If only we had more like Mr West in Congress. Maybe we could get something done and off of this path we are on. He could teach a class of "Backboneism". If he were running for pres. I would vote for him in a heartbeat.
If we only had more folks in Congress with some backbone. Maybe Allen West can give some mandatory lessons on how to stand up for what's right. I would like to see Mr. West in the White House. I would vote for him in a heartbeat.
Wow! I can't recall EVER hearing a national figure expose the Left with such clarity and hard hitting facts as Rep. West. His reasoning and charisma pose a clear threat to the enemies of our Republic. I fear for his safety.
IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA IN 2008 TO PROVE YOU ARE NOT A RACIST YOU NOW NEED TO VOTE FOR ROMMNEY TO PROVE YOU ARE NOT AN IDIOT.
I've admired Mr. West from the day I learned of him. He speaks the truth and is not afraid to say so. A true American. Romney would do well choosing Allen West as his running mate.
The colonel doesn't know his history. Yes, Wilson was a progressive, but so were his two predecessors, Roosevelt and Taft, both Republicans. The fact is, the progressive movement of the early 20th century started out as a grass roots movement among the urban middle class in the Republican Party. Their purpose was to take back the government from the special interests. These three presidents enforced anti-trust laws, provided protection for consumers, and began the conservation movement to protect our resources. Under their leadership, the middle class grew. For the first time in history, workers received overtime, workers comp, and the right to peacefully picket. Prior to the progressive movement, the average worker made $500 dollars a YEAR, working 12 hours a day, 6 days a weeks, and no benefits. Mr. West is nothing more than a loud mouth lackey for the corporate elite. Reactionaries like West would love to take us back to the days of the Gilded Age. Unfortunately, West and most Americans know very little about our nation's history.
Where was this man before...this is an American(who happens to be black)who is highly intelligent and very well informed. A former soldier, officer, and hero in my book, who lays it down, in very clear language,what your choices are. A comparison between this man and Obama, tells America how far we fell short in putting the right man in office. If he runs in the future....he has my vote....and my respect.
When we oppose Obam or criticize him and his policies, liberals label us racists. What nonsense. I am proud we elected a black man as POTUS; we unfortunately elected the wrong one. Allen West would get my vote in a heartbeat. He's a true American, a military man, and understands what made the U.S. the most successful country in the history of the planet. He speaks eloquently about the progressive threat to our survival.
I enjoy unabashed Americans. Representative West is a gentleman for all Constitution embracing Americans to emulate. It would be a pleasure to see Mitt Romney lose some of his milquetoast veneer and invite Representative West to be his 2012 running mate.
Allen West is an impressive, outspoken conservative. He will be in Tampa for the Republican convention, and I sincerely hope that he will speak. So should Ron Paul. So should Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. I know Mitt Romney. I knew his father. The Romneys are leaders, in the true sense of the word. Not as egotistical dictators, but as captain of a team. I expect to see Mitt Romney bring all segments of the GOP together to oust the current resident on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our Constitution does not make the President a ruler. He is the Chief Executive, not of the nation, but of the federal government. Romney understands that we are a nation of sovereign states. He will assemble a team committed to returning government to the people of the states, the counties and the cities.
How refreshing, I only wish there were more African Americans that thought like him. Instead of buying into false prophets like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharp ton & the grand master of B.S. Obama!
I am a solid supporter of West and I would be happy to see him on the ticket. He would make a great spokesperson for the conservatives- he is an elegant, well-informed speaker and represents the views of we conservatives better than anyone I have ever heard since Reagan. He is superb. On the other hand we need a businessman who can bring some order to the runaway spending and deficient that has become our current mantra. We also need civility and someone who can unite rather than divide. I would welcome the opportunity to vote for a Romney/West ticket.
I am married to a liberal- they can make more excuses and see things from a point of view I will never accept. We have been married for nearly 40 years and the best I can do is cancel out her vote and I will; just as I have in the past.
I have decided the best approach is for me to find 5 conservatives who for whatever reason (their vote won't count, they can't get to the polls, etc.) and do whatever is in my power to ensure they do vote (absentee ballot, drive them to vote, encourage them, have them understand a non-vote is a VOTE for OBAMA).
We can't allow him another term under any circumstances. He is about blame- blaming everyone else . . . he has an ego beyond belief (it is all about what he had done- he didn't kill Bin Laden the Seals did- but he made it seem like he he did) and the future (I don't need more of his Hope and Change). I have had a front row seat on recent past (the last three years) and I want no more of him, his Czars, his cronies or his BS. Learn from our mistakes and never, ever let that happen to us again. We also need to ensure we have a Republican Senate- they are show stoppers and can't even agree on a budget.
Finally, a voice of truth, courage and freedom. Alll from a man who was and is willing to sacrifice his life for the ideals he just articulated. President Obama is not ANY of these things, just an empty suit who loves a great game of basketball. An that is a LEADER? no, you just witnessed a leader.
West is the best, plain and simple. Far too much integrity to run for President. That having been saidl, if you don't vote for Romney, it's a vote for Obama. The choice is yours...sadly.
Great man, well spoken, knows his history. I would rather see him as President and Star Parker as VP. Then you would see real change, the good kind.
Allen West is not only a heartfelt conservative, but he backs up all of his statements with factual evidence. His words desperately need to be promulgated....
In our country freedom of speech is held very high, however so is the spirit of cooperativenness and civility. As a leader in our congress Rep West is not being responsible by fanning the fames of extremism (people in position of leadership and influence should not do this on either side of the political spectrum). What we need to get back to the the maturity of contructive debate and compromise for the good of our country. Many of our moderates on both sides are retiring for the primary reason that the environment for constructive debate is disappearing from our lexicon. There are many different views all of which have merit, the test of true statesmanship is the ability to find the middle ground, that is the signature of greatness, not staking out a position and never move off it. If that were the proper way to do things our founding fathers would have never been able to create our great country. Let's not loose sight of that attribute of greatness.
Hey Ted - that's nonsense!
Compromise and cooperation is what got us where we are. Liberals want to expand government's role into everything, and conservatives resist, then meet in the middle. The result is bigger government, more spending, and huge deficits. Liberals frame conservatives as extremists - the exact opposite of what we are. We want to rely on the Constitution and our founders advice about limited government.
Allen West is one of the few that will not accept continuation of this disasterous compromise. I applaud him and hope that he will play a bigger role in our future.
Ted, the flames are burning down our crosses and monuments as they were originally designed for this Great Nation... We need to reach out and get those volunteers to pump those water hoses...NOW. before its to late. 15 trillion flames and counting!
Talk in Washington in most cases is cheap
Compromising Our Freedom is exactly what we should not do!
We need more people like Allen West to recognize what our country is becoming, based on facts, and stand up and shout out to remind those who lack the knowledge and understanding of what made this country great in the first place..
In response to NIQ DormantIdeas:
You have a lot of nerve calling everyone else an idiot! You have trouble in your rage and anger to even formulate a single cohesive thought. This is an opinion forum. Its ok if others disagree with you. Maybe you want to consider anger management classes. Stop all the name calling and cursing. You sound like your an internet troll on an elemenary school play yard!
I don't care what you say...if Allen West was on the ticket... any Republican Pres nominee would have a stronger chance of winning...
Really what does anyone know about anyone politician?
Well one thing I know about Romney is that he really wants to be President. He has done what he needed to do to put himself in the race for president.
Now is he perfect, no. Do I agree with everything he believes, no.
Is he going to fix all our problems with a magic wand. No. We are all going to have to be a part of the solution.
Romney’s, religion although not main stream Christian, is a Judeo Christian base faith.
He has the background in business to actually understand the principles of business.
He will have a chance in helping us all give this nation the CPR it desperately need to get it back on the constitutional track that it should be on.
He has an understanding of the male mind, and role in society.
The example his father gave him, and the example his sons need from him our nation also needs.
He has a wife, children and extended family, who will give him the perspective that a president needs once he is in the thick of it.
Most important he has very real life foot prints for generation back and generation forward that will earn him the respect of the citizens of this nation.
What we need to do.
We have to stop letting Washington do whatever it wants to do.
The reason we are in the mess we are in is because we stopped making sure people are accountable for what they say and do.
I don’t care if you like him or not –personally, I think it is a knock on the Repub Party that we didn’t have a conservative candidate this time—but we have Mitt and that’s it. Now, as patriotic Americans we have to face up to the fact that we don’t get perfect but we must do the right thing now for ourselves and our posterity. Obama will continue to enlarge FedGov, make deals with his cronies in Big labor and Big Business to secure his authoritarian regime resulting in loss of our free Republic forever. That can’t happen on our watch! Romney will have many good conservatives in his administration and hopefully, we’ll get a better Congress to bring our beloved country back from the brink. West is one of the best in congress --give him some time. Consider the judges that Obama will appoint and every other aspect of government control that will take away any chance for our children to have opportunity and prosperity as we have enjoyed. We have a lot of work to do so let’s get started –work to elect Mitt Romney. OMG! Obama Must Go!
God Bless You LTCOL. Hooah!!! You are still fighting the good fight and know that we veterans and patriots are with you 100%. WE will NOT surrender our freedom. Save America - Vote Obama Out!!!!!!
Fabian Socialists were told by Beatrice Webb never to call themselves Socialists in the US. "Progressive" was always a favorite code used by Socialists/Communists/Marxists, just as Liberal is today. Some "Progressives" and "Liberals" may be more mainstream; but many are far to the left.
West is right. I read it in the history books.
Communists practice to hide themselves under names other than communists. Nondisclosure of member status is the rule of Mafia.
We need more people like Cong. West; someone that applies common sense to the problems facing our great country. God Bless this man and hopefully some day he will run our country.
He is great and we need more like him. I wish all Americans would check facts on the Progressives instead of just following all their BS.
I love his style. It's very old-time American....back when we didn't have to tiptoe around others to keep them from being offended. It's actually just TRUTH. Now, that's something we don't hear with this administration - ever!
what the hell is wrong with Romney? did he raise your taxes ? apologize to foreign leaders?
bow to arab leaders ? have a social security number that belongs to someone else?
I dont understand the dislike for Mitt. he is an american first that much i believe!!
Lol, there was at least one happy reporter about what he said....a loud clap briefly.
I am completely amazed with this guy. He calls it like it is and politics be damned. I love him more than any other politician...if you can even call him that because he acts more like someone that actually wants to do what's right for the country.
We need many more of him. My worry, though, is how long it will take for the media and the left to run him out of town. Hopefully they fail.
Too bad the guy who's probably going to be the nominee doesn't have the balls to stand up like the good Colonel.