Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hunter lays claim to Reagan mantle

A Vietnam veteran elected to the U.S. House at the age of 32, Rep. Duncan Hunter might be the most "Reagan-esque" candidate among a field of Republican presidential hopefuls claiming the Reagan mantle.

Like his political hero, Hunter, R-Calif., is and has been a hawk and leads the fight for more resources for the military.

Although he doesn't agree with President Bush all the time, he has backed the president on every Iraq vote. He silenced the war critics two years ago when he introduced a resolution calling for the deployment of troops to Iraq to end immediately. He opposed the resolution but made his point that the majority of House members supported the war. His resolution was defeated, 403-3.


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