Skip to comments.Allen West closes CPAC promising 'new dawn in America'
Posted on 02/12/2011 7:41:31 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) gave a speech to close this year's Conservative Political Action Conference that earned a more enthusiastic reaction from conservative activists than those given by most rumored 2012 presidential hopefuls over the past three days.
The first-term congressman brought the audience to its feet several times late Saturday, repudiating President Obama's social and economic policies and promising "a new dawn in America."
West took the coveted speaking slot that was rejected by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who declined to attend CPAC for the fourth straight year.
West, who represents a district that voted for President Obama in 2008 and Sen. John Kerry in 2004, will be a top Democratic target next year and opened his speech by noting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already run a radio ad in his district.
Man, do I like that guy. I would love to see him run against Nelson.
Cain/West or West/Cain? Clean Obama’s pseudo-Afro-American clock.
A good speech, Allen West has a talent.
Col. West is far too classy for that den of iniquity.
West said now is the time to reform the tax code, lower taxes on business, eliminate the capital gains tax and fight for the adoption of a Constitutional balanced budget amendment.
“I say we start looking at every government agency and program that’s been created in the last ten years, and let’s start making some hard choices,” said West, who received a loud cheer when he singled out the Environmental Protection Agency.
I think I just watched video of the next President of the United States of America. West/Palin West/Bachmann West/Cain would make me so proud. I would no longer wake up in despair of what Obama did. No more Obama depression in a depression. A man that promised hope brought me more depression than any human being has ever. This man, West would debate the gray hair off of Obama’s head.
Liberal heads would explode all over the island of Manhattan.
Cain, West and Bachmann were the three best speeches at CPAC along with Rand Paul.
I would prefer a spending control amendment. Dems would use the balanced budget as an excuse to raise taxes to cover more spending and programmes. Find a way to set Federal spending at a fixed, low percentage of GDP.
You should see the acceptance speech videos on Youtube he made right after he won his seat in November. Hands-down, the most pro-war victory speech made, especially when he quoted “peace through superior firepower” in reference to America.
I like Cain. Palin has to get in her energy brilliance of ANWR.
Besides I would love to tick off the media West/Palin.
Allen West in 2016!
He’s in good company. My congressman seems to have put regulations at the top of his target list as well.
I see a leader and a winner here.
Who in 2012? There is too much of a dire urgency to play games.
The mods don’t; hence the thread in blogger land.When you know darn well if this was a Palin article and you tube speech (which she turned down) it would be breaking news.
Unfortunately, I don’t see anyone in 2012 to challenge Obama. Best chance is if Hillary decides to challenge Obama for the democratic ticket, that could weaken the demos. with a tough and nasty campiagn, and give the republicans a better shot.
I really like the guy but why oh why did he have Mark Foley introduce him at his new Palm Beach office?
Home run, Rep. West!
Even Stevie Wonder can see that.
Can I be honest? Nearly the same thing was done during the Bush campaigns.
He is brilliant. He is what we need.
I see Drudge has West headlined. He deserves kudos for this speech no matter how much primary infighting is going on.
I would guess, Drudge headlines only count if the political groupies happens to like the headline...
The rumor mill is saying that Kucinich will challenge Obama.
He is a train-wreck he only thinks he can win. Look at Obama’s poll numbers and actions. Don’t believe the media hype of him in any 2012 polls.
I think Trump sounds good at this stage. I am open. The super bowl is a long way off to cheer lead do or die for one candidate.
The GOP ticked me off but the opening of CPAC put the tea party at the top so I have hope.
I like Palin very much; but I like Allen West and Herman Cain just as much and I see a leader in Allen West. Most likely a winner too. I don’t care what their gender or their skin color is.
B U M P
I don’t know if it was done during the Bush campaign; but I do know if we keep letting the Left dictate to us; we are done.
We need to concentrate on who we want and why. Post articles about this; not what idiotic reporter or Obama or any of the rest says. Every time I go anywhere; it’s the same thing over and over again. A worthless POS saying something about us or what we like, think or what we want. We are to engrossed in this. We need to get out of it or we won’t have anything.
His CPAC speech
ping for later
O.K. I am going all in. Allen West for President.
His main problem is lack of name recognition and of course the Dems would say lack of experience, but I'd put his real world experiences against Obama’s community organizing any-day.
Me too. We need to organize. If Ron Paul can attract his RonBots, surely West would attract a larger group of enthusiastic campaign supporters.
What does Col. Allen West say about LTC Terrence Lakin? Has he made any statements regarding Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS?
I don't know, but I'm sure he would never make fun of anyone’s right to ask about Obama’s eligibility, as RINOs do.
West doesn't think Obama should be President because Obama doesn't believe in America.
I won’t decide on Col. West until he answers the question about Obama’s eligibility. I will vote for no man that refuses to uphold his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
I too really, really like this man. I liked a number of his speeches given through the 2010 election cycle.
And I believe we will need a strong hand in 2012 to guide our nation through a world in massive flux and maybe even world war.
My caution rests with being sure we don’t swing the pendulum too hard the other way.
What I see of West so far, is a military man defending liberty in the arena of politics. It will make for a very “bloody” battle.
Palin/West 2012 - now THAT would be a dynamic TEAM for both domestic and foreign policy.
Bolton (Secy of State)
revised tagline replaces DeMint (after praising Jeb Bush) with West.
He's probably said something about this question. I just don't have it. But I'm sure he upholds the Constitution on this question.
Here’ some more videos:
Lt Col. Allen West On Barack Obama: I cant stand the guy. I absolutely cant stand him.
When I met him at the Freepers Convention two years ago, I told him, I’d love to see a Palin/West ticket, but since then I’ve changed my mind. West/Palin sounds much better. Or even West/Bachmann.
Bolton? We need a proven strong leader at the helm and by the time West runs he will have spent about the same time in the senate as Obama and still be more qualified before he is sworn in as Senator than Obama. Palin would make an excellent energy sec. ANWR drill baby drill!
Well said and exactly what we need.
Well said about not caring about male or female or skin color.
It is icing on the cake we are dealing with well versed brilliant women; Palin and Bachmann and two black men. West and Cain. Even on this forum I have seen people not want a woman or ‘another’ black man in. I could care less male or female black,white,purple,green <-——LOL no one is more green than Obama.
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