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Skip to comments.Col West Concedes FL D18 Seat On FOX & Friends
Posted on 11/20/2012 3:34:29 AM PST by clifcrds
Just watched FOX & Friends and Col Allen West was on live and stated that he will no longer fight for the FL D18 seat. (paraphrasing) He stated that even though they found problems with the way the vote count was handled he said it is not about him but is about what is best for the people of FL D18 so he conceds the seat to Pat Murphy.
I have a feeling we have not seen the last of Col West. Thanks for your service to our country Col West.
I think Allen West’s next play is to run for Governor of Florida. Would seem an odd thing to do given he lost a House seat, but there would be opportunity for him to win a statewide race.
That was my attitude when I joined FR in 1999. Since then, I’ve been told to “hold my nose”, “vote against the other guy”, “We must all back the same horse”, “hang together or hang separately”, and every other corny aphorism folks could drum up to convince me it was ok to sell out my principles to back a GOP lame horse.
No more. Period. End of line.
If this Country is on an Express rail-line to Hades, then it may be time to blow the tracks and hope some few survive the crash.
The 2016 Presidential Campaign has begun for Allen West!
Thanks. Sometimes for what ever reason things just don’t go your way. Take care.
Perhaps he would have had more support for his reelection if he had not been an early supporter of increasing the debt ceiling in return for a bogus deficit cutting agreement with the Rats.
Have we seen any discussion of deficit cuts beyond Defense cuts? I haven’t.
Unless it’s a Palin/West ticket, why would any conservative want to vote Republican in 2016?
The communist DemocRATS win another one. Florida should be ashamed of itself. Barry Benghazi has another new butt boy.
You are right. I, myself, left talk radio and TV on Bloody Thursday during the primary because I knew what was happening. Have not been back since (honest) and feel so much better. I get my news local and on the web. Hannity is old news; I can’t see how people follow him the way they do. I lost respect from Rush when he said Newt was a bold conservative with ideas to get things done in Washington. same week.. on air, he admits he got a phone call from the Romney camp saying that he, Rush was too positive with Newt. Since that, he was criticizing Newt at each turn. They have played a lot of listeners. I am glad I got out of the cycle of spin. I think they said he would win in a landslide to get people out to vote so people would feel good about being on a winning side. Though in truth, they knew the base had issues with the candidate. And you can bet ElRushbo knows who the GOP/RNC has up for next bat.
Efforts to bring West to Georgia for the next election: http://www.humanevents.com/2012/11/20/allen-west-concedes-after-preliminary-recount/#.UKuHPmmNmNo.twitter
Don’t put down the voters who voted for him and voted only once.
A lot of us are upset.
The real builders and keepers of this nation have become irrelevent. America, isn’t recognizable after the Obama takeover. I don’t even know if it is worth fighting for, and have to wonder if West didn’t sense this.
It shouldn’t matter what West says or does — this election was obviously handled improperly due to either incompetence or intent. Florida’s Secretary of State can either do something about it, or endorse it by craven inaction.
The Florida Secretary of State should use this district as a test case to reassure the public that elections under his supervision have integrity. He should not certify the election results, pending a full recount and investigation/audit by his deputies (not the local officials). The investigation should include: checking the voter sign-in rolls precinct by precinct to assure that at least as many signed in properly as voted; checking that the signatures are valid; checking for duplicate voting within FL; checking US/FL citizen status and legal registration of the signed-in voters; looking into voter
identity theft and other reports of malfeasance; finding out whether show-ups were allowed to cast regular (non-provisional) ballots, etc. There is a lot more to reviewing this situation than running cards through a machine.
Were those lies coming out of West's headquarters. What happened to the 900 votes they claimed came from a precinct with 7 registered voters?
If Allen West forms a group that goes after voter fraud, I can respect him again. Otherwise he is just another politician.
It would not suprise me at all if that person is ONCE AGAIN MITT ROMNEY..........it's still his turn you know?/sar.
What do we do if it (gag) is?
I refuse to concede my tag line.
That's what I want to know. They announced this on Fox News. Does anyone remember what group this was?
There were a lot of other groups that might easily have done it, but they thought it was covered. It almost makes you think this was planned. Announce and don't show up.
You’ve articulated much of what I’ve been thinking.
It really does feel like Groundhog Day:
Most important election of our lifetime. Shame us into voting for someone we don’t like. Send money. Pound the pavement. Work the phones. Ignore the polls. Get out and VOTE. Don’t question fraud.
Why bother? Once again, the GOP got their dream candidate—another “electable” moderate with an actual, liberal record, who still managed to be painted as extreme.
Really, I think the GOP’s just in it at this point to quibble over the scraps of what used to be the USA. Election results really don’t affect the party bigwigs; their lives go on as usual. Different matter for the rest of us tho and I wholly accept that now.
Takers now outnumber the makers. I’m over it. Nothing left to do except hope that our decline’s well managed, hunker down, practice my faith and enjoy what small amount of liberty remains.
And good luck to the GOP in building its new and improved coalition of... Whoever.
A DUTY CALLS PING!
I wouldn’t put that pass them though, the next candidate would be Jeb Bush approved. I recall Rush telling us before that Jeb was doing the interviews with the more potential candidates during the early primary. Barbara Bush has already come out to tell conservatives to calm down, to move on and to proclaim that there was no fraud in this election. Hello, Mrs. Bush..
I hear ya, Mutt, and feel exactly the same way...
We been played...there’s no two ways about it...they can all suck it.
“ONCE AGAIN MITT ROMNEY...What do we do if it (gag) is?”
Vote for Obama.
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