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

westriversd Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:04 PM
Sad state of affairs when this patriot could not win reelection in Florida. What had he done to these people or what were they afraid that he would not do for them?
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:14 PM
Patriot? Well...

Anyway, it appears that more people recorded votes than lived in the district.
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....