Duncan Hunter Can Win

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To all of our friends on the local scene who are battling on the illegal immigration issue, I have some good news.

There is reason for hope. The reason is Duncan Hunter.

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One candidate who has formally announced that he is running for president is serious about border security and enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. This candidate is not only serious - he is viable.

Duncan Hunter spoke to a group of Virginia grassroots activists in Virginia last night.

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He explained how the existing fence on the U.S. border near San Diego has greatly reduced crime in that local area. He also explained how his bill to extend the fence for over 800 miles in key sections of the U.S.-Mexico border from California to Texas - a bill approved by the U.S. House and Senate and signed by President Bush - will make a huge dent in smuggling, illegal immigration and other criminal activity coming across from Mexico.

This is the time to focus on the upcoming Presidential election, and we have a real live candidate to support for President in 2008.

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Duncan Hunter can win.

You can learn more about Duncan Hunter here.

Here's what I like most about Congressman Duncan Hunter: Tom Tancredo has had kind words for him, and Hunter talks in depth about three key issues which should be central to the current political debate.

1) Fighting the war on terror:


Our national intelligence and defense communities must be provided with the tools necessary to identify, track, stop and prosecute terrorists before they have the opportunity to strike. The fact that America has not been attacked since September 11th indicates to me that we are on the right course. I am confident we can remain on that course by providing our intelligence agencies with the resources they need while, at the same time, maintaining our commitment to the continued protection of our civil rights.

2) Keeping American Industry and Jobs in the U.S.

American workers are the most productive and innovative labor force in the world. Unfortunately, they are asked to compete in an unfair environment against other workers who make only a fraction of a living wage and are employed by companies that face few, if any, responsibilities to the environment or the long-term prospects of their employees. Our domestic manufacturers are forced to compete against foreign companies that benefit from their country's currency and regulatory regimes. Ominously, China is cheating on trade and using billions of American trade dollars to build ships, planes and missiles at an alarming rate while, at the same time, taking millions of American jobs.

3) Securing Our Borders

I know fencing helps secure our nation's borders because criminal activity in every statistical category has been eliminated or decreased since we built the border fence in San Diego County. What was once a porous border, susceptible to illegal aliens, drug trafficking and terrorism, is now the standard mode in preventing drug smugglers from bringing narcotics into our neighborhoods and allowing border enforcement personnel to reinforce areas of greater need. These results led me to write the Secure Fence Act, extending the San Diego fence 854 miles across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Besides being right on the biggest issues of the day, Duncan Hunter is noteworthy for his integrity. He is not promoting a laundry list of solutions to every problem we face, and he is not wrapping himself in the cloak of past political heroes (i.e. Ronald Reagan) to justify his political stance. He is not dealing out the same tired hand as every other Republican regarding the failures of the GOP majority and the true meaning of "conservative." Listening to him, you get the impression he does not need to spell this stuff out.

If you listen to Duncan Hunter speak, you will come away with the impression that he is his own man.

Stay tuned for much more on this blog and in the state of Virginia.

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13 Comments

Kilo said:

Great report!
I have been saying the same things.
Duncan Hunter is the real deal.
Have you noticed that the more people learn about him, they want to support him.
No fancy talk, no big show. He speaks what he believes and his message is good. We need a man like Duncan Hunter.

Anonymous said:

Duncan Hunter is the man. I would have stayed in the Marine Corps if he was my Command and Chief!

Dave said:

You can read a post by Hunter's son Duncan D. here, it's about FAIR Trade:

http://duncanhunter.conservativebase.org/node/96

Duncan Hunter would get my vote !

He is a solid Conservative, and you know this for a fact because the MSM won't offer up a peep about him!

They tout the polls of their favored 'moderates', while sharpening their knives for any of them if they get the nomination.

The big lie right now is that only Guiliani can beat Hillary....

Come on, get real, if the choice were Hillary vs. Hunter... who will the nation go with?

He is the real deal. Hunter does not have to talk about his "conservative credentials" like everyone else because you can figure out where he stands within 5 minutes of talking with him. If he can get some traction in VA and a few other states, who knows what might be possible ...

Ted said:

At last something encouraging.....

No Relation said:

Let's see...I don't know much about him before now...

Vietnam Ranger?

Conservative with a record to back it?

Still married to his first wife?

Sorry Rudy, I love that you'd be good for the war on terror, and a fellow paisan in the White House would be cool...but...

Duncan Hunter for President!!!

That's what I'm talking about ... gentlemen, this is how revolutions are born.

Anon. said:

It's time that we put an able, conservative leader in power. One who stands up for what is right, not who offers the most money. Once Americans learn what kind of man Duncan Hunter is, there is no other choice. He isn't a "conservative" who attracts liberal support. That's not the goal. Americans want an honest man with real values who knows what he believes in. This is the first election I will be able to vote in and I am proud to say Duncan Hunter has my support.

Anon. said:

It's time that we put an able, conservative leader in power. One who stands up for what is right, not who offers the most money. Once Americans learn what kind of man Duncan Hunter is, there is no other choice. He isn't a "conservative" who attracts liberal support. That's not the goal. Americans want an honest man with real values who knows what he believes in. This is the first election I will be able to vote in and I am proud to say Duncan Hunter has my support.

Jerry Goldberg said:

A dedicated group of individuals have made a pledge to save democracy by cutting through confusing rhetoric and 30 second sound bytes. Project Vote Smart simply asks for unfettered information from the presidential candidates through the Political Courage Test, which is then posted on their website, votesmart.org. All the candidates are required to do is give their positions on the issues that affect the lives of the American public. We should write not only on this candidate’s blog, but also on all of the presidential candidates blogs encouraging them to share their vision of America in a simple, coherent way. The deadline for returning the Political Courage Test is just around the corner, October 31st, so lets show candidates we want more than bytes and jabs, we want real answers about real issues that can come from taking the Political Courage Test.

Right-Winger said:

The thing that kills me is that there is really little Media Buzz on this fine American.

I switch from being a McCain support to a Hunter guy since Hunter is stronger on the border fence and winning the war overseas.

San Diego and all of California loves you, man!

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