Not that I believed he had an actual chance of being Mitt Romney’s choice as a running mate, but Allen West has effectively squandered whatever minuscule chance of being the Republican nominee for Vice President he had. All it took was the Florida Republican Congressman to be himself before a crowd. At a recent town-hall meeting West leveled some dubious accusations against President Obama and Democratic members of Congress.
The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. West said Obama was “scared” to have a discussion with him. He later said “he’s heard” up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn’t name names.
Oh, that doesn’t sound the least bit crazy at all, now does it? I imagine he wouldn’t name any names because there aren’t any. I’ll wait for him to not share that information with you all later, though. I’d hate to ruin the suspense.
I will say this: Herman Cain endorsement or not (because it’s oh so valuable), Allen West will not be sharing anything but a handshake this election season.