It would be nice to have a man in the White House. Not the usurping, communist, treasonous, America hating joke we have now.
As expected, Florida Rep. Allen West had another terrific quarter of raising money, in keeping with his stellar record.
Look for him as a presidential candidate in 2016 or 2020.
The conservative congressman hasn’t explicitly said as much, but he’s following a path blazed by Michele Bachmann, Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul.
Each of them ignored the historic barriers and reasons why House members haven’t typically sought the presidency because they’ve were prescient enough to recognize that the equation has changed dramatically.
What changed? Thanks to Internet and direct mail fundraising and the national platform offered by cable news shows, even a House backbencher can now build a well-financed national following. And Barack Obama’s victory, just four years removed from the Illinois state Senate, suggests the boundaries surrounding the question of office-holding experience have been erased.
There’s already a good bit of Internet buzz about West running for president. At the moment, in some conservative circles there’s even talk of him as a prospective veep candidate – a far less likely prospect since it would be political suicide to put a lightning rod like West on the national ticket.