It’s been a busy year for Jack Hunter. First, he co-wrote Rand Paul’s The Tea Party Goes to Washington, then, as we recently reported, he was hired to be Ron Paul’s official campaign blogger. And now, the Southern Avenger himself is headed north … to Washington, D.C. That’s right, Charleston, Jack Hunter is finally leaving us. The move is set to take place within the next two to three weeks.
According to Hunter, he has known for quite a while that the Beltway was in his future. “I had been contemplating moving to Washington, D.C., for sometime, and in the past year or so of constantly traveling there, it became increasingly clear that such a move might make sense,” he says. “When I was hired to be the official blogger for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign last month, that decision became even clearer. When I traveled to D.C. two weeks ago, many people I admire and trust continued to encouraged me to make the move. So I did.”
In addition to being a Charleston City Paper columnist, Hunter has been a Holy City radio personality for years, first with the now-defunct 96 WAVE and then with 1250 WTMA, where you can regularly hear his commentaries on The Morning Buzz with Richard Todd. Recently, he’s begun to make a name for himself on the national level, appearing on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano and on Michael Savage’s national syndicated radio show. He’s also made an enemy out of fellow conservative commentator Mark Levin.
“My primary goal as a conservative pundit has always been to change hearts and minds — through columns, radio, TV, books — whatever works best and the bigger the platform the better. In my work for The American Conservative, Sirius/XM, book projects, Fox News appearances, the Paul campaign — all of this is easier to do practically from D.C.,” Hunter says. “That said, Charleston will always be my home, and I’ll be back eventually.”
The Southern Avenger also notes that there is one more reason why relocating to the District of Columbia makes sense for the him. “Perhaps most importantly, WWE comes to D.C. more than once a year,” says Hunter, a die-hard pro-wrestling fan. “Y’all really need to work on that.