Saturday, January 19, 2008

Congressman Duncan Hunter returns to San Diego tonight


CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, garybecks@yahoo.comSan Diego, Calif.

We started this campaign a year ago right here, in San Diego Harbor, against the backdrop of American Naval power. We launched a campaign emphasizing a strong national defense, enforceable borders and restoring the industrial base of America.

Today we end this campaign. The Nevada caucuses reflecting only 2% of the vote for me. I ran the campaign exactly the way I wanted to, and at this point not being able to gain traction in conservative states of Nevada and South Carolina, it’s time to allow our volunteers and supporters to focus on the campaigns that remain viable.It’s time for me to gear up for 2008’s defense bill that will be put together over the coming weeks. There is work to be done in the areas of troop protection and new capabilities to be deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. And over the horizon, the emergence of Communist China as a military super power will require a new emphasis on U.S. capabilities in undersea warfare, space, and long range air-power.

The best way to maintain a new era of peace is for the U.S. to remain strong. Over the coming year I will endeavor to help craft a defense bill that meets the new security challenges.
Since our campaign began over 200,000 additional manufacturing jobs have been lost. 1.8 million jobs have left the U.S. for China. This fracturing of the U.S. industrial base is a long term threat to America. I hope that the remaining candidates will recognize it and address it. As the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, I will seek to address it.

Only hours ago a border patrolman was killed in the California Desert. This tragedy emphasizes more than ever the compelling case for the completion of the border fence. Since I wrote the bill that mandates 854 miles of double border fence only a few miles have been constructed. Over the next year in Congress I will do everything in my power to get that fence built.

Finally, for Lynn and me, the campaign over the last year has shown us this: America is a wonderful country. Our people have great character and goodness, and the meeting of new friends has enriched our lives.

The failure of our campaign to gain traction is mine and mine alone. But we have driven the issues of national security, the border fence, the emergence of China and the need to reverse bad trade policy. Because of that, this campaign has been very worthwhile, and for the Hunter family, a lot of fun.

To our friends and supporters and volunteers: many thanks. And now it’s time for me to focus on developing a 2008 defense bill that serves our troops and our nation.Thanks, and God Bless America.

Duncan Hunter

I want to thank all people who have read this blog over the past few months. I appreciate it. I enjoyed doing it, and I have no regrets. Some may argue that I ultimately wasted my time and efforts, but I don't believe that at all. You never, ever have to regret standing up for what is right. Standing up for God, country, and family are what I believe to be of importance in life. I found a man running for the highest office in the land who wanted the same thing. Like Duncan Hunter has said, you get a chance. It was a hard ride, but I'd do it again in a heart beat for a man like Duncan Hunter. There isn't another candidate I can stand behind 100%, but I will likely support Duncan Hunter's endorsement. I will post that here for all of you. My only two choices at this point are Romney and Huckabee. So, thanks again. I may start another blog for the GOP Nominee in Ohio, depending on who he is. Let's pray for the sake of America that we have not seen the end of Duncan Hunter. A man with his ability should be given a VP or cabinet position in the next Presidency. If a Democrat ultimately wins this year, I pray with all my heart that Duncan Hunter will run again in 2012, where, the good Lord willing I'm still here, I will support him again. God bless you all!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Duncan Hunter, John McCain or Mike Huckabee?

If your best honesty is to see Jesus Christ as He really is as a stumbling block and traitor to your idealized system of government or your supposed mandatory compromise with others who are openly hostile to Jesus Christ, then this is not for you.


Beyond the well understood manipulations of the press on candidates as making of politics almost solely an emotional manipulation of the fallen heart is the reality of leadership God accomplishes through those whom He wishes.

The press and the manipulators in front and behind them have sought this election cycle as part of yet another social experiment on the American people to put presidential candidates in a box of ( false..) Christianity as a go, no-go scenario simply to move on to what they wish to manipulate: the economy, the war, more social experimentation..everything else. In their minds, having gotten over a Christian nation’s weird fixation on Jesus Christ, now we can get on with the really important things like denying Jesus Christ “in government” and “in public”, yet “holding vehemently” to “private views” ( as loosely defined “foundations”/”ideal models of behavior” per the lie of free will ) as a supposed indicator of superior personal character that qualifies one for “leadership” and they are simple “facilitators” in that “process”.


Hunter Gets Yet Another Key Endorsement!

Congressman JD Hayworth, author of Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror endorses Hunter!

Help make Congressman Hayworth's endorsement count!

Hayworth bucks the milquetoast trend of the GOP party-establishment to marginalize the immigration issue and tuck it out of the way of the current crop of amnesty candidates.

Instead, he's voting for the last remaining border security hawk in the race: Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Hayworth writes:

"To base a primary vote on 'electability' instead of ideas and principles seems to me a reduction of your rights via rationalization.

No one will ever completely agree with every position that a candidate takes…as Sharon put it, 'there is no perfect candidate,' but I believe my vote should go to the candidate who comes closest to espousing the philosophy I share.

That brings me back to Duncan Hunter.

No, he won't be on the stage tonight in the South Carolina GOP Debate, and his name appears nowhere near the top of the polls…but he supported tax cuts, did a masterful job as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and stands for 'enforcement first' on illegal immigration.

That's why he'll get my vote and my support for as long as he is in it…even if he doesn't win it!"

As we all know, other candidates are getting credit for the positions they've taken that are identical to Duncan Hunter's.

Huckabee is the "man of faith".

Giuliani is the "anti-terrorism" candidate, by virtue of his high profile on 9/11.

Romney is the guy who can handle finances.

Fred is the Second Amendment champion.

But, Duncan Hunter is all of those and more!

So we've started asking a simple question to people we meet who say they're supporting one of these men.

"Where do your core beliefs come from?"

"Do the things you're passionate about, the things that are important to you, come from what's popular, or do they come from what is right?"

We don't wait for an answer. Those questions deserve to be asked and answered in the privacy of each man and woman's heart.

We're not supporting Duncan Hunter because he's the front-runner in
the race.

We're not supporting him because of how well he polls.

We're not supporting him because he's this week's media darling.

We're supporting him because he is right!

Help us help the right man for the job!

He's right on every issue we hold dear. If we're honest with ourselves, and if we think it's important to elect the right person this November, we need to ask ourselves and those around us: "Where do our core beliefs come from?"

The answer we come up with leads us to one candidate only. The complete conservative: Duncan Hunter.

Join us in our fight for what's right! Join the team of principles and true American values.

Duncan Hunter is still in the fight and refused to give up!

Help us make his commitment count!

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Soldiers for Duncan Hunter

Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Here is a post from Chuck Winn, U. S. Army retired on Duncan Hunter. He’s on staff with the Hunter campaign. God through Duncan Hunter has done more for this country’s security, economy, military and children than many, the whole while not tooting his own horn. Others speak on his behalf for those with ears to hear. Soldier’s who have served understand the necessity of the grace of God as military and political experience.

Dear Fellow Believers,

At one time or another we have collaborated on issues protecting the traditional family, the unborn, or our Nation’s security. As a career professional soldier who served in uniform for 32 years, in ranks from Private to full Colonel; and a believer who accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1984, please allow me to share my perspective on this year’s Presidential candidates.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hutchison on defensive over border fence amendment

As you know, I have posted since the beginning of this blog about the law Duncan Hunter had passed to expand the border fence across the Southern border. He cmapaigned on it, and he encouraged the Bush Administration to get to work on building it. Then, in December, I posted that Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson slipped an amendment into the defense bill to gut the border fence. It passed in both houses and was signed. Duncan Hunter voted for the defeense bill in order to support our troops, but the fence has been gutted.

WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristic display of public frustration with party colleagues, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday sharply criticized two Republican congressmen who had accused her of a stealth effort to derail the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Conservative blogs and pundits have attacked Hutchison ever since Reps. Peter King of New York and Duncan Hunter of California accused the Texas Republican of essentially repealing Congress' mandate to build 700 miles of fencing. "This was a midnight massacre," King said of an amendment Hutchison shepherded into law last month. "It was absolutely disgraceful."

After being labeled "Panderer to the Criminal Invader" and called a traitor to border security, Hutchison fought back Friday. "There is misinformation, and I think the congressmen who should know better exactly what has happened have been a little loose with the facts," she said in an interview.


Open Letter to the South Carolina GOP – Duncan Hunter is the Only Choice

Note this was written the day after the South Carolina debate last week, which Duncan Hunter was sadly excluded from. This is applicable to all states voting in reality, especially Michigan, as Michigan is voting today. There are comparisons to McCain, Huckabee, Thompson, Romney, and Giuliani.

Alexander J. Madison – January 11, 2007

Dear South Carolinians,

Your state has the opportunity to help shape the election at this historic time in our nation’s history. In fact, you have the opportunity to turn it on its head, for the sake of our shared conservative principles. This year, after many years without the option, South Carolina has a chance to select a rock-ribbed conservative Reaganite in the primary. His name is not McCain, Romney, Thompson or Huckabee. It is Duncan Hunter. And he deserves the support of every serious conservative. Allow me to explain why.

Duncan Hunter represents the Reagan wing of the party. While every candidate likes to bandy about the name of Ronald Reagan, there was one man that stood shoulder to shoulder with Reagan during his monumental presidency. Congressman Duncan Hunter was Reagan’s right hand man in the House. Hunter helped push through the record setting tax cuts, rebuild our demoralized military, fight the communists with unparalleled fervor and confidence, and attack the federal leviathan. None other than a hawkish Jack Kemp credits Hunter with being the guy who strong-armed SDI (also known as Star Wars and missile defense) through congress. Reagan also chose Hunter to lead the delegation to Europe to bring them on board with SDI. And no one was more instrumental than Duncan Hunter in helping Reagan beat back the communist infiltration into Central America.

In addition, one of Reagan’s campaign promises was to attempt to restore the constitutional right to prayer in schools, which the courts had stripped away. Though he failed in his attempts, Hunter led the campaign on this as well, and continues to support overturning this blatant unconstitutionalism. Hunter also formed the Conservative Opportunity Society with Vin Webber and Newt Gingrich in the 1980s to recruit fellow staunch conservatives to run for office to displace RINOs and democrats, leading up to the 1994 GOP sweep.


Presidential candidate visits Thumb

CARO — The flurry of campaigning by Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot hit home Thursday as Duncan Hunter made a stop in Caro during the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Brentwood in Caro.

The dinner, comprised of more than 100 Huron and Tuscola Republicans, featured the Republican presidential candidate as well as Josh Romney, son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Hunter is a congressman of 26 years, representing the state of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. A Vietnam Veteran serving in the 173rd Airborne and 75th Army Rangers, Hunter formerly chaired the House Armed Services Committee.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Duncan Hunter needs boots on the ground!!

I had the pleasure of being in New Hampshire monday with Duncan Hunter working on his campaign. One thing I got to see first hand, was the vehicle that I believe got John McCain his win there. More than anything else, the main street intersections, and the polling places, had young people there, carrying signs , and chanting his name repeatedly. Those "Boots on the Ground" were a very impressive sight, and I firmly believe that they had the most effect on the turnout. If we are to get Duncan Hunter to move up in the polls, this strategy will help a lot. I guarantee that this was effected by a lot of folks making phone calls, and enlisting their friends. Every one of them was having a fine old time, yes, lots of fun, carrying those signs, and partying into the wee hours. Folks If you believe, as I do, that Duncan Hunter is the best, most conservative choice for president, I urge you to go to and sign up to help. Thanks, Morque2001

Please, if anyone is reading this who lives in Michigan or South Carolina, go to the polling places, bring signs, and pass out Duncan Hunter material. You can print some off his website. Even printing out his Issues page and handing it out would be awesome! Vote, and encourage all your family and friends to vote for Duncan Hunter!

Duncan Hunter wins big in Wyoming

Outspent 200 plus to 1 by the Romney campaign, Duncan Hunter pulls out a third place finish in the Wyoming caucuses. Duncan’s experience and solid campaign platform resonate with the Wyoming people. Lately, it seems most of the candidates (except John McCain head of the Kennedy wing of the Republican party or the Democrats ) are emulating Duncan Hunter’s position on Illegal immigration, Border security and the Border fence.

They will not even touch the China trade imbalance, and currency devaluation or the healthcare crisis and propose a “wait until it destroys our economy strategy”. In lieu of "a chicken in every pot", their campaign slogan is, "a Chinese made car in every garage" or "low paying service jobs for the masses"!

Can you believe that the wife of a liar and a serial adulterer who rented out rooms in the White House to Chinese businessmen is considered a viable Democratic candidate for president? The Clintons catered to Chinese business while reducing the size and quality of our military.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Six candidates to participate in historic 2008 S.C. GOP Presidential Candidates Debate

Duncan Hunter has been excluded by Fox News (Faux News) again whose motto should be "We report...and decide!" I have contact information after this post. Call and let your voice be heard. Duncan Hunter has fought for America for years. Don't let the media decide the next president. We need Duncan in the debate!

Contact: Rob Godfrey, Communications Director 803.807.7144

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Excitement surrounding presidential politics in South Carolina continues to grow as South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson today announced that invitations have been extended to and accepted by six Republican presidential candidates to participate in the 2008 South Republican Party Presidential Candidates Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

"The stakes couldn't be higher this election, and we couldn't be more excited to extend a warm South Carolina welcome to six White House hopefuls who are seeking the Republican nomination to be the next President of the United States," said Dawson. "These candidates join tens of thousands of Republicans from across the country and hundreds of journalists from around the world who are converging on Myrtle Beach for this debate because they know the 2008 election could be decided on our stage that night."

The following candidates will be receiving formal invitations from the South Carolina Republican Party to the 2008 South Carolina Republican Party Presidential Candidates Debate (in alphabetical order):

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani - New York City

Former Governor Mike Huckabee - Arkansas

U.S. Senator John McCain - Arizona

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul - Texas

Former Governor Mitt Romney - Massachusetts

Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson - Tennessee

Candidates who received invitations to participate in the debate have announced formal campaigns for president; filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and the South Carolina Republican Party to run for president; paid all candidate filing fees associated with their candidacy; met all U. S. constitutional requirements; and garnered at least 5% of the national electorate as determined by an average of the most recent national telephone polls of registered voters conducted by non-partisan public opinion polling organizations leading up to the registration deadline as determined by the South Carolina Republican Party and FOX News Channel; or, place in the top five in the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary on January 8, 2008.

The 2008 South Republican Party Presidential Candidates Debate will be televised live by FOX News Channel at 9:00 PM from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Thursday, January 10, 2008. FOX News Channel Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume will moderate the debate while FOX News anchor Chris Wallace and White House Correspondent Wendell Goler will ask questions of the candidates.

FOX News Radio (FNR) will also provide listeners with live debate coverage beginning at 9 PM/ET. FNR’s Mike Majchrowitz will anchor the debate live from inside the hall. Following the debate, Majchrowitz and FNR Political Analyst and Washington Post columnist Jeff Birnbaum will provide post-debate analysis. They will be joined by FOX News Radio Correspondent Todd Starnes and several special guests live from “Spin Alley”.


Contact: Rob Godfrey, SC GOP Communications Director 803.807.7144

The SC GOP main number: Phone: 803.988.8440

Fox News: 1-888-369-4762.

Michingan's January 15th Primary

Duncan Hunter's Upcoming Michigan Events:

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008
Tuscola and Huron County Republican Parties Lincoln Day Dinner
4:30 - 8:00 PM
The Brentwood
178 Park Drive Caro,MI 48723
Contact: Phillip Hardy (989) 467-0017

Friday, Jan 11, 2008
Ottawa County Republicans and Hope College Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner

5:30 - 8:30 PM
CST The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive Hudsonville, MI 49426

Duncan Hunter is Best for Small Business Finance

Duncan Hunter is best for small business finance. Because Duncan Hunter is willing to level the playing field by enforcing our laws, struggling entrepreneurs will have a fair chance to succeed.

Entrepreneurs will be able to pay employees legal wages without having to compete with companies (large and small) that pay illegals $4.00 per hour and don't pay any federal, state, local, etc., taxes.

Duncan Hunter comprehends that the incredible 20MM to 50MM illegal aliens are choking the life out of our business communities large and small, not to mention our entire nation's ability to provide opportunities for all.



On January 4, 5 and 6, 2008 the Nevada Republican Assembly held a Presidential Endorsing Convention in Reno, Nevada. On Saturday they held a Presidential rally where each of the campaigns presented their candidate and the issues they stand for. The organization also held a Straw Poll for those who attended the rally. Congressman Hunter came in 3rd place in the straw poll behind Ron Paul and John McCain.

On Sunday, the NVRA met to vote on the candidate that their organization would endorse for President in 2008. This organization has one of the largest concentrations of conservative Republicans in it’s membership. They uphold the principles of supporting our constitution, limited government, love of God, state sovereignty, controlled spending, sanctity of life, parental rights, protection of private property, 2nd amendment rights, security of our borders, fair trade, educational excellence, and fair and equal taxation rights.

The NVRA held a series of votes to reach their choice for endorsement of Congressman Duncan Hunter for President in 2008. Duncan Hunter had a clear lead throughout all 5 rounds of voting. In order for the assembly to reach a final decision for the endorsement, the candidate had to have a 2/3 majority vote. Duncan Hunter won that endorsement over Fred Thompson with more than the 2/3 required. Hunter’s clear, consistent conservative message has resonated with residents in Nevada.

Michael Kressler, President of the NVRA along with members of the organization are proud to endorse Duncan Hunter for President in 2008. Duncan Hunter has proven that he is a viable candidate and will represent the people who need a President that is honest and true and will facilitate change in the right direction for our nation.

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Free trade? C'mon

This is exactly what Duncan Hunter has been saying about free trade.

We should rename "free trade." Because it isn't free and it isn't fair. Since it's trade that's regulated in favor of multinational special-interest groups, why don't we call it for what it is: rigged market trade?

Why are we so afraid to call a spade a spade? There are 36,000 fewer U.S. factories than there were eight years ago. One in five manufacturing jobs has been lost nationally in the last 10 years.

If we don't stem the tide of multinationalism through trade law reform, then between 42 million and 56 million of the 140 million U.S. jobs could be moved off-shore within 20 years, including all 14 million current jobs in manufacturing. We'll be left without any manufacturing, which is at the core of our country's national security.


Military Buildup Continues in China

I've posted a good deal about Duncan Hunter's position on trade with China and the ultimate threat China poses.

China has introduced a number of new weapons lately and that has more than a few people upset.

For example, the most recent estimate of Chinese missiles now opposite Taiwan is 1,000. This cold fact has drawn the attention of the Pentagon, Tokyo, and Taipei.

Those 1,000 missiles are just about the right number to start and win a war over Taiwan.


Hunter Wins One Delegate in Wyoming and Other News

He came in 3rd following candidates Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson.

Sadly, Duncan Hunter was excluded from the NH ABC debate and the NH Fox Debate. He hosted his own townhall meeting with one of his big supporters, Chuck Yeager, during the ABC debate. The NH GOP dropped its support from the NH Fox Debate because both Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter were excluded.

Duncan Hunter made an announcement on Monday the 7th before the primary that he wasn't happy about being excluded. He also made a surprise visit on Hardball with Chrissy Matthews.

Republican Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter lashed out against the media for excluding him from televised debates leading up to tomorrow’s primary. Sara Sciammacco reports from New Hampshire.

Standing in front of a handful of TV cameras and supporters, Hunter attacked ABC News and Fox News. The two news organizations excluded him from Republican Presidential debates this past weekend.

But I am not going quit, Mr. Corporate Executive! You think you can turn the light off on this campaign by taking off the debates 72 hours before the poll's over.

Hunter says he'll fight all the way to the West, where he believes he'll garner strong support.


Fuller Duncan Hunter Press Conference Video

Duncan Hunter wanders onto the set of Morning Joe, January 7, 2008

Sadly, Duncan Hunter did not get any delegates in NH, but it is still early. There are 47 states to go! We have to fight for the only conservative in the race. If anyone reading this is from South Carolina, feel free to leave a comment with your email address. I'll email you how to get material. Feel free to do the same even if you don't live in South Carolina.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

USA Today tries to off the candidacies of Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson

Iowa was barely over caucusing when USA Today Editors decided they knew better than Republicans in the other 49 states and better than the not yet chosen delegates to the 2008 Republican Party National Convention, who is worthy to continue the race for the Republican Party Presidential Nomination. My question for the USA Today Editors is, who in the name of democracy made you the politburo?

Note: The remainder of this post is a re-write of my comments to the Editors of USA Today Editorial.

Regarding the Editor's dictum that "'s long past time for Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., to depart the scene", I beg to differ and am reminded of the words of Mark Twain: "The report of my death is an exaggeration."


Open Letter to the Wyoming GOP – Time for another California Cowboy, Duncan Hunter

Note that the Wyoming Primary has already occured (where Hunter came in 3rd and picked up a delegate!), but this is AJ Madison's letter to them. I posted the letters to Iowa and New Hampshire. Parts of these letters can apply to all states; the United States of America.

Dear Wyoming GOPers,

First, let me congratulate you for living in one of the most beautiful states in the Union. My home state of Washington gives Wyoming a run for the money, but unlike you, we have several million liberals that tend to pollute the scenery.

Iowa has spoken. And as usual, they have voted with their hearts, not their heads. They voted in Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney for the top two spots. Granted, both Mike and Mitt are currently unemployed and had much time to spend gladhanding the good folks in Iowa. However, what Iowegians did not do is bother to understand the records of the two gentlemen in question, and fell prey, once again, to a fellow who spins a good yarn, and one that ‘looks presidential’. After all, Iowa supported GHW Bush over an excellent conservative named Ronald Reagan.

While Mr. Huckabee is certainly a social conservative, he is what we in the west call a nanny-stater. He vows to support a nationwide ban on smoking in public places. Now please tell me what on God’s green earth makes him think the Federal Government has any authority to even contemplate such stupidity. While governor of Arkansas, the Huck instituted ARKids, a nice little socialized medicine program that would make Hillary blush. In addition to that, he promoted a policy to fight obesity, by banning so called ‘junk food’ from the schools and, worse, having the kids subjected to body fat tests. Top this nonsense off with his career long coddling of illegal aliens, going so far to call the conservatives in Arkansas who proposed to cut off benefits to illegals “racists and demagogues”, and his liberal record on taxes and what you end up with is a socially conservative democrat. I guess if you claim to be doing it for God or ‘for the children’, then you can bamboozle a fair number of voters.


Romney Photo Ops at Hunters Border Fence

Candidate Mitt Romney has sent out a campign flier to Republicans in Nevada, claiming his strength on border enforcement. For the photo op, I'm sure he briefly stepped out of his air conditioned motor home to have his picture taken in front of the border fence built by Duncan Hunter.

The fence in the background was built though the efforts of Representative Duncan Hunter. He is the real conservative in this campaign.

If you want a return to conservative values and put a real conservative in the White House, vote for Duncan Hunter in 2008.


US presidential candidate Duncan Hunter speaks to Wikinews

Duncan Hunter is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 1981 from California's 52nd congressional district in northern and eastern San Diego. It was previously numbered the 42nd District from 1981 to 1983 and then the 45th District from 1983 to 1993. Hunter was the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee during the 109th Congress. Hunter is currently seeking the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States. Below is David Shankbone's interview with the Congressman.

This is definitely one of my favorite interviews with Duncan Hunter. The interviewer is obviously a big liberal, and he and Hunter go back and forth. It's worth the read!
(see the interview here

Why Chuck Yeager Likes Duncan Hunter

The unfolding 2008 presidential campaigns have brought some unusual names to the forefront of American politicking. Among them, Oprah Winfrey, that citadel of expertise on domestic and foreign affairs, gives her flamboyant support to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., while the intellectually vacant social activist vote of Barbra Streisand goes to Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

In contrast, consider the preference expressed by retired Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager. A true American superhero of unrivaled pedigree, Yeager was the first human being ever to fly "faster than a speeding bullet," as he successfully broke the sound barrier six decades ago in the Bell X-1. He went on to reach numerous other aviation milestones as a test pilot, eventually achieving the rank of brigadier general in the United States
Air Force.

In a letter that has been recently distributed to Republican voters in early deciding states, Yeager enthusiastically offers his support for the presidential candidacy of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. His reasons for doing so are extremely telling.


Hunter ignoring Iowa (upbeat, focused on NH)

Note that this article eas written on the day of the Iowa Caucus, but it explains that Duncan Hunter has put much more emphasis on New Hampshire whose primaries are today!

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter is all but ignoring tonight's Iowa Republican caucus in favor of concentrating on upcoming votes in Wyoming and New Hampshire.

In a telephone interview between campaign stops in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the cash-strapped, long-shot presidential candidate maintained that he's upbeat despite failing to garner more than single-digit support in polls in Iowa or anywhere else.

"My motto in politics is never be disappointed and never quit," Hunter, R-El Cajon, said. "I think this is still an open race and no one has surged to take a commanding lead."


I'm Going To Flip Flop: Vote Duncan Hunter

All right, after all this time I finally endorsed Fred Thompson as president on my Monday show. And now I'm going to flip flop.

I kept hearing....."I like Duncan Hunter, but he doesn't stand a chance."

But then if that's who I REALLY want and so many others all say the same damn thing, and we all vote for him, then dammit, HE DOES STAND A CHANCE!


Duncan Hunter with Roger Hedgecock 12-28-07

Other than Alan Keyes, this is the only no-doubts-about it, across-the-board conservative in the race. Duncan Hunter is the guy America needs as president.

(click here to see interview:

No Compromise! Support Duncan Hunter for President!

No Compromise When It Comes to Being Right! is officially endorsing Duncan Hunter for President. If any candidate represents true conservative values Duncan Hunter represents those values. Duncan Hunter wants to protect America, and her interests, and will stand to protect the interests of families, and individuals and more importantly protect our Constitution.

The slate of candidates that have been presented to Republicans is wrought with candidates who do not and never have stood on conservative values, and why any conservative would vote for most of these candidates is beyond any reason! Just because the media has picked the Republican darling doesn’t mean we have to stand by and let it happen. We see it as another attempt at watering down our party, and we believe it would suit the RINOs to go over to the Democratic party, and conservatize that party rather than coming into the Republican party and liberalizing this party!

With Duncan Hunter, there is no question where he stands because he has the actions to back up his words! We are asking you to support Duncan Hunter for President in your primaries! Thank you!


Monday, January 7, 2008

Northern Nevadans Listen to Duncan Hunter

After making a round of campaign stops in Northern Nevada after the Christmas holiday, Congressman Duncan Hunter found that Nevadans support his run for President. Congressman Duncan Hunter attended a townhall meeting in Reno on December 27, 2007 where there were almost 50 in attendance. All 3 of the local affiliate stations turned out to cover the meeting and interview Congressman Hunter. There were two other local stations and the local newspaper there to cover the event. Hunter spoke on the issues of unfair trade practices with China, the threat of terrorism in our country through our open borders and our rising problem with illegal immigration. General Chuck Yeager also spoke at the townhall meeting and told his story about how he broke the sound barrier and how the creation of jets came about.

The next evening, Congressman Hunter and General Yeager spoke to a standing room only crowd in Carson City, NV. There were over 100 people in attendance. Nevada’s First Lady Dawn Gibbons was there to meet him when he walked in the door and led a cheering section as he entered into the townhall meeting. The crowd in Carson City were very receptive to his message and liked each of the points that Hunter discussed. He spoke more in depth on the issues of education, the War on Terror, Iran, unfair trade with China and our economy. General Yeager also told his story of his career in the Air Force and told them why he supported Duncan Hunter. The people who showed up at this townhall meeting were so thrilled to support Duncan Hunter and they were anxious to spread the word about him to their friends. They all left with at least one of the new CDs that the campaign has just released. This CD is an excellent tool to spread the message about Duncan Hunter and it’s easy for folks to listen to it in their car on the way to work or wherever they are traveling.

During this trip Congressman Hunter and General Yeager toured the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and were able to see the Carson City Mint and see how the machine operated. Congressman Hunter also visited a locally owned and operated outdoor outfitter called Mark Fore and Strike. This business has been owned by 4 generations of the same family. Congressman Hunter enjoyed meeting with the Stodtmeisters (owners) and appreciated their knowledgeable staff who helped him pick out a gift for the Yeagers.


Open Letter to the New Hampshire GOP – Choose the Real Conservative, Duncan Hunter

Note: As with the previous letter, this was written before the Iowa Caucus. It is certainly still applicable because New Hampshire won't vote until tomorrow.

Why should Iowa have all the fun tonight--take that New Hampshire!

Alexander J. Madison - December 31, 2007

Dear New Hampshire Republicans,

Every presidential election season, your state, by virtue of its early primary vote, has the opportunity to help shape the election going forward. At times, you were the antidote to the Iowa Caucuses. In 1980, Iowa chose moderate GHW Bush, New Hampshire chose Ronald Reagan, giving the Gipper a much needed boost. For that, we are eternally grateful. In 1996, you bucked the polls and chose Pat Buchanan over the milquetoast Bob Dole. Though Buchanan had and has his own issues, the one area where he did trump all the others was a real understanding what illegal immigration was doing to our country. Now, 12 years later, that problem that Buchanan warned about has come home to roost. And you have the opportunity to select a candidate that has been even more stalwart than Buchanan, or anyone else in politics for the last 26 years for that matter, on fighting the scourge of illegal immigration. Duncan Hunter even opposed the 1986 Reagan Amnesty (Simpson –Mazzoli), something Buchanan was pushing as Reagan’s Communications Director. As Pat found out, Hunter’s arm don’t twist.

Whereas Mr. Buchanan has managed to put himself into the fringes of the Republican Party in recent years, Hunter has held true to the Reagan vision of Peace through Strength, confronting our enemies, and shrinking the federal leviathan, in addition to being the true leader on immigration reform.

Hunter is the only candidate who understands that communist China is preparing for war, while we foolishly allow massive transfers of technology and manufacturing prowess to move from our shores to theirs. Hunter vociferously opposed Clinton’s ‘Permanent Normal Trade Relations’ gift to the chicoms, while Fred Thompson, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee all supported it.


Open Letter to the Iowa GOP – Choose Wisely, Choose Hunter

Note: This was written before the Iowa Caucus which has since passed. It is still an excellent letter about why people should cast their vote for Duncan Hunter.

Guest Editorial

Alexander J. Madison - December 31, 2007

Dear Iowegians,

Every presidential election season, your state has the opportunity to help shape the election going forward. Unfortunately, too many times, you have selected a dud during the Iowa Caucuses. In 1976, you picked Gerald Ford, proponent of the ERA and abortion rights, over a very conservative Ronald Reagan. In 1980, you chose a very moderate Bush over Reagan. And twice you picked a milquetoast named Bob Dole. Granted, the choices are sometimes between dud and duddier, but this year is different. This year you have a chance to select a rock-ribbed conservative Reaganite to make up for not choosing the original Reaganite when you had the chance. The name is Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Duncan Hunter is a representative from California’s 52nd legislative district. Mr. Hunter put his college career on hold to volunteer with the 173rd Airborne Rangers to fight the communists in Vietnam. Like Reagan, Hunter believes that war was not only very winnable, but was indeed a “noble cause”. And the killing fields that followed our departure from that conflict are a bold testament to their vision over the head-in-the-sand lack of vision (which continues to this day) from the defeatist democrats and RINOs.

Duncan Hunter also entered office with Reagan in 1981, at the ripe old age of 32. He immediately was able to join the Armed Services Committee in Congress, where he has remained to this day, as former Chairmen, and current Ranking Republican. It was in large part due to Mr. Hunter’s efforts, teaming with folks like Jack Kemp and Henry Hyde, that Reagan was able to ramrod our historic military buildup through Congress in the 80s, which revitalized every branch of our Armed Services. Jack Kemp even credits Hunter with being the go-to guy for strong-arming the very controversial ‘Star Wars’ Strategic Defense Initiative through the House. The results of that persistence and vision is paying off in spades, despite the howls of leftists worldwide, as we today have working missile defense systems either in field, or soon to be fielded; including laser based systems for which Reagan was mercilessly ridiculed by the ignorant ‘academics’ and the press. Hunter was and is perhaps the staunchest anti-communist to sit in Congress. He was the leader most responsible, aside from Reagan, for stemming the commie-creep in Central America during the 1980s, and his disdain for communism has never ebbed.


Son Of Pres. Hopeful Hunter To Run For Congress

SAN DIEGO -- Ten people took out papers Friday to run for Congress in various districts in San Diego County, including Duncan D. Hunter, the son of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon.

The younger Hunter, who is also a Republican, hopes to take the East County seat being vacated by his father, who is running for president.

Hunter, a Marine captain, returned home from Afghanistan in time for Thanksgiving and is no longer on active duty, said campaign spokesman Dave Gilliard.


Duncan Hunter - The Class of Reagan

"If men of wisdom and knowledge ... and true republican simplicity of manners ... are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation." --Samuel Adams

The consensus among the chattering class is that this presidential cycle features no clear heir to the Reagan mantle. Yet of the declared candidates, conservatives outnumber the media-dubbed triumvirate of Giuliani, McCain and Romney. Most notable among them is Duncan Hunter, the California representative who hails from The Gipper's lucky city of San Diego.

Hunter earned his congressional seat in 1980, in a 2-to-1 Democrat-dominated district. He did so with a winning combination of determination, shoe leather, integrity and a clear conservative philosophy as espoused by GOP presidential candidate. http://Reagan2020.US/] Certain sectors of the San Diego establishment have never forgiven Hunter for ousting nine-term Demo Rep. Lionel Van Deerlin, now a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Hunter is a decorated Vietnam veteran who served with the 173rd Airborne Division and the 75th Army Rangers. After returning home, he attended law school and opened offices in San Diego's Hispanic Barrio Logan, often offering legal services at no charge. Last October, before the Republican congressional losses, Hunter announced his simultaneous retirement from Congress and his presidential candidacy. In other words, he is serious about this campaign.


Duncan Hunter candidate platform

High priorities: Immigration/border enforcement, tax reform

Abortion: Pro-life.

Capital Punishment: Supports capital punishment.


Rep. Hunter to speak at Republican dinner in Tequesta

TEQUESTA — Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and Republican presidential candidate will be the special guest at the Martin County Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Jan. 25 at the Turtle Creek Country Club in Tequesta.

Hunter, the former chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will speak on "Shaping our Defense Forces to Meet Our Future Security Challenges."

Tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner are $75. Checks should be made out to the Martin County Republican Executive Committee and mailed to P.O. Box 501, Stuart, FL 34995. For sponsorships or tables, call (772) 286-0615.


Duncan Hunter for President! (Joseph Farah endorsement)

Regular readers of my column know that I have enthusiastically supported Tom Tancredo for president.

In fact, two years ago, I personally asked Tancredo to run for president because I feared there would be no Republican candidate offering real solutions to America's crisis with illegal immigration and border security.

Tancredo answered the call. I always knew he was, at best, a reluctant and long-shot candidate. But he answered the bell.

He proceeds to endorse Duncan Hunter! (excerpt...see