My thoughts on 2016

Even though we’re still in 2014 and there are some very important midterm elections coming around the corner, many are looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election. I enjoy watching the online polls and the posturing of potential candidates such as Governor Chris Christie out in Sun Valley, Idaho last week.

And yes, I do hear about the visits some folks are making up to New York City to garner the support of the Wall Street “kingmakers.” On the GOP side we hear the names: Christie, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, and there have been rumors about a third attempt by Mitt Romney. I suppose it’s a very deep bench with some extensive experience, but there is one point the GOP must understand about national level elections.

Image is key. Ever since the televised debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon image has been an essential factor. And in this technological age of instant messaging and social media, image has become even more important. The sound bite mentality of the America electorate means the visual combined with short, 30-second bumper sticker-like messages is now a more effective means to communicate with the population at large. Therefore, candidates must first win the image phase in order to set the conditions for the substantive issues/policy phase.

This is where the Democrats and progressive socialists have the advantage over the GOP. They know how to make an emotional connection with voters through a touchy-feely image. We saw that with Bill Clinton (pun intended I suppose), and we certainly saw that with Barack Hussein Obama.

So much for the lineup being developed by the Republicans — but what of the Democrats for 2016? Here is my assessment.

Hillary Clinton makes it more difficult for the Democrats to win on the basis of image. I have no doubt the Democrats want to run another what I call “gimmick line” candidate – another first of. They were successful in marketing cool and hip with Bill Clinton who presented himself as very likable. And no doubt the image gimmick line for Obama was the “first black president” — a historical moment — which it seems many in America now regret. So what next?

There are two options for the Democrats.

First we must come accept today’s Democrat party is owned by the liberal progressive socialist Left, bought and paid for by George Soros and the Saul Alinsky-ites of Chicago. If there is to be a first woman presidential nominee from the Democrats, it will not be Hillary Clinton. As my wife Angela wrote, the nod will go to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

She excites the liberal progressive base of the Democrat party — unlike the GOP which seeks to distance itself from their conservative base, Dems embrace theirs — and keep their internal squabbles rather silent, which is aided by a complicit media.

Sen. Warren would be the best-perceived selection to continue the “fundamental transformation” of America and would rule even further to the Left than Obama. There is no certainty of a Hillary Clinton candidacy if it becomes clear her image has been irreparably tainted — which after her disastrous book tour seems to be a non-debatable truth. As well, keeping Hillary Clinton out there is a very worthwhile distraction to distract the GOP from looking at others — similar to how the allies built a false invasion force around U.S. General George S. Patton as part of the deception of Operation Overlord. The Germans knew Patton as the American’s most successful combat commander and believed that wherever Patton was there would be the main assault force — a postulation that led to their demise, and the allied success at Normandy, not Calais.

There’s another option available to the Democrats, and based on recent events this may just be the more viable path – to run the “first Hispanic” presidential nominee. And that would fall into the lap of one Julian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio Texas. Consider this, an unheard-of state Senator from Illinois delivers the DNC keynote speech at their convention in 2004 — four years later he wins the presidential election in 2008. Julian Castor delivered the DNC keynote address in 2012 in Charlotte. Just last week, Castro was confirmed to be the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) — a way to give this young fella a little image enhancement via some experience in the federal government — a criticism of Obama.

As well, Castro comes from the state of Texas where there is a dedicated liberal progressive effort to “turn Texas blue” and where President Obama is allowing a flood of illegal immigrants.

What I believe the Democrats will do is based on the success of flooding America with illegal immigrants across our southern border. If they can tip the demographic balance in key states and areas, look for the surprise emergence of new HUD Secretary Julian Castro.

If not, they have the option of going to Elizabeth Warren who they believe can win based on her gender, the issue of income inequality, and motivating the liberal progressive base. Always remember the Democrats figure they have the black vote in their pocket, and why not? For decades black voters have given them blind allegiance over and over.

If you analyze the 2012 election results, Mitt Romney won nearly 73 percent of the counties in America, and still got taken to the woodshed. If the GOP doesn’t penetrate the urban centers, where liberal progressive policies have mostly failed, it just becomes a science again in winning the White House.

Democrats do the unpredictable, while Republicans do things based on leadership by entitlement — “whose turn is it next” — and lose. America can’t afford another 8 years of a far left progressive socialist ideologue as its president. We must not be fooled into falling for the next “historical moment.” I give it to Democrats — they think strategically. I don’t know if Republicans think at all.

The message of constitutional conservatism is superior to that of progressive socialism, the GOP hasn’t chosen the right messenger, and actually runs away from the message. There has to be a clear delineation based on principles and the image of American exceptionalism must be clearly and enthusiastically presented. Most importantly, the GOP must stand for “Growth, Opportunity and Promise” and go on offense to define progressive socialism and why it is failing. We will never win on defense. No on ever does.

The next two elections cycles will define the next 50 years for America. If you don’t believe me, check out Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act and how it still haunts our economy.

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majorwiblit
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“The message of constitutional conservatism is superior to that of progressive socialism, the GOP hasn’t chosen the right messenger, and actually runs away from the message.”

So who would be, or could be, the Conservative Challenger?

gk
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Why does everyone say o.b is black he’s mixed so stop saying he’ the first black prez get your story straight

John
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You’re right dumbo is only half-ass, oops,meant to say half black

majorwiblit
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I never said nuttin’ about it,,,post up top,,
not at bottom..

Lance Turner
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I have nothing against the 1st woman President, just not Hillary.

Tweetytude
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or fauxahontis

Paul Deckelman
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The same people who would doubtless gush with starry-eyed reverence about Hillary’s nomination being so “historic,” “transformational,” “healing,” “empowering,” “liberating,” and “redemptive” or who would use the same terms to ecstatically describe the nomination of Big Chief Fork-Tongued Warren, (and who probably said the same thing on behalf of Obama) couldn’t wait to viciously plunge the long knives into Sarah Palin’s back, or Michele Bachmann’s. And they would gladly do the same, AGAIN, if the GOP presidential or VP nominee were Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma or Gov. Nikki… Read more »
Estella Bunny Howe
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I would hope, Col., that you see yourself somewhere in the GOP 2016 lineup. If not as President, perhaps, VP and if a Republican should make it to the WH, definitely Sec. of State or Defense. You are, IMO, one of the most viable in the GOP.

Mike
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I agree with you Estella, Col West would make a great President, VP Or Sec of State or Defense. Go get’m Allen.

Earl Lee
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West wouldn’t make a good dog catcher

pepjrp
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Good. You would be his first catch. But you would like it as you would get a free bone and blanket. He would have you and your buddies vote forever. Free…free…free.

Larry Leesch
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FWIW Castro is an Obama clone. He spends money he doesn’t have on projects the voters have turned down. He’ll start duplicate programs that are already up and running just so his cronies have a revenue source. Once his families history with La Raza which we call the Mexican Communist party in Texas, is known, I doubt he stands much of a chance at any elected office. If love Obama, you’ll really love Castro.

capn-gary
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Allen, just in case you haven’t noticed, Obama is turning Texas–and every other Red State blue by shipping in illegal aliens which he intends to pardon and then give citizenship to. Instant Democrats. Unless the spineless congress does something, the GOP has no chance of winning anything, ever again.

Dana Davis
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If that were the case though the Dem party itself would eventually have to move more center. Because their anti-establishment policies will ultimately prove a complete failure; one can only be “establishment” to the extent policies prove successful. And I don’t believe it reasonable to assume that those who are theoretically, politically, opposed to violence and the military will have the ability to defend themselves against failing policy.

Michael Anderson (WB)
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Michael Anderson (WB)

Don’t be tricked into thinking they’re just Democrats. These are socialists and/or communists looking for a fundamental transformation of this country. It doesn’t matter if their policies are a complete failure, by that time the protections of the constitution will be mostly gone and this won’t be the same country. Once the useful idiots invading our southern border are no longer useful they will be dealt with.

Mike
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My wife and I went and saw the movie ” America” yesterday. One of the best documentary movies I’ve ever seen about the history of this country. It makes you proud to say I’m an American.

Don Anastas
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Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Julian Castro represent Marxist USA Inc.

william C
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One comment stood out significantly for me:

Mitt Romney won nearly 73 percent of the counties in America, and still got taken to the woodshed.
Though he lost, it still points to the impotence of the Electoral College. Theoretically, the EC levels the playing field so that one party’s influence does not override the representation of people in states with majorities of the other party. Theoretically, If we were to choose direct democratic vote, many of these counties would not be represented fairly. Yet even 73% of the counties in the US could still not get Romney elected.

jmparker78
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That’s what I don’t get. A look at the electoral map by county shows that a vast majority of the voting districts went for Romney. Were they all so ridiculously underpopulated that a scant few districts who went for Obama turned the tide? I have trouble believing that. I seriously wonder if, had it been a simple one-vote-per-person system, would Obama have been elected? I know a lot of the midwest is just open land, but have a look at the 2012 election results by county. Google it. There’s red across the board. It is possible to drive from coast… Read more »
GD63
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Because the Conservative and Republican Electorate are apathetic. Romney would have won with 330,000 votes spread out over 4 States, but the apathy on the Right left the Republican with no chance of winning. McCain lost to Obama by less than 2 million votes, Romney by nearly 5 million, the Republican electorate is stupid. The Left knows how to win an election, show up at the polls and vote for the Country, even if you disagree with 1 or 3 of the positions representing the Candidate of your party. But no “I dont like “Candidate A” position on one issue,… Read more »
John
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The only point of yours that I disagree with is the part about 0bama wining “fair and square”, especially the second election. There is evidence of considerable voter fraud ie; voting multiple times, more people voting in certain midwest counties/districts then there were eligible and legal voters, even dead people voting, often more then once, and thats not even giving credibility to some of the fringe groups and their conspiracy theories. I come from a large family of liberals (i’m the black- sheep of the family and proud of it) and almost every one of them, along with their like… Read more »
jmparker78
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Voter apathy or voter despair? I agree that it seems like Democrats will always come out and vote even if they don’t really like their guy, but I’m not sure that single-issue voters are the real problem on our side. It’s that Republicans keep running Leftists in paper-thin disguises. Obama is a true believer in Leftist causes. He will fight for what’s Left. Romney, McCain, Dole, etc. are not fighters. They are career politicians who only give lip service to conservative principles and then talk about reaching across the isle, working hand in hand with the enemy, etc. They are… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Republicans didn’t like ROMNEY and stayed home. In 2016 i believe that the republicans will nominate another romney and lose again

jmparker78
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This is true, but it doesn’t really address the main problem. We didn’t like Romney, not because of this issue or that issue but because we felt like Romney was chosen for us. We didn’t want him to run, and we preferred almost any of the other candidates that were running (almost, I said). But one by one, the MSM attacked Bachman, Cain, Perry, etc. and left us with Romney, Gingrich and Santorum, and out of those three, it’s no contest. The media picked our candidate. How did they do that? By relentlessly going on the attack and proving that… Read more »
GD63
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Or the same Romney. So far all I keep hearing are the same old losing names. Bachmann, Romney, Perry, Paul.

jmparker78
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I am not just saying this because I’m on his website, but I truly think Allen West needs to run in 2016. He’s a fighter, and he’s a true conservative. For VP, maybe Gowdy or Cruz. Whichever one doesn’t become house speaker should be his VP.

Dana Davis
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Actually that’s precisely what I believe; that the more populated metro areas gave Obama the election.

Captain
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See “free stuff” and there’s your answer.

Earl Lee
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If that helps you sleep better at night but that is not the reason.

pepjrp
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I agree… had more to do with race.

Earl Lee
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nope…try again skippy

Bill Kilgore
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Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer… 2016

Earl Lee
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You might want to support someone that has a CHANCE OF WINNING!

Captain
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How do you combat the thirty second soundbite that says, “I’ll keep giving you free stuff”? Unless the GOP finds a way, it will be eight more years of stupidity.

Earl Lee
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And this is only one of the reasons YOU KEEP LOSING!!

Dana Davis
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Well what we should do is eventually consider that even those dependent on :free” should have some blood in the game; everyone should pay taxes even if that income is freely derived.

Earl Lee
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so what you are saying is that NO democrat pay taxes? Do you think about this stuff before you type it or do up want to appear stupid?

Lee Thomas Walker
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Since PC candidates are all the rage, maybe put an American Indian (not “Native American”) on the ticket as VP. They tend to be more conservative than many minorities, they’d have a sympathy element, and with the nature of Indian reservations, there’s more room to constitutionally promise some goodies to that population.

Jimmy McKinnon
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First i would like to apologize to Colonel West for not reading all his articles. I simply don’t have time to read all that is sent to my page. I am not sure that republicans can win a national election. I have read too much of dead people voting, precincts turning out more than 100% of registered voters, etc. For a republican to win it will have to be such a majority that it overcomes all the vote fraud perpetrated county by county in those large population urban counties where the supervisor of elections is usually a democrat. I read… Read more »
The_Patriot
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I believe you are correct about the GOP (Grand Ole Pricks). Elizabeth Warren could hardly run to the bathroom let alone a country. She is without question cut from the same lying cloth as all the other Massachusetts politicians. ‘I am an American native” (American Indian) that’s what she used to get elected and her past jobs that she got but No one has found any proof of her lineage. She has lied and bought her way to the top of the Mass. Candidates. Nothing will ever change with her. It is all perspective and if the people are awake… Read more »
Stephany Slater Robinson
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Stephany Slater Robinson
Hello Mr. Allen West- I like your perspective, but I think you have missed the true reason why the Republicans are losing. They did an excellent job in nominating Mitt and as you and I both know, he should have been the clear winner. Here’s the mystery, which is no mystery at all. Our society is disintegrating. Americans, both the educated and uneducated, do not do their homework across the board. (I should know, I’m a teacher). They don’t watch the news or read about a politicians platforms any longer, at least not most of them. They vote based in… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Uh…the reasons why the republicans lost are available online. You cannot alienate women, hispanics and blacks and expect to win the white house.

eph4_15
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ah, NO. Its b/c RINOS stuffed Lying, Morally Compromised, Mitt Romney down our Throats, instead of getting behind ANY of the Five candidates we could have gotten excited about & would have voted for Enthusiastically, bringing MORE voters with us.

Earl Lee
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Stuffed him down your throats? He won the republican primaries!

pepjrp
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No. Many in the groups you mentioned only think they were alienated… just like they thought there were going to gain some sort of advantage with the Democrats. And for millions others… it was a race based vote. All sorts of data shows that they got or gained little and went in the opposite direction in many categories… like unemployment. Her point is, how do you get past the mass ignorance and prejudice of the millions of fools and smarten them up, so to speak?

Earl Lee
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its a vote for the person they believe will represent them. Mitt showed that he only cared about the upper class…plus millions of republicans STAYED HOME. Obama should have LOST but republicans shot themselves in the foot with those weird debates!

pepjrp
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I agree with most you said, except for Mitt showed that he only cared about the upper class comment. And yes millions stayed home and now they are paying for it. I have no sympathy for them as they really hurt America. But maybe some of the Dem voters have wised up and can see past their personal prejudices. Yes Romney was horrible in the last 2 debates. Let Obama off the hook and one of the female moderators was so partisan as well.

Earl Lee
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I’m sorry…the republican party had a chance to change their image from the party of NO and HATE to something else. Some strange reason they’ve decided to continue on the exact same path that lost them the 12 election. I really don’t get it

Earl Lee
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If Hillary is the nominee and Castro is the VP nominee…its OVER!! As long as republicans are seen as the party of HATE and do nothing….they will never win another election. The only way a republican can win without the minority vote is to win 49 of 50 states and we know that is not going to happen!!

Craig
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Just wait it will be a landslide…even the progressive libtards are sick and tired of this administration and politicians with a “D” beside their name!

pepjrp
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You may be right, but millions of Dems will suffer as they are now when it comes to jobs. And now they will have 10’s of 1000’s more to compete with, since the floodgates opened and some sort of legalization for them is probably coming around the corner. But I’ll eat, because I have an education…and I bet you do too sir, but more Dems than Repubs don’t, so hello hard, hard times coming up. Who really hates who? If only they knew.

Peter Hancock
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1) “millions of Dems will suffer as they are now when it comes to jobs”. So how exactly does uncovering the underground cash wage economy NOT help the average US citizen on low wages now? Black and grey markets affect every single commodity item – be it knock-off clothing, watches, jewelry, generic brand products prior to patent expiration (drugs) and LABOR! The fiscally-sanctioned supply of fiat currency (i.e., so-called “quantitive easing” aka printing money) will be – in the longer term – much more a threat to low and average income workers than this. The simple economics of supply and… Read more »
Earl Lee
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The strange part about this is….the republican party is making NO effort to convince me to vote for them. Its about EATING like you said. I can find no bill presented and passed by the republican house that would make sure I eat more. I see where they are trying to get the wealthy to eat more but not the working STIFF!

johnnywood
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Col. West for PODUS. Career military experience trumps “community organizer” hands down. BTW Democraps are diabolic and Republicrats are just plain stupid.

Peter Hancock
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As long as Private West runs for PODUS and not POTUS.

Earl Lee
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hmmm…faced 11 years in prison…nope…not allen west

Patrick Jones
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I wouldn’t have fired the round into the ground.

Craig
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Shut the freak up already….we all know Mr. West was pushed out for doing what I myself and thousands of other soldiers would have done…punished and tortured the enemy…and tortured them badly!!!.so go back to your flock!

Peter Hancock
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“thousands of other soldiers would have done”… hmmm…. I wouldn’t like Craig to be the spokesperson for all of those people in uniform.. without asking each one individually about torture, a court-martial offence.

Earl Lee
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WRONG SKIPPY….Allen west got angry and lost his cool. You need to read the report yourself and come to a conclusion. Had nothing to do with the myth of SAVING HIS MEN!!!

Craig
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and loosing your cool in war time when men are dying around you means what? A fairly normal response…would you rather he appease the enemy? Maybe offer a friendly cup of tea to those whom would soon cut your throat as to look at you? As I said SKIPPY, go back to your flock!

Peter Hancock
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or even losing your cool.

Earl Lee
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You are trained NOT TO LOSE YOUR COOL! You are trained to be a leader. The situation allen west was in called for a leader and HE WAS NOT IT! This is the reason why all the men that were with him that night received article 15’s, lost rank and pay. Allen west was relieved of command and didn’t face charges WITH THOSE MEN….he left them to face charges ALONE and that would make allen west a COWARD

Kachina Lively
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Both parties, Democrat’s and Republicans look like slap-stick comedy cops running around in circles like a dog chasing its own tail. Both parties have allowed Corporate takeover of Washington like Monsanto and the Big Five Gas/Oil Corporations but the most disturbing of all is the influence over our government by Foreign Leaders and U.N. To see our ‘representatives’ in action today is a disgrace and their ineptitude has shamed US all. We need leaders that cannot be bought and sold like cattle. Obama has broken the spirit of America and created an America in his own image. I honestly believe… Read more »
terry1956
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Actually neither corporations, foreign leaders or the UN have taken over DC although some multinational corporations, some foreign leaders, the bureaucrat fascist and Fabian socialist of the UN and EU are among the heavy competition trying to take over the US and the world. Hayek talked about one of the troubles with modern day central government democratically elected Assemblies is they assume they have Omnipotent authority because they were elected by ” The People” and it does not seem to matter if less than 10% of the people actually voted for many of them in the primary season but even… Read more »
Kachina
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That ship sailed a long time ago, Terry… Look at Monsanto for example, Gas/Oil Corporations, Pharm Corps, Food Corporations…Nestles for example. Blood money pays for their agenda at our expense.

Odell Moon
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I agree re a strong leader who respects the Constitution and potential of America. As Conservatives we need a leader who addresses the need for a strong economy and strong military. A good leader will not run or hide from the liberals, nor be distracted by liberal print and broadcast media. Tell us what the candidates believe in, what their vision for America is and how they will achieve their vision. Stop bickering with liberals and ignore liberal smoke screens. Focus on what makes our Country great, our Freedoms and our greatness as a people. Anyone who cannot accept we… Read more »
Peter Hancock
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” As Conservatives we need a leader who addresses the need for a strong economy and strong military.” That may well be true, but what about the majority – who are not conservatives. What do they need? A successful candidate, once elected, needs to govern for all the people.
“…of the people, by the people, for the people’.

eph4_15
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Thats actually NOT true. Some 80% of Americans actually Favor the Moral Family Principles of the Bible that make for Freedom & Prosperity. Founders said so nearly unanimously

MotherBatherick
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Col West, I have thought the same thing for a long time now; Dems will run either hillary or elizabeth warren, a couple of radicals who could be their first “radical woman president”. I wasn’t so sure they’d try to run Julian Castro but when he and his twin brother Joaquin first arrived on the scene in politics and given their upbringing by a radical anti-American mother who, by the way, never wanted to marry their baby-daddy and who is a huge activist and supports gangs like La Raza, I felt the Castro’s were “obama-wannabe’s”. Castro’s story sounds like obama’s… Read more »
Luke2220
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Why don’t you throw both parties a loop and run for President? You’d take a lot more counties than Romney. You’re a strategist and you’re already 15 steps ahead of the most popular RINO.

Peter Hancock
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Can’t see Allen B. West being more popular in the General than Bachman, Cain, Perry, Santorum, Paul, Perry, Huntsman or Romney. That’s just not where the country is: 75% of the country simply does not want an extreme right candidate as leader of them. West has no more chance of being elected than Rev Wright or Malcolm X. It’s not the color of their skin, it the tone of their rhetoric.

eph4_15
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First, being that 5 out of the first 6 you listed were TOP of the polls for Weeks – EVEN while the Conservative Christian Vote was divided btwn them – AND as Santorum Won ELEVEN States on a Shoestring Budget, while Romney enjoyed practical Immunity from the Democrat & RINO News Media all thru the primaries, AND the Deep pockets of much of the RINO favoring Big Business Community; Thats actually a pretty good target. Second, Allen West is even MORE solid on the Moral, National Security & Personal Freedom Principles that promote Freedom & Prosperity, than all but Santorum.… Read more »
Earl Lee
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When you think people like allen west or sarah palin actually have a chance of winning the presidency….you’ve already LOST! Put your energy into someone that can WIN!

Adrian Gill
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How’s the RINO coalition been doing? Sure, they are well funded by their corporatist allies, but Karl Rove and the other crony capitalists have done as much damage to America as the liberals. They CAN’T win a national election. Need a Constitutional Conservative that can actually speak and explain CONSERVITIVE principles, not cronyism.

Peter Hancock
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CONSERVITIVE? I’d settle for CONSERVATIVE… as in CONSERVATION…

terry1956
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Do you mean you want Conservation of the status quo- rule by a majority of the 545 member ruling class in DC?

Heather Anne Salisbury
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Heather Anne Salisbury

Cannot agree more with many of the posts! Co West you are our best chance! Please consider throwing your hat in the ring! 🙂

Peter Hancock
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or you ring in the hat….

Cindy
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If Costro got elected this country will get even more infected with immigrants, his mother is a known member of La Raza.

Peter Hancock
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Is Costro the son of Fidel Castro and Jane Shopper At Costco?

Cindy
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I just would like to see someone in office that actually supported ALL parts of the constitution not just the parts that they agree with. Their oath is to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, but yet we have a president that manipulates the constitution, bends and twists it to fit his own personal agenda.

Michael Scamacca
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Allen West can win. I like this guy. We need a statesman like West to return this country to greatness.

Earl Lee
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If you believe allen west can get past the republican primaries…you don’t know ANYTHING about politics

eph4_15
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No You are full of yourself and wishful thinking. Time will tell, as it has B4.

Earl Lee
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and he isn’t running because he is afraid!

Earl Lee
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Wisthful thinking? Mr West believes so himself…why in the world to you think he is not running?? Oh please do not tell me its this “MY FAMILY” crap. All candidates have families…the ones that run has something that Allen west does not have…COURAGE!!!

eph4_15
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Its very disappointing every time I see a list of candidates, even when its a Conservative making the list, that 90% of those listed are Morally Compromised RINOs. Why are we EVEN VALIDATING the Candidacy of Frauds like Christie, Rubio, Romney, J Bush, Paul, Kasich, Huckabee & Perry, with a mention? NONE of them are REMOTELY Qualified on the FIVE most Critical Issues of all. Anyone who Is not Committed to Stand For BOTH Marriage AND LIFE against ALL Opposition, is a NON-Starter. If they pass this Test, the next concerns are Religious Freedom, National Security [Military, Border & Immigration],… Read more »
Peter Hancock
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The issue with your analysis / treatise is this: 1) President Reagan firmly put his arms around the Evangelical movement, but was personally disavowed of organized religion (ALTHOUGH he DID attend church as a Presbyterian on a regular basis), but that never manifested into specific public policy in his governance as President. His references to “rule of law in God” were more in line with the deists (=founding fathers) who referenced a higher universal order than mankind occupies. Reagan blurred the lines between church and state JUST ENOUGH to get the southern vote as a former democrat and a former… Read more »
eph4_15
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Your Bias is showing all thru your Revisionist History. NO, BOTH REAGAN & the Founders were VERY CHRISTIAN & Are QUOTED often mentioning God, in Public Prayers, In Political Speeches, Letters, Official Documents, Quoting Scripture and More. The CHRISTIAN Denominations claimed by of 54 of the 55 signers were KNOWN.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2546951/posts

You cant even go to nearly any of the Monuments they had built w/o reading their words carved in to the walls Crediting God with Establishing America, and Guiding Leaders thru every Trail & blessing our Nation with Prosperity & Freedom.

Peter Hancock
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“Crediting God with Establishing America”… All this time I thought it was tectonic plate activity on the earth’s lithosphere that caused continental drift. Well, I learn something each day! I guess God did not like the first settlers in America then, so She sent a plague of white men from Europe with their European ordnance and diseases (chicken pox, measles etc) over to wipe out the local indigenous population? I also assume she is white – else would never have tolerated the “Blessing” and “Prosperity & Freedom” of a black person being considered as 3/5 of a white person. That… Read more »
eph4_15
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I would LOVE to SEE Rick Santorum – Allen West – Jim DeMint, Ted Cruz & Alan Keyes Debate on afr.net & Fox News. Second Tier Candidates would include Bobby Jindal, and MAYBE Dr.Benjamin Carson, Mary Fallin & Rick Perry

Earl Lee
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Your first tier candidates don’t stand of chance of winning…not one of them!

Jack Wisdom
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????

eph4_15
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Thats exactly what they said about Reagan & G.W. Both Two Terms & Landslide Victories. But the Weak kneed RINOs Lose nearly EVERY time. Run along & go play Troll.

Mike Hart
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Colonel West, I have a suggestion for you……let’s try to skip the R and D denotations and search for true leaders…..just for a CHANGE!

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Abe Lincoln was a one term Congressman who became President. Col. West can do that again.