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GodVoter.org Stands Up for Ousted Candidates in the Debates

Posted by sierrascrapper on January 10, 2008

NewsJanuary 8, 2008 – GodVoter.org Calls For ABC, Fox News Presidents Ouster

GodVoter.org calls on David Westin, President of ABC News and Roger Ailes, Chairman of Fox News to apologize to the nation’s voters for their networks’ attempts to influence the 2008 presidential race.

To justify its decision to exclude certain candidates from this weekend’s debate, ABC News stated that candidates like Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter and Dennis Kucinich failed to meet its criteria for participation, while Fox News cited the lack of room in its cramped debate venue.

Are we to believe that ABC News didn’t know exactly which candidates would be affected while crafting its criteria just days earlier? And how much more space would another candidate or two have cost Fox News, owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp?

Limiting participation in presidential debates is warranted late in the race when voters are well acquainted with the candidates. This weekend’s debates took place on only the 5th and the 6th day of the election year. Many voters around the country still don’t even know some of the candidates’ names, let alone their records and platforms.

And the error of the exclusions was evident. For example, foreign policy neophytes like Obama and Romney, neither of whom have military experience, expounding on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the nuclear threat without Duncan Hunter, the former army ranger who is serving his 26th year on the House Armed Services Committee, was akin to college freshmen trying to impress during an oral exam without the professor.

Ever since Kennedy debated Nixon in black and white in 1960, television stations have been gaining and wielding influence over presidential races. But now, it has gone too far.

If Westin and Ailes, the former media consultant for Rudy Giuliani, refuse to apologize to the voters, as well as to the affected candidates, including Congressmen Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter and Dennis Kucinich, GodVoter.org calls on Disney and News Corp to replace them.

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FAUX News and SC GOP freeze Hunter out of Debate

Posted by sierrascrapper on January 10, 2008

From: Mike Dixon
Subject: SC Debate

I feel obligated to let you know that the SC Republican Party in conjunction with Fox News is not allowing Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter into the the South Carolina debate tomorrow night.

Bill O’Reilly said last week on his show that Duncan Hunter would be in the debate. The state party informed us today that he would not be allowed into the debate. The SC GOP blames Fox News. I personally believe that the state party could make it happen if they would.
Duncan Hunter is a qualified candidate who has shaped the debate in this presidential race for the Republican Nomination. Consider the facts:
  • from day one Hunter has campaigned to secure the border and fight illegal immigration. He wrote the Border Fence legistation that was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. With the exception of Tancredo none of the other candidates started talking about this issue until the end of March 2007. Hunter was running television ads about this in December 2006.
  • from day one Hunter has campaigned against the unfair trade practices of China and pledged to negotiate fair trade deals. Only with in the past couple of weeks have any of the other candidates mentioned this. CONSIDER THE MANUFACTURING JOBS SOUTH CAROLINIANS HAVE LOST!
  • from day one Hunter has campaigned for a fair tax. He co-sponsored the fair tax legislation
  • from day one Hunter has campigned for a strong national defense, peace through strength. No one knows defense better than Duncan Hunter, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee.
I do not know of anything we can do to get Congressman Hunter into the SC Debate short of a lawsuit to stop the debate until Hunter is allowed into the debate. I suggest phone calls and e-mails to the state party and Fox News. Also, you can refuse to buy tickets to the debate and or debate events.
DUNCAN HUNTER’S CAMPAIGN PAID $25,000.00 AS A FILING FEE TO BE ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BALLOT. NOW THEY WILL NOT GIVE HIM THE TIME OF DAY!
Call the South Carolina Republican Party at 1-800-215-2344 or go to SCgop.com for contact information. Also, go to FoxNews.com to contact Fox News. I have sent an e-mail to Bill O’Reilly.
I ask that you stand with us as we continue to fight for what is right.
MIKE DIXON

SOUTH CAROLINA CO-CHAIRMAN

Realize this America, FOX News and the other mainstream media outlets are forcing you to be like SHEEP.  Don’t be blinded by what is happening here.  The MSM wants you to pick a liberal Republican.  They want a President who is a push-over who will lead our country close to how the Dems would do it.  Think about this, at each debate, Hunter has not been given his fair share of time.  The media has only focused on the LIBERAL candidates.  That is because they are afraid of Hunter and how he would turn our nation back in the right direction.  Hunter stands for all the conservative values that we uphold.  The media doesn’t want to accept the fact that Hunter is not a QUITTER and that he will fight to the very end.

I always hear complaints about the fact that Hunter doesn’t have name recognition.  Who do you think is responsible for that???  You can be sure that the MSM and the LIBERAL candidates are the ones banding together to keep out the MOST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE running for President.  Republican voters are longing for another President like Reagan.   That candidate is DUNCAN HUNTER.  He became a Congressman as Reagan became President.   Hunter learned how to represent our nation from one of our most treasured leaders.

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Duncan Hunter on PBS at Presidential Forum in MD

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 28, 2007

Duncan Hunter is once again showing his interest in all Americans.  Duncan Hunter participated in the All-American Presidential Forum on PBS at Morgan State University.  The “top tier” Romney, Guiliani, Thompson, McCain decided not to make their presence known at this debate and it shows that they do not want to face all Americans and deal with the topics that are important to them.  You can watch the debate that took place on September 27, 2007 here:

PBS All-American Presidential Forum

If you would like to listen to Duncan Hunter’s answers specifically, you can watch them here:

and here:

Duncan Hunter outlined his strategy on Iraq, securing the borders and deporting illegal aliens in an interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS on September 26, 2007.

You can download the audio clips of the interview here: PBS Audio Interview

You can also read the transcript here: PBS Interview Transcript

To learn more about Duncan Hunter visit his website

Or join one of our groups:
Duncan Hunter Meetup Group
Duncan Hunter Yahoo Group

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