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Last year Feb. 25, 2011: Gingrich says Allen West would be considered as his running mate
The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2011

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 you’d look at,” Gingrich told NBC affiliate WPTV.

West responded, “We don’t know what the future holds, but I’m 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 I’d 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.


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DREAM TEAM
1 posted on 01/21/2012 7:09:44 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Newt ain’t exactly my dream but West sure as hell would improve the situation.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 7:12:07 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: My Favorite Headache

YES! Sounds like a plan to me!


3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:12:37 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:13:01 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Go West young man.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:13:31 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Next...


6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:14:07 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I would LOVE to see that happen! We need no-nonsense people in charge, not pandering silly putty jellyfish.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:15:27 PM PST by KJC1
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


8 posted on 01/21/2012 7:16:10 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 7:16:10 PM PST by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 7:16:20 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: My Favorite Headache

*looking for the “like” button*

Yes!


11 posted on 01/21/2012 7:20:28 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: My Favorite Headache

Just give me a minute to savor the thought of a West/Biden debate...

Ahhhh!


12 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Winner!!!


13 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:32 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:48 PM PST by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! sendmetocongress.us)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ok, I’m in. You had me at “West”.

Wow, just wow.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 7:24:44 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: My Favorite Headache


16 posted on 01/21/2012 7:27:12 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gingrich / Palin would be much better..
or even Gingrich / Bachmann


17 posted on 01/21/2012 7:27:35 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

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?


18 posted on 01/21/2012 7:28:08 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

And Sarah Palin can make samichs and cookies


19 posted on 01/21/2012 7:30:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.

Your thoughts?


20 posted on 01/21/2012 7:30:29 PM PST by reed13
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To: Hugin

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 .


21 posted on 01/21/2012 7:31:12 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: reed13

Palin is not in the picture as VP anymore cabinet position only


22 posted on 01/21/2012 7:32:38 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: My Favorite Headache
HMMM, could really be a team that would be very hard to beat. And make it very hard for the race-baters to continue playing their dirty game against the GOP with the distinguished Col. West in the VP position.

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.

23 posted on 01/21/2012 7:33:02 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yes either West or Rubio will be a “dream team”


24 posted on 01/21/2012 7:33:02 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: My Favorite Headache; credo 2; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; ...

FLORIDA FREEPER PING! I am all for GINGRICH/WEST 2012!


25 posted on 01/21/2012 7:33:30 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Allen West is soon to be crowned the new “Uncle Tom” by the Obamabots!


26 posted on 01/21/2012 7:33:52 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: nodumbblonde

Oh man that is a great point.

You gave me a magic moment as well.

Ahhhh-yeeeeeaaah....

Ha!


27 posted on 01/21/2012 7:34:15 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: hosepipe

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.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 7:34:57 PM PST by bigbob
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To: al baby

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?


29 posted on 01/21/2012 7:35:32 PM PST by reed13
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


30 posted on 01/21/2012 7:36:02 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’ve been posting it for days. It is MY dream team.


31 posted on 01/21/2012 7:36:19 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: nodumbblonde

Oh man that is a great point.

You gave me a magic moment as well. Ahhhh-yeeeeeaaah....

Ha!


32 posted on 01/21/2012 7:36:56 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: reed13

Palin as cabinet position Bachmann stays where she is.

Gingrich VP’s short lists (he did say Romney but I won’t post the link as I think he may have changed his mind)

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/elisabethmeinecke/2011/11/28/gingrich_mentions_marco_rubio,_allen_west_as_potential_running_mates

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11362520/1/romney-or-gingrich-would-pick-same-vp.html

He has also floated Rice on his short list

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/28/gingrich-intrigued-by-a-rice-biden-vp-face-off/


33 posted on 01/21/2012 7:37:25 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: My Favorite Headache

Cool! I said that the other day and was blasted because West hadn’t said he wanted it.


34 posted on 01/21/2012 7:37:44 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
No ticket with Newt at the top will be “boring”! Newt's problem won't be energizing grass roots conservatives, it will be reassuring moderate Pubs and independents. IMHO Kasich would fit the bill, but is still a good solid conservative, with the experience to be president if it comes to that.
35 posted on 01/21/2012 7:37:53 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

Kasich isn’t even popular in his own state right now. West brings Florida and some of the black vote.


36 posted on 01/21/2012 7:37:53 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: seekthetruth

Wonderful! The ONLY downside to this is I would lose Col West as my Beloved Congressman!

I can live with that! LOL!


37 posted on 01/21/2012 7:38:40 PM PST by left that other site
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To: mckenzie7

Not going to happen did you miss him rheaming Debbie Wasserman the DNC witch?


38 posted on 01/21/2012 7:40:44 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Steelfish
Rubio’s parents were not natural born US citizens. He can not become president if the president were to expire!
39 posted on 01/21/2012 7:41:05 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: hosepipe

If a woman is on the ticket, it will likely be Susana Martinez, governor of NM.


40 posted on 01/21/2012 7:42:02 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: My Favorite Headache
"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?"

Excellent point. I actually prefer West over Cain to speak to the "average" black voter.

41 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:09 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Avoiding Obama by replacing him with Romney is like avoiding a Ford by replacing it with a Mercury)
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To: al baby

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!


42 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:30 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Hugin

GREAT idea....Kasich for VP, WEST for Head of Defense!!!


43 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

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”.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:39 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: left that other site; trooprally; bevperl; ExTexasRedhead; All

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!


45 posted on 01/21/2012 7:44:06 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Hugin

Wasn’t Kasich a room-mate or bosom buddy with Gary Condit? That dog won’t hunt!

PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong.

;o)

freepersup


46 posted on 01/21/2012 7:48:09 PM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: Hugin

Kasich is weak right now. There is no arguing that and we are not looking for weak.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 7:48:18 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: seekthetruth

Oh my HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE. you talk about energizing the base!!!!


48 posted on 01/21/2012 7:48:54 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: seekthetruth

Gingrich/West is the BEST!


49 posted on 01/21/2012 7:51:05 PM PST by left that other site
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To: bigbob
Put Ron Paul in "Helicopter"Ben Bernanke 's job.
50 posted on 01/21/2012 7:52:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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