I know Lt Col West needs all of the support he can get, but this is kinda pathetic. Typical of Mitt Romney though. At least he's not waiting until AFTER the election, like he did with New Mexico's next Governor, Susanna Martinez, who he endorsed after she won her primary.
For the record, Sarah Palin endorsed Lt Col West way back in March, when it wasn't so politically fashionable.
Cubachi has some strong words for Romney:
It’s about time: Mitt endorses Allen West today. Take a lesson from Sarah Palin on political courage Mittens
Look, Allen West needs all the help he can get, but this is ridiculous. Mitt Romney waits until 10 days before the election to endorse Allen West?
Sarah Palin endorsed Allen West since March. For me, she demonstrated more political fortitude in getting behind such a great conservative candidate.
All of a sudden, since West is in a positive growth in the polls, getting him ahead of Ron Klein, Mitt finds it safe enough to endorse Allen West. This reminds me of Romney endorsing Marco Rubio so late in the game against Charlie Crist.
There are many reasons why Romney, for me, represents the same liberalism that I detest about the republican party establishment. Romneycare, his waffling on economic and social issues, etc. If Romney thinks this endorsement will ingratiate me to his candidacy, as somehow proving that he’s a conservative, he’s wrong.
Not much political or conservative bravery on the part of Mittens.
On Monday, Romney’s Free & Strong America PAC added Republican candidate Allen West to its list of 30 critical House races to watch (and donate to) in the coming midterm election…
By giving a shout out to West, Romney hopes he’ll be viewed favorably by West and his supporters after the election.
I know some of our readers will be reminding me of Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, “though shall not speak ill of fellow Conservatives.” But that's the really the deal here. Mitt Romney is not a “fellow Conservative.” He's not one of us.
No, Romney is another establishment hack. An unprincipled progressive who blows with the wind. He's also the guy the elite Ruling Class is backing for 2012. He's the establishment's show pony. Proven liar Jonathan Martin of POLITICO, who some say likes to dress up like Ethel Merman and sing show tunes, penned an article claiming all of the big money elites are getting behind Mitt. He's their boy. Sources also say Martin is a shill for Romney.
These are the same big wigs and party elites who backed losers like Senator Arlen Specter, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, and of course, Senator Lisa Murkowski, all of whom promptly left the Republican Party when it became obvious they couldn't win their primaries, or, as in Lisa's case, after getting whipped in the primary. All trashing the Republican Party along the way.
Of course, Lisa is the worst of the bunch. Once she got beat, instead of accepting the will of the voters, she first tried to shop herself as a replacement for the Libertarian Party candidate, and when rejected, decided to run a write in candidate, backed by unions, special interest lobbyists, and even democrat operatives.
Showing what they are really made of, the GOP Ruling Class elites refused to strip Murkowski of her committee assignments, even though she was no longer a member of the Republican Party, and actively trying to defeat Joe Miller, who IS the Republican Party nominee.
Much like the Ruling Class's fear of Sarah Palin, the fear of Joe Miller is he is a principled man who will seek to put an end to the corruption in Washington. He will end their gravy train.
Why does this matter? These people, these Ruling Class elites, these are Mitt Romney's kind of people.
Romney seems to have chosen a “careful” path toward the presidency: Stay in hiding, say nothing controversial, and then when all of the heavy lifting is done, good old Mitt will show up and offer his services to save us all.
America needs fighters, people who will go all in, to try and save the nation from certain destruction. We need leaders who say things like: “Politically, if I die, I die, but I won't sit down, and I won't shut up!”
Mitt Romney doesn't even come close.
What really offends me about Romney though, is here we are, a week away from the most important election in our nation's history, and this clown is angling to further his career.
Mitt Romney's naked lust for the presidency is repugnant.
What's sad is Romney is thought well of in some circles. He could have been out there for the last two years using his name, and that goodwill, to help defeat Obama's dangerous agenda, an agenda that has America staring into the abyss.
You know, had Romney been an actual leader, and had the cojones to step up in our nation's darkest hour, like many patriots have, he might have even made a difference, but we'll never know, because Romney is just too big of a political coward, and more interested in his own ambition, than the fate of the nation.
I agree with Cubachi, Romney could learn some lessons in courage, and leadership from Sarah Palin.