Allen West Doesn't Rule Out Vice Presidential Bid

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The First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale: a place for worship, celebration, and a forum for Rep. Allen West to discuss his possible bid as vice president in the 2012 election.

During the church's "Faith, Freedom and Fireworks" celebration on Sunday, Rev. Larry Thompson, on stage next to West, told the congressman his name has been mentioned "time and time again" as a potential vice presidential candidate -- which is news to us -- and asked him what he thought of the idea.

"So what do you think?" Thompson asked, in video captured by the Sun-Sentinel. "I mean right here, let's go ahead and announce it."

Thompson asked if he could spend a night at the Blair House -- the official guest house of the president -- if West were elected as vice president.

"Why not?" West said. "You all got it on camera."

West didn't directly answer whether he'd be willing to pursue a vice presidential bid, but he still won't deny it.

The question of West in the V.P. spot first came up in February, when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich mentioned West -- as well as Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio -- as a possibility to run alongside him.

West certainly seemed optimistic about it then, and he surely hasn't shot it down since.

The problem, however, would be whether the eventual GOP presidential nominee would want West.

Gingrich's campaign is going way down the tubes, so that doesn't look like a great possibility for West.

The GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney, has endorsed West in the past, although his name hasn't been tossed around by Romney at all.

Remember it was Marco Rubio that Romney's staff has had their eyes on, so we're going to file West's vice presidential optimism under the "wishful thinking" file.


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Kingskidd3
Kingskidd3

The only reason newt would consider r Scott is because Scott is a billionaire. That by it self proves newt isn't the man to be president!!!

Micherubs5
Micherubs5

Thank God for  Senators like Allen West.  You keep up the good fight Senator West.  I am proud to be called one of your supporters.  You have integrity, and the guts to stand behind your beliefs, unlike a lot of other Senators.  Unfortunately, we have a country filled with bottom feeders, that believe that the rich will keep supporting them, and keeping their mouth shut.

I am not rich.  I do not begrudge anyone who  is rich.  I was one of nine children, who was taught that I had to earn anything I wanted.  We were raised with a very firm work ethic, and a respect for authority.  Unfortunately, children are now being taught that they are entitled to other  peoples hard earned money. 

Keep up the good work Senator, and don't let the you know what get you down. And by the way, don't apologize.

Joe King
Joe King

I hope he does get elected VP.  I really hate this character from a bad John Wayne movie representing me in the legislature. 

West, NcCain and Lieberman need to strap on some iron and parachute into the Mid-East, then maybe we won't need to spend billions supporting countries with lower unemployment and cradle to grave health care.

Micherubs5
Micherubs5

Please do not put Allen West's name in the same sentence with McCain, or Lieberman. 

Wordsmithy
Wordsmithy

Now that Sarah Palin has proved that even a moron can be nominated for VP, and W. Bush has fulfilled Mencken's prophesy that one day the Boobus Americanus would elect a moron President, I guess it's time we had a war criminal for vice president. We've already had bribe-taking criminals, so why not? Oh, yeah, uh, the President might die. Forget I brought it up, OK?

JRD1
JRD1

Sarah Palin is not a moron but you are since you believe the media propaganda without proof. Go see "The Undefeated" and you will know what a useful idiot you have been to believe the lame stream media instead of finding out for yourself that Governor Palin had an 88% approval rating, that she worked with Democrats to get her agenda passed, that she is a centrist and not right wing, that she appointed a pro choice judge over a pro life one because she believed the pro choice judge to be better qualified, and that she exposed the corruption in her own party. The primary symptom of Palin Derangement Syndrome is effusive DENIAL that your cognitive processes are impaired. MØRØN, thy name is Wordsmithy!

Micherubs5
Micherubs5

Unfortunately, you are wasting your breath.  These haters buy every word that the media spews out.  It doesn't have  to be true.  Most of these people are not good enough to lick Sarah Palin's boots.  They are incensed that she doesn't bat an eyelash at all the hate directed to her.  She was forced to quit  the Governorship, because  she was so busy fighting the haters lawsuits, that she had no time to be a Governor.  She is very highly regarded for her integrity, honesty and love of her country, by decent honest people.

No  need to call names.  The haters hear and see nothing but their own hate, because they are so filled with it, for anyone who doesn't agree with them.  Let them call names, because it shows their true colors

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

88% approval rating?   Nearly 70% of the world doesn't have indoor plumbing. Palin, like yourself, is a Nazi sympathizer.

thenoose
thenoose

20 years ago he would have got a medal for what he did-wake up or get out of the way.

Fubar2289
Fubar2289

I'm sure he'd do it again simply to protect his men. It's combat....our warriors shouldn't have to worry about anything except the fight in front of them

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

20 years ago, he would have received a medal for harassing a completely innocent man who every credible person concluded had nothing to do with the scenario that West created in his own mind?

sick of stupid "virgil"
sick of stupid "virgil"

Do you know this "innocent man" ?  Quit talking out of your asssssssssss.  You run your mouth because you have done NOTHING except run your stupid mouth and now write in your dirty draws.

JRD1
JRD1

Reason much?

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Any word if West discharged his pearl handled .45 in the air, circa the Wild West days, in celebration?

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