Skip to comments.Last year Feb. 25, 2011: Gingrich says Allen West would be considered as his running mate
Posted on 01/21/2012 7:09:41 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
Source: Steven Nelson The Daily Caller
Florida Republican Rep. Allen West may be the Republican candidate for vice president in 2012.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said at a Republican Palm Beach County fundraiser that if he won the Republican presidential nomination, he would strongly consider a Floridian as his running mate.
Allen West would certainly be someone youd look at, Gingrich told NBC affiliate WPTV.
West responded, We dont know what the future holds, but Im always willing to serve my country.
I have to pray about it and I have to clear it with my wife and two daughters, he added. I never thought that seven years ago when I retired here Id be a United States Congressman. [ For complete coverage of politics and policy, go to Yahoo! Politics ]
Elected in the November midterm election, West is one of two Republican African-Americans serving in Congress. He has rapidly emerged as a national conservative star.
Newt ain’t exactly my dream but West sure as hell would improve the situation.
YES! Sounds like a plan to me!
SOLID, solid donations from me if that turns out to be the case. For me, its that “Dick Cheney” balance I am looking for and Col. West delivers.
Go West young man.
I would LOVE to see that happen! We need no-nonsense people in charge, not pandering silly putty jellyfish.
My personal choice would be John Kasich. He knows budget issues better than anyone except maybe Newt. They worked together for years in Congress. He would help ease worries establishment types so they might support Newt, or at least not try to sabotage him. Plus he now has exectutive experience and would help with Ohio. Obama must win Ohio to be reelected.
You have to admit..... Gingrich and West would look like Reagan squared on the campaign trail. Talk about two firebreathers that would not pull punches.
Not sold on Newt, but I do like the thought of Allen, Might be enough to make sure Newt stays small government instead of following in his heroes of large government. That could sell me some but I will not be jumping up and down.
*looking for the “like” button*
Just give me a minute to savor the thought of a West/Biden debate...
I think West would make an excellent VP. Plus, West would be a viable Candidate for Prez in 2020 after Newt’s 8 years -— instead of starting completely over like we did when the Bush/Cheney team left office.
Ok, I’m in. You had me at “West”.
Wow, just wow.
Gingrich / Palin would be much better..
or even Gingrich / Bachmann
Takes the race card out of NBC News’ teleprompters for the election as well...we have had our first half black President...why not our first 100% BLACK Vice President?
And Sarah Palin can make samichs and cookies
ok I have a question related to Newt’s VP pick. Given that he is in his mid/late 60s does anyone think that he might be lining up whoever he picks for the run after only 4 years in office? I wouldn’t put it past him to think along these lines and believe for that reason alone that he may actually pick Palin, BUT I only give that 60-70% odds right now.
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