Monday, January 07, 2008

Duncan Hunter Blasts “Knucklehead Executives”

January 7, 2008

Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Duncan Hunter, long shot candidates for President in 2008, announced earlier today that he was to make a major announcement, setting in place speculation that he was ending his bid for the White House.

Hunter, Congressman from California’s 52nd District the past 26 years, has been making a bid to be the nominee of the Republican Party and struggling to be noticed, often being ignored by major media sources that seem to prefer other more “polished” candidates.

In spite of growing support at the grassroots level and finishing third in the second primary in Wyoming, picking up one delegate and an alternate, ABC and Fox News both decided he was to be denied a place at their latest debates, furthering their near blackout on his candidacy.

Speaking with Republicans likely to vote, often heard is, “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.”

Hunter made such a move today, announcing, “Presidential Candidate and California Congressman Duncan Hunter will be making a major announcement today at 2:00 p.m. (EST), regarding the future of his Presidential bid.”

Before a small group of people expecting to hear his announced end to his candidacy, Hunter shocked them all with a short speech that included,

“[He was] not allowed to attend the debates, because some knucklehead, arrogant executive in the corporate media world of ABC and Fox News in some third or fourth story glass office decided that I was, my campaign was over, and the lights were going to be shut out on my campaign. So against that backdrop, ABC and Fox have been asking us when I’m going to quit. So here’s my answer: I’m not going to quit. I’m going to continue.”


Pointing out the fact that he obtained the delegate from Wyoming, Hunter reasoned,
“And, you know, in the interim, between making that initial decision and the debates, something took place. It was called the Wyoming caucuses. And in the Wyoming caucus I won a delegate. In fact, I now have an officially declared delegate. And as I understand the rules, that means that guys like John McCain, who have zero delegates, and Rudy Giuliani, who have zero delegates, were allowed to attend these two debates, but a guy who actually had some points on the scoreboard, that was myself, was not allowed to attend the debates.”


He continued in regards his campaign,
"I'm not going to let some arrogant corporate media executive, by blacking me out, by taking me off the presidential debates just a few hours before the polls are opened, to decide whether or not this campaign is over."


Video

Hunter has the endorsement of General Chuck Yeager, legendary test pilot whose exploits were chronicled in the book "The Right Stuff,” the Missouri Republican Assembly, GodVoter.org, Joseph Farah, founder, editor and CEO of World Net Daily, former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith, Los Angeles Radio Host Terry Anderson and just recently picked up the endorsement of the Nevada Republican Assembly, amongst other endorsements.

Hunter is a two tour Viet Nam Veteran and his oldest son recently completed his third tour in the War on Terror.

On The Issues, Hunter has a 26 year record hard to beat

The campaigns, as elongated as they are, are barely underway. No candidate should be shut out from the American voter as of yet. Voters need to see all the candidates, from each party, to make informed decisions. Voters don’t need their choices in this all important election, restricted to the cherry picked choices handed us by “knuckleheaded executives” running media conglomerates.

As former Senator Bob Smith said,
"There will never be another Ronald Reagan but fellow Californian Duncan Hunter can pick up the Reagan torch and light the way for America to come back from the dangers we now face."


Reviewing Hunter’s lengthy record in service to America, I feel there is a very good chance he could be even better than Reagan was for America.

Hunter on Glenn Beck

2 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

It's all going down tomorrow!

Let me know how your candidate does!

Lew Waters said...

Even tomorrow won't be the end of it. Super Tuesday is coming up and we haven't even had our caucus here in Washingtion yet.

Tancredo was foolish to drop out already, I think.