Allen West is everything Obama pretends to be, highly intelligent, well spoken and patriotic. Of all the new TEA Party candidates, West is clearly the ideal.
What saddens me is that West is about a decade too late getting to the national scene. Had he been elected ten years ago, he could be finishing up a term or two as governor of Florida. He would destroy Obama in two seconds flat, because he is a man of solid convictions who knows how to wage and win a war.
My hope is that West will pull another term in the House and then seek a governorship somewhere. After a term or two as a governor, he should seek the White House. Then he could easily be one of the best GOP candidates the nation has ever seen.