To survive, the U.S. needs two things – a very strong national defense and an unfettered, low tax tax, de-regulated free market economy.
Looking to 2012, some Republican Presidential contenders are reasonably strong on national security, some on economics. Very few are strong on both.
Though he has said he will not run, freshman Florida Congressman Allen West is an obvious exception.
Lt. Colonel West’s national security credentials are beyond question. He has extensive ‘in the field’ military experience and has an encyclopedic knowledge of military history and the character of radical Islam. He understands the external threats facing America and is very forthright in addressing them.
Also West understands the U.S. Constitution and the economic system it implies – the free market.
Here Allen West discusses the effects of Obamacare on small business.
Initially, I agreed with West’s decision not to run in 2012. However, the more I see of the man, the more I hope he will re-consider.
Allen West might be even better in 2016, or 2020. No question.
The important question is – how will America be then?