Skip to comments.Colonel of Truth (Allen West)
Posted on 06/20/2008 7:28:43 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Conservatives seeking a gleam of hope amid gloomy prospects for November are beginning to turn their eyes toward sunny Florida, where an Iraq war veteran is waging a David-and-Goliath battle for Congress.
After the 2006 midterm meltdown that helped Klein defeat 13-year incumbent Clay Shaw, many Republicans -- including presidential candidate Sen. John McCain -- are campaigning as boring centrists.
West, however, is bringing a back-to-basics conservative message. He takes a strong stance against illegal immigration, favors drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and criticizes free-spending Washington ways.
"What you see happening is that the Republican Party has gotten away from its basic ideology," West says, adding that 2006 "was a bad year for Republicans because they started acting like Democrats."
"It's not just with conservative Republicans, it's everybody, all across the district," West says. "People are hungry for someone who gets back to the basic conservative message."
AFTER HIS 51 percent win in the previously Republican district two years ago, Klein has accumulated a liberal record, scoring a zero rating in 2007 from the American Conservative Union.
Klein may also be vulnerable, Brosemer says, because voters in the district overwhelmingly favored Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the Democratic primary.
Many of the district's Jewish voters are "uncomfortable" with Obama, Brosemer says. While liberals might interpret that discomfort as racism, such an accusation can hardly be made against West, who is black.
WEST, WHO DISMISSES Obama as "an empty suit," normally doesn't raise the race issue himself, preferring instead to emphasize what he calls "American issues" of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
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That says it all, right there!!
Thanx for the ping, as well! :-D
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Allen West for Congress
Keep me on the list, pls.
I wonder if GOPac has been paying attention to Lt. Col. West?
I think once his name recognition increases, Klein will be in some serious trouble.
Forgot to thank you for the ping as well!
I hear that Klein continues to duck debates. What a coward!
Yeah, if you read some of the House transcripts where he's leading a debate, you'll see why he's ducking a debate with Col. West.
The man is clueless on an issue I think can sink his campaign permanently: oil! His debate on the House floor over a price gauging bill was horrifying to read. The man is totally clueless!!
I wish everyone in Broward County would read about their “representative”. How do you go from Clay Shaw to this loon?
Sorry; I’ve got Broward County on my brain today *LOL* I meant the entire district.
BUMP for Col. West!