There are a number of stock rhetorical strategies used by politicians that are self-aggrandizing while pretending to be humble. There’s the “I don’t want to run, but if the people demand it I will” strategy. And then of course there’s the “I just do what God tells me to do” strategy. Allen West makes a lame and self-contradictory attempt at the latter in an interview with the deranged Jesse Lee Peterson.
First he says that the reason he lost in 2012 was that both parties conspired against him because they perceive him as “a threat to us and our business as usual way of ruining this great country.” Right. Then when asked if he was going to run again in 2016 he said “oh yeah, I will definitely come back … In the 2016 cycle, we’ll look to getting back in and running myself. Whatever God would have me do.” So you already know what God would have you do in two years? What if God tells you not to? Oh wait, what am I thinking? This is one of those special gods who tell you whatever you already want. How convenient for you. And time-saving for God!