Skip to comments.West Answers Obama:Run as a Man and Leader
Posted on 06/22/2008 7:19:21 AM PDT by vietvet67
In response to Obama's claim that Republicans will use race to stoke fear, Lt. Col Allen West, candidate for Congress in Florida's 22 District issued this release:
My advice to Senator Obama is to run as a Man and Leader, and the American people will evaluate you as such, not as a victim. This is a Presidential race, based solely on a capacity to lead the United States of America. It is not about skin tone...however, perhaps we should come to expect these immature statements.
It also seems rather humorous that the Presidential candidate who was supposed to be such a "uniter" and transcend race is the one talking about it the most. If Senator Obama was confident in his abilities and character, he would not need to create a crutch for failure. Senator Obama has just tipped his hand, any criticism of him and his policies will be directly attributed to racism. I congratulate Senator Obama for taking race relations in America back some 30 years.
It’s a shame this guy isn’t running.
“Its a shame this guy isnt running.” —for president, I mean.
Here he is, and he is gunning for a vulnerable democrat seat.
Act now and contribute!
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
- Thomas Paine
Now I know!
Ah, leave it to a military man (about the only place that still values leadership) to put the Obamaloon where he deserves, as a miniscule metrosexual incapable of wiring a light bulb, and who’s never had a real job.
Yes, a good military solid American candidate out there.
WE NEED MORE.........
In every state as I am definately not voting for the incumbent.
It takes a military man to show Obama the difference between a man and a boy. If we took a serious look at the credentials and accomplishments of both, one would wonder if they should switch seats in their respective campaigns.
LTC Allen West has lived his life in service to America. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Allen West received BS (UT) and MS degrees in political science (KSU). He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military history and operations.
“Education is the great equalizer,” he says. “With a good education, any child in America can live his dream.”
Allen West knows that for our children to live their dreams, they need to be safe. He has faced down the world’s terrorists: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and in Afghanistan, where he trains Afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their own country.
In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas Air Assault School.
Excellence is a West family tradition. His wife, Angela, holds an MBA and PhD. and works as a financial planner. His daughter, Aubrey, is a sophomore at Archbishop McCarthy HS and his daughter, Austen, is a 6th grader at Parkway Christian School.
And yes, Here he is!!
A future leader for the GOP, and America!!
>>...he would not need to create a crutch for failure.<<
The Col. web site
Obama better man-up. He whines like a little girl that the Republicans are going to be mean to him and his wife while amassing the greatest war chest of money and his lackeys (controllers?) in the left wing media and blogosphere sharpen their pens.
Beautiful. And true!
This guy is awesome! We are so lucky to have him in Fla.
West cuts quite a striking figure especially when compared to the skinny little weasel.
That would be contrary to everything the Democrats believe in.
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