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Cain: Allen West for VP
The Daily Caller ^ | April 9, 2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 04/09/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Appearing on the Steve Gill Show on Radio America Monday morning, former presidential candidate and pizza mogul Herman Cain said Florida Rep. Allen West should be Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president.

“Here’s why: he is well spoken. He is direct. People in Florida love him. He has a huge following. He is from Florida – Florida is going to be one of those key states,” Cain said. “But more importantly, Col. Allen West is a dedicated patriot; he served in the military, and he’s willing to serve his country some more.”

“Now I know that there might be some push back on his part because he’s just in his first term as a United States congressman,” Cain went on, “but my advice to him, if he were to ask me, is ‘you served your country well, and now you have a higher calling,’ and I would strongly recommend that he consider it, depending on any personal consideration that he might have.”

Cain is not the first major Republican figure to put West’s name forward for the VP slot. Earlier this month, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said West was at the “top of her list” for possible GOP vice presidential candidates.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allenwest; romney

1 posted on 04/09/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Allen West would be a president like George Washington. Honor.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 11:17:31 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

West as VP would make me happy, and I am not happy with a Romney nomination.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 11:18:49 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would be very pleased if AW were selected.


4 posted on 04/09/2012 11:19:38 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like the way Sarah & Herman think.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 11:20:27 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I could vote for that.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like Allen West too! Would have preferred him for president, not VP.

Maybe he could run against the RINO after 4 years. He would truly be a leader of our military!


7 posted on 04/09/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Obadiah
He would be my top pick---a true, fearless conservative. I would be very happy, too, but I won't hold my breath.

I continue to think that Romney will ask Rubio, and he'll accept---despite the citizenship controversy. I trust Rubio about as much as Romney, and would vote for that ticket reluctantly.

8 posted on 04/09/2012 11:25:47 AM PDT by Calliecat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like Allen West. But he has his own re election to worry about this fall.

I would hate to see him lose his election because he became the VP nominee and lost in the general election.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Excellent suggestion, Mr. Cain!

Hopefully a Romney/West ticket would stop the wasted bandwidth here on FR preaching to the choir that Romney is not the ideal nominee.

10 posted on 04/09/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jcsjcm

His day will come. It would be an honor to vote for him.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like Allen, have given to his campaign more than once, but I will be VERY SURPRISED if that will happen.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 11:29:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: coon2000

West for VP? Is that to offset the fact that the nominee (Romeny) attends an even more racist church than the Jeremiah Wright Church of hate all the white people? What a pathetic joke. I don’t ever want to hear another of these talk show blowhards lecture me and yell and scream at me about LIBERTY. When you nominate someone who believes in Liberty then I’ll tune in again.

(Romney: Oh I agree with Obama. Women need to be in Augusta. Please, please please. See how moderate I am? Vote proudly for pablum and mush VOTE ROMNEY


13 posted on 04/09/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by HectorOne
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To: coon2000

I would be pleased and proud to have Alan West as our first black American president.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never happen. Milt will pick a “safe” candidate.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 11:33:56 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am so tired of the EGOP playing this song again...

This is the 2nd time they have given us an absolute dolt, and then try to appease the base ( now the Tea Party ) with a rock ribbed Conservative VP. If they gave us a Conservative from square one maybe we wouldn't be so pissed off!

So they think they can make us happy with West, really? Didn't work for ya when ya went with Sarah now did it, heck you did everything in your power to destroy her, and after Romney gets his head handed to him they will do the same to Col West...

16 posted on 04/09/2012 11:34:24 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
West would help romney a lot. I'm just not sure it would be enough.
17 posted on 04/09/2012 11:35:48 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

West does not have the political experience to be VP. The VP must be an attack dog for the Administration. West is not an attack dog.

West does NOT yet have reliable conservative credentials. His early support of the Debt Ceiling increase was not a conservative stand. He caved early.

West may yet show himself to be a strong conservative, or just another RINO.

Recall that Jimmy Carter was a good sailor. So was LBJ, as were many other Liberal politicians. Don’t let West’s fine military service blind you to his potentially poor political skills. And, a uniform is no guarantee of conservatism.


18 posted on 04/09/2012 11:38:47 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like West, but I’m not sure that an association with Romney would be good for his career. Not that it’s likely to matter, since I doubt Romney would choose him.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 11:39:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson
RLY?

Is this a matter of who's supposed to TRY to save the Titanic Romney?

20 posted on 04/09/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Obadiah

“West as VP would make me happy, and I am not happy with a Romney nomination.”

+1


21 posted on 04/09/2012 11:42:05 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nope.

Not until he quits and publicly denounces, on the way out the door, the openly racist CBC.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: taildragger
Right, and then they can blame Col. West when Romney doesn't win.

He lacked experience and gravitas.

23 posted on 04/09/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Count me in on the Allen West for VP bandwagon.

Gingrich/West would make a great ticket.


24 posted on 04/09/2012 11:47:26 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It would make for a re-run of 2008, when most of us voted for the VP candidate, and not the imbecile at the top of the ticket.


25 posted on 04/09/2012 11:49:57 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Obadiah

I am all in favor of Allen West for VP pick, the question is, can we get this past the swarm of flies and hangers-on that surround the Romney campaign?

This is not to say that Mitt is anything like having an absolute lock on the nomination presently, but as of the moment, it is going to be mighty hard to stop this runaway train.

Prayer, or even hard work, may or may not halt the march toward coronation of Mitt Romney in August. In the event we are stuck with Mitt, our fall-back position shall be to attempt control of the platform, and the promotion of one of our own in the #2 spot.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 11:55:25 AM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
It would make for a re-run of 2008, when most of us voted for the VP candidate, and not the imbecile at the top of the ticket.

The only difference is that the idiot at the top of the ticket would be even more unelectable than John McCain.
27 posted on 04/09/2012 12:12:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Still won’t get me to vote Romney.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 12:17:09 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: samtheman

BTTT

Gingrich/West


29 posted on 04/09/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Calliecat
I continue to think that Romney will ask Rubio, and he'll accept---despite the citizenship controversy.

There is no citizenship controversy. Rubio was born in Miami, Florida and is a natural born citizen, he is over 35 years old, and has been a permanent resident of the US for over 14 years. He's eligible to be VP or President. And yes I agree, I believe Rubio will be the VP choice. The ticket looks to me like it is going to be Romney/Rubio.

30 posted on 04/09/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Allen West for VP of the Black Caucus. He’d make a good one!


31 posted on 04/09/2012 12:27:14 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: jcsjcm

Rep. Col. Allen West scares the crap out of Romney because he WILL ALWAYS tell the truth!


32 posted on 04/09/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

..it would be a supreme tragedy to sacrifice someone like Col. West on a sure defeat candidate like Romney—kind of like what happened to Sarah Palin...


33 posted on 04/09/2012 2:37:44 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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