WASHINGTON (CNN) - California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former presidential candidate, announced Wednesday he is endorsing Mike Huckabee's White House bid.
“I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” Hunter said in a statement. “Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of China’s emergence as a military superpower that is taking large portions of America’s industrial base.
"Along with these issues of national security, border enforcement and protecting the U.S. industrial base, I see another quality of Mike Huckabee’s candidacy that compels my endorsement," he added. "Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity. I saw that character over the last year of campaigning and was greatly impressed. The other Republican candidates have many strengths and I wish them all well."
So, he thinks that two negatives will make a positive? Nope, still don’t care for the Huckster.
There is a typo in the first paragraph. The first quoted comment was made by Hunter not by Huckabee, who of course, would not be talking about himself.
Anyway, Hunt-a Hucka whoever....
Barack Obama is the next president of the United States...period.
I cant believe that there are Californians that voted for this character Hunter.
A McCain nomination would negate the largest issue that separates the two parties. It’s the Amnesty Bill of course. This issue will rally the Republican base, and divide the Democrats.
We know the Democrats desperately want the amnesty issue silenced in this election. It is their Achilles heel. John McCain marches in lockstep with the Democrats pushing for illegal alien amnesty. If McCain is the Republican nominee, that issue is null and void.
Huckabee is not even viable.
No negatives were mentioned in the article. Come on over and support Huckabee. He's going to be the next president!
Well that gives Huckabee an extra dozen supporters. Way to go Huck!
Wow! What a score!
this is good news.
What a wonderful and eloquent bid for the vice-presidency. It's unfortunate that he's bidding on a guy who won't ever be able to give him the job. Way to shoot at the wrong buck, Hunter.
Huckabee is the man. With Thomspon gone and Rudy fading, he'll take Florida.
On top of the points, Hunter mentioned, Huckabee has got the best handle on health care issues.
WOPPPEEE, Big Deal.
Are you serious? Mike Huckabee? Are we talking about the same candidate?
Thank you California Rep. Duncan Hunter! You are a great American!
Character? The character in question is Huckleberry Hound, right? We're trying to get rid of the character in the White House right now, so would we want another one? Face it, Huck & Chuck make a better comedy team than presidential candidates.
Big pick up for Governor Huckabee. This will help him among conservatives. Huckabee seems to still have a very good chance at the nomination.
Oh, the Huckster is still in the running? Thought he might have enough common sense to drop out by this time. Oh well, just a matter of time....
Duncan Hunter is a man of unquestioned integrity.....if he thinks this highly of Mike Huckabee, there must be good reason
I would vote for Huckabee before i would vote for Clinton...........LOL.
YAWN! Does Hunter think his endorsement means anything? I am not sure anyone knew he was running.
Even though Hunter never made a serious dent in the GOP field he is admired by all Republicans because of his staunch Conservative credentials. Huckabee will pick up Hunter supporters (somewhat small), however, this will help bring those on the fence with the other candidates Huckabee's way. Huckabee continues to be the best politician in the GOP field. Nice work, Governor.
McCain and Huckabee do not have the credentials of Romney. Romney is the best educated and qualified, business savvy, and executive experienced candidate. Romney has won more states and delegates so far, this should be enough to lift him to national relevance in the polls. If Florida indeed goes for Romney, per the latest poll from Rasmussen, then he gets a nice shot at winning Super Tuesday. Hunter should have thought better about his alliance with Huckabee, for this country needs someone of Romney's caliber to take us out of the looming recession.
Curious to know whether those who call the Huckster a bigot or religous nutcase realize he was also just endorsed by various notable African-American leaders which included Rev. William Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors. I think people shouldn't make quick judgments about this man.
THE HUCKSTER aims to roll back societal values the 1950's. Oh wait – people knew about evolution even in the 50's. Maybe he just wants us to put our heads in the ground and pray!
Mike Huckabee is perhaps the most charismatic and likable politician America has seen for the last many years. He could easily win against Clinton or Obama in the general election. It is unfortunate for the Republican party, and perhaps for the country, that the elites are conspiring to undermine his candidacy.
Does the Republican establishment not recognize that Romney is unelectable: not only because most people in this country are deeply suspicious of Mormonism, but because he comes across as a flip-flopper and a phony? McCain is perhaps slightly more acceptable to the ruling powers than is Huckabee, but he is a pariah in the eyes of many conservatives, plus he is woefully uncharismatic. And of course, Ghoul-iani is perhaps even less electable than the others.
The best , perhaps the only, chance Republicans have to win the general election is to nominate Huckabee, whose charismatic style could easily convert some Democrats and independents to his cause. Already, African-American church leaders are coming to his support in droves. Duncan Hunter's endorsement should provide a much-needed shot in the arm for Huckabee's faltering campaign.