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The race for the GOP presidential nomination turned topsy-turvy when former U.S. Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire bestowed his much coveted                                                                              
   endorsement upon the man he believes is the second coming of Ronald Reagan; Congressman Duncan Hunter of California.  

Hunter, a xenophobic neanderthal whose claim to fame is wasting taxpayer's money
on a border fence in his home district near San Diego, welcomed Smith's support "to bring conservative values (i.e. God, guns and gaybashing) to Washington D.C.".

A few items of interest about Bob Smith that make his endorsement specially appropriate.  In 1996 Dan Rather announced that CBS News projected Smith the loser in his reelection bid.  It turned out to be a mistake and "Landslide Bob" narrowly defeated his opponent.  

Full of himself for making Dan Rather look bad, Smith declared himself a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.  When it looked like he couldn't even win the primary in his home state, Smith declared the GOP was too liberal for his taste so he would run for president as an independent.  

He attracted about as much interest as a pile of manure in a pig sty.  Sensing he would have trouble holding on to his Senate seat in 2002, he crawled back to the GOP proclaiming he was seduced by the devil and begging forgiveness.  Though GOP Senate leaders gave him another chance, GOP voters did not and in 2002 he lost in the primary to current Senator John Sununu.  

Ashamed and humiliated, Smith skulked away from New Hampshire and moved to Florida to sell real estate.  Two years later he got the political itch again and ran for the Senate from
Florida
but, like his presidential campaign, voters in that state didn't care for manure either.  

I was struck by Bob Smith's endorsement of Duncan Hunter since the latter's campaign for president hasn't generated any more support than the former, and they both share similar caveman instincts.  I doubt Hunter's campaign will last beyond the Iowa caucuses; certainly not past New Hampshire.  If Smith's  popularity in New Hampshire is any gauge, it looks as if his endorsement will be about as useful as ice cubes on the Titanic.

Originally posted to Christie Gone Wild on Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 06:22 PM PST.

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