Rep. Allen West threw his hat into the ring for the Vice-Presidential post in the 2012 election saying “he would be honored to serve” if asked to be on the ticket by the nominee. At a Jupiter, Florida town hall meeting on Friday, in an appearance on a TV internet show hosted by Boca Raton public relations agent Barry Epstein, West departed from his usual answer to the VP question with this:
“I’ve always said that that’s something I’d have to pray about, I’d have to talk to my family about, make sure we make the right decision,” West began. “But if someone asks you to step up and serve your country, I’m not going to turn my back on my country.”
“I’m not going to say no, but I doubt that I’m on anyone’s list for consideration.”
West has continually been one person mentioned by many people as a good choice for the 2nd in command position but reiterated that he has not been approached by any contender for the presidential nomination.
The audience applaused when West said:
“If people come to me and ask me to continue to serve my country in a higher capacity, I’m not going to say no. It would be an incredible privilege and honor. I doubt that I’m on anybody’s list. Thank you for asking and if it came to fruition, yeah, I’d step up to the plate.”
West retired from the U S Army after an interrogation of a Taliban prisoner in which he fired a pistol near the head of the prisoner in order to obtain information about an ambush facing soldiers under his command. As a result of that interrogation the ambush was thwarted with the probability that Lives of American soldiers were saved.
Source: West Palm Beach Post