Herman Cain echoes Sarah Palin, Nikki Haley: Allen West would be an “excellent choice” for VP

posted at 5:00 pm on April 9, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Just in case Sarah Palin’s initial endorsement of Allen West as a “rogue” pick for vice president wasn’t enough to establish him as the Tea Party VP pick, other Tea Party voices have added their praise of West to hers. Most recently, Herman Cain said he thinks the fiery Florida congressman would make an “excellent” running mate for the eventual GOP nominee.

“He is well-spoken, he is direct, he is from Florida and folks in Florida love him — with Florida being one of those key states in the Fall. But most importantly, Col. Allen West is a dedicated patriot who has served in the military, and who is willing to serve his country again. I think he would be an excellent choice,” Cain told conservative talk radio host Steve Gill.

Speculation about a spot on the ticket for the congressman grew last week when former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she believed the eventual Republican nominee should make a “rogue” pick in her own mold.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a prominent Romney surrogate who herself has been IDed as a possible addition to the ticket, said Wednesday that West could be a “good” choice, although later seemed to backtrack from those comments.

West himself has said he’d accept the nomination if it was “the right fit.”

It’s a testament to Sarah Palin’s still-significant ability to drive conversation that conservatives continue to mention West, whose short time in the House has yielded refreshingly straightforward soundbites, but no particularly game-changing legislation. Like so many of the all-stars who were elected to the House and Senate in 2010, West is well-poised to be an official leader (he’s clearly already an unofficial leader) in the conservative movement in the future — but nothing says he has to jump from an unfinished first term in the House to the 2012 vice presidential nomination to do that.

The more Tea Party conservatives push West, though, the more Tea Partiers will begin to doubt the conservative credentials of the other VP potentials. While I don’t want to see Romney play it “safe” (he’s safe enough, thank you very much), I hope the GOP electorate will maintain an open mind to all the possibilities. I haven’t been shy about my great admiration for Paul Ryan and how excited I’d be to see Romney select him as VP, but I don’t doubt the conservatism of any of the folks whose names have been tossed around as possible running mates for the eventual nominee. We have a number of very outstanding possibilities — and, best of all, Obama’s running mate will be Biden. If voters did vote for the VP candidate, I’m confident we’d be golden in November.


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Allen West, VPOTUS 2012-2020, POTUS 2020-2028

I got a FEEVUH and the only prescription is MORE LTC WEST!

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM

No. A million times no.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I like Gov. McDonnell.

We always attack the democrats for playing identity politics, let us not go that route.

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Eh, Cain only likes West for VP because they’re both black.

/

Doughboy on April 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM

And then he said, “Newt Gingrick” and everybody started ignoring him again.

libertarianlunatic on April 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I agree. Al West would be a great choice. I like that guy. Bob McDonnell too

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

The best pick for VP is Sarah Palin, followed by Allen West. It should be Sarah who carried McCain in 2008.

Mr. Sun on April 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I’m just getting over the strong possibility that Romney will be the GOP standard bearer. Now what? West? Who he?

timberline on April 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Let the Representative get his stripes in the House, run for Governor and in 8 years be ready for the POTUS spot. Right now we need someone who is conservative and been through the mill to be VP. Fred Thompson would be good, but he doesn’t have the belly for this and I’m from TN. Need someone who can really push the Conservative agenda and force Romney to the right.

hip shot on April 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

It’s never going to happen. Remember how badly Palin upstaged McCannot? This would be 100*more extreme.

Romney will not take that risk.

It would be a very fun ride though.

CorporatePiggy on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Now that LTC has jumped to conclusions/made assumptions in the Zimmerman/Martin case, I have ZERO desire to see him higher than Congress.
No Gov. Palin either.
Jindal or Ryan please.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Bobby Jindal should be Mitten’s number one choice.

CTSherman on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Col. West would eat Uncle Joe alive in a debate.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Lt. Col. West was a fine soldier, but, as a first term Congressman, he has far less political experience than Palin did 4 years ago. Besides, he’s better off without the booby prize of a Veep nom from Romney & his dishwater-swilling backstabbers anyway.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Now that LTC has jumped to conclusions/made assumptions in the Zimmerman/Martin case, I have ZERO desire to see him higher than Congress.
No Gov. Palin either.
Jindal or Ryan please.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

What about Boehner? Nah, never mind. He cries too much.

timberline on April 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

What about Boehner? Nah, never mind. He cries too much.

timberline on April 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

To Quote Speaker Boehner: No just no-but HELL NO!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

West is the only one who’d unrelentingly attack the impertinence from the other side, alas, he won’t be it. It makes too much sense.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The best pick for VP is Sarah Palin, followed by Allen West. It should be Sarah who carried McCain in 2008.

Good lord.

Now that LTC has jumped to conclusions/made assumptions in the Zimmerman/Martin case, I have ZERO desire to see him higher than Congress.

I didn’t know he did that, but after seeing several of his speeches and, er, thinking, it doesn’t surprise me.

No Gov. Palin either.

Quite.

Jindal or Ryan [or perhaps a few others] please.

Get this lady a cigar!

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I want to see allen west debate biden!!!!

Sachiko on April 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

West jumped on the ‘condemn Zimmerman’ train.
Pass.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

West would make UpperYeastside’s head explode…and cause D(umb)Bear to fling himself off the top of the old Sears Tower!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Well that settles it then- West won’t be picked for VP.

But that’s OK- I’m pretty sure that Cain and Palin are backing West only because they couldn’t be bothered to check how “Ryan”, “Jindal”, “Portman” or “Rubio” were spelled.

Hollowpoint on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The liberals will just deride West as not being black enough so that they can resume screaming “Racists!”

John the Libertarian on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I kind of like DeMint.

Southern, senator, budget hawk, smart, low key, articulate, conservative, likes Rommey.

joepub on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Romney ( God it hurts to say it) will have to pick an Evangelical Protestant to gain some creds just to keep all the red states in line.As the late great Harry Kalas would say,”How about that broad from Tennesee, Marsha Blackburn”? Hey ,it aint gonna be Rubio,the fat man or Ryan.

celtic warrior on April 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I still say Rubio or Nikki Haley.

V7_Sport on April 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Anybody other than Rubio is dumb. We lose.

Redford on April 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

West would make UpperYeastside’s head explode…and cause D(umb)Bear to fling himself off the top of the old Sears Tower!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

West it is then.

HumpBot Salvation on April 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Romney ( God it hurts to say it) will have to pick an Evangelical Protestant to gain some creds just to keep all the red states in line.As the late great Harry Kalas would say,”How about that broad from Tennesee, Marsha Blackburn”? Hey ,it aint gonna be Rubio,the fat man or Ryan.

celtic warrior on April 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Huckabee?

Dr Evil on April 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

But that’s OK- I’m pretty sure that Cain and Palin are backing West only because they couldn’t be bothered to check how “Ryan”, “Jindal”, “Portman” or “Rubio” were spelled.

I do think people are happiest with the leadership of those whose intelligence is simliar or just a certain amount higher than theirs. I think that largely explains why Cain and Palin back West.

Romney ( God it hurts to say it) will have to pick an Evangelical Protestant to gain some creds just to keep all the red states in line.

I was not liking Huckabee last time around, but his show is OK, he ran those Presidential forums fairly and well, and electorally, I think he’d shore up the Republican base big time. Plus he’s affable.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I like Gov. McDonnell.

We always attack the democrats for playing identity politics, let us not go that route.

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I’m not sure if West is the right choice, but he is no affirmative action pick. He has proven himself in terms of both service to this country, and in political charisma. It is a bit ridiculous to suggest it would just be “identity politics” to pick him.

I do think, however, that his views on Islam might complicate things. Not that he’s necessarily wrong, but he’s been very outspoken on this issue, and once you do that, you can’t suddenly put the clown back in the box for the presidential campaign. And while I’m sure West himself has no trouble articulating his views, are Romney and the rest of the GOP ready and willing to talk about this? Do they even know how?

RINO in Name Only on April 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So West it is then. Rmoney™/West 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

None are perfect. He’s the only one who could down the unrelenting impertinence coming from the Obama thugs, on-going. He also knows more history and war than anyone else, except maybe Newt.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Where’s that hurl bucket?

I say it will be Gov. McDonnell but it s/b West. Mitt wins with the latter, and loses with the former, even though McDonnell is infinitely a better man and politician than Mitt.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Sorry – but the GOP establishment don’t listen to Palin, Cain, Haley – or anybody else.

HondaV65 on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Sorry-but while I still consider him a patriot-because he is-my opinion of him has dropped due to his comments’.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

West jumped on the ‘condemn Zimmerman’ train.
Pass.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Agreed.

ladyingray on April 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

How about Jim DeMint?

Harbingeing on April 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

A first term representative who hasn’t even proven he can be reelected? Are these people crazy?

Not to mention that incident that got him in trouble with the military. I agree with what he did, but it means he doesn’t have a clean slate.

teri_b on April 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I like Gov. McDonnell.

We always attack the democrats for playing identity politics, let us not go that route.

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Gov. Bob McDonnell this afternoon apologized for omitting slavery from his declaration on Confederate History Month.

Dr Evil on April 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Much more that is stupid in FL. Pam Bondi picked a PC prosecutor.

I’m more concerned about the land, than a case in FL, which is now, due to stupid president, so polarized that nothing will be doen right.

The land needs West, not due to color, due to steely cojones. All the others put together don’t come close. You underestimate the Herculean impertinence and machinery from the other side if you get hung up on a statement, which all the contenders made, btw.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Now that LTC has jumped to conclusions/made assumptions in the Zimmerman/Martin case, I have ZERO desire to see him higher than Congress.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I’d forgotten about that. That was a mistake, though for what it’s worth, he did attack the black panthers for their bounty, and said they should be put on the terrorist watch list – though admittedly in a sane world, that would be the position of every mainstream politician already.

http://www.thegrio.com/specials/trayvon-martin/allen-west-condemns-new-black-panthers-for-zimmerman-bounty.php

RINO in Name Only on April 9, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Sorry – but the GOP establishment don’t listen to Palin, Cain, Haley – or anybody else.

HondaV65 on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

That’s true, and it gives some credence to Portman being singled out as the potential pick- inside baseball and all.

Dr Evil on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The land needs West, not due to color, due to steely cojones. All the others put together don’t come close. You underestimate the Herculean impertinence and machinery from the other side if you get hung up on a statement, which all the contenders made, btw.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Let him prove he is more than a flash-in-the-pan by winning re-election…

ladyingray on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I agree that Rep. Allen West would be an “excellent choice” for VP.

But since the Republican Presidential Nominee is likely to be hiring some people from the House and the Senate to fill his VP and Cabinet level positions, we are all going to have to work very hard to elect a large enough Republican Majority in both the House and the Senate to be able to spare some people who are ready to be promoted.

wren on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What is really missing,is political candidates that have,
or have had,Military experience,and Allan West fits that bill.

It would be refreshing,to see Lt.Col. Allen West chosen for
Vice President,as it would signal not only to the troops,but
more of a confidence in a US Administration,especially since
the War on Terror is still ongoing!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney/Portman – you can invest your 401/403k will be a losing ticket.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

West it is then.

HumpBot Salvation on April 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

…LOL!…it’s like hitting one of those E A S Y buttons you can buy at Staples for your desk!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

canopfor, you’re back, dude. I’m glad.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Makes so much sense.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

So West it is then. Rmoney™/West 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bmore:Yup,btw,love your trademark thingy!:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Let him prove he is more than a flash-in-the-pan by winning re-election…

ladyingray on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

In history there are big and small moments.

This year, this election, is one of those. Anyone who doesn’t see/feel it, will never be able to see again.

Already the establishment have ruined their chances. They might, just might recover the chances, not the guarantee, with a West VPship.

It’s now, or never. This moment will never repeat, because the land sits at a huge pivot and will on in one, or the other, direction.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

West jumped the Zimmerman shark and now he has to walk it back or get lost. We do not need another BHO in the WH who uses his race to take sides when he knows none of the facts. Cain did the same thing with the n***er rock in Texas that Perry’s father did not own nor know where it came from. Santorum did the same thing in the Zimmerman case and it should be a test of intelligence to see the response of a candidate when asked a question that he/she knows nothing about. Most of these idiots have a default position garnered from years of kissing ass of the minorities and it tells a lot when they reply like some of them did.
And to you Mr. Heisman, maybe you should look for a site that is just a little above your intelligence level since this one is way above yours.

inspectorudy on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

canopfor, you’re back, dude. I’m glad.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Schadenfreude:

Thanks,I need to find out if I can do linkys that are
on topic related….then I’ll be A happy camper!:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I would rather see West replace Nelson as my Senator but he would make an excellent VP.

Grunt on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Sorry, s/b “and will go…in one direction or the other”

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Romney/Portman – you can invest your 401/403k will be a losing ticket.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney/McDonnell you can bet your LIFE on it. This is a winning ticket

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

You’ll work it all out.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Romney/McDonnell you can bet your LIFE on it. This is a winning ticket

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Not necessarily. In the reverse, maybe.

One on the ticket must be with steely ones, in the faces of the thugs, with facts, at all times, until Nov. Anything short won’t do. Kid yourselves at the risk of the land.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

If Republicans think that having Allen West as the VP nominee will cause lots of Blacks to vote for Romney rather than Obama, they are delusional.

mydh12 on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

If Republicans think that having Allen West as the VP nominee will cause lots of Blacks to vote for Romney rather than Obama, they are delusional.

mydh12 on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

So if thats the case then why do people support Rubio?

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

It’s now, or never. This moment will never repeat, because the land sits at a huge pivot and will on in one, or the other, direction.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

If you want a seasoned congress critter that is loved by the Tea Party, go with Marsha Blackman.

ladyingray on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

In history there are big and small moments.

This year, this election, is one of those. Anyone who doesn’t see/feel it, will never be able to see again.

History will be over soon. We’re approaching the singularity.

It’s now, or never. This moment will never repeat, because the land sits at a huge pivot and will on in one, or the other, direction.

Yeah, that’s new.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If Republicans think that having Allen West as the VP nominee will cause lots of Blacks to vote for Romney rather than Obama, they are delusional.

mydh12 on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Nothing to do with blacks. They will continue to vote in the super-majority for Obama, sadly.

It has to do with steely cojones, someone who needs to factually be in the faces of Axelturd and his gang, and the media. Mitt won’t do it.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

No. If he were white no one would even be considering him at this point in his career. I don’t pick my candidates like that. That’s what liberals do.

Ronnie on April 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If you want a seasoned congress critter that is loved by the Tea Party, go with Marsha Blackman.

ladyingray on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Nope, I want someone who has a steely nature, knows war, history, has common sense, is not snotty, is down to earth, jumps into the faces of the media and the opposition, unrelentingly. This is going to be a war like no other. Underestimate at your peril.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

If Republicans think that having Allen West as the VP nominee will cause lots of Blacks to vote for Romney rather than Obama, they are delusional.

mydh12 on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

So if thats the case then why do people support Rubio?

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

While I wish we didn’t have to play identity politics, granted that it’s a factor, there are many more Hispanics than black who can be swayed politically this election (and many more swayable Hispanics in swing districts) — especially against the first black President.

That’s why.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Jindal or Ryan please.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

<3

Punchenko on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Know all those people who care what Herman Cain thinks?

Yeah, me neither.

Shump on April 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Again, heres a guy I admire and think the GOP needs many more of, but Col West has to have a broader base of experience. I think he is at least as qualified as Obama, John Edwards, Palin or Gerry Ferraro, not quite as qualified as Bush 43, Biden or Quayle, and nowhere near as qualified as Reagan, Bush 41 Cheney or for that matter Clinton and Gore.

But the combination of Obama’s total unsuitability for the Presidency coupled with the greatest campaign snow job in history has been an uber disaster for the country that cant ever be repeated or we’re done for.

Im not saying West = Obama or anything like it. Fundamentally, West understands and appreciates this country wherease in my view Obama does not. I would readily replace Obama with West if given that one-or-the other choice.

The Col is a credit to the country and a rising star. But lets give him room to grow alongside other frosh/soph sensations like Rubio, Lee, Haley, Walker, Martinez, Christie and Jindal and not toss him to the wolves before he’s ready…even though he’s been known to eat wolves for breakfast.

Sacramento on April 9, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Well, that and Rubio’s smart as hell.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM

There s/b only two requirements:

1. Can the VP be president.

2. Can s/he help the ticket to win (but not by pandering to certain groups) by pulling all kinds of people with them, from the left, to the right. Mitt will not do that.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I want someone who has a steely nature, knows war, history, has common sense, is not snotty, is down to earth, jumps into the faces of the media and the opposition, unrelentinglySchadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Sounds like your describing your dream date.
.
And yes- It is time for a capable WOMAN. Again.

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

While I wish we didn’t have to play identity politics, granted that it’s a factor, there are many more Hispanics than black who can be swayed politically this election (and many more swayable Hispanics in swing districts) — especially against the first black President.

That’s why.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

So you are saying identity politics will work with Hispanics but not with blacks?

How about no identity politics? How does that sound?

social-justice on April 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

1st pick must be Rubio if not him the
2n Pick Condi Rice if not then
Nikki Haley

Natebo on April 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Nope. Not seasoned enough and still prone to gaffes.
Romney will be looking for somebody with more polish, who he can count on not to make rookie mistakes.

Saw a couple of recent op-eds suggesting he might go with Rob Portman. I can see how that would work for him. A more interesting pick would be Condoleezza Rice who would bring instant foreign policy chops to the ticket. That is, if she could be persuaded, which looks unlikely.

But really, he’s only going to be shortlisting those who are accomplished, composed, and who have been around the block long enough to not get rattled. It’s extremely doubtful that he’d be interested in running with a guy who’s only been in Congress for 15 minutes. Cain should’ve known that.

Murf76 on April 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Proves how serious you are about the land. I thought you want Mitt to win. Doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman, for president, or the VPship, but s/b one like Thatcher or Reagan.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Yeah make that nutjob VP and you will guarantee four years of Obama.

LevStrauss on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Why would anyone give a crap about what Hermie Cain thinks?

bigred on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Blacks vote in a larger monolithic block. Hispanics less so. Ergo, more swayable votes among Hispanics. Further, the odds of pulling black voters away from Obama on the basis of identity politics are low.

For those blacks who think race matters — and there are a lot of them — why would they swap a black President for a black VP?

How about no identity politics? How does that sound?

Like something that would work better if humans weren’t, in fact, divided into a whole bunch of different racial and identity groups.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

1st pick must be Rubio if not him the
2n Pick Condi Rice if not then
Nikki Haley

I like Rubio, for sure.

Condi Rice also, she’s very smart. But I wouldn’t pick her this time around for a few different reasons.

Nikki Haley, unfortunately, isn’t that popular with her constituents. To me that raises a red flag.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM

1st pick must be Rubio if not him the
2n Pick Condi Rice if not then
Nikki Haley

Natebo on April 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Wait what? Never mind what you actually think of her, she’s tied way too closely to Bush. Even though much of the Bush-hate was fanatical and stupid, people on the right have issues with him on spending and big government, and his image hasn’t been rehabilitated yet with the independents – I believe it will in time, but rightly or wrongly, people still blame Bush in part for the economic mess we’re in. That is not what we need when making a case against Obama.

Plus I may be wrong, but I think Condi might be somewhat liberal on domestic policy. Doesn’t she support affirmative action?

RINO in Name Only on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

You’ll work it all out.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Schadenfreude:

You bet,but till I get clarification from AP,I’m walk’n the straight and narrow,and ahem,now back on topic..*wink-wink*!:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I was disappointed in West’s comments about the shooting in Florida too. When I weigh the negatives and the positives of West, his positives overcome the negatives.

I admire him and would really get excited about a Romney/West ticket. But then I would get excited about a Romney/Ryan one also. I think Jindal will stay in LA. Please let’s have no Huckabee on the ticket. Didn’t someone just mention a hurl bucket?

jazzuscounty on April 9, 2012 at 6:07 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

It’s all clear that you are our most favorite Canadian and that means more than all the other. You are a good friend to the US and a good friend to HA.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Iran…Israel….North Korea…..These problems won’t being going away- Condi has the experience Slow Joe Biden pretended he had, and what Ocommie hasn’t learned. She’s basically untouchable as well- as obama continued most Bush foreign policy (sans Britain).

A most experienced woman at many levels in Executive diplomacy management. She would be great.

But she doesn’t want the media’s – 24 hr “Palinizing”.
I don’t think she would get it.

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I was disappointed in West’s comments about the shooting in Florida too. When I weigh the negatives and the positives of West, his positives overcome the negatives.

I agree with that. I don’t think they do enough to be a VP candidate though. He’s a 1-term congressman who had to resign from the military to his ill-advised actions. Then he gets caught up jumping to conclusions stateside on a matter of race.

A little less hot-headed and a little more politically experienced, please.

Plus he was only a light colonel. He wasn’t Eisenhower (who was both not headed and experienced as heck).

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

^due

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

No. If he were white no one would even be considering him at this point in his career. I don’t pick my candidates like that. That’s what liberals do.

Ronnie on April 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I am not sure that I agree with that if I am reading you correctly.

Remember when David Petraeus was a name on the mouths of Republicans a few short years ago.

jazzuscounty on April 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

It’s all clear that you are our most favorite Canadian and that means more than all the other. You are a good friend to the US and a good friend to HA.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Out of curiosity, what does canopfor stand for? Canadian opposition force?

RINO in Name Only on April 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Thanks,I need to find out if I can do linkys that are
on topic related….then I’ll be A happy camper!:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

…I miss those ‘linky’s’ !!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

must be Rubio if not him the
2n Pick Condi Rice if not then
Nikki Haley

Natebo on April 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM
Wait what? Never mind what you actually think of her, she’s tied way too closely to Bush. Even though much of the Bush-hate was fanatical and stupid, people on the right have issues with him on spending and big government, and his image hasn’t been rehabilitated yet with the independents – I believe it will in time, but rightly or wrongly, people still blame Bush in part for the economic mess we’re in. That is not what we need when making a case against Obama.

Plus I may be wrong, but I think Condi might be somewhat liberal on domestic policy. Doesn’t she support affirmative action?

RINO in Name Only on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

In order to give the ticket strong foreign affairs and National Security credentials. The woman is whip smart and has proven leadership abilities. Yes, they will go after her for being a part of the Bush Administration but that will only work with those that are in Team Obama camp anyway. She is imminently qualified and will destroy Biden in the debates. She will also draw conservatives, indys, Women, etc.

Natebo on April 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

All good points to consider

I guess I fall into that likeability factor that I was so critical of on the other thread. I just like the man for what he is.

jazzuscounty on April 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

West jumped on the ‘condemn Zimmerman’ train.
Pass.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp:

I hear your concern,in regards to the Travyon Martin case,
and as the info coming out lately,with the NBC doctoring
of what Zimmerman was alledged to say,in racist remarks,
this whole episode is screwed up sideways.

Even tho,Allen West Facebook page comments sounds very bad,
I’m cutting him some slack,as I too,don’t know the truth yet!

I will tell you tho,that I was impressed,to read a few years ago,
as to how Lt.Col Allen West was obtaining info from an insurgent.
And I agreee 200% in the manner in which,er the method that he used
to get that info,and when one looks at that scenario,especially by
the left,I can only imagine what they thought,or are still thinking
of what Allen West did,and in my mind,a-okay,jus say’n ALT:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

It’s all clear that you are our most favorite Canadian and that means more than all the other. You are a good friend to the US and a good friend to HA.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Schadenfreude:

Thank-you SF,I’m here to serve,from the Northern Flank-:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Remember when David Petraeus was a name on the mouths of Republicans a few short years ago.

He was also a successful general officer, who lead the successful turn-around of a war. He’s a man of great character. Shot in the training during a training exercise, he forgave the officer who accidentally shot him and did what he could to avoid damage to him. His doctors didn’t want to release him, but a very physically fit man, he secured his discharge by doing umpteen pushups in front of the doctor. And on and on.

He’s a measured, controlled, accomplished man. More so than West. With all due respect to the Lt. Colonel (and I mean that).

But we’re talking for next in line for the most senior job in the country/world.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Plus he was only a light colonel. He wasn’t Eisenhower (who was both not headed and experienced as heck).

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

That’s true he retired after 22 years a Lt Col, and he’s still held a higher military rank than anyone else running, unless you count Barack Obama’s tenure as CIC. As far as intelligence – West served as an Army ROTC instructor at Kansas State University from 1991 to 1994, becoming the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993.

This is why he won’t be chosen, his record is conspicuous in comparison to Romney, Biden, and Obama. It’s a sad day when military service is seen as a draw back and not a plus.

Dr Evil on April 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Even tho,Allen West Facebook page comments sounds very bad,

I’m cutting him some slack,as I too,don’t know the truth yet!

But West couldn’t either, which is the point.

Mitchell Heisman on April 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman, for president, or the VPship, but s/b one like Thatcher or Reagan.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM

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So while your waiting for another historical Thatcher/Reagan candidacy that happens very infrequently – and BTW last time I checked- “we aint got none”……. lets choose a known quantity that can give voters a VP candidate that they can “connect” with- Isn’t that the standard Mitt Hate meme- “can’t connect with the unwashed voters”- I think the dims are gonna try and use that all freakin day long….
So… what type of candidate can a woman voter “connect” with better than another woman running for office ??

(If you are unmarried or “in between girlfriends” you are ineligible to respond. Sorry.)

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

THIS woman actually connects better with male candidates.
I just seem to get along better with guys.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM

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