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Rep. Duncan Hunter Expected to Announce Possible Presidential Bid [LIVE on FNC at 2 pm ET]
Fox News ^ | October 29, 2006 | Fox News

Posted on 10/30/2006 12:18:46 AM PST by Fred

Edited on 10/30/2006 1:32:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter on Monday will “make an announcement about a national campaign in 2008,” the California Republican told FOX News on Sunday.

Republican sources followed that by telling FOX News that Hunter is expected to announce his intentions to explore the presidency. That would include fundraising and grassroots efforts in key early Republican test states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. However, aides to Hunter said they do not know the content of Monday's announcement.


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TOPICS: Announcements; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservative; duncanhunter; election; presidential
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1 posted on 10/30/2006 12:18:48 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
I wonder if Hunter is the guy Jed Babbin has been talking about?

If so, good.

2 posted on 10/30/2006 12:26:14 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Heck, there's definitely a vacuum to McCain's right ever since Allen went macaca. Mitt the Mormon sure isn't going to fill it, not once video of the absolutist pro-abortion statements he made while running against Teddy get serious air time.

Unfortunately, Hunter is a bit Buchananite on trade & spending issues, and also has some seriously sub-par academic credentials (yes, I'm being a snot here, but I truly never heard of the places where he got his BA & JD). That said, he's great on immigration . . .

3 posted on 10/30/2006 12:31:19 AM PST by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: BroncosFan

We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!


4 posted on 10/30/2006 12:32:39 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (John Gibson is right. " If the Democrats win the terrorist win.")
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To: BroncosFan

I'd rather have Haley Barbour


5 posted on 10/30/2006 12:34:41 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush
We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!

I AGREE!!!

6 posted on 10/30/2006 12:35:04 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush

especially not one that has been there for 25 years!


7 posted on 10/30/2006 12:35:44 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: mariabush; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; JohnnyZ; AntiGuv

No House member has been elected since James Garfield in 1880 (and he was technically a Senator-elect), but we face the problem of having dreadfully liberal (Giuliani), mentally unsound (McCain), unaccomplished (Romney) or other non-credible potential lesser candidates. Hunter's problem, however, may be that he was involved in the check-kiting scandal in the early '90s (mind you, I don't think it was deliberate on his part, but it will cause problems for his candidacy).


8 posted on 10/30/2006 12:41:23 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I think we all agree that he has no shot, but if there only ends up being one guy to the right of McCain, that candidate is going to get at least a bit of traction.


9 posted on 10/30/2006 12:54:55 AM PST by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj
The check kiting scandal that paid for Harold Ford jr.s elite education at St Albans, has not even been mentioned by anyone at all.
10 posted on 10/30/2006 12:58:59 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (John Gibson is right. " If the Democrats win the terrorist win.")
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To: BroncosFan
From what I've heard, Duncan Hunter is one of the smartest Congress critters we have on matters of defense.
11 posted on 10/30/2006 1:01:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Fred

Can he be busy somewhere else these days? Helping fellow Republicans in the House, for instance?


12 posted on 10/30/2006 1:08:17 AM PST by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: mariabush

"We do not elect congresscriters to be POTUS!!!!"

We need.....? Senators? Hell no. Governors? Maybe. Common people. That would be nice.

I'll take any conservative republican. Don't care if he is a representatives or a governor.


13 posted on 10/30/2006 1:10:19 AM PST by NapkinUser (Why isn't there a 'virtual fence' around the White House?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That really scares me. The primary in my state is kind of late in 2008. My biggest fear is by the time it reaches here, there will be only four republicans to choose from: Giuliani, McCain, Rice and Hagel. I'd rather vote third party than for any of those clowns.


14 posted on 10/30/2006 1:12:43 AM PST by NapkinUser (Why isn't there a 'virtual fence' around the White House?)
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To: Fred
Is he clean?

He's not a RINO?

Has he read the Constitution?

Did he understand what he read?

Does his record indicate that was even a little interested in what it said?

He has a basic understanding of conservative economic theory?

Does he understand how tax cuts can spur econimic growth if combined with cuts in spending?

Does he understand the threat to freedom that Communists and Socialist pose?

Does he understand the strategic threat from China?

He's not a politically correct buffoon?

He's not a rehabbed criminal?

He's not a closet homo/pedophile/porn writer?

He's not a "Cut & Runner"?

If he passes the above test, I'd like to hear more...

15 posted on 10/30/2006 2:05:56 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fred

I've never heard of him but anything to throw a monkey wrench into McPain's bid. Spare us the McPain.


16 posted on 10/30/2006 2:24:45 AM PST by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: NapkinUser

Rice will not run.


17 posted on 10/30/2006 3:24:43 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Caipirabob

I'll have a look-see as well, at Rep. Hunter for President. I don't reject him for having been in the House of Representatives. Good grief. The list you made of questions to ask and qualifications to look for is a good one for a starting point.




18 posted on 10/30/2006 3:29:27 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Fred

He'd better have the cleanest underwear in history--and, as someone living in his district, I'm not 100% sure he does.


19 posted on 10/30/2006 3:32:56 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Who does? Name one who is perfect and unassailable on every single point, personally or professionally.


20 posted on 10/30/2006 3:45:25 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: txrangerette
Who does?

Well, I used to think that Duke Cunningham had really clean underwear. Boy, did I wind up feeling stupid.

21 posted on 10/30/2006 3:53:12 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Fred; Admin Moderator

Moderator, Fox News will cover, LIVE, the announcement by Duncan Hunter that he is exploring a run for President. It will be at 2 pm Eastern Time. Would you please consider adding the announcement information to this headline? Thanks.



22 posted on 10/30/2006 3:53:16 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

My point is, a Cunningham taking bribes and acting immorally aside, to demand that Hunter or anyone else be perfectly unassailable is being unrealistic. It all depends on the details. The devil is in the details of any possible "problems".

We have a two term President right now who once got ticketed for DWI, which was revealed on election eve by his enemies. He was an admitted "I drank too much" kind of drinker before swearing off alcohol and becoming very religious. The DWI happened such a long time ago. Yes it hurt him with the people who stay at home at the drop of a drive-by media hat. But he survived.

The rest of the rot about his past is just rumor and inuendo. The National Guard thing was a vicious hit-piece lie.

And be forwarned that any Republican with a ghost of a chance will be treated this way by the Dems and the DBM.




23 posted on 10/30/2006 4:03:13 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Fred

Hunter, President?
Yeah like that's gonna happen.


24 posted on 10/30/2006 4:03:14 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

They said the same about "Shrub" Bush.


25 posted on 10/30/2006 4:04:35 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: onyx

Onyx, isn't Hunter your Congressman? Did you hear this?


26 posted on 10/30/2006 4:05:48 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Fred

Rep. Hunter is great on border security and opposing amnesty. A more credible candidate for Tancredo and his Team America PAC to support.


27 posted on 10/30/2006 4:34:36 AM PST by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security... Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: txrangerette

And you liberal clowns have been underestimating him every since there pal.
Bet you still are upset about the 2000 election aren't ya there algore girl.


28 posted on 10/30/2006 4:39:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Admin Moderator; All

Thank you for adding the announcement information. (And no, I'm not fronting for Duncan Hunter for President. I don't have a pick for '08 yet. But I will be listening and watching).


29 posted on 10/30/2006 4:40:25 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: BroncosFan
If there ends up being no one to the right of McCain than I can guarantee that Hillary will be president. Do you remember what happened the last time a "moderate" Republican ran against a Klinton? A third party candidate who espoused the same type of views as Hunter gained roughly a quarter of the vote. I would rather see that quarter voting Republican but they will not vote for McCain.
30 posted on 10/30/2006 4:43:00 AM PST by nitzy (Every man needs a credo)
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To: Joe Boucher

That is so funny. Shows how little you know.

He was called "shrub" by his enemies in Texas (never by me). I voted for him twice for Gov. and twice for President. Have been repeatedly called a "Bushbot" on this forum. My one, single and only POINT was that the idea of George W Bush becoming even Gov. of Texas much less President was once a big laugher.

Just like your reaction to Duncan Hunter running for President. "Like that's gonna happen". To quote you.



31 posted on 10/30/2006 4:47:00 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: NapkinUser

If this makes you feel any better, I'm from Iowa and I have yet to find a McCain supporter. I have been at a couple of Republican events where we have discussed those we could support and those we can't support. EVERYONE has agreed that McCain is our LAST choice. ANYONE but McCain.


32 posted on 10/30/2006 4:53:07 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: fieldmarshaldj
unaccomplished (Romney)

There's a fair number of things you can say about Romney, but unaccomplished isn't one of them, especially when you consider he's governor of a state with huge Democrat majorities in the House and Senate.

In private life, furthermore, he:

Turned around Bain Consulting from near bankrupcy into one of the most successful management consulting companies.

Started Bain Capital, one of the most successful Venture Capital companies in the country. Funded Staples, Domino's, and Brookstone and many other successful companies, creating thousands of jobs and millions in profits to investors. And good products for the rest of us.

Reformed the Olympic Committee to make the Salt Lake Games revenue producing instead of being a near financial disaster.

Then, as Governor, when the state supreme court mandated gay marriage, he ensured that only Massachusetts residents would be eligible.

33 posted on 10/30/2006 4:53:50 AM PST by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: Fred
As soon as I heard this....I knew!

He's the one!!!!! I will be voting for!

34 posted on 10/30/2006 5:01:06 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: txrangerette

I don't go into your historical postings just read what you said and I get morons all the time here in s.e. florida saying crap like time to trim the bushes.
I try to defend him every time.


35 posted on 10/30/2006 5:07:19 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Fred

I am excited about this. I really think he's the candidate the GOP needs. He's fearless, not intimidated by the media and Demonrats, and we'd put a worthy Vietnam vet in the presidency(John McCain is not the man). He's the candidate conservatives need to rally behind.


36 posted on 10/30/2006 5:12:37 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: BroncosFan

I agree with your insight that there definitely is a vacuum to McCain's right, but I don't know that Hunter is the guy to fill it.

Where's Brownback?


37 posted on 10/30/2006 5:13:02 AM PST by Looper
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To: Caipirabob

Rep. Hunter is a solid conservative, with ACU scores of 92 for both '05 and lifetime. He's strong on defense and border issues.


38 posted on 10/30/2006 5:16:43 AM PST by Josh Painter (U. of Arkansas Class of '84)
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To: Caipirabob

Hunter is the one who called the press to account on Abu Ghraib and is the one calling for CNN to be denied an embed with our troops in Iraq due to their running of that terrorist propaganda sniper video and he ripped Wolf Blitzer real good on that one. People need to give him a chance. His son is a Marine who has served in Iraq and he himself is a Vietnam vet.


39 posted on 10/30/2006 5:16:47 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: mariabush

Give him a chance. I think you'll realize that California is a horrible state for GOP candidates with conservative principles to go any further.


40 posted on 10/30/2006 5:18:38 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Echo Talon

He's from California! The man should be president.


41 posted on 10/30/2006 5:20:14 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Frwy

Duncan Hunter is the great Chairman of the Armed services committee. Unfortunately he's from California and stands no chance of any senate or governor positions due to how liberal and out of their minds they are in California. Get to know him because he should be the nominee.


42 posted on 10/30/2006 5:23:05 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Fred

Hunter could be a serious candidate. He knows defense as well as anyone of either party and he is on the right side of the immigration issue.


43 posted on 10/30/2006 5:25:57 AM PST by kabar
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To: Joe Boucher

Calm down. I think her referring to Bush being called "Shrub" was in response to your put down of Duncan Hunter and showing what a candidate goes through in how they supposedly can't be president. Hunter is more than qualified.


44 posted on 10/30/2006 5:26:48 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: NapkinUser

"My biggest fear is by the time it reaches here, there will be only four republicans to choose from: Giuliani, McCain, Rice and Hagel. "

What a nightmere.


45 posted on 10/30/2006 5:29:36 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: Koblenz

Romney's was the best out of the names we've heard for the GOP but Hunter will be the best once he announces.


46 posted on 10/30/2006 5:29:42 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I'm slightly surprised that this announcement is coming before the election -- but it guarantees Hunter plenty of mentions when the talking heads finish gloating about Democrat gains in 2006 (yes, they'll gain some, I don't know how much) and get bored and look forward to 2008.

But there is a void on the Right for Prez08 and as I've been saying some unheralded candidates will step in to fill that vacuum.

Hunter is at least worthy of serious consideration. Who cares that he's a Rep?

47 posted on 10/30/2006 5:33:35 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: BroncosFan

Who is Hunter Duncan and what the hell does Macaca mean?


48 posted on 10/30/2006 5:36:31 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: bushfamfan

Duncan Hunter for President! I'm ready to give my donations!


49 posted on 10/30/2006 5:37:32 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: txrangerette

If by "they" you mean liberal surrender monkeys you could be right.


50 posted on 10/30/2006 5:43:21 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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