Skip to comments.Allen West Falls Behind in Polling
Posted on 09/04/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by Westbrook
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Those who were pushing West to run for the presidency did not understand that the man would have a difficult time getting re-elected. There was NO way he could have been nominated or beaten The Disaster.
There ain’t a lot of realism around here.
With all due respect, I believe that thought process is part of or is the problem. We look too much at who is electable and not at the person and his or her views. Allen West is my kind of leader, he is not perfect , but I have to respect a man of honor and virtue.
I wish Allen the best, and will donate to help him.
Where does it say he’s behind in polling?
I think this is one that ALL Freepers can agree upon...we gotta get him re-elected!!!!!
Listen you dolt....the GOP-e redrew lines after the census and did their very best to make sure that West would have a really lousy district. It is weanies like you that allow that to happen. Man up and donate to this guy to show them it won’t work.
How’s that for realism???
Florida has GOP run statehouse
can a resident explain why they made his district harder for him
sometimes you have to make on Dem to keep more of the other’s GOP
like here in Nashville...Davidson county district will stay Democrat gerrymandered to keep the surrounding all GOP
Because they don’t want him in congress.
Why would GOP Florida state house not want West in Congress and prefer a Democrat instead?
LTC West not only has to battle democrats the South Florida RINOS don’t want him in office.
In early 2010, seeing that they were going to lose big that November, the rat legislature got a constitutional amendment on the ballot that requires congressional districts to be drawn so as to neither help nor hurt any political party. The public fell for it.
It guarantees the matter of decennial redistricting will end up in the state courts. Our supreme court is 5-2 whack-job Marxist.
We also have the Voting Rights Act to deal with, which may have had something to do with it.
I hope someone with more info can inform both of us.
Sorry, electability is the number 1 factor to consider. I think my neighbor is right about nearly everything, but he's not electable and would therefore be a silly candidate. Like it or not, being a politician takes skill. Most people do not possess said skill. The public may say they want the "regular guy" to run, but those kind of candidates tend to get shredded and people end up laughing at them rather than voting for them. The more competitive the district the more skill one needs. West is getting good at being a politician, but he is nowhere near ready to run VP or President. For now, lets just make sure we help West win re-election to his congressional district and hope he will be ready for something bigger in the future.
Why not donate directly to West’s campain?
This conspiracy theory has been floating around for a while.
The fact is it was not realistic to preserve West's old gerrymandered district under the liberal redistricting amendments passed by referendum. Adam Hasner is running as the GOP nominee for that revised district, which is winnable but leans left.
West is running in a neighboring district which contains some of his current constituents and many of Rep. Rooney's current constituents. (Rooney also moved one district over.) The new district is a swing district ~ similar to his current one. Bush won it with 51% in '04, Obama won it in '08.
Falling behind in fund raising, assuming he has, is not the same as falling behind in polling.
Yeah tell West your theory. I listened to him talk about what happened and I’ll take his view. None the less are you going to help support him or noir???
All those folks who hate Romney and are not going to vote for him....will you at least pony up the funds when a good conservative is in need????
If you are trying to win Brownie points then ignore electability. If you are actually trying to affect politics then you cannot.
My dear Hothead, perhaps you can show me how I, having not been in Florida for several years, had anything to do with West’s redistricting problems. Or said anything wrt the Colonel’s presidential prospects differing from what HE has said.
If not, your insulting comment is essentially irrelevant.
Perhaps you are unaware of the U.S. Census which takes place every 10 yrs and the fact that said Census requires districts to be re-drawn.
Given your tendency to fly off the handle I would have to doubt your analysis of that re-districting.
We also have to remember that any re-districting must face federal court approval and empower minorities.
I disagree. I believe West would have slaughtered Obama. I love West and hope he is our first black president.
People around here are amazingly blind to the realities of what it takes to become president.
West will have to pad his resume for another decade before he will get serious consideration for such a post. He might be the best possible candidate but it is almost impossible for one such as he at the beginning of his political career to win the presidency.
This has nothing to do with MY personal wishes or hopes or yours, just look at our political history.
The greatest failing of The Disaster is because he had a very limited political life but even he had more than West.
Now there is no comparison between The Disaster and West. West is NOT a fraud, not corrupt and is a Natural Born citizen so I would take him over almost anyone but that would not be the case with many voters.
He would have no more “slaughtered” The Disaster than Alan Keyes did.
The districts had to change after the 2010 census.
West has already raised plenty of money this cycle. He is not in need of money. I'm sure local volunteers to help spread the word and GOTV are what he most needs, not donations to this PAC.
Plato called politics “the highest art”. As you said it requires great skill not to mention incredible determination.
West is part of the GOP’s extremely deep bench which will become more evident with time. But he is clearly in no way ready for the top slots.
I’ve donated to Col. West several times.
Answer the question areyou going to support him with money or not???
That’s right ignore the fact that it is IMPERATIVE to hold the House and get the Senate. Why bother to support a conservative because I am so sure that others are.
And we wonder over and over why we lose....
I didn’t ask if you would give to a PAC I asked if you would send money to West...way to avoid and answer
< center>$$$$ to West.. not pac.
The Democrats didn’t nominate Obama because they thought he was the most electable. If that was their criteria, they’d have nominated Hillary. They took a chance on picking someone who truly stood for their godless, communist values, and they won big, getting almost their entire agenda passed. If we don’t nominate people that represent the same confidence in and commitment to our beliefs, how do we ever expect to defeat the left? If we keep switching the presidency back and forth between the radical left and the mushy middle, then that guarantees the country will remain in a permanent leftward direction...one step left, then standing still, one more step left, now standing still again, then left...
The reality is those “independent” voters are so ignorant, you could get anyone elected with the right ad campaign. So why shouldn’t we try to get the best person possible elected since the swing voters don’t look for actual substance anyway?
Why is Charlie Crist endorsing Obama? Half the GOP are RINOs who would much prefer a liberal Democrat in office to a conservative Republican.
Florida has a Dem state house?
I would not have figured that...
Great...That’s how I give anyway direct to a candidate’s campaign...Glad to hear it
Because the GOP is not the friend of conservatives, and West is not easily controlled, if he can be controlled at all.
The gays are angry U.S. Rep. Allen West will speak to Wilton Manors business group after he decries repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
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Eisenhower, as General of the Allied Armies, had plenty of executive experience and public exposure. In addition, he built his political resume by acting as President of Columbia University and did not run for President until 1952. This was years after he became a household name.
West has served a term in the House and is just beginning his public service career and is in no way a household name. With continued success and another 4 to 8 yrs of seasoning he might be ready for the big leagues.
Victorious generals are an exception to the professional politicians who have been our Presidents. Hoover and Taft are as well if you want to discuss them.
However, all have had significant time on the public stage.
I don’t wonder why we lose. It is rarely a mystery.
Lt. Col. - 22 yrs in the Army. And he has quite a following even if it doesn’t include you.
Herman Cain was running very well until the dems decided he had to go and what experience did he have?
Herman Cain was the typical Great White Hope the Right falls for year after year. He had no chance and was just a blow up waiting to happen. It should be obvious by now that you will not survive with a lot of skeletons in your closet.
Cain was never elected to any important public office. What kind of egotism leads a man to think he can start at the top of the political ladder? That is like pretending you can begin a career as a QB as the QB of the Chicago Bears.
It just does not work that way. I like West just fine but I am a realist and look at history.
What the hell had Obama done before he got elected? Would he have won had he been white?
Obama had been elected to the Illinois state legislature several times and to the U.S. Senate. He is in no way qualified to be President and his performance shows this.
And “Hell, no” he would not have been elected if white. Not in a million years. But the Enemamedia has never had the power that it has now either.
American voters have made many colossally stupid choices in our history and this was the most colossal by a long shot. Obama is just the chief example of the corruption of Americans.
It looks like they are just trying to raise money by using West's name and have no intention of supporting him.
This PAC, Conservative Strike Force, was mentioned as a scam PAC in the following article:
More egregious to Wests campaign, though, are those groups that use his name and have given nothing to the congressman. Patriots for Economic Freedom, the Republican Majority Campaign and Conservative Strike Force have all raised money off of Wests name and havent supported his campaign. None of these groups list phone numbers on their websites, and they didnt respond to requests for comment submitted online.
> Patriots for Economic Freedom, the Republican Majority
> Campaign and Conservative Strike Force have all raised
> money off of Wests name and havent supported his
Now I feel like a DOPE!
These are probably moveon.org or DNC operations. I wonder if that’s not where a lot of Bambi’s money is coming from.
How can you tell if a web site really is what it says it is?