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.
Boring ticket the MSM will yawn over.Obama is toast in Ohio.He needs PA to win and I don’t think he will do well there unless the NBP’s show up in Philly .
Palin is not in the picture as VP anymore cabinet position only
There are a lot of good prospects out there, including those who have been in this contest. It would be good to see many of them selected to work with Gingerich in various capacities and in his Cabinet: Santorum, of course, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, even Perry and Bachman. I think we had some very intelligent, capable and confident contenders and it was good to hear from all of them as the field narrowed.
Even with their differences, to me, at least, there was one resounding and uniform message that united them with Americans...that of the need to restore America to upholding the principles and morality that made us strong and a nation that has been favored in God's eyes. That has given me a lot of hope for our future.
Yes either West or Rubio will be a “dream team”
FLORIDA FREEPER PING! I am all for GINGRICH/WEST 2012!
Allen West is soon to be crowned the new “Uncle Tom” by the Obamabots!
Oh man that is a great point.
You gave me a magic moment as well.
Bachmann needs to do what she can to try to keep her House seat.
Palin has bigger fish to fry, so to speak. Salmon, most likely. And then maybe Secy. of Energy, with the charter to reduce it by 90% in size.
And Ron Paul as Surgeon General, give him a big scalpel and let him cut that trillion out of the federal budget.
that’s what I’m hearing as well, but nothing - including the west stuff is finalized and I could see Newt considering it still...My bigger question is around the thought of Newt only doing one term - does anyone think that might be the case?
You’re so right. If we remove their race card ploy, the Left is so screwed! Clyburn and the rest are already calling Newt racist because of his “janitor” comments.
I’ve been posting it for days. It is MY dream team.
Oh man that is a great point.
You gave me a magic moment as well. Ahhhh-yeeeeeaaah....
Palin as cabinet position Bachmann stays where she is.
Gingrich VPs short lists (he did say Romney but I wont post the link as I think he may have changed his mind)
He has also floated Rice on his short list
Cool! I said that the other day and was blasted because West hadn’t said he wanted it.
Kasich isn’t even popular in his own state right now. West brings Florida and some of the black vote.
Wonderful! The ONLY downside to this is I would lose Col West as my Beloved Congressman!
I can live with that! LOL!
Not going to happen did you miss him rheaming Debbie Wasserman the DNC witch?
If a woman is on the ticket, it will likely be Susana Martinez, governor of NM.
Excellent point. I actually prefer West over Cain to speak to the "average" black voter.
And she can kick your ass and get this nations economy through drilling back to where we should be.So bring her a sammich and cookies.Hop to it!
GREAT idea....Kasich for VP, WEST for Head of Defense!!!
Even if he’s down in the polls at the moment, a sitting governor brings lots of help in a state in terms of organization on the ground and just the feeling that he’s “one of us”.
Can’t wait to see Newt and Congressman West speaking at the same event next Saturday in West Palm! Going to be great to see them together!
Wasn’t Kasich a room-mate or bosom buddy with Gary Condit? That dog won’t hunt!
PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong.
Kasich is weak right now. There is no arguing that and we are not looking for weak.
Oh my HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE. you talk about energizing the base!!!!
Gingrich/West is the BEST!
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