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Duncan Hunter Endorses Mike Huckabee
National Review Online ^ | 1-23-08 | Byron York

Posted on 01/23/2008 12:29:02 PM PST by TitansAFC

This was a surprise. From the Hunter statement:

"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.


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To: sandyeggo

you need to do your research, know your candidates and then make your own informed decision what you want to do.


701 posted on 01/23/2008 2:30:27 PM PST by PaRepub07
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I've just heard from a completely unreliable source that this Hunter endorsement of a left wing socialist is false. Turns out that this is all just my bad nightmare and you all somehow ended up in it. Sorry about that.


702 posted on 01/23/2008 2:30:32 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: pnh102

“And then people wonder why certain radio talk show hosts don’t endorse people...”

Right. I was really surprised to hear Hunter endorsed Huckabee. Was sure he would choose a more conservative candidate than Huckabee. Oh well, he has a right to endorse whom he pleases. Like I have said, if Fred came out and endorsed McCain, Huckabee or Giuliani, I still would vote for Mitt Romney. Weighing everything in the balance, Mitt is more conservative than the others on issues most important to me.


703 posted on 01/23/2008 2:30:32 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: SierraWasp
I agree with your statement, but I must say I’m deeply disappointed. Now I find it hard to support ANY of those still running ...

You are not alone. The elites and the MSM wanted Rudy McRomney and they got it. I'll be casting an anti-Rudy/anti-Huck vote, but I'm not sure in what box it will fall. I know this: there is no one that I will be voting FOR.

704 posted on 01/23/2008 2:30:47 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: frankenMonkey
I spent money on Duncan, then on Fred. I must be in la la land...

I broke down after McCain won the S.C. primary and sent some money to Romney, seeing him as the only thing left between us and a wacko or a socialist for President.

I hope that doesn't jinx Romney, too. Maybe he'll take my money and do an ad endorsing magic underwear for VP.

BIZZARO world, for sure.

705 posted on 01/23/2008 2:31:27 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: Lucky9teen

I can tell you he pardoned 1038 inmates during his tenure. More than all the the Governors of the states that surround Arkansas COMBINED. Huck is no conservative and will NEVER get my vote.


706 posted on 01/23/2008 2:31:55 PM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: TitansAFC

I know I’m late to the thread.

I saw Duncan Hunter here in Carson City a couple weeks ago. He was here with Chuck Yeager (did you know Yeager is Hunter in German? Duncan says they may be related :) )

Hunter endorsing the Huckster??? No f’in way!

Good lord, can it be? Can it be I actually hope for Ron Paul now?! Someone PM me and tell me this was from the Onion or something.


707 posted on 01/23/2008 2:32:09 PM PST by adaven
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To: pogo101

If you watched the debates, Huck and Hunter where always on the same page on every issue. They are not strange bedfellows.


708 posted on 01/23/2008 2:32:24 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: pogo101

I’ll read it but I’m already biased. I’m not thrilled about Huckabee but compared to the other options...he’s all we have unless we go third party.


709 posted on 01/23/2008 2:33:01 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: TitansAFC

So much for hoping he wouldn’t endorse anyone. There goes my tagline.


710 posted on 01/23/2008 2:33:28 PM PST by dit_xi (Duncan Hunter: No nose holding necessary come election day. Right on every issue, right every time)
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To: scripter
Here's one of the clincher issues against Huckabee for me:

Huckabee Pardons Under Scrutiny (Note: 2x The Total of 3 Predecessors' Combined)

Huckabee Pardons Under Scrutiny

Tin Mike

Arkansas clemencies outpace other states (Huckabee Conservatism)

Why parole a monster like Green

Also Huckabee never met a tax he didn't love.

711 posted on 01/23/2008 2:33:49 PM PST by prairiebreeze ("Mental institution Michael...think about it". -- FDT 2007)
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To: FreedomProtector

not a socialist?
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.View&Issue_id=23

He also believes in public schools over private and home schools. Pretty strange for a religious ‘conservative.’
http://www.standardnewswire.com/news/19232014.html
Arts classes and tuition for illegals comes first I guess

you wrote:
Huckabee gets negative press for the sales tax going up in a state with a balanced budget amendment. I have much less issue sales taxes esp at the state level then I do with income taxes, as sales taxes are voluntary and income taxes are not.

but he wants a sales tax to replace the income tax. That will raise taxes on a lot of people and his own experience with it shows it will go up.


712 posted on 01/23/2008 2:33:51 PM PST by ari-freedom (The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government)
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To: TitansAFC; Brucifer; Media Cat; muggs; pinkpanther111; Jaded; Tigen; flattorney; bigjoesaddle; ...

Border fence ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


713 posted on 01/23/2008 2:34:19 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: jrooney; All

I’m trying to find some legitimate “records” of how Huckabee has voted and things he has done in his past, to show my parents, who are staunch Huckabee supporters.

I’m trying to convince them he’s not who they think he is. Any help would be appreciated.


714 posted on 01/23/2008 2:34:33 PM PST by Lucky9teen (A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. Harry Truman)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Don't feel bad about reading the poor guy from the RNC the riot act because he just "works there".

I wouldn't even volunteer my time to the GOP these days for the likes of a Huckabee.

sw

715 posted on 01/23/2008 2:34:39 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: TitansAFC

I’m sorry ... but this is weird. Shuckabee ... might as well endorse the Hellabomination


716 posted on 01/23/2008 2:34:50 PM PST by clamper1797 (I fear for our republic)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

No source, other than an article with no source....smells like BS to me.


717 posted on 01/23/2008 2:34:59 PM PST by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: jrooney

He’s probably gonna be gun shy now with the pardons, which is not going to go well for our border agents.


718 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:19 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Little_GTO

Is this a clue? LOL


719 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:23 PM PST by freekitty
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To: Labyrinthos

The problem with voting for Hillary or B. Hussein Obama is impending Supreme Court vacancies. Choices we will have to live with for a generation, with no recall or “next election” to remedy the matter.

Imagine a liberal controlled Supreme Court on the bench for 20-30 years, ruling on thousands of cases. Think of all the important Constitutional interpretations that will be assigned to the left.

How do you think any 2A case would fare before such a Court? What do you think will happen to our Constitution because of such a Court? Think of every leftist cause that will get a sympathetic ear from an unelected activist judiciary for an entire generation. This is arguably the most important issue in this election.

I no longer have a horse in this race. All the choices are lousy. I’m voting based on what is best for Constitutional governance. In that respect, ANY (R) at election time is far superior than any (D).


720 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:23 PM PST by KeyesPlease
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To: HHFi
Like most of the charges against Huckabee, it was taken out of context, distorted wildly, then put through a partisan media amplifer turned up to 11. Hunter knows the difference between reality and the Club For Growth's bought-and-paid-for garbage. A lot of people around here don't. Hence, all the exploding heads and their sudden realization that, OMG, Duncan Hunter is also "a tax-loving, illegal-immigrant-coddling SOCIALIST!!!" Couldn't possibly be that they allowed themselves to be swayed by misinformation from loud partisan sources, and then, like Leacock's famous knight, rode off in all directions.

Well said and worth repeating.

721 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:29 PM PST by djreece ("... Until He leads justice to victory." Matt. 12:20)
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To: Slapshot68

I never understood the enthuasiasm for Hunter. He not only voted for the Prescription Drug boondogle but for No Child Left Behind. He also casts more than his share of pure pork barrel votes.


722 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:30 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Sola Veritas
Wake up folks. Romney is NOT a conservative at all - he bends with the wind. All Romney has going for him is nice teeth, a nice hairdo, money, and mormon connections. The man isn’t fit, politically speaking, to lead a proverbally horse to water. He isn’t competent enough to pour pee out of a boot with instructions written on the heel. He has no business being considered for high office.

Oh gee. And all this time I thought you had a problem with his religion. You have no business posting. Your hatred preceeds you.

723 posted on 01/23/2008 2:35:39 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: cripplecreek
Wow, I've been going through this thread, and yours is the first really sane post I've seen so far.

It seems like some people have difficulty disagreeing with someone's decision without vilifying him. If you trusted Duncan Hunter to be leader of the Free World, you should trust him to decide who he wants to endorse and respect his decision for what it is.

Duncan Hunter is a human being and a politician, not some abstract, Platonic ideal of what a conservative is. That means he won't always do things his supporters agree with. His supporters ought not take it personally.
724 posted on 01/23/2008 2:36:31 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: RasterMaster

Of course it’s BS. All my dreams/nightmares are BS. Including the ones involving SI swimsuit models.


725 posted on 01/23/2008 2:37:45 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: TitansAFC
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DUNCAN HUNTER:

"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."

726 posted on 01/23/2008 2:37:56 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: AuntB
I feel pretty apocalyptic about it all myself.
727 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:03 PM PST by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean!)
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To: TitansAFC

This has to be a joke.


728 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:05 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: henkster

See my recommendation below. Even Limbaugh is coming around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIce0oLQ8M0


729 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:05 PM PST by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: livius

I am just checking the news for the first time today & when I saw this, I thought the same thing you did— lotta’ head exploding going on...


730 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:32 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too (Check the "Yes" box next to survival)
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To: The Pack Knight

As I said elsewhere.

I suspect Hunter will give us a more detailed accounting of his reasons in coming days. I look forward to hearing what he has to say without the hyperbole of the forums.


731 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: TitansAFC

Hunter takes Hunkabee.

At least he didn’t pick Giuliani or Romney.


732 posted on 01/23/2008 2:38:36 PM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: TitansAFC

I am very disappointed in that man. I am now glad I never got a chance to vote for him.

Retired General Schwarzkopf came out in support of McNut today ....another disappointment.


733 posted on 01/23/2008 2:39:10 PM PST by Gator113 (My short list..Fred, Romney.)
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To: TitansAFC

734 posted on 01/23/2008 2:39:15 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: ari-freedom
Huck is the only one (ron paul doesn’t count since he’s just crazy) who is really soft on national security. Mccain is also against gitmo and waterboarding but at least he has other things to make up for it.

I think Huckabee wanting to "shut down gitmo" has been overblown. He doesn't want to let anyone imprisoned there go.

source

HUCKABEE: On the Guantanamo issue, I felt we should keep it open until the court case had come down indicating that there was no real substantive difference in whether they were in Guantanamo or Leavenworth. And I think that sort of changes the picture.

The fact is, I don’t care what the rest of the world thinks. I care what America thinks. And it’s become a divisive issue.

I went to Guantanamo, I visited it. Quite frankly, I visited every prison in my state. I know a little bit about the difference between what we operate and what we were operating at Guantanamo.

It wasn’t that it wasn’t too bad. The truth is, it was too darn good.

The conditions down there were amazingly hospitable. I thought a little bit too much for my taste, considering what these people had done.

HUCKABEE: So it’s a matter of believing that we ought to have policy that brings this country together and not tears it apart. I don’t think where we keep these people is as important as it is that we keep them and we don’t let them go.
735 posted on 01/23/2008 2:39:23 PM PST by dan1123 (You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. --Jesus)
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To: dan1123
“Reagan could come back from the dead and endorse Huckabee and people here would just lose respect for Reagan.“

Exactly! In fact, Reagan's speechwriter, Peter Robinson, was a guest on Michael Medved today and said there is no way Reagan would have been for the RINO hunts that you see going on now on talk radio and sites like this.

736 posted on 01/23/2008 2:39:34 PM PST by arturo ("A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: TitansAFC

Mike must have promised him the VP slot.

Even if so, it’s still bizarre


737 posted on 01/23/2008 2:39:35 PM PST by Syncro
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To: spectre
Please tell me this appearance by Huck with the other slickster from Hope didn't happen too...

Photobucket

738 posted on 01/23/2008 2:40:24 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: dschapin

Bush never said anything implying he would have a weak approach with national security. Huck did and he also pardoned many people. The charge sticks.

Bush was soft enough. I don’t want someone softer on crime and terror.


739 posted on 01/23/2008 2:40:34 PM PST by ari-freedom (The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government)
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To: TitansAFC

Oh my. I never saw this coming. This is disappointing in several ways.


740 posted on 01/23/2008 2:40:40 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: TitansAFC
Hunter definitely has some nanny state impulses. That was a negative that I was willing to look past but it could be why he likes Huckabee.

Tancredo was my first choice and he prefers Romney. The fence means nothing if you don’t punish employers and the illegal employers are Huckabee’s best friends. His Tyson Foods buddies should be fitted for orange jumpsuits.

741 posted on 01/23/2008 2:40:49 PM PST by Perchant
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
after polls came out showing that 47% of people will vote against Romney.
Which polls are they?

“Among the leading Presidential candidates, New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney have the highest level of core opposition among voters. Forty-seven percent (47%) say they will vote against each of these candidates no matter who else is on the ballot.”

Two slick politicians, both with liberal records, who both come across as condescending on TV.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/for_or_against_presidential_candidates

742 posted on 01/23/2008 2:41:01 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: FreedomProtector

They may have been “on the same page” on the issues about which they happened to SPEAK at the debates. Even the briefest look at their records, like Malkin’s, shows a dramatically different picture. But hey, you go on believing in ... that stuff you believe. Beats reality, perhaps.


743 posted on 01/23/2008 2:41:04 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Randy Larsen

“Pissant is going to have a heart attack!”

That was my firt thought, too! Looking for a post to see if he’s still alive ;)


744 posted on 01/23/2008 2:41:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: TitansAFC

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

:(


745 posted on 01/23/2008 2:41:51 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: TitansAFC

No way!!!


746 posted on 01/23/2008 2:41:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: pissant
Pissant, then go for it. It will neither help nor hurt anyone. (probably)
747 posted on 01/23/2008 2:42:18 PM PST by NathanR ( Duncan Hunter for SecDef)
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To: TitansAFC
Before I answer with the requisite Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, I will point out there is exactly one thing Hunter and Huckabee saw eye-to-eye on; the "Fair"Tax.

That having been said,...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?!?!

748 posted on 01/23/2008 2:42:24 PM PST by steveegg (I am John Doe, and a monthly donor)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

I think he might be trying to figure out a way to blame Fox News or the “republican establishment” for this latest development.


749 posted on 01/23/2008 2:42:55 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too (Check the "Yes" box next to survival)
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To: Hoodlum91
I'm shocked.

Huchakbee has no record on China and, until this month, was a religious-Zealot on open borders.

I have lost respect for Hunter. Other candidates have flip flopped, but they didn't convert after the primaries began.

750 posted on 01/23/2008 2:43:27 PM PST by rmlew (Huckabee flip flops so much it makes Romney cringe)
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