Allen West Hints At Presidential Run…

Outgoing Congressman Allen West, an unapologetic conservative who lost a very close race in his Florida district last month, hinted during a recent radio interview that a greater political calling is not out of the question for him.

(“I will continue to stand up and fight for this country.”)

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EXCERPT:  (via Hot Air)

 

MARTIN: So what’s next for you?

WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.

MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.

WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.  LINK

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6 Comments to Allen West Hints At Presidential Run…
    • NameBM
    • Allen West did not loose his race. It was stolen from him with the blessings of the GOP which could not stand him.

      Well, beware what you wish for. West is soon out of a job with plenty of free time on his hands.

      Imagining that ousting West from Congress what to be the end of him, is showing one more time how much the GOP is out of touch and outdated.

      I’d vote for him in a NY second for any seat he chooses to run for, including head of a newly formed party.

      OUT with the Whigs!

    • Publius
    • Allen West lost election for several reasons – not least of which was that he believed the Fox News hype that he was some transformational figure of national stature – the Republican counterweight to Obama. He never understood that he was one of 435 members of Congress who had a constituency to represent. As for his comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln and hinting at a presidential run, didn’t the Republican Party suffered enough this election cycle from delusional candidates?

      In his south Florida Gold Coast district – wealthy, majority female and politically moderate – West seemed to be living in a parallel universe in which the rules didn’t apply to him. When there were important committee meetings about Social Security, Medicare, coastal environmental issues, etc. – West let it be known that those were things that interested him less than meeting privately with some of his former military colleagues at the Pentagon. He did not deny those sentiments when asked about his priorities by local reporters from south Florida.

      Rather than fight for re-election in the district that sent him to Washington 2 years ago, he chose to pack up his ego and move to a district he thought would be easier to win. The irony is that a moderately conservative Republican had previously represented the very district that West lost.

      The campaign of his victorious Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, used West’s own bizarre and intemperate words against him in a steady stream of devastating commercials. A local newspaper had a contest to rank West’s most outrageous public comments during his 2-year tenure. The winner was his declaration in town hall meetings that 78 to 81 Democrats in Congress are card-carrying members of the Communist Party. He was actually given several opportunities to walk back those comments when he made them, but he refused. That beat out such other gems as his strongly-worded criticism of women who support gender equality as “neutering American men;” and his comparing what he called “the homosexual lifestyle” to his own choice of chocolate chip as his favorite ice cream.

      West’s campaign, aided by his massive war chest with most contributions coming from outside Florida, tried to make it seem like he was the victim of election fraud, but the fact is that he underperformed his Republican predecessor in Republican precincts. We may never know for sure whether electoral fraud changed the outcome of the presidential or various congressional campaigns, but I don’t think it is productive for the GOP to spend a lot of time marinating in this toxic stew of “stolen elections.”

      • RyanMN
      • You hit the nail on the head, Lynda. West delivers great sound bytes that have people believing this guy is a true conservative but his voting record says otherwise.

        I won’t vote for anyone that voted “Yea” to those bills. I don’t think people realize how many Republicans voted for those three tyrannical pieces of legislature.

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