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Allen West: I am considering a run for President (VIDEO)
Pundit Press ^ | May 15 2014 | Dan Butcher

Posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:07 AM PDT by PoloSec

On Wednesday, former Congressman Allen West told Ben Shapiro that he is considering a run for President in 2016.

Shapiro: And I am not saying something’s going to happen. But I am hearing very strong rumors—we have to ask— there have been very strong rumors that you are interested in throwing your hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential nomination on the Republican side of the aisle. Is there any truth to those rumors?

West: Well look, the thing is this. As I was doing the motorcycle ride across the country and wherever we stopped, you know, fuel stop, overnight stop, people would come up and they would ask me that question.

It would be very disrespectful and dismissive of great Americans if I did not step back and take the time to consider it and pray about it and talk it over with close confidantes. So that what I will do. And we will make the right decision, not just for me but for the country and for the future of this great constitutional republic.

So am I considering it? Yes. I am considering it. That does not mean I am going to jump it and do it, but in respect to those people who are so very kind and believe that I have that level of capacity and capability, that’s what I have to do for them.

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1 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:07 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

I’d prefer he run for Rubio’s empty senate seat, but it would sure be good to watch him rip Krispy a new one


2 posted on 05/15/2014 12:00:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PoloSec

I really wish they would be governors first before trying to become POTUS.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Viennacon

West/Cruz...

West/Gowdy...

West/Scott...

Scott/West...

Any of those combinations would be better for the Country than ANYTHING the dims try to fraud us with.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PoloSec

Poor deluded decent guy—he won’t get the black solidarity vote, because he’d be running as a conservative, or a Republican. A tough climb, indeed.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PoloSec

From what I have seen and heard from Col. West up til now I would like him to run. And not just run but WIN.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 12:03:50 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: PoloSec

I like West - a lot. He would make a formadible candidate and a great President.

SOMEHOW, conservatives need to coalesce around ONE candidate - West, Cruz, Perry, WHOEVER and BACK THAT ONE CANDIDATE TO THE HILT.

If we DON’T the Carl Roves, John Boehners and Bush Brothers of the world will be sure to do so and beat us in the primaries while we tear each other apart as they did in 2012.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 12:04:15 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He doesn’t have to get a large part of the black vote. Peel off 15% of it, and there will never be another Democrat president in our lifetimes.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 12:05:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: PoloSec

I’d vote for him.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 12:05:22 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: PoloSec

He’s a good man. I would vote for him. But the public looks for “experience.” (Unless the candidate is a member of a specially-privileged minority)


10 posted on 05/15/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: ZULU

SOMEHOW, conservatives need to coalesce around ONE candidate - West, Cruz, Perry, WHOEVER and BACK THAT ONE CANDIDATE TO THE HILT.


It would be a monumental task just to get FReepers to coalesce around one of those candidates. But it would be powerful. WE COULD WIN!


11 posted on 05/15/2014 12:07:30 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: PoloSec

Y E S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 05/15/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: PoloSec
All he has to do to win the nomination, running away from all other contenders, is adopt THIS position and never yield:

I oppose any legal status for illegal aliens in the US today. The border fence will be built and policed under my administration. E-verify laws will be stridently enforced.

I will sponsor legislation that will deny ALL federal funding to any state or municipality who harbors illegal aliens under the color of law.

LANDSLIDE!

13 posted on 05/15/2014 12:07:40 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: NFHale

West/Cruz/Gowdy/Nugent/Palin.

Any two will do IMO.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 12:08:09 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: NFHale

Gowdy/West


17 posted on 05/15/2014 12:10:05 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: PoloSec

I liked West a great deal until, ‘Well I can’t do anything with this (Obama’s eligibility) because I might run for political office.’


18 posted on 05/15/2014 12:10:07 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: PoloSec

I really like Allen, but he doesn’t compare to Cruz.

Cruz is just smarter and tougher than anyone there.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 12:12:48 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: NFHale

You left out Walker. Gowdy is new because of the Benghanzi situation. Can we see if he is going to have any results before we start the cheerleading. We have zero idea if he can do anything. Cruz again....he needs to prove he can have a result or two. So far he has not done anything in the Senate that the President has actually signed. West is good. So we have Walker/West...Perfect!

Walker/West 2016....that is a winning ticket!


20 posted on 05/15/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: PoloSec

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21 posted on 05/15/2014 12:15:49 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: napscoordinator

“We have zero idea if he can do anything.”

Kind of like it was with the poseur now in The White House.

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22 posted on 05/15/2014 12:16:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears; napscoordinator

> “We have zero idea if he can do anything.”

I will GLEEFULLY take a chance on West before I take a chance on ANY DEMONRAT!


23 posted on 05/15/2014 12:17:49 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Viennacon; Stillwaters
I’d prefer he run for Rubio’s empty senate seat

I agree. I really like Allen West, but would prefer to see him in the senate, or back in the house. It would even make me smile to see him get tapped as a VP running mate.

24 posted on 05/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Mears

Kind of like it was with the poseur now in The White House.

Well that is why we cannot repeat what the Democrats do. We can’t control them but we must control ourselves and not put a one-term Senator into the White House. We see how that is a disaster and will be for ours too. They aren’t ready yet. We need a two term governor. I can’t believe how naïve you folks are......a two term Governor win! Reagan and Bush jr. Two terms.....sure Bush jr had some negatives, but heck with 9/11 totally changing the tone of his presidency who could blame him for doing some of the actions. We need Walker. Paul, Cruz, and Rubio are out....first term Senators that I refuse to vote for. It would be a third term experience of Obama. No thank you.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: certrtwngnut
Herman Cain would have mopped the floor with Hussein!

I'd still vote for Herman today! He's a businessman, and former Fed member. He knows how things work, and he's not an ID THIEF!

26 posted on 05/15/2014 12:21:46 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Westbrook

Well that was for Guiry or whatever his name is. Allen West we know can do things.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Westbrook

I was referring to Gowdy,not West.

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28 posted on 05/15/2014 12:25:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: rawcatslyentist

I was all erady to vote for Cain... I was so disappointed when he was out of the race.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: PoloSec

Excellent.

Put West in the West Wing.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT by kidd
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To: tcrlaf

I love your optimism.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 12:33:51 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: F15Eagle

NO MORE BUSHES!!!!


32 posted on 05/15/2014 12:35:06 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Westbrook

West is one of the most EFFECTIVE, eloquent speakers I have ever heard. He shoots off facts and data like a machine gun.

He would make Hillary, with her pausing, parcing vote sound BRAINDEAD !!! :)


33 posted on 05/15/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: napscoordinator

We do need experience and your points are well taken.

Having said that, I’d take a first term dog-catcher over anything the dems offer, and after 0bama care, I think that sentiment extends far beyond just conservatives. I can’t imagine West doing any worse or moving the country further towards statism/socialism. So, if he survives the primaries, you can bet your sweet bippy I’m voting for him!!


34 posted on 05/15/2014 12:42:39 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: PoloSec

When the GOPe installs Jeb Bush as the next entitled candidate, then, he and Cruz can run as independents and screw the GOPe once again.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 12:43:24 PM PDT by crz
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To: SMARTY
"Y E S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Beat me to it, LOL!

36 posted on 05/15/2014 12:44:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: PoloSec

To me Allen West is a modern day George Washington. ‘nuff said!


37 posted on 05/15/2014 12:50:06 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I hope he's prepared for the onslaught of defamation and character assassination spewing out of the MSM if he runs.

Any conservative candidate needs Reagan's art of appearing congenial while eviscerating the media and his opponents, who will include a lot of the GOPe crowd..

38 posted on 05/15/2014 12:50:17 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: certrtwngnut

Col West is fully aware of what we now have in DC I pray he does consider and make the decision to run...would he have an opportunity to win? Any man who has stepped this far up life’s ladder chances are possible that he just might. This man is a man of all people and from what is heard...he would follow the laws of our land


39 posted on 05/15/2014 12:53:12 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: PoloSec

Funny, I saw a very similar quote from Ben Carson just this morning. I really wish these good people wouldn’t rise to the bait, but keep their own counsel until they’ve decided whether to run, then RUN.


40 posted on 05/15/2014 12:55:30 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: ZULU

Amen brother. Says it ALL !


41 posted on 05/15/2014 12:55:43 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: PoloSec
West for President, he is a true strong articulate conservative leader. I don't know why people think he needs to be a state government official first rather than having been a military officer.

I really like Ted Cruz but he should stay in the Senate where he should be Majority Leader, not President. I think his expertise as a lawyer makes him a better fit for a Senator.

42 posted on 05/15/2014 12:55:57 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: PoloSec

He had me at “constitutional republic”...LOL.

A real Honest to God, American Grown Man?
I would vote for that.

Thank You Lord, for true patriots.
Tatt


43 posted on 05/15/2014 12:59:13 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ZULU

Yup. BTTT


44 posted on 05/15/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: F15Eagle

Agreed.


45 posted on 05/15/2014 1:05:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NFHale

Which Scott? Tom or Rick?


46 posted on 05/15/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: PoloSec

Ugh. Another unqualified candidate looking to run and splitting the conservative vote in the process.


47 posted on 05/15/2014 1:09:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: F15Eagle

Agree!!

Stay out da d@ng Bushes!!!


48 posted on 05/15/2014 1:10:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t think the word “unqualified” should be thrown around with no regard for what it means.


49 posted on 05/15/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: PoloSec

est?

After NDAA 2012?

After the USDA Pigford vote?

After “Justice for Trayvon”?

After backpedalling from confronting Odinga?

He’s a politician. he wants two things: your vote, and his job.

Polite pass.


50 posted on 05/15/2014 1:11:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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