Conservatives Need To Rally Behind Duncan Hunter

Monday, July 30, 2007

It doesn't take much to see that conservative, Republican voters are still having a little trouble deciding which way to turn in the 2008 presidential election. If you listen closely to the American people, you will hear people talking about the concept of an ideal candidate. Sean Hannity described him as someone with the optimism and the ability to speak to the public like Ronald Reagan, and with the intellectual backbone of Newt Gingrich. Let me make a proposal to you about Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Hunter is not just another politician. If you look at his list of accomplishments, you will see that he has supported many issues that conservatives hold dear, and actually did something about them with passion and intense commitment. He wrote the bill to build the border fence, he wrote the bill to define person-hood at conception, he has stood up to government over-spending, he has supported enlarging our national defense, and he is a lone voice speaking out for bringing manufacturing jobs to our country. He has perfect ratings from the NRA, the National Right to Life, the Eagle Forum, The Campaign for Working Families, and Americans for Better Immigration. He has been a leader to strengthen our national defense in the style of Ronald Reagan as chairman of the Armed Services committee. He has been a leader for strong borders, he built the fence in San Diego that cut drug and human trafficking by 90%. He has never stopped lobbying the president to finish the job. He has never voted for amnesty, he has never voted pro-choice, he was a Vietnam veteran, he has 26 years of experience, and he has never backed down on his Reagan-conservative principles.

But don't take my word for it, I encourage you to investigate congressman Hunter and see that this is just the tip of the iceberg of his strong conservative ideals and corresponding accomplishments. Join the countless others that have encountered Congressman Hunter, his policies, his record, and left with their jaws dropped.

The reaction to the McCain-Kennedy bill earlier this summer said something very important about our country. It proved that the people can still have the power in this country when they stand up for what they believe in. Some have said that Duncan Hunter could never rally enough support to win. I highly disagree. created a poll in which people were asked to define the perfect candidate. When the answers were compared to current candidates, 69% had describe Duncan Hunter. Furthermore, according to the Washington Post, 74% of Americans agree with Mr. Hunter's Iraq policy (focus on training the Iraqi military so we can leave, but leave safely). His success is dependent on people like you or me.

In this country, anything can happen. In fact, I have never heard a conservative disagree with Hunter on policy. I have merely heard the excuse that we should settle for someone more moderate. When a moderate runs, the Republicans lose portions of the conservative base, the Libertarians, and the conservative Democrats. History has proven that moderates do not win for the Republican party. In fact, if the GOP could rally every conservative vote, they would win by a landslide unprecedented in American history. If the people decide that they want a president who will actually enforce their borders, stand up for their jobs, protect their economy, end government over spending, and strengthen our national security, I strongly suggest that we rally behind Congessman Duncan Hunter. We can do it.

In an election with a pro-choice and pro-amnesty mayor, a former liberal governor, and a senator from Tennessee who has an immigration voting record very similar to that of John McCain and who has hired a strong open-border advocate to his campaign, I hope we can give a close look at Duncan Hunter. He could be that elusive, ideal candidate that everyone has been whispering about and keeps hoping will show up. I strongly encourage you to join me in supporting Congressman Duncan Hunter. I will leave you with Mr. Hunter's vision for this country, and if it sounds anything like yours, please pay him the attention a candidate like this deserves. He said, "I would like to see a country where the day I walk out of the White House, after a couple of terms, the American people are more independent of government than the day that I walked in."

Just like fighting for our borders, his success is dependent on you, the American people. But it's up to you.

Spencer Johnson

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