Allen West, Vice Presidential Contender?

When it comes to picking a vice presidential candidate, there’s usually two things that are a must for the second slot on the ticket — a candidate who can speak to constituents that the presidential candidate may not appeal to, and a person who can act as an attack dog on the trail.

Florida Republican Allen West may just have those qualifications, and he’s anxious to be put to the test.

Speaking on CNN, the Tea Party Congressman stated, “As far as the vice president thing, you know, who knows what the future [holds], because it wasnt too long ago, you know, I was sitting in the desert of Kandahar, Afghanistan, and now Im here talking with you…But, you know, I am always willing and ready to serve my country in whatever capacity that the American people would desire.

A combative personality, West definitely has attack dog credentials. As the only Republican member of the Congressional Black caucus, he’s found of calling out what he believes are racist attacks against him while at the same time accusing African Americans of being on the “Democratic plantation.”

And his endless jousting with fellow Florida Represent Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who also is the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, would add to what is already bound to be a highly volatile election season.

Plus, with his Tea Party allure, he’d bring in the far right members of the party so mistrustful of former Governor Mitt Romney, should Romney still end up with the GOP nomination.

Romney/West 2012. Hmmm…

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31 comments

Vernon W.
Vernon W.4 years ago

I hope he does get picked as VP candidate. This would guarantee Romney/ GOP defeat and keep him out of Congress.

Donald T.
Donald T.4 years ago

No, a candidate for vice president should have a grasp on reality and a functioning brain in his head. (We know most women candidates do.)

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.4 years ago

Allan West is one scary guy.

Linda T.
Linda T.4 years ago

Don't make me laugh. This guy cannot talk to those with opposit views. Remember the health care debate where he had a young women who did'nt agree with him arrested? No democracy with this guy just theocracy.

Virginia B.
Virginia B.4 years ago

Heaven forbid!

Kristina C.
Kristina C.4 years ago

A black republican - mmmmmmmmmmh - is that not an oxymoron!
and are the republicans really that desperate that they feel they have to scrape for 'black votes'!

Barbara S.

He's not really Black, you know... he gets up 6 hours earlier, every morning, just so he can re-dye his skin and re-curl his hair to aggravate most Black people and a lot of others!

Karen and Ed O.
Karen and Ed O.4 years ago

OMG! (That's all I have to say.)

Hope S.
Hope Sellers4 years ago

They are really scraping the bottom of the bucket.

Don Lukenbill
Don L.4 years ago

As if any of the GOP candidates had a realistic shot at ousting Obama, but a West VP slot would obliterate it.