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Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter Guest Blogs at GOP Bloggers
GOP Bloggers ^ | 3/27/2007 | Duncan Hunter

Posted on 03/27/2007 8:00:35 AM PDT by Producers and Looters

National Journal ranks me as the most conservative member of Congress running for the Presidency based on my lifetime voting record. So, I don't need to hire an army of consultants to turn me into a conservative. My record hasn't changed since I was swept into office by the Reagan Revolution 26 years ago. In fact, someone recently pointed out to me that I have more experience in Congress than the top three Democratic candidates combined.

I'm also a Vietnam veteran who served in the 173rd Airborne and 75th Army Rangers. I've been to Iraq five times, have a son who served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, and Chaired of the House Armed Services Committee. So, I know what it will take to lead the country to victory in the war on terror.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; blogs; conservative; duncanhunter; electionpresident; elections; guestblogs
Interesting posting from Hunter. It's nice to see a presidential candidate reach out to the blogosphere.
1 posted on 03/27/2007 8:00:39 AM PDT by Producers and Looters
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To: Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; dynachrome; Spiff; flashbunny; NapkinUser; ...

Duncan Hunter bump!


2 posted on 03/27/2007 8:03:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Producers and Looters
National Journal ranks me as the most conservative member of Congress running for the Presidency based on my lifetime voting record.

Amen to that.

3 posted on 03/27/2007 8:05:28 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08)
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To: Producers and Looters

He gives the facts. I like that. The other candidates seem to be afraid of them


4 posted on 03/27/2007 8:11:18 AM PDT by BeckB
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To: BeckB
He gives the facts. I like that. The other candidates seem to be afraid of them

Bears repeating!

5 posted on 03/27/2007 8:15:38 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Producers and Looters

The Announcements Sidebar is reserved for FR business.

Not this.

Thanks,
AM


6 posted on 03/27/2007 8:24:23 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Producers and Looters

Good post!


7 posted on 03/27/2007 8:25:15 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (There are 2 types of Rudy fans - the uninformed or anti-conservative TROLLS who do not belong on FR)
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To: Calpernia

I like Duncan Hunter and respect him. I do think that he has little to no chance of winning the nomination or beating Hillary in a general election. If he was able to win the CA governorship, I would have a different view of him.

Our challenge shouldn't just be to find someone we agree with, it should be to find someone that can bring our Party together and draw in independents. I don't think Hunter can do that.

..no problem with anyone supporting him as long as they jump to Thompson once Hunter bows out :)


9 posted on 03/27/2007 8:33:26 AM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: Mister Politics

>>>If he was able to win the CA governorship, I would have a different view of him.

When did Duncan Hunter run for governorship?


10 posted on 03/27/2007 8:35:05 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Producers and Looters

"Another important issue for my campaign is protecting American jobs from unfair trade practices. American workers are the most productive and innovative labor force in the world. Unfortunately, they are asked to compete in an unfair environment against other workers who make only a fraction of a living wage and are employed by companies that face few, if any, responsibilities to the environment or to their employees. In addition, American manufacturers are forced to compete against foreign companies that benefit from their country's currency and/or regulatory regimes. We've allowed nations like China to devalue their currency and place high tariffs on our goods, which puts American workers at an enormous disadvantage, not because they're doing a bad job, but because our government isn't insisting on fair trade. Ominously, China is cheating on trade and using the billions of American trade dollars to arm its military. If I'm elected President, I will fix this bad deal on trade."


I'd like to hear the details of how he intended to do this.


11 posted on 03/27/2007 8:53:08 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Capitalism is the economic expression of individual liberty. Pass it on.)
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To: Calpernia

He didn't. My point being that he hasn't been tested in a political arena outside his very conservative California district.

I think he needs more...either name id, expericence, etc.


12 posted on 03/27/2007 8:53:46 AM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: Mister Politics

Your wording you choose had implications that he tried to run and lost.


13 posted on 03/27/2007 8:56:09 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Producers and Looters

Firefighter's Forum
Right To Life Rally
Memorial Day '06 Audio Link (long)


14 posted on 03/27/2007 9:15:10 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: Calpernia

Never, but if he had, even if he had lost, it would have shown a desire for leadership. And if he had won, he would have some executive experience under his belt and we might not be stuck with Arnold S. as a "republican" model for Rudi Giuliani.


15 posted on 03/27/2007 9:26:43 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Producers and Looters

bookmark


16 posted on 03/27/2007 2:02:25 PM PDT by pissant (Gimme a beer, wench.)
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To: Producers and Looters

"National Journal ranks me as the most conservative member of Congress running for the Presidency based on my lifetime voting record."

Ron Paul is certainly more 'conservative' than Hunter, at least if one considers 'conservative' to mean minimizing government.


17 posted on 03/27/2007 2:13:00 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: WalterSkinner
Proactively pro-life, America-first policy on trade, securing the border... he's got my vote in the primary!
18 posted on 03/27/2007 3:10:15 PM PDT by Giant Conservative
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To: Mister Politics

Fred will be good VP material for Hunter.


19 posted on 03/27/2007 3:10:40 PM PDT by pissant (Gimme a beer, wench.)
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To: traviskicks

They probably tally national defense votes as conservative.


20 posted on 03/27/2007 3:11:46 PM PDT by pissant (Gimme a beer, wench.)
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To: Mister Politics

Fred Thompson has to officially jump into the GOP Presidential race first!


21 posted on 03/27/2007 9:30:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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They don't come any more solid than Duncan Hunter. Nice post and people obviously need to learn that Hunter is more than talking points. He has the record to back it up and would make our finest Commander in Chief. http://www.gohunter08.com


22 posted on 03/28/2007 5:57:34 AM PDT by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: Mister Politics

Sorry, but if you think Hunter has "no chance" in a general election, what exactly makes you think a bald Thompson is going to play well? Give it up! Thompson IS NOT an A-list actor, is obscure, not attractive, has no military experience and served one term in the Senate. Hunter's military experience and the fact his son actually served in the current war in which we have to convince the people will draw MORE votes than you give it credit for. And, contrary to this Thompson lovefest, Fred Thompson is nowhere near having the star power in a general election to be called 'electable'.


23 posted on 03/28/2007 6:02:11 AM PDT by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: Mister Politics

LOL, maybe Thompson should have been stuck in CA. Thompson had the advantage of being from TN, a good voting state for conservatives/GOP. Hunter will take TN and then some in a general election. Thompson, even if he can claim to be an actor on the side, would have NO chance whatsoever of carrying Hollyweirdland CA! And Hunter's record far exceeds Thompson's in experience and effectiveness in Congress.


24 posted on 03/28/2007 6:04:59 AM PDT by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: pissant

ya, I think you're right.


25 posted on 03/28/2007 7:42:34 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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