statesmen/patriots, they want OBAMA celebrities with no honor.
I’m not worried about what the marxists want, that’s a given. It’s what the republicans want that concerns me. The morons at Weekly Standard, Nat. Review, Fox, etc will be undoubtedly dusting off their RINO kneepads again for 2012.
“he really hurt himself in debates by being a johnny one note on foreign trade.”
Oh, please, every day proves him right on trade. And he was a johnny one note in your mind only. Did you forget that Obama didn’t think much of our trade agreements either...didn’t seem to hurt him...you know that promise to review all trade agreements?
“He usually only had the chance to answer one or two questions the whole evening.”
If that. And they always stuck him on the end of the line in the debates where you could not see him.
Duncan Hunter, American media’s best kept secret.
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Sorry, being right doesn’t change that Hunter was a johnny one note. It was disappointing because he had a lot to offer. And I couldn’t care less what Milhouse said. Has nothing to do with what Hunter didn’t say.
Thanks for the ping. B4DH.
They say: "You can't give orders until you've learn to take them"
Hey pissant! Rep. Hunter did ver well in the Texas polls, as well as a few other states. After the past six months, he needs to get out there to be heard and seen. It would help if he, as a Reagan conservative, would write a best seller on what has gone on behind the scenes in the Senate for the past 28 years, and include some of his more colorful vacations. I’m ready to go to work for him in a NY minute! Happy 4th!