August 16, 2007
American history is replete with examples of the best candidate for political office not being chosen. Our history also shows several examples of candidates thought sure to be losing actually winning, once the votes are counted. In the case of the former, we have been strapped with less qualified candidates obtaining office and giving us a lackluster performance or scandalous conduct, dragging the country through the mud of their less than honorable performance while in office. Some have even ended up in jail or resigning office amid scandal.
The highest office in the land and in the free world is no exception to this. We saw one President forced into a shameful resignation and castigated ever since as poor and corrupt person. We saw one impeached by the House of Representatives over scandalous conduct and corruption, but whom the media loved and now see as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
The former ended a very unpopular war and opened trade with a former enemy and was re-elected in the one of the largest landslide victories in American history. The latter really doesn’t have much of list of major accomplishments, but is lauded as a great President.
In the case of the latter, his wife, the former first lady, became a U.S. Senator and is currently running for the highest office herself. Such is the admiration of the media towards this couple that she is given glowing coverage in the media, although she too cannot point to anything specific in her record that would qualify her.
Running against her for her party’s nomination is a young first term Senator that also has no experience and no real record for us to compare, but who is also receiving glowing accolades from the media.
From the other party we have some this same media seems to at least somewhat adore, after spending the last 6 ½ years blasting and condemning the current holder of the office all are seeking and from the same party. Of those we have a former governor who oversaw the legalization of Gay Marriage within his state and who now says he has always been against abortion. This one also seems to offer lackluster support for the War on Terror. He recently won a straw poll after flooding the area with massive amounts of money; some saying his win amounted to about $800 per vote.
We also have a former Mayor who is credited with performing admirably during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This one has a background of opposing our Second Amendment rights to bear arms. He also seems to have suddenly become strongly opposed to illegal immigrant rights.
A third candidate is a U.S. Senator who is known for being a “maverick” and who has time and time again undermined the desires of the current President, in hopes of appearing to be the great compromiser.
All three suddenly seem to brag about their conservative values but have little history of it. At best, I would say they are moderates.
Of all the candidates of both party’s, only one has a history of being The Most Consistent Candidate, Duncan Hunter. In viewing conservative forums and speaking with others, I hear comments of, “Who is he?” “If there was ever anything I’d like to be proven wrong on, it’s my opinion that Hunter’s going nowhere. He’s a good man.” “I am all for Duncan Hunter, BUT - he doesn't have the recognition that he needs, or deserves.” “I like Hunter, I just don’t see him going anywhere.” “The only thing I have against Hunter at this point is that he can’t win.” “Supporting Hunter is a noble cause, but it's also a rapidly dying one.” “He is my favorite candidate. I anxiously await for him to make a move.”
Nearly all agree that he is hands down the best conservative and most consistent in his record. Yet, he has little support among most conservatives at this time. I find it ironic that so many agree that he is the best qualified candidate but are waiting for him to do something to gain notoriety within the media, the very same media that is gushing accolades about the opposition candidates and moderates.
Once was the time that we conservatives didn’t rely on a heavily biased media to inform us of who is the best for us. Once, we told them who we wanted based on the candidates record and current stance on the issues. As the media condemned or ignored our choice, we bypassed them and spread the word of who was the best bet for America.
Today, we have the internet that makes the spreading of support for a man like Duncan Hunter even easier than we did years ago. Yet, we have a significant number of those who say they want to support Hunter, but don’t see him doing well in polls conducted by what I have come to call the Hillary supporting media.
Can you not see the disparity of waiting for a good man to receive accolades from them when it is obvious that they want for either their choice to win or someone who will follow the lead of their first choice, whose college thesis was a glowing account of a Socialist radical, Saul Alinsky?
This is the same media that tried to force a left-winged Senator on us last time that is best known for spreading lies about those of us who served in the Viet Nam War. This is the same media that broadcast fabricated “document” about the current Commander in Chief and who embarrassingly had to withdraw the document, costing one well known Journalist to lose his job, even though reluctantly.
Yet, nearly everywhere word is spread of a great candidate like Duncan Hunter, we still hear, “who?” “He can’t win.” “He has no support.”
Well, you are wrong. He does have support and as his message is spread, his support is growing, even if slowly. People are waking up to the manipulations of a biased Hillary Supporting media and are beginning to ignore them. People are watching Hunter’s message spread and are seeing they don’t need to wait for a biased media to tell them who is best for America. They know who is the best candidate and are joining many others in bypassing the media again and are spreading the word of Hunter to friends, over the internet, in phone calls, bumper stickers and yard signs.
He has a good chance of gaining the GOP nod for President, but not unless his support and donations grow. He can do it, if we give him the tools.
These times we live in are too perilous to allow another faulty candidate the biased media adores occupying the White House. We cannot continue allowing them to make our choices for us. We have too many examples of mediocre people who became popular and accomplished little or nothing for the good of America.
The next time you read of Hunter and are about to say “he is great, but,” think twice and ask yourself, “Why am I not supporting Duncan Hunter.” If you find yourself agreeing with his platform and ideas, stop waiting. Get behind him and let’s make America the great country we all know she is.
If you like what he says and stands for, WHY AREN’T YOU SUPPORTING DUNCAN HUNTER?
UPDATE: Another Hunter Supporter lists his qualifications and wonders where is the GOP support for one whose records is what they say they want. Duncan Hunter Doesn't Match GOP Shallow Boomer Values
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 8:30 PM