It is time to meet the first of 3 candidates. All of the Candidates in my mind are equally qualified and have the personal and professional qualification to beat Barrack Obama in 2012, and become the next President of the United States of America. The evaluation of the Candidates is my personal opinion and I am happy to discuss this with my readers.
Allen B. West
Allen B. West was born on February 7, 1961 in Atlanta Georgia to Herman and Elizabeth West in a typical American middle class family. Both his father and his older brother were career military, and his mother a civilian employee of the United States Marine Corps.
Allen B. West currently serves as a U.S. Representative for the Florida 22nd Congressional District. Congressman West served in the United States Army in Iraq from where he retired. Lt. Col. West joined the JROTC at the age of 10 and entered the U.S. Army in 1983 after he graduated from the University of Tennessee.
Allen West holds a bachelor degree of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in political science from the Kansas State University. In addition he earned a Masters of Military Arts and Science degree from the U.S. Army “Command and General Staff Officer College” in political theory and military history and operations.
He served in Kuwait and Iraq and at his retirement he was battalion commander of the 2nd Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division.
Lt. Col. West was awarded the “Bronze Star”, “Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak leaf cluster)”, “Army Command Medal (2 Oak leave Cluster, 1 Valor Device)”, “Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leave Cluster)”, “Valor Unit Award, Air Assault Badge” and the “Parachutist Badge”.
Lt. Colonel West was appointed to the “House Armed Service Committee” and the “Small Business Committee”.
Allen West lives in Plantation, Florida and is married to Angela Graham West. He is a practicing Christian and has two teenage daughters, Aubrey and Austen.
My personal evaluation
Col. West is a natural born leader with strong ties to his Christian faith and a clear commitment to Israel. A fact he stated in several of his speeches. He is exactly what America needs to lead us out of this crisis.
His unbreakable love for this country and his belief in the unique American tradition that everybody can make it makes him a role model to others.
He unites strong will power, moral Christian family values, professionalism, patriotism, intelligence, and determination to get the job done.
His background and raising, as a son of a middle class family, achieving all his dreams and goals all the way up to Washington, proves his strong will and determination to do what is necessary to serve his country. His love for this country is unbroken no matter what obstacles are being thrown in his way.
The military does not produce leaders, the military provides the opportunity for real leaders to rise, one is either a leader or one never will be one.
He is highly intelligent, politically educated, highly experienced, strong willed and disciplined.
He would be the best choice for this country to lead us in the post Obama time in a new and proud future.
Obstacles that could prevent his election
I don’t believe in collective thinking and I like to see every person as an individual, but many Americans don’t.
It is a lot easier to run for local office in a single District than to run as President for an entire Nation.
The only thing that comes to my mind that could prevent his election as President is, and I am sorry to say this, the fact he is Afro-American. And in this he will face two hurdles.
1) The poor white and lower educated Middleclass on one side. Obama left a horrible history of racism and discrimination behind and I am afraid that many voters will look at Colonel West and be afraid that this could be nothing but an extension of Obama style racism, the NAACP and Al Sharpton’s Shadow government.
2) And on the other hand the exact same NAACP and Al Sharpton who have previously shown that they only support Liberal black Americans. Should Colonel West from the day of candidacy make it clear that he is not supporting their radical movements they will target him and slander him wherever they can.
This puts Allen West in a tight spot between two chairs. If he wants to prevail as a presidential candidate he has to make a positioning from the first day on, surround the conservative black community around him and take a stand against Sharpton and the NAACP.
If Lieutenant Colonel West decides to run for President and if he wins the primary elections he has my vote and 100% support.