Video: Allan West Concedes: “Leaders Don’t Need a Title”

By Gary P Jackson

Seeing there was no clear victory in sight, and not wanting to waste supporters’ hard earned dollars pursuing further legal action, Lt Col Allan West conceded the election this morning.

Here he appears on Fox and Friends echoing Sarah Palin, saying he doesn’t need a title to be effective:

Ed Morrissey reports West sent out an e-mail to his supporters that read, in part:

For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process. While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.

While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and this past weekend’s recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election.

While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change. Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask my generous supporters to help fund a drawn-out, expensive legal effort with little chance of success. Therefore, we will not contest the certification or challenge the seating of Congressman-elect Murphy.

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Only God knows what is in store for each of us. I have dedicated my life to serving this nation, and the results of this election will not change my purpose. Just as I did in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, just as I did on Capitol Hill, I will continue to fight for our Republic.



Filed under In The News, Politics

2 responses to “Video: Allan West Concedes: “Leaders Don’t Need a Title”

  1. Allen West is a Class Act, but Murphy just acted like a conceited, entitlement brat in grabbing the election victory – well before it was anywhere near assured!

    As for West’s future, IMHO, it’s a bright one – you can’t keep a “star” like West down or hidden! He’ll be out on the campaign trail for others (I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Palin-West tag team in 2014!!) – that is, if he doesn’t decide to run in another electoral race instead. That, or taking a job with a major Conservative think tank, etc.

    • Gary P Jackson

      Indeed in both 2014 and 2016. Unless something changes on the Vice Presidential front, I think Palin would pick West in a heartbeat to be her running mate.

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