Theodore's World: Rep. Duncan Hunter Announces 2008 White House Bid

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October 31, 2006

Rep. Duncan Hunter Announces 2008 White House Bid

SAN DIEGO — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Monday he will run for president in 2008.

"This is going to be a long road, it's a challenging road, there's going to be some rough and tumble, but I think it's the right thing to do for our country," Hunter, who has represented the 52nd Congressional District in San Diego County for 26 years, said at a waterfront press conference.

The declaration allows the California congressman to begin raising money and organize supporters in early Republican primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Hunter's bid surprised some Republican leaders in Washington. He had not been discussed as one of the many candidates considering a presidential bid, including Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Solidly pro-life, A+ from the NRA, sponsored the border fence bill and some other pro-life bills. Vietnam vet, small business owner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. He is 58 years old. Duncan Hunter's father was a WWII Marine, and his son a Marine who has served in Iraq

Hunter got an "A" rating from Gun Owners of America.

There is this.... which is also great about him.
COSCO Doesn't Deserve Long Beach Port
by Congressman Duncan Hunter

He also nailed CNN recently with a question asking "whether CNN wants US to win against terrorists when they aired the video of terrorists killing our soldiers. And he demanded the Pentagon do something about it.

Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 16, 2005

Hunter says Dubai is unfit and cannot be trusted to manage ports in America.

He is a champion of border enforcement among other things.

Duncan Hunter's voting record....HERE.

Duncan Hunter was born in Riverside, California. He briefly attended the University of Montana and the University of California, Santa Barbara before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War in the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 75th Army Rangers. After returning, Hunter utilized the G.I. Bill to attend Western State University Law School in San Diego and, while completing his degree, he supplemented his income by working in farming and construction.

Hunter's son, Duncan Duane Hunter, a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, was deployed to Iraq in 2003.

Congressman Duncan Hunter...his website
1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206
El Cajon, CA 92020
PHONE: (619) 448-5201
FAX: (619) 449-2251

Duncan Hunter is a tough SOB - he is willing to call a spade a spade - and that has a way of forcing issues to the surface where other politicians have to address the same issues with equal or greater strength.

I think this is great news.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 31, 2006 01:55 AM


Bwahahaha, can you hear it? The thundering of their uggs and gnashing of the teeth from the Communists, sorry I meant the Democrats. They're going to react like a herd of wildebeest with a hungry lion amongst them, with the head Gnu Hillary leading the herd.
This is one guy I can get behind, I didn't find his name in any CFR or TLC rosters, so I don't expect Ken Mehlman's group to support him. I'd bet if we had him in office right now it wouldn't be Iraq but Iran that would be getting the restructuring.

Posted by: Jack at October 31, 2006 11:44 AM

Jack, hahahaha love how you put it......the things I have been able to find out about Hunter all seem good. I know it is stil early but it sure would feel good to have someone to get excited about.

Thanks for the information about the CFR or TLC rosters.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2006 02:55 AM