Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Romney & West: The GOP's Dynamic Duo?

Democrats probably couldn't take an Allen West VP nomination

If speculation that Allen West is being considered for Vice Presidential candidacy wasn't heating up, it may well be now.

During an Independence Day event hosted by the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Representative Allen West was asked about the possibility of a Vice Presidential bid.

His answer was one of non-committal, and perhaps even surprise. "Why not?"

Reverend Larry Thompson suggested that West has been mentioned frequently as a possible Vice Presidential candidate. That seemed to be news to West, who didn't have much to say about it.

But as front-runner Mitt Romney -- regardless of how tenuous his lead may be -- continues to bid to extend his command over the Republican Party primary election, the notion that Romney may consider West doesn't seem that far off. Romney has expressed his admiration for West in the past.

West is a strong conservative, and a strong speaker. He has some truly remarkable ideas.

However, nominating Allen West as the VP candidate could also attract the feverish hatred of the American left. When the left came for Sarah Palin, they certainly didn't draw the line at sexism. Would they draw the line at racism?

If deflating the Democrats' claim to moral superiority were the only goal, that in itself could be worthwhile. Fortunately, the impending meltdown of the American left isn't even remotely the only asset West has to offer.

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