Allen West Opens the Door to Vice-Presidency

January 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm (2012 Election, Allen West, Florida, Marines, Marines Incident, Mitt Romney, Palm Beach Post)

On Friday, in analyzing Allen West’s response to the Marine video incident, we opined about the possibility of him being named to the GOP ticket as vice-president.

Should Mitt Romney win the nomination, he would be wise to “give West serious consideration as his running mate.  It would give him credibility in areas such as foreign policy and national defense, as well as giving him credibility with staunch conservatives.”

For months West has downplayed that possibility.   Last week however, he struck a different tone.

Via the Palm Beach Post:

… West offered a different response last week when Boca Raton public relations agent Barry Epstein popped the inevitable VP question on his internet TV show.

“I’ve always said that that’s something I’d have to pray about, I’d have to talk to my family about, make sure we make the right decision,” West began. “But if someone asks you to step up and serve your country, I’m not going to turn my back on my country.”

West added: “I’m not going to say no, but I doubt that I’m on anyone’s list for consideration.”

If any of the cream puff moderates would like to add a spine to their ticket, then West should most certainly be on their list for consideration.

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