Allen West is a patriot and a fine conservative. I wouldn’t presume to tell him what to do. And he shouldn’t be guilty of the same transgression to Herman Cain. This from the Weekly Standard:
Rep. Allen West, a Tea Party favorite from Florida, tells radio station WMAL that Herman Cain is a "distracter":
Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has become a distraction in the race, says GOP Congressman Allen West.
"Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what's going on right now and we should move on," said West, a Republican congressman who represents Florida.
As I posted today even prior to the new Florida and National results, Newt is almost certainly the nominee based on 4 key factors. I think not only is Cain cooked, Bachmann is baked and Perry is all puckered out. But I have the same problem with CALLING on them to get out as I did when many were telling Palin to give up the ghostly apparition of a run. It’s not of their (or my) damn business.
I wont go back to the “Screw you Erick Erickson” rant (I’m more mature now, you know,) but the points I made there still stand. These candidates have already put their reputations, fortunes and political futures on the line. Who are we to tell them when or how to run or quit?
It is no more conservative than telling someone else how to spend their money. I’m just now getting over Allen West’s betrayal of the Jim DeMint “HOLD THE LINE” battle cry during the budget debate. Like Ryan, they folded like a cheap suit and West of all people should have realized the enormous danger that deal put our defense budget (and readiness) in.
Cain’s voice and input on “9-9-9” are still useful to keep Newt, Mitt and nation educated on why the current tax structure needs to go. In the free market of political ideas, his timing will take care of itself.