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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Allen West on the Marines Video: "Shut Your Mouth, War is Hell"

January 14, 2012 at 12:58 am (Allen West, Conservative, Marines, Marines Incident, Mitt Romney, Video, Weekly Standard)

Thank God for men like Allen West.  The more I hear this great American speak, the more I think he is destined to attain an even greater role in the recovery of our country as a nation of morals, a nation of courage and conviction, and a nation that takes pride in its exceptionalism.  Mitt Romney should 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.

In an e-mail to the Weekly Standard, former Army lieutenant colonel West, shows us once again that he and other men and women who have fought on the battlefield, understand what pompous pundits in the media will never understand.

The man just gets it:

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.”

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?”

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.”

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

Amen…

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