What could be more entertaining than watching Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Perry run for president? How about adding Allen West to the list? Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire reports that they’ve got “inside sources” who say he’s seriously considering running in 2016.
BarbWire has learned today from a credible “inside” source that Tea Party favorite and former Florida GOP Congressman Allen B. West is seriously considering a 2016 presidential run. The good Colonel seemed to strongly corroborate this information in a post today at his website, Allen B. West. Colonel West is currently touring a number of these United States and meeting with potential voters.
And a post on his website hints at it as well:
Reflecting upon the closure of one door, as God opened a greater one (one of which I just drove my motorcycle through), I want to share with you that we should not run away from trials, travails, and tribulations. We should count them all joy as we are being perfected for a greater purpose. A diamond is but a rock until it undergoes intense pressure and heat. Steel is purified by intense heat. We cannot seek to live a life where our goal is to go from one oasis to another. Sometimes we have to cross a desert in order to develop inner strength.
Many are asking me to consider a huge undertaking. If God had not placed a challenge before me and closed one door, perhaps a new mission would not be possible. Here I am, traveling along the same path I took in December 2003. I am traveling with my “Band of Brothers” and meeting my beloved countrymen and women along the way, sharing my perspectives as well.A new door has opened and faithfully I walked through it. This morning a couple of our Motor Marshalls, former NC Highway Patrolmen, expressed their delight in my publicly sharing my faith. I told them I have no choice. I ain’t perfect, but I do know that God guides my steps and protects my family.
We did not stop to rest back in December 2003, but today I had the opportunity to reflect upon those doors that have opened for me. Where will this journey lead me? Only God knows. What a journey it has been so far!
Why do I remain so committed amidst all the hateful speech and attacks aimed at me? Simple. “‘No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the LORD” (Isaiah 54:17 NIV). So I press on and thank God for this moment to reflect upon the doors of life.
Grandiose much? Seriously, if you want to run for president, run for president. Hell, I really hope you do. But if you do it won’t be because God wants you to or because you have some burning need to serve your country. It will be because you want power, money and fame. Just like everyone else who runs for president.