Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot.
Readers who would question Congressman Allen West’s credentials on giving advise to the next President of the United States may require a refresher course.
He was a career Army Colonel, in Special Forces as an Army Ranger and battalion commander.
He served multiple tours in Afghanistan, and Iraq, giving his own body honor to one of his troops who credited the West’s gesture with saving his like as he kept his promise to bring the young soldier home to see his new baby and wife.
There is nobody in congress that is more versed on Islam and the evils of Sharia Law than Allen West. He believes the current administration is willfully asleep at the switch in this area and that it’s reprehensible.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
By: Hope Hodge
Those that saw Governor Romney’s acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for president understand he followed the congressman’s thoughts.
One of the most recognized faces of the tea party movement, outspoken Florida Congressman Allen West, told reporters Thursday afternoon that the high point of the convention so far for him was former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s electrifying keynote speech Wednesday evening.
“She and I share something,” he said. “You know, she was of course from Alabama. I’m across the border, from Chattahoochee in Georgia, and to know the things that our parents went through to enable her to be where she is and for me to be where I am, that’s the greatness of this country. We want to make sure we pass that on.”
West said he thought Rep. Paul Ryan’s vice presidential nomination address also hit it home.
“Paul Ryan gave a great speech last night as well, contrasting the philosophy and the principles of governance that we see in this country,” he said.
While West protested that he wasn’t a speechwriter, he also laid out a plan of attack for Mitt Romney’s all-important nomination address Thursday night.
“I think he has to introduce himself,” he said, “which, I find it really hard that we’re talking about this, because in 2008 we voted for someone that we really did not know.
I think Mitt Romney just needs to walk the way that has been set out for him by his wife, and all the other speakers that we’ve had here at this convention, and just define the contrast in governing philosophy.
Talk about his issues, talk about his love for this country and what has brought him to this point, talk about how he wants to make sure that his vision for America and the greatness and exceptionalism of America goes on for future generations.”