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Allen West talks about what the Dems do right when choosing a presidential candidate

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At a Republican Club meeting in Pompano Beach, Allen West described who the next Republican president should be, and how the Dems get it right when choosing candidates. by Michele Kirk

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Sizing up a Gingrich-Romney showdown – by Jonah Goldberg

by Jonah Goldberg for TownHall

Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing out of nowhere to talk smack and explain why they are the greatest in the world. (I’m looking at you in particular, Mr. Trump.)

Still, let’s assume for the moment that it’s a Gingrich-Romney contest.

It’s quite a matchup. Romney has been brutalized for having too little personality, Gingrich for having way, way too much. Romney looks like the picture that comes with the frame. Gingrich looks like he should be ensconced in royal velvet as he gestures at you with a half-eaten turkey leg in one hand and a sloshing goblet of wine in the other. Romney seems terrified of fully committing to any idea. Gingrich speaks as if he just text-messaged with God.

Gingrich would have everyone believe he is the winner of the anti-Romney mantle not merely by default but by hard-won effort and a well-deserved reputation for conservative steadfastness. Many in the media, meanwhile, think that since Gingrich is taking the slot once held by Palin, Bachmann, Cain and Perry, he is a conservative of similar stripe. And many liberals think that since they hate him so much, he must be really right-wing. (They made the same mistake with Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, both of whom were far less ideologically conservative than their press clippings indicated.)

The reality is more complicated. For starters, it’s not altogether clear that Gingrich is that far to the right of Romney.

Gingrich’s record — political and rhetorical — is so vast and diverse, there’s plenty of evidence to build almost any narrative you want. He’s said some of the most bombastic right-wing things of any mainstream Republican in our lifetimes, but he’s also reached across the aisle more frequently than far-more-liberal Republicans would ever dare.

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Congressman Allen West on NPR’s Talk of the Nation – Audio 11/7/11

NPR – Talk of the Nation 

For the first time in history two black candidates, President Barack Obama and Herman Cain, may run against each other for the presidency. As it did three years ago, discussions of race and racism continue to play out around both campaigns.

Here is just a snipet of the transcripts from the radio program. To listen click the above link “NPR Talk of the Nation”

CONAN: Congressman West?

WEST: Yeah. I mean, I’d have to agree with what was just said because getting to what statement Dr. Gillespie made, what really are the interests of the black community now? Once upon a time, you know, someone could have said that it was more so about focus on the inner city, social welfare policies, civil rights, things of that. But, you know, even still, you have to understand that, you know, Senator Everett Dirksen did kind of help the civil rights legislation get the push – get pushed through.

But now I think that when you talk about, you know, those policies, you know, and reflect them to the African-American community, well, I mean, there are economic policies that affect the community. And we want to see small businesses grow. And what are the right type of tax and regulatory policies that will enable small businesses, not just to grow on Main Street, quote, unquote, “white America,” but get back into the inner city.

When you understand, you know, recently, when we had unemployment in the black community at an all-time high, it was like 16.7 percent, between 20 to 25 percent for black adult males and close to 45, 46 percent for black teenagers, then people are starting to really ask the questions based upon objective assessment and the right type of policies that are going to enable us to have that growing black middle-income class and, you know, lower to upper income class. And I think that that is what you’re seeing a change, and that’s why you’re starting to see the black community play all across the political spectrum.

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GOP Family Picnic- Meet the Candidates at a Great Catered BBQ – Allen West – Tom Rooney

GOP Family Picnic

Meet the Candidates at a Great Catered BBQ

Special Guests…
Congressman Tom Rooney and Congressman Allen West
Music provided by Lou Galterio

John Prince Park (Center Drive Pavilion)
2700 6th Avenue South • Lake Worth, FL 33461

$20 for Adults • $10 for Children • $50 for Family of Four

For tickets please visit www.pbcgop.org or call 561-686-1616

 

 

MUSIC PROVIDED BY: Lou Galterio – Vocalist

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The Myth of the Perfect Candidate – by Terry Paulson – SO VERY TRUE!

by Terry Paulson for Town Hall

Conservatives seem to be falling for the same myth that progressive voters fell for in 2008–the Myth of the Perfect Candidate! We need a better candidate–Maybe Perry or Christie will be the ONE! But as soon as any candidate throws their hat in the ring, their poll numbers soar only to be brought back to earth as “problems and limitations” surface.

There are no perfect political candidates. There are no perfect people. How would you like to have every questionable statement you make broadcast to the world and replayed for months? We seem to enjoy moving from adoration to attacking our own.

Vote principles and party over people. I don’t want another answer-giving leader who thinks they have all the answers. I want a leader who is driven by core American principles, who brings to Washington a cadre of leaders who share those principles and bring needed expertise to their responsibilities, and an unshakable belief in “We the People.”

We don’t need a political messiah; we need a leader who can stand strong, communicate a common sense vision of what is needed, cut spending and regulations, and rally Americans to bring our economy back.

No one man or woman has all the answers in our complex, changing world. We need humility, not hubris! Only the truly confident leader can admit that they don’t have all the answers.

Pope John XXIII knew his limits when he said, “It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.” Every President must feel the same. They know the answers are out there, but who do they listen to?

Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson shares in his “Unwritten Rules of Management,” “Learn to say ‘I don’t know.’ If used when appropriate, it will be used often…. Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses, and they don’t try to BS you. You are not expected to know the answer to everything. Smart people simply say ‘I don’t know’–and go get an answer.”

No one can know it all, and if they said they do, don’t trust them. Wisdom is knowing how much you don’t know and getting the right people on the bus to accomplish what is necessary.

Teddy Roosevelt knew his limitations: “The best executive is the one who has enough sense to pick good people for what they want done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” We need a President willing to let his people do what they do best instead of micromanaging what is done. We ought to ask Presidential candidates to list some of the people they would want on their core team and why!

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