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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:38 PM
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Why hasn't Duncan Hunter's campaign caught on?
The only reason I can think of is that the House is a poor springboard from which to run for president. The last House member elected president was James Garfield in 1880.

He has all the conservative positions on the issues, experience as Armed Services committee chairman and military experience. He also seems to be the Freepers' favorite candidate.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:43 PM
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1. Because there is a power struggle in the GOP....
right now between the fiscal conservatives (a.k.a corporate whores) and the fundies.

Duncan would have been a compromise. Be glad he is over looked.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:47 PM
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2. That is correct, plus he has zero charisma.
Candidates must have a bit of pizzaz.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:49 PM
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3. he's beyond unlikable and his "I built the fence myself" bullshit gets old and busted
even for right wingers. No one outside his district even knows who he is and that should tell you something---he is unremarkable.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:52 PM
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4. He is even too arrogant for Republicans if that is even possible...
:shrug:
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AZ Criminal JD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:24 PM
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5. The same reason Dennis Kucinich's campaign has never
Caught on. You just can't run for President from the House. There is no power base.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:38 PM
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6. Because he's a doofus..
and his BFF is Duke Cunningham

and because YoYo is as dirty as Duke..just hasn't gotten nailed yet
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