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Allen West Exit Interview: "Lincoln Only Served One Term"

patsfan68 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:36 PM
Let us not forget that West got screwed by Repulicans!! He supported Boehner for debt celing increase....let us not forget it! Hope other conservatives learn their lesson.....RINOs like Boehner & Cantor cannot be trusted...their first goal is to eliminate the conservatives! If the RINOs are Not thrown out, Republican paty is doomed to fail again & again! It is time for a 3rd party!!
In a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious interview with Michel Martin of NPR, GOP Congressman Allen West discussed his time in Congress, his adverse relationship with the media, and his tough re-election defeat. He also dropped a surprising analogy at the end of the interview that may portend a future run for higher office.

Most of the interview is a must-read, but West's exposition of his difficult re-election campaign is of particular interest:

I'm saying when you sit up and call a 22-year veteran - look. My father served in World War II, my brother in Vietnam....