Working for the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign back in the late part of 2007 and early days of 2008 was certainly an interesting experience. During my time, as I traveled the state of South Carolina, I had the good fortune to meet a Charlestonian radio host by the name of Jack Hunter. Much like myself, he is a conservative political commentator who deplores the neoconservative hijacking of the Republican Party that strongly took root during George W. Bush’s first administration. As a side note, unlike Mr. Hunter, I have so far been unable to achieve any sort of long or short-term job prospects as a result of my efforts. But getting back to the subject at hand, many of his fans know Mr. Hunter by the moniker of the “Southern Avenger”. In his early days, he even went so far as to appear in a mask just like so many of the professional wrestlers he enjoyed in his younger days. Although such a practice might seem strange, I have discovered that until a person becomes established in political commentary, he or she often adopts a literal (or not so literal) cloak of anonymity. His recent work includes pieces in the Charleston City Paper, The American Conservative, Taki Mag, and YouTube. He is certainly one who tells it like he sees it and is driven to spread his ideology rather than making nice with the establishment. Along with several other individuals, I credit Jack with helping to spark my creative energies that led me to create the political blog you are reading now.
Recently, the internet has been void of new commentary from the Southern Avenger. Much to the dismay of his fans, his YouTube site has not been updated in several weeks. Given the growing agitation, I contacted him recently via Facebook to discover the cause of his absence. He informed me that he was on hiatus and was toiling on a special project. Once it is concluded, he should be returning to his regular activities. So Southern Avenger fans, you should rejoice. Jack Hunter will rise again.
In closing, if you have not heard the Southern Avenger’s viewpoints, I encourage you to check out his vast library of videos found on YouTube. As with any political commentator, I doubt you will agree with him 100%, but I expect you’ll find something that you like. Just a couple of clicks should be well worth your time.