Friday, November 30, 2007

Media does a poor job of covering most candidates

One of the things I have stressed on this blog is that the media is giving more time to the upper tier candidates in publicity and debates. It's up to us to help get his name out there. This gentleman took the liberty to write a letter to the editor.

To the Editor:

Mike Gravel, Joe Biden, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Chris Dodd. Hopefully you will recognize these names as presidential candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties, but do you know where they stand on the issues? Likely you don't if you depend on mass media to help you get to know the candidates.

A recent study by the Project for Journalism Excellence, associated with the Pew Research Centers, indicates that more than 50 percent of media coverage has focused on just five presidential candidates: Clinton, Obama, Giuliani, McCain, and Romney.

The study reviewed more than 1,700 campaign stories run from January to May 2007. During that time fewer than a dozen stories focused on Republican candidates Tom Tancredo, Sam Brownback, Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee. The lower tier Democrats fared a little bit better. There were a total of 75 stories about Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, and Joe Biden.

Commercial TV network news programs like NBC Nightly News were highlighted as the worst outlets for covering second tier candidates. Those programs did not focus on second tier candidates at all, except for a couple of occasions. PBS was the only network that covered second tier candidates to any degree. Anyone watching the televised debates has seen that these forums have followed a similar pattern - giving most of their airtime to the front runners.

How does this impact presidential politics? Fundraising and poll numbers begets more
media coverage. More media coverage begets higher poll numbers and greater fundraising. It's
a cycle that can make a real difference in the outcome of an election and it is a cycle that is ifficult for second tier candidates to break regardless of how well qualified they may be to become the next president. But, it shouldn't be up to the candidates to break the media part
of this cycle. After all, isn't fairness one of the basic tenants of journalism? Each media outlet should be continually evaluating its coverage to ensure it is providing fair and equal coverage to
all candidates to help voters make well educated voting decisions based on how well qualified a candidate is, not on how much money they can raise.Until that happens, do your own research.
Examine candidates' positions on issues.

Determine, based on your own values and criteria, which candidate should become the
next president of the United States. Don't let the media do it.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Duncan Hunter

By Jill Konieczko

Posted 1/29/07

Compiled by the U.S. News library staff

1. Duncan Hunter was born on May 31,1948, in Riverside, Calif., where his father was a real estate developer. He and his wife, Lynne, have two sons–one a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq–and several grandchildren.

2. He dropped out of college to serve in the military, where he was an Army Ranger paratrooper in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He received a Bronze Star for his service in 24 helicopter combat assaults.

3. While attending night school to earn his law degree from Western State University through the GI Bill, he supplemented his income by working in farming and construction. Upon graduation, he worked as an attorney, setting up a private practice in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego and providing free legal assistance to many in the area's Hispanic community.

4. He was elected to Congress in 1980 as a part of the Reagan revolution. As a congressman, he is known for his hawkish views and promilitary stance, serving on the Armed Services Committee, and, more recently, the Select Committee on Homeland Security.

5. The American Conservative Union routinely gives Hunter's voting records high scores for voting for conservative policies and agendas, including a perfect score of 100 in multiple years; conversely, the liberal Americans for Democratic Action has on multiple occasions given Hunter's voting record a zero score.

6. In 1988, he used a sledgehammer to make a point–smashing a Toshiba radio to protest the company's sale of submarine technology products to countries in the Soviet bloc–and advocated barring Toshiba from ever doing business in the United States.

7. In 1992, he was troubled by 399 House Bank overdrafts totaling $129,000, and for three days set up a card table in front of the El Cajon courthouse with copies of his checks, ready to explain each one to any voter.

8. In 2001, he lobbied for a $32 billion increase in current spending, and said the Clinton administration was trying to "conduct an aggressive Ronald Reagan foreign policy with a Jimmy Carter defense budget."

9. Throughout his career, Duncan Hunter has lobbied for more controlled measures along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the installation of fences and border crackdowns; ironically, his younger brother John launched the Water Station project, in which volunteers lug thousands of gallons of water throughout the border's desert to prevent undocumented immigrants from dying in the desert as they attempt to cross into the U.S.

10. He lost his home in the cedar wildfires that raged throughout Southern California in 2003.

Associated Press
Los Angeles Times
San Diego Union-Tribune

California GOP Candidate Makes Stop In Upstate

Duncan Hunter Holds Informal Meeting In Anderson County

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- In the race for the Republican presidential nomination we hear a lot about candidates like Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. But what about California Rep. Duncan Hunter?

During an appearance Thursday in the Upstate, there were no secret service agents, no campaign entourage and no major network press corps. The candidate held an informal meet-and-greet with supporters at Fuddruckers in Anderson County.

"We're continuing to stand up the Iraqi army. I think that's proceeding the pace," Hunter said in front of the group.

Then he talked about national security. He's against amnesty for illegal immigrants, and he was a sponsor of the bill that established the border fence project last year.

"As I've said on many of the debates, if anyone can climb my border fence, we sign them up for the Olympics," Hunter joked.

He touts the importance of buying products made in America and has some interesting ideas about health care.

"The best thing we can do for health care is let people buy their insurance across state lines," Hunter said.

Charles Crow, of Anderson, has been following Hunter's political career since the 80s and worries he doesn't have the name recognition to win.

Crow says, "It would be easier for me to support Huckabee since he's basically a conservative, and he's a little higher in the polls, but that wouldn't be true to what I believe. I still believe Duncan Hunter would make a much better president."

Hunter said he is proud to have supporters with such principle. He plans to campaign vigorously in early primary states like South Carolina and said he's still very much in the race.

"I've got a chance to win and that's all you get in America, is a chance," he said.

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Hunter called on Romney earlier this month:


CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655,

San Diego, CA - - - Presidential candidate and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, today called on former Governor Mitt Romney to send a "clear statement" to the leadership of the company he founded, Bain Capital, to terminate a proposed business deal with a controversial Chinese corporation seeking to acquire U.S. defense contractor 3COM. Bain Capital is attempting to form a business arrangement with Huawei Corporation, a Chinese corporation founded by an officer of the Peoples Liberation Army of Communist China, which faces allegations of assisting Saddam Hussein in the targeting of U.S. aircraft and in helping the Taliban develop surveillance equipment.

"I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney's company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner," stated Hunter. "Forming a business partnership with a corporation known to have direct ties with terrorists and dictators while, at the same time, openly seeking to acquire a major U.S. corporation that performs vital cyber security work for the Department of Defense, can only be characterized as irresponsible."

A resolution has been introduced in Congress, H.Res. 730, which states; "The preponderance of publicly available evidence clearly suggests that as currently structured, the proposed transaction involving Huawei threatens the national security of the United States and should not be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ." A copy of this resolution is provided.

Hunter stated in his letter to Governor Romney, "…while it is true that you no longer control Bain Capital, the contributions you have received from its principals as its founding member indicate that your influence within the company remains strong.

"Further, while the Committee on Foreign Investment has yet to rule on the Huawei transaction, this corporation's connection to Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and the Army of Communist China should clearly disqualify them from becoming, in the words of your former company, "a strategic partner" in acquiring a U.S. firm such as 3COM, which performs vital cyber-security work for the U.S. Department of Defense.

"This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do." A copy of Congressman Hunter's letter, as well as two articles regarding Huawei acquisition efforts are provided.

Media are encouraged to contact Gary Becks at (619) 334-1655 for additional information or to arrange an interview with Hunter.

November 30th: IT'S TIME!

Over the last 30 days, supporters of Congressman Hunter have responded to the call and tens of thousands of dollars have poured in along with thousands more in pledges!

As you'll recall, we set our goal for those who pledged contributions for November 30th!

Today is the day! So now, on behalf of the honorable Duncan Hunter, we're calling in those pledges to help put the campaign over the top.

If you offered a pledge, now's the time to make it happen: click here to donate your pledge now!

Folks, in the last two weeks there have been some very promising developments in the race for president . . . some of which may at first glance be discouraging . . .

. . . But bare with us as we detail why we're encouraged about the prospects.

In recent news, both Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee have surged while the "top tier" candidates are at best maintaining their positions in the polls.

This is excellent news!


Because along with a higher position in the polls comes increased media scrutiny, criticism from other "top tier" candidates, and more pressure to spend unnecessary money.

Not to mention . . .

Polls are virtually meaningless this early in the campaign!

Polls only indicate one thing: how often a given voter (or non-voter) has seen a person in the media . . . nothing more.

Remember when the polls predicted:

-Howard Dean would be the 2004 Democrat nominee?
-John Kerry would runaway with the presidency 2004?
-Al Gore had beaten George Bush by a landslide in 2000?
-Jimmy Carter would destroy Ronald Reagan in 1980?
-Dewey had beaten Truman in 1948?

The "top-tier" guys are increasingly at each others' throats in the media.

Meanwhile, Duncan Hunter maintains his course, talking straight to the American people about American values and principles.

As the early primaries begin in just over 30 days, the "top-tier" candidates will start making hard decisions and . . .

. . . When the dust settles, the field of candidates will start to winnow . . .


Duncan Hunter will stand strong!

That's why we need your help now!

Mr. Hunter needs every effort from every supporter to help ensure that he has the financial staying power to stand the test of the early primaries.

The American people will soon begin to realize--in fact they already have begun to realize--that Hunter is the ONLY heir to the Reagan legacy.

Where Ronald Reagan stood firm for freedom and security against the threat of Communism, Duncan Hunter will hold the line for liberty and sovereignty against the tide of radical Islamist terror.

He needs your help and he needs it now!

Stand with him on this November 30th and make your principles count!

For Freedom,

Brett Farley
Hunter for President '08
Fundraising Team

P.S. Hunter's performance in the CNN/YouTube debate was on the money, and the American people are learning everyday by the thousands why he's the best man for the job! Right now, we need the most generous contributions from our most loyal patriot supporters to carry on our mission to save our republic. Can we count on you now for $25, $50, $100, or even $250?

Hunter for President,
Inc.9340 Fuerte DriveLa Mesa,
California 91941
United States

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Navy Chief Surprised at China's Refusal of Port Visit for U.S. Ships

Two of the Navy's top admirals said Tuesday that China's refusal to permit a U.S. aircraft carrier to make a Thanksgiving port call at Hong Kong was surprising and troubling.

"This is perplexing. It's not helpful," Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters in a videoteleconference from his headquarters at Camp Smith, Hawaii.

"It's not, in our view, conduct that is indicative of a country that understands its obligations as a responsible nation," he said, adding that he hopes it does not indicate a lasting blockage of port visits.


Hunter asks Bush for China policy meeting

Presidential hopeful Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is pressing President Bush to call a meeting with several congressional committees to discuss policy towards China in the aftermath of Beijing’s refusal to allow a Navy aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships to dock in Hong Kong last week.

Hunter, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, asked Bush to convene a meeting “as soon as possible” with the chairmen and ranking members of Armed Services and the House panels on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Defense Appropriations.

In a letter to Bush on Thursday, Hunter also asked the administration to invest as part of the upcoming fiscal 2009 budget “in technologies to ensure our military remains prepared to meet the challenges that we will face with a China that has become more aggressive militarily.”


Bendinelli: Who is Duncan Hunter?

Over the next two months, a large amount of media attention will be going to the "first tier" candidates of each political party. These are the candidates who have raised money, signed up a core group of supporters and, most importantly, yet also ironically, managed to gain attention in the media. On both sides of the aisle there are still candidates who have served their country to the best of their abilities and are offering up their own ideas and talents to serve in the highest office.

One of these candidates is Congressman Duncan Hunter, a representative from Southern California. First and foremost, this is not meant to be an endorsement or rejection of Congressman Hunter. However, as the evening news and daily papers will undoubtedly saturate voters with information on Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, it seems a fitting role to find an alternative topic of discussion.

Hunter was elected to Congress in 1980. Since that time he has served on the House Armed Services Committee, acting as chairperson from 2002-2006. The committee is responsible for all legislation dealing with national security and defense.


CNN/Youtube Debate

Duncan Hunter At the CNN/Youtube Debate Last Night

DH covers illegal immigration, China cheating on trade, 2nd Amendment, never apologizing for America and homosexuals in the military...


Unfortunately, Duncan Hunter got screwed. The majority of time was alloted to the so-called, media appointed "top tier". The media tries to pick the candidate for America. I pray America rejects that and looks at all the candidates!

Giuliani — 16:38, during 20 times
Romney — 13:18, during 19 times
Thompson — 12:16, during 12 times
McCain — 11:00, during 12 times
Huckabee — 10:00, during 11 times
Paul — 7:43, during 9 times
Hunter — 5:06, during 7 times
Tancredo — 3:49, during 7 times

You'll note one of the questions in the debate was from Brigadier General Keith Kerr:

Brigadier Gen. Keith Kerr (Ret.): My name's Keith Kerr, from Santa Rosa, California. I'm a retired brigadier general with 43 years of service. And I'm a graduate of the Special Forces Officer Course, the Commanding General Staff Course and the Army War College. And I'm an openly gay man.

I want to know why you think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians.

Cooper: I want to point out that Brigadier General Keith Kerr is here with us tonight. I'm glad you're here.


Again, the question to Congressman Hunter.

Hunter: General, thanks for your service, but I believe in what Colin Powell said when he said that having openly homosexual people serving in the ranks would be bad for unit cohesion.
The reason for that, even though people point to the Israelis and point to the Brits and point to other people as having homosexuals serve, is that most Americans, most kids who leave that breakfast table and go out and serve in the military and make that corporate decision with their family, most of them are conservatives.

They have conservative values, and they have Judeo-Christian values. To force those people to work in a small tight unit with somebody who is openly homosexual goes against what they believe to be their principles, and it is their principles, is I think a disservice to them. I agree with Colin Powell that it would be bad for unit cohesion.

General Kerr is not happy with the answer and after Huckabee and Romney are given time, he says so.

Kerr: With all due respect, I did not get an answer from the candidates.


Cooper: What do you feel you did not...

Kerr: American men and women in the military are professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians.

For 42 years, I wore the army uniform on active duty, in the Reserve, and also for the state of California. I revealed I was a gay man after I retired.

Today, "don't ask/don't tell" is destructive to our military policy.

Every day, the Department of Defense discharges two people, not for misconduct, not for the unit cohesion...

Cooper: Wait, the mike is -- you've lost me. Is the microphone not working? Please, just finish your -- what is your question?

Kerr: Not for the unit cohesion that Congressman Hunter is talking about, but simply because they happen to be gay.

Cooper: OK. Senator McCain ...

KERR: And we're talking about doctors, nurses, pilots, and the surgeon who sews somebody up when they're taken from the battlefield.

Then McCain is given time to respond.

The full Part 2 transcript is here. (

Hillary plants question in Republican debate

It turns out that Keith Kerr, retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserve, who submitted a YouTube question about gays in the military, is actually a member of Hillary Clinton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary Steering Committee. He's also part of a film production crew trying overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.


Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants:

Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter;
Lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2007

CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655,

San Diego, CA - - - GOP Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today sent the following response to Senator Hillary Clinton who planted a member of her campaign staff in the audience to ask a question at the Republican debate last evening in Florida. The retired military general, who announced during his question that he was gay, asked the candidates about their position on the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding homosexuals serving in the military.

November 29, 2007

Dear Senator Clinton,

Regarding the "plant", retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr, that you sent to ask me the question at the CNN-YouTube debate last night in Florida.

Send more!!!

Merry Christmas,

Duncan Hunter

CNN expunged "don't ask, don't tell" question and answers in rebroadcasts of debate

Summary: Rebroadcasts of the CNN/YouTube debate for Republican presidential candidates omitted a question from a retired brigadier general about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, as well as the candidates' answers to the question. CNN did not note the omission.

In rebroadcasts of the November 28 CNN/YouTube debate for Republican presidential candidates, CNN expunged, without disclosure, a segment in which retired Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr asked the candidates to address "why you think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians." Kerr is a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans for Hillary Clinton steering committee and a co-chairman of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary Committee. In rebroadcasts of the debate at midnight ET and 3 a.m. ET on November 29, CNN omitted the Kerr question, as well as the candidates' answers to his question.

University of Southern California professor Marty Kaplan noted the omission in a blog entry on The Huffington Post, writing:

MORNING AFTER PILL UPDATE V: When CNN rebroadcast the debate, according to commenter AdamDek, the don't-ask-don't-tell question from Brig. Gen. (ret.) Keith Kerr was edited out of the program. Gone! Just like that.


A simple debate ended up becoming quite a hassle but that's what happens when you put Democrats in charge. ;)

Pat Buchanon Supports Duncan Hunter

He announced this on Hannity and Colmes because he says Duncan Hunter has the best trade policy.

Duncan Hunter at NRA's Celebration of American Values Conf.

Campaign-trail commitments prevented California Rep. Duncan Hunter from attending the event, but he told the NRA members via videotape that if they believe that keeping and bearing arms is an important part of national security, they should join him in this race for the presidency. "When you elect me, you'll have a real Hunter in the White House." Hunter reaffirmed that Second Amendment guarantees are not just for hunting, but also for self-defense and protecting our communities and country.


Border agents' case gets holiday push

Conservatives expressed bitter disappointment Friday that President Bush did not use the Thanksgiving holiday to pardon two U.S. border agents who have been imprisoned for a year for shooting and injuring a man now accused of drug smuggling.

"We had hoped that President Bush, who was compassionate enough to pardon two turkeys in the Rose Garden, might also have had enough compassion to pardon two law enforcement officers who spent their lives defending us at the border," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach).

A group of Christian and evangelical leaders -- including Paul M. Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition and David A. Keene of the American Conservative Union -- excoriated Bush, saying his inaction ran counter to compassionate conservatism and Christian values.

Duncan Hunter is in the article, as he has collected over 102 cosponsors for a Congressional Pardon, including a few Democrats.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Injustice in the line of duty

Stories like Iraq veteran Jordan Fox's are the reason the English language contains words like "Kafkaesque." This Army enlistee was seriously injured in Iraq by an improvised-explosive device detonation that left him blind in one eye and struggling with other serious injuries. While recuperating at home, a letter arrived from the Pentagon. It demanded that he repay $3,000 of his $10,000 enlistment bonus. The reason: He could not fulfill the remainder of his service.

The Pentagon has since corrected itself, claiming that the letter was sent in error. "We have seen where the problems have been made [in] the system," Maj. Nathan Banks told the Pennsylvania CBS affiliate that broke the story. The Pentagon was working hard to "make a wrong a right," he said. According to congressional aides who study the problem, the difficulty lies with error-prone coding systems.

Whatever is being done must not be working. This is an old problem. As far back as October 2004, Brian Ross of ABC News reported an analogous story. Army Spc. Tyson Johnson, who was badly injured by an exploding mortar round in Iraq, received a letter demanding repayment of his enlistment bonus while he was still recuperating in the hospital. In a more recent example, two months ago, National Public Radio reported on Army Spc. Ronald Hinkle, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after an IED explosion cut short his military career. Not only was Spc. Hinkle owed $2,500 in back salary, but two months after NPR's story aired, he was notified that a $3,000 enlistment bonus would not be paid because he "failed to fulfill his contract" — by way of suffering serious injury in the line of duty.

Duncan Hunter is mentioned giving his opinion on "The Veterans' Guaranteed Bonus Act" in the last two paragraphs. (excerpt...see


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2007

CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655,

San Diego, CA - - - As Americans all across the country celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Presidential candidate, and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter wanted to remind our nation to also remember to thank our men and women in uniform for their sacrifice and service:

“For the past six years, our nation has been involved in a long battle against those who seek to destroy us. Many brave Americans have fallen during this time, and more than a million have served their country in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Their sacrifice for our nation is added to the long and distinguished list of those who served their country in battlefields all across the world from Bunker Hill to Gettysburg, from Bellawood to Normandy, from Chosin Reservoir to Khe Sanh, from the rooftops of Fallujah to Kabul, Mosul, Tikrit, and a thousand other places of danger.

“On this Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude to God, for not only giving us this blessed land of freedom, but also the brave men and women willing to leave the security of their homes and families to protect us while we are in our homes with our families.

“On this Thanksgiving Day, the Hunter family will also give thanks for another special blessing, the return of Marine Captain Duncan D. Hunter from Afghanistan. We welcome him home with open arms and a thankful heart. May God bless those who serve and may God continue to bless America.”

# # #

Hunter Son Home for the Holidays, Deactivation to Follow

My Coachella Valley Thanksgiving week relaxation aside, I did note this news. For those who have conjectured and wondered whether Duncan D. Hunter would be deactivated soon enough to legally campaign for the CD 52 seat, and for those who hoped he wouldn't be, as well as for those conspiracists who have continued to say he has been nothing but a "place-holder" for his dad's potential run once again in the case of short-lived presidential foray....

Dear Friends,

I have some wonderful news that I wanted to share with you. My husband, Capt. Duncan D. Hunter, will be returning home from Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day! As you know, Duncan launched his campaign for Congress in the 52nd district just days before being called up for his third tour of duty since joining the U.S. Marine Corps after 9/11. We are very thankful for his safe return, and very proud of his service to our country.

In a few weeks Duncan will be off active duty and able to campaign full time for Congress.

The missive from Margaret Hunter goes on to point supporters to a new website and call for financial support over the holiday weekend.


Need I say this is what I've said all along? No, perhaps not, but I will point out that Dave Gilliard has been honest at every step about Duncan D's legal status and plans, regardless of those claiming they know better.

That said, son Hunter is still one candidate in a potentially growing field; and Mssrs. Jones, King, Watkins and others will make this a race to the end.


Military committee member slams war film

A ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee sent a letter to the Chairman of the Motion Picture Association today calling the new Iraq war film "Redacted" a shameful view of American soldiers.

California Republican Duncan Hunter sent a scathing letter regarding Brian DePalma's new Iraq war film to Motion Picture Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman asking that he not forget that there are heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the United States and Iraqi people.

"Unfortunately, Brian De Palma's new movie "Redacted," which opened in several theaters this week, portrays American service personnel in Iraq as uncontrollable misfits and criminals," Mr. Hunter stated in his letter. "While incidents of criminal behavior by members of our military should never be ignored, the isolated incident on which this film is based negatively portrays American service personnel and misrepresents their collective efforts in Iraq."


More On November Fundraiser - Good Work So Far!

Note that this was sent out before Thanksgiving but is still applicable because we still have a week left in November!

Congratulations! We're just below 25% of our goal for November with contributions! And the pledges haven't been tallied yet.

So, now's the time to kick in and ante up!

Tens of thousands have already rolled in and thousands more are expected!

AND, it's making a difference!

If you didn't catch it, Congressman Hunter recently appeared on an HOUR-LONG program with Glenn Beck!

Also, just last week, Congressman Hunter appeared on the O'Reilly Factor!

Click here to watch Hunter videos:

As you can see, the media is paying more and more attention to the right man for the White House!

All of this is perfectly timed with the national polls showing the so-called "front runners" as peaking out and even dropping in many of them.

On this Thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for!

Congressman Hunter is blazing the trails!

Coming out of Wyoming, he tackled Nevada for a two-day swing through the north country and then on to Michigan through key areas. Statewide media is up and on the air in Iowa and New Hampshire and big events are planned in South Carolina.

Thanksgiving is just days away!

Let's show our thanks for Duncan Hunter!

Running for presidency is serious and risky business!

A candidate has to risk his personal finances, his personal reputation, his career, and most of all his precious time spent with the people who matter most!

And that's just the regular candidates.


When you're a man of integrity - cut from the Reagan mold - you risk everything!

Yet, Duncan Hunter stands firm!

Despite the challenges, he continues in his steadfast belief that America has a greater horizon.

BUT, it won't happen without you!

Reagan rose to the occasion in last weeks of the election to ultimately stand in the White House, but it didn't happen on a whim.

Principled conservatives like you stood firm with him and said, "Enough is enough", and chose to believe in America again.

It's those same patriots like you who must stand now with Duncan Hunter!

And wouldn't it be a tragedy, after all, if Hunter won the presidency and you weren't a part of it.

With over 30,000 online Hunter supporters, less than 10% have contributed!

Don't be one of those "wait and see" supporters! We're counting on the "make it happen" supporters!

Had the founders been the "wait and see" sort of folks, we'd be swearing allegiance to a king across the sea!

Now - when it's all on the line - will you be like the patriots of old, when everyone else says it can't be done, and stand firm on principle?

Congressman Hunter needs you NOW!

Say thanks to Hunter with you most generous gift of $25, $50, $100, or even $250!

Time is running out on the November 30th Pledge Drive - make your stand with us!

Simply reply to this email to register your pledge or click here to donate now!

Brett Farley
Duncan Hunter '08
Fundraising Team

P.S. It's go time! Less than 45 days to before the first primary! The Hunter campaign is continuing to gather steam and the national media is taking notice. We need to your help now to keep the momentum! Say thanks to Hunter with your best donation now!

Hunter for President,
Inc.9340 Fuerte
DriveLa Mesa, California
91941United States

Calif. lawmaker warns China will overtake U.S. military edge

California Republican lawmaker Duncan Hunter, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said a newly released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report "validates my concerns that America's defense industrial base is moving to China."

Hunter has long favored stronger export controls on American military components and so-called "dual-use" items, or goods with both commercial and military applications, to China.

"China is using American trade dollars to arm at the same time the Department of Defense is failing to monitor the outsourcing of critical American military components," he said in Nov. 15 statement.


Friday, November 23, 2007

Duncan Hunter, The Right Man For The Right Reasons

This article explains why Duncan Hunter is the best choice out of Republican crop of candidates for America.

As the campaigning for the 2008 election for President of the United States heats up, we are seeing candidates from both parties taking bolder stances on some issues. Democrats seem more determined than ever for a “change of course” in the War on Terror, Iraq Theater. Translated, that means surrender and abandon the fight just as all signs point to progress. Democrats also seem to be vying for who can raise taxes the highest and offer the most giveaways in their usual bid at class envy saying they will only raise taxes on the “wealthy.”

On the Republican side, other than Libertarian masquerading as a Republican, Ron Paul, all support the fight and all are vying for who is the most conservative, some having to adjust so as to claim a new found conservative stance.

John McCain, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Rudy Guiliani all have past records to some degree of coddling to Liberals on matters as gun control, abortion, same-sex marriage, campaign finance, illegal immigration and more somewhere along the line. In one or more of the areas mentioned, each has caved to the Democrats in their past. Perhaps they felt that seeking the middle ground was easiest or the best way to go to fulfill a promise or stay in office.


The GOP: A House Divided

The GOP has divided like some amoeba on a glass slide under a microscope.

There are the Globalists that continue to warn the various GOP candidates and politicians that they will damage their political careers if they take the side of those wanting to seal the border and strictly enforce existing immigration laws. They blame the discontent by GOP voters on the Iraq War, run-away federal spending and scandalous behavior by elected GOP politicians. They delight in pointing to the downfall of those who have taken strong enforcement first stances. J.D. Hayworth lost his congressional seat in Arizona after taking a tough stance on the border. George Allen of Virginia lost his senate seat, some say for the same reason. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. And in the current presidential race the campaigns of both hard line border enforcement candidates, Hunter and Tancredo appear to be sinking like a rock. Their fundraising efforts a total joke. Or so these geopolitical elitists would want us to believe.

And then there’s our side of the divided amoeba. We don’t really have “advisers” and “strategists” telling us what our next move should be. We live every day with the reality of illegal immigration and its negative, downward pull on our social structure. We’ve observed the illegals banding together, marching in the streets of America. Streets that we as taxpayers have paid to build. We saw them waving Mexican flags and burning American flags. Their monumental ingratitude. We’ve watched our politicians allow these illegal hordes to invade our nation and enjoy rights and privileges that actually accede our own. And when we dared to raise complaints regarding this dangerous and worsening situation these same politicians, that we elected, presented us with disrespect, insults and intimidation. Yet we fight on to maintain and protect our nations sovereignty.

Sadly, we are losing. The globalists controlling our party seem to be gaining the upper hand. Both Hunter and Tancredo are nearly out of cash ( link ). The other candidates , good men all, will simply not remain on our side in the long term, in my view. They are making all the correct noises now because they want our votes. But when the battle gets intense they’ll fall back on they’re long proven expertise – the art of compromise.

More on Hunter and Tancredo in the rest...

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Leadership knows Rep. Duncan Hunter's arm doesn't twist

It is difficult to change Rep. Duncan Hunter’s mind. House leadership officials and the White House have found that out the hard way.

When they wanted him to vote for a pending trade bill last year, Hunter (R-Calif.) refused — again and again. And when the Bush administration tried to convince the powerful Armed Services Committee on its controversial port security plan, Hunter refused to budge.

Twisting Hunter’s arm is impossible, his close friends say.


Mr. Madison is Back - ‘Saving the GOP from Itself: Duncan Hunter’

The world changed dramatically in 1980 on the day former California Governor Ronald Reagan trounced the hapless Jimmy Carter in the Presidential election. This was perhaps the Democratic Party’s and the US media’s worst nightmare ever. Not only did America reject the “malaise” of the Carter years, but they embraced a California ‘cowboy’ who believed that America’s best days were yet to come. And Reagan’s coattails provided the opportunity for a number of staunch conservatives to invade the halls of congress, among them, a 33 year old Vietnam combat veteran who would prove to be one of President Reagan’s most fearless allies, Duncan Hunter.

To liberals, academics and the employees of ABC, CBS, NBC and the New York Times, America had finally settled into the role it was supposed to play with the election of Carter in 1976. That role was to be a humble, accommodating nation on the world stage, no better or worse or assertive than other nations. We had ‘lost’ the Vietnam War and it was time to lose our “inordinate fear of communism”. After all, capitalism has many warts, and communism offered an equally ‘valid’ model on which to base a society, they lectured. Other countries’ national interests were as important as ours. The United Nations was the way forward to forming a more peaceful and hopeful and sharing world. The fall of South Vietnam was no cause for alarm, rather Yankee imperialism was the biggest culprit on the world stage. The Cold War was mostly America’s fault and besides, the USSR was here to stay, so America might as well accept that ‘fact’ and learn to coexist. The communist infiltration in Central America and Africa was in fact just poor peasants demanding justice, and if Cuba and the USSR were helping them, so be it; justice is justice, they told us. Eastern Europe had ‘free’ health care for its citizens, after all.

One would think that the minority party during this period, the Republicans, would have been united and working overtime to save this nation from its drift into ‘former superpower’ status. Instead, a large portion of the party had come to accept not only the inevitability of coexistence with the USSR, but the inevitability of socialism in our own domestic policies. Indeed, it was Richard Nixon who swelled the size of the Federal bureaucracy with his creation of the EPA, OSHA, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Nixon and Henry Kissinger were also the masterminds of the détente policy, a misguided attempt to appease the Soviets. His successor, Gerald Ford, continued the détente policy and continued the march towards Rockefeller republicanism, even going so far to name liberal Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President. Ford’s full throated support of the Equal Rights Amendment is all one needs to know about the direction of the GOP leadership in the 1970s.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pressure mounts to pardon Border agents

Top conservatives have joined ranking House leaders in their bid to pressure the president to pardon two jailed El Paso Border Patrol agents for the nonfatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler in 2005.

In a letter to be delivered tomorrow to the White House, 31 major conservative petitioners joined a campaign being led by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and presidential candidate, to ask President Bush to pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean before Thanksgiving.

The letter comes on the heels of the arrest of admitted drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila on charges of trafficking marijuana while he was profiting from the federal-immunity deal as the star witness in the shooting case against the agents.


Transcript Duncan Hunter On Glenn Beck Monday

GLENN: Now, one guy who I do believe on this is running for President of the United States is Duncan Hunter. Can you I don't know what line he's on. Can you bring Duncan Hunter up for me? Duncan, how are you, sir?

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: I'm doing real good, Glenn, and I'm here in Saginaw, Michigan in the heart of the arsenal of democracy in this country and here at a great company that makes process equipment and does lots of good things for the United States of America. And let me
tell you, you know, I looked at that. I saw that police report. I saw the DEA report and so they're finally prosecuting this guy who actually moved that load of narcotics after he had been given immunity by the U.S. attorney but just before he testified against Ramos and Compean and what an injustice, Glenn, because, you know, if they had told the jury, which the U.S. attorney refused to do, if they had told the jury that this guy had just been caught with another 700 pounds of narcotics, then his credibility would have gone out the window and the jury would not have believed him when he said he was unarmed.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, it's...

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: That means that Ramos and Compean would be with their families right now. So I sent a letter to the President a couple of days ago when that came out and I said, Mr. President, it's almost Thanksgiving; send them back to their families; this should be
the last straw.

GLENN: Have you heard a response yet?

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Haven't had a response but I did get Josh Bolton, the chief of staff of the White House on the line, went over the letter with him. He promised that he would give it to the President and give him my strongest feelings on this thing. And I also left him with this last thing and that is that if Scooter Libby could get a pardon for having 30 months on the basis that that was too much of a sentence for him, certainly under this scenario that we've now discovered where the star witness for the Government had committed another felony just before he went to the witness stand, just before he held his hand up and said, I swear that everything I'm going to tell you is true about these two border patrol agents, he had just been caught with another 700 something pounds of drugs coming through. At that point Johnny Sutton should have suspended the prosecution or he should have dismissed it.

GLENN: Or he should have, or he should have just let the jury know.


GLENN: You know, it's amazing to me that everybody knows who these guys are that are testifying against O.J. Simpson, that we can let everybody know one's an arsonist, one's, what, a robber, one is an alleged pedophile or something like that. I mean, they're all just the worst of the worst. And everyone is saying, well, nobody's going to they are not going to convict O.J. Simpson because the testimony from these guys will just not hold up because of who they are and what they've done in their life and yet Johnny Sutton wanted to keep that away from the jury in this case. It's incredible to me.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: He didn't think the jury needed to be burdened with the fact that their star witness had just committed a felony just a short time before he testified. And, you know, Glenn, this goes to the very heart of the justice system. If you're an American citizen and you are accused of a crime, you have what is known in the Constitution as a right to confront your accuser. That means you get to look him in the eye, you get to have your attorney question him, cross examine him and bring out any fact that might go to his credibility. No fact goes to somebody's credibility as effectively in the law as a felony conviction, especially one that just occurred after the guy had already been given immunity. In fact, I know of no case in judicial history, I've heard of no case, maybe there are some, where the Government witness, after he had been given immunity, went out, committed another crime while he was awaiting the trial and certainly no case in the world where he commits this second crime and the U.S. attorney is so hungry for a conviction, they say, you know, we don't think the jury should have to worry their pretty heads about that one; we'll just let that go for a while. How convenient.

GLENN: Okay, let me ask you this: The story stinks to high heaven. The way he was arrested at this time during the holidays, et cetera, et cetera. There are several people that have said that Johnny Sutton was getting that Davila was getting medical treatment in El Paso and that he was supposed to have surgery and that's what he was coming back in for was for that surgery. Do you know if that is true, that he was in? Because Johnny Sutton is on record saying, if I just knew where he was, I'd arrest him. But there are eye witnesses are now saying he was in getting government paid for surgeries and medical treatment in El Paso over the last year. Do you know if that's true?

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Well, listen, I don't know where he's been of late but I know this. I've got the DEA report in my office. I've looked at it and this guy was indisputedly linked by the witnesses at the site where they apprehended this van with another 700 plus pounds of drugs shortly before the trial of Compean and Ramos. We had that information and Johnny Sutton and when I read the report, it says after the DEA agent was told by the other people implicated in this drive through that the guy was the same guy who was testifying against Compean and Ramos. The description in the report says at that point the interview was terminated. The U.S. attorney didn't want to hear that their star witness was a guy who was bringing a second load
of narcotics across. That's the message that I get. So certainly Johnny Sutton had him. But, you know, whether he had him physically at that point, he obviously had him when he came to the trial and

GLENN: Right.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: And, you know, the evidence and I read this DEA report, Glenn. This evidence is very conclusive.

GLENN: Oh, I know.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: And they could have easily charged him at that

GLENN: I know.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: But at the least they should have put off the prosecution of Compean and Ramos. This is the one that calls out for a presidential pardon. Let's hope this Thanksgiving the President of the United States looks at these facts and says send them home to their families.

GLENN: He's going to pardon the turkey. So we know we've got that one coming. Duncan Hunter, he's running for President of the United States. I have to tell you, he's the one guy that is consistently on the border and our sovereignty and on our military, and I include our
cops on the frontline and our border guards on the frontline when he say troops. He has a very clear record on those things. Can you do me a favor, Congressman Hunter, and help me find the truth and maybe you know it off the top of your head. We have 21 Americans that are still
missing from the Laredo area. I brought this up and opened this can of worms up about a week and a half ago on Laredo and boy, oh, boy, you would think that you know, you would think that I was the Antichrist. The snakes that have started to scurry around and try to wrap around my arteries are amazing. Congressman Cuellar has invited Nancy Pelosi down and she came down to Laredo to speak on Saturday to tell all the people of Laredo how the congress is just behind them 110% and they are going to rush with money down there. I think it happened because Cuellar is freaking out because of the light that I have shined on his face that I didn't mean to do but he did and the situation of the hostages. Can you help me find out, when was that invitation given to Nancy Pelosi to speak? I know that it was announced one or two days after this scandal broke out with him and what we've been covering.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Well, Glenn, here's what I can tell you about Nancy Pelosi, and incidentally I like Congressman Cuellar and he has been helpful on the border fence, but Nancy Pelosi said that she would be against the fence. And let me tell you. You've had over 600
unsolved murders in Nuevo Laredo, which is right across the river from Laredo, Texas, and as a result of this I put in a priority on the border fence that I put into the law that the President signed that said that we had to build 15 miles of double fence on each side of Laredo, Texas, to stop the backpack cocaine systems where you got these drug dealers coming across from Nuevo Laredo and disappearing into the Texas brush country. Now, if Nancy Pelosi is telling the
people of Laredo she's going to help them, she's sure not going to help the families whose kids have been hooked on drugs because she said she is adamantly against that border fence. And that double border fence, incidentally, is the fence that reduced the smuggling of narcotics and people in my San Diego sector by more than 90%.

GLENN: I have to tell you...

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: I like Cuellar but I tell you, Nancy Pelosi's been dead against us on the fence.

GLENN: I'm blown away that you like Cuellar, and I have to tell you I liked him as well until he was on I shouldn't say I liked him. I thought he was on the right side of the issue until he was on my program and he just tore this local sheriff apart and just made him just belittled him.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: I didn't, yeah, I haven't seen that.

GLENN: Yeah. And then he also said, he said to me troops will never go to the border; that's out of the question. He's for and please tell me you're against this. He's for sending the $1.4 billion down to Mexico, to help shore up their Army, give them eaves dropping and everything else. The Mexican Army and he border is corrupt.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Yeah, well, listen. That's absolutely true, and the last you know, several years ago we found that the general who was in charge of drug interdiction for the Mexican Army was discovered with, I believe it was $2 million or $3 million in cash in his bank account. He had been paid off by the drug dealers.

GLENN: Of course he had.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: And we had a number of incursions into the United States where we have Mexican Army officials and Mexican Army personnel coming across the international border. We've had a number of those, dozens and dozens of those, and in my estimation they are
coming across to escort the drug trade.

GLENN: So why would we say until there is a fence up which, you know, I'm with you. I don't know if that's ever going to be built. Until there's a fence up, in a situation like Laredo where you've got people being kidnapped off the street, you've got massive drugs coming across the border, you've got assassins coming in, why wouldn't we put troops down in those really dangerous areas with actual bullets in their guns?

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Well, there's nothing wrong with having troops down there, and of the 6,000, we sent 6,000 National Guard troops down to the Arizona border primarily but we ought to have, we ought to have a contingent also in South Texas. But let me tell you, Glenn,
when we put the double fence up, once again, and we've got it in the law and we put a border patrol road in between, we absolutely stopped the drug trade coming across dead in its tracks. That's what we've got to do. And right now you've got officials in Laredo, Texas, you've got local officials and you've got individual landowners down there who are telling the White House that they don't want to have the border fence and they've been fighting it. And so far, we passed
that law one year ago that mandates the construction of the fence. We've got $800 million in cash available to put out to contractors right now, and we haven't built a linear inch of the double border fence in the State of Texas. And you know something? The rest of the Texans are mad about that and they're not happy and they're not happy with the administration. We ought to be building the border fence and I put in the law that it should be built first in Laredo because Nuevo Laredo is owned by the drug lords and they are bringing that cocaine across in large quantities.

GLENN: There's a reason why, when you go down to Texas, you see so many Ron Paul signs. There's a reason. Because there's very few people like you, Duncan Hunter, that actually mean what you say and say what you mean when it comes to, shut the border down. That Ron
Paul revolution thing that is going on in some areas is very strong, and one of them is Texas and that's, A, because he's from Texas but, B, because they're just tired of, they're tired of the bull crap from Washington.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Glenn, that's true. Let me tell you that's one reason I won the Texas straw poll at the Republican state convention by 2:1 over the closest purr sewer and that was Fred Thompson and I think Ron came in third in that but that's because the folks in Texas
know that I built the border fence in San Diego and that I wrote the law that would take it across Texas. So the Texans throughout Texas want the double border fence. It's only a few of the folks that are in those border communities and some of the landowners who like the idea that they're going to independently determine who comes into this country and who doesn't come in. So you have a landowner right on the border, on the Rio Grande, and he's going to point to one guy and say, okay, you're from Iran, you can come in; you're from North Korea, you can come in; you're from another country, you can't come in. You can't have individual landowners making the determination as to who comes into the United States.

GLENN: Right. All right. Duncan Hunter, I wish you the best of luck and have a good Thanksgiving.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Hey, and I got to give you one point of patriotism before we leave here, Glenn. I'm with this company. It's called B&P Processing here in Michigan and I came here for a reason. One reason is because when they were offered a lot of money to sell equipment to Saddam Hussein under the existing law they could have done it legally, this company refused to do it. Now, that's why you want to have American industry in this country.

GLENN: Yes, yes.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: Where you have patriotic people who make a decision for national security.

GLENN: What is...

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER: And the last piece of news is my kid's coming home from Afghanistan on Thanksgiving at 4:30 in the afternoon and if Lena's listening, I'll be back, honey, and we'll all be together.

GLENN: Thanks a lot, Duncan Hunter running for President of the United States. My nephew, one of them, I've got a couple of family members that are serving. My nephew, who is in the heart of it that we haven't talked about really for security reasons is joining me Wednesday. He's back home from Iraq and I stay in touch with him writing and some of the things that he has seen and some of the things that he has done and some of the friends that he has lost. I
don't know. I've been dreading it for the last month. I don't know what to say to him other than God bless you, man. God bless you and thank you for what you've done.


In Macomb Co., Hunter blasts trade practices

Far behind in polls, GOP presidential contender says he is best equipped to stop Mich.'s loss of manufacturing jobs.

MACOMB TOWNSHIP -- Long-shot Republican presidential hopeful Duncan Hunter on Monday said he is best equipped to reverse the loss of manufacturing jobs in Michigan and across the country.

"The industrial base of this country is moving offshore, and that's a fact of life," the California congressman told about 100 Macomb County Republican activists at a party fundraiser.

Unfair trade practices by nations such as China are to blame, Hunter said -- echoing the complaints of Michigan politicians of both parties.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Duncan Hunter In Michigan Monday

Congressman Duncan Hunter will be in Saginaw on Monday to give a speech on energy independence.
Where: B&P Process Equipment
1000 Hess Ave.

Then there will be a fund raiser for the Congressman at
The Bavarian Inn731
South Main
Tickets are $75 per person
After the fund raiser, the Congressman will head to UofM Flint to hold a forum on manufacturing and trade policy

The forum will be held in the KIVA room from 2:30-3:30followed by a meeting with manufacturing leaders in the Alumni room from 3:30-4:30The Congressman's tour of Michigan will conclude with:

Macomb County Republican Party

State of Michigan

“Salute to Conservative State Leaders”

You are cordially invited to our

“Salute to Conservative State Leaders” dinner

on Monday, November 19, 2007

from 6-10PM

at Burning Tree Golf & Country Club in Macomb Township,

located at 22871 Twenty-One Mile Road.

2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, Duncan Hunter, will be our featured speaker for the evening.

This event is meant to recognize our conservative state leaders and honor them with well deserved gratitude for all of their hard work.

Special guests and honorees include Attorney General Mike Cox, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, House Republican Leader Craig DeRoche, State Senator Alan Sanborn, State Representatives Meltzer, Brandenburg, Acciavatti, Rocca and Palmer.

Tickets for the evening are $40 which include an elaborate buffet dinner.

Sponsorship Levels are: Gold $500, Silver $250.

Each sponsor will receive publicity in the event’s program
along with a special token of gratitude.

Any questions, please contact Stephanie Pazdro at
the Macomb County Republican Party at 586-731-6217.


Today Is Duncan Hunter Awareness Day!

Dear Duncan Hunter Supporters:

Sunday November 18, 2008 is our DAD!

DAD? Yes - Duncan Awareness Day!

Sunday November 18th 30,000 voices will speak as one! We can and will introduce Mr. Duncan Hunter to America!

How? I'm glad you asked!


This is to just be a brief introduction. Not a hard sales pitch or a fund raising campaign. Just a simple "Hi, how are you? My name's Duncan Hunter and I'm very pleased to meet you." Many of us may be very creative writers. However remember the KISS principle. Use something right from Mr. Hunters web-site. That way there is no misunderstanding or confusion.

This is a four step plan and if executed properly, we can potentially introduce millions of people to Mr. Duncan Hunter.

Step 1: Contact the media! Send your message to 10 media resources. This will be a 2-step process. Will some of us contact the very same ones? Sure we will. That's great. If they get contacted by one or 2 people, well it's no big deal. If they get contacted by hundreds or even thousands - guess what? It's a big deal! It is newsworthy!

Click this link for an extensive list of media resources:

So ... compose your message and get ready ... set ... this Sunday - GO! Send to ten!!

Step 2: Contact Influential Individuals! Now here we do want to be careful. It would be great for each influential individual to get at least 5 e-mails but no more than 10. Too many will be overly cumbersome. This is where some communication among ourselves will be required!

As an example, here are the 10 "influential individuals" I will be contacting:
Click Here

Who else wants to contact these 10 also? Post your 10 for everyone to also consider!

So ... what should you send to the "influential individuals"? Well - it's up to you. Just make a selection right from Mr. Hunter's web-site and Send to ten!!

Step 3: Contact Important Organizations! The more people these organizations hear from the better!

As an example, here are the Organizations I will be contacting:
Click Here

Remember "Target Marketing"! Target the message to the audience and use something right from the web-site and Copy, Paste, Post!

Now, many of these organizations will have a "Links" page that will open up many more organizations that we can introduce Mr. Hunter to.

Will each of you post some more "organizations" for us to contact?

Step 4: Contact The Masses! Self-explanatary. Send a simple e-mail to at least 10 maybe more people in your address book. Urge these folks to forward it on to at least 5 or more people. Market Mr. Hunter on MySpace and other "networking groups". Post about him in bulletins, groups, etc.

As an example here is the message I will be sending out:

Folks - LET'S DO THIS! Everybody all together - One day 30,000 voices speaking as one will produce a mighty roar!

Here's an excellent "Letter to the editor posted by: Thanks Carolyn!!

I certainly plan on using it!!

Most of the people I know admit to being disillusioned with the 2008 Presidential front runners and so was I, until I did my homework. Duncan Hunter was the last name on my list because frankly, I had never heard of him. But the more I researched the more convince I've become that this is the man best suited to occupy the White House. He's a true conservative, someone who will uphold the conservative values that most of us grew up on, the most qualified, the most experienced, the most accomplished and best of all, the most consistent of the presidential candidates.

Hunter has been the most effective candidate on securing our borders, building the double fence in San Diego with a high speed border patrol road in-between, cutting illegal traffic by 90%, reducing crime in San Diego 53%, including illegal drug trafficking. He also authored the House Bill that mandates the completion of the fence across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, all 854 miles that includes a climb-proof barrier. The bill was signed into law by President Bush in October 2007. Hunter says that border security is national security.

Another high priority of Duncan Hunter is to bring back high-paying jobs to our country which have been sent off-shore because of bad trade deals and the continuous cheating by China.

Duncan Hunter has fought for the rights of students to pray in public schools; has consistently voted pro-life for the past 26 years and authored HR 618, the House Bill declaring life begins at conception and vows that he will veto any legislation that would potentially harm the unborn.
Moreover he vigorously supports the second Amendment rights of gun owners.

Duncan Hunter was chairman of the Armed Services Committee and built up the defense that had been reduced by the previous Administration and upgraded the military's equipment and weapons to protect our troops and our country.

Hunter served with the U.S. Army Rangers in Viet Nam, decorated with over 20 combat missions. His son Duncan D. did two tours in Iraq, including Fallujah, and is now doing a third tour in Afghanistan.

To learn more about Duncan Hunter's positions on the issues, please go to his web-site .

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Duncan Hunter Petition

Earlier this year, the masses of this great country rose up and took a stand against a detestable amnesty bill that was heading to Congress. The PEOPLE of this country, by their patriotism and passion, helped change the direction of this country. It stands as a testament to what we can do as a people when we stand up for what we believe in.

There are many great challenges facing our country. As I write this, I am remembering the 1/3 of my generation that has been murdered thanks to Roe vs. Wade. I am reminded of our out of control trade deficit. I am reminded of the toll illegal immigration is taking on our economy, and the hundreds of human beings who are sold into slavery over the American/Mexican border. I am reminded of an out of a Congress that is out of control in spending, with more and more of our freedoms being threatened. As the 2008 election comes around, we are at a place where we either do or die. Do we stand up for what we believe in? Or do we allow appeasement to rule once again, leading us further towards despair and defeat?

At the time of this writing, the National Right to Life has endorsed a candidate that has openly expressed his opposition to a Constitutional ban on abortion. Pat Robertson has endorsed the most socially liberal Republican candidate. The Homeschool Legal Defense Association has endorsed a candidate that supported anti-homeschool legislation in Arkansas and supports the big public education platform of the National Education Association. Bob Jones has endorsed a candidate that has flip-flopped on every important issue. Although there are many respectable qualities about these organizations and individuals, they are unfortunately holding up Republican candidates that will either lose because of their lack of conservative credentials (placing Hilary Clinton in the White House), or who will falter on upholding conservative principles if elected. We the people have decided to stand up again.

We the people have decided to make our voice heard.

We the people will not bow to a small elite who thinks they can run our country better than we can ourselves.

We the people are standing up for a candidate who has proven his commitment to the important issues of our time including abortion, border security, American jobs, keeping our country safe from bad trade deals, national security, and leaving behind a country more independent of its government.

We the people endorse Congressman Duncan Hunter 2008

It's morning again in America one more time.

(click here to sign the petition

Friday, November 16, 2007

Trade With China

Hunter is the only Republican candidate concerned about China cheating on trade. You can find information about that in various blog posts throughout this month. His page on the issues says this:

Further, America’s one-way-street trade relationship with China and other nations has reduced manufacturing jobs severely in the U.S. I would change the one-way-street into a two-way-street by putting the same charges on foreign goods that they put on ours.

Here are several interesting articles out about China:

Trade jitters, anti-China sentiment rouse voters

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - It could be expected that Iraq would play a big role in the 2008 U.S. election campaign. But if recent populist rallies are an indication, another country may be rousing even more anger from voters: China.

In all corners of an overflowing convention room this week in the industrial Rust-Belt city of Pittsburgh, voters, union officials and company executives alike railed against unfair trade -- and demanded U.S. politicians do something.

"Our government refuses to stand up to the Chinese and make a level playing field," John Ratzenberger, a television actor headlining the event, told about 800 factory workers and concerned voters, to applause.


Panel Says Chinese Spies Top Tech Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional advisory panel said Thursday that Chinese spying represents the greatest threat to U.S. technology and recommended counterintelligence efforts to stop China from stealing the nation's manufacturing expertise.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission also said in its annual report to Congress that small and medium manufacturers, which represent more than half the manufacturing jobs in America, "face the full brunt of China's unfair trade practices, including currency manipulation and illegal subsidies for Chinese exports."

China's economic policies create a trade relationship that is "severely out of balance" in China's favor, said the commission, which Congress set up in 2000 to investigate and report on U.S.-China issues.


Multinational CEOs oppose congressional attempts to punish China on currency

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2007 - More than 100 CEOs from retail, manufacturing, financial services and other companies told members of Congress this week that they oppose any attempt to deal with issues related to the safety of China's exports, the value of China's currency, or other controversial issues with legislation that would penalize Chinese imports.

'We are opposed to bills that establish unilateral trade penalties that will likely be found to violate our international obligations and invite reciprocal actions,' the letter said. 'We urge you as leaders of Congress, not to take action that could undermine U.S. competitiveness and jeopardize national interests and goals, particularly with respect to a nation as important as China.' For the past several weeks, it has become clear that the Democratically controlled Congress will not be ready this year to agree to or pass any China bill dealing with currency or food safety. But the letter -- signed by a range of companies such as Best Buy, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Microsoft, Target and Visa -- is seen by many as an attempt to ward off legislation next year, when election-year politics could drive efforts to punish China.

'As we get closer to the election, there's going to be the attempt to embrace rhetorical excess as we address China,' said Bill Lane, the Washington director of government affairs for Caterpillar, whose CEO also signed the letter.