Yesterday in a new Facebook note, Sarah Palin threw her support behind three veteran candidates running for US House seats, Major Vaughn Ward, Captain Adam Kinzinger and Lieutenant Colonel Allen West. As many of you know, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West is the black conservative whose famous speech set YouTube ablaze.
Here is Palin’s endorsement for West:
[...] The third veteran is Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, a decorated war hero who’s served with distinction in combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of you may have heard of Allen from a speech he gave last year that became a viral video on YouTube with over 2 million viewers. Allen’s personal story is a testament to the commonsense conservative belief that our nation’s greatness is rooted in freedom, because with freedom comes equal opportunity, and that, coupled with hard work, leads to success. Allen is a small government fiscal conservative running against a leftwing ideologue who’s marched to the beat of Nancy Pelosi on every issue from cap-and-tax to the stimulus, TARP, and, of course, Obamacare. It’s time to send Allen to Washington in his place. Please visit Allen’s website here to donate to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. [...]
There are quite a few black conservatives running in 2010. Many of them would make excellent Reps. I have covered a few here at this blog (Michael Williams and Les Phillips). I hope to have a full list of all the black conservatives running in 2010 shortly.