Allen West is traveling all over the country in what is quite obviously a prelude to a potential run at the Republican nomination for president in 2016. And like several candidates in 2012, he wants you to know that God will decide whether he will run or not (and thus, if he does run, you’ll know that God endorses him; clever, don’t you think?). At an appearance in Georgia he was asked about it:
The first question to West, after a long ovation, was whether he’d run for another office. He’d actually speculated about running for president one day earlier, on Ben Shapiro’s radio show, and the topic had come up in a VIP reception before the dinner.
“I know there are ministers here, so I want to get this right. It says in Proverbs Ch. 3, verses 5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. I could sit around here saying what I think I want to do, but my mommy and daddy taught me that you write those plans in pencil and dear God will erase them. I never thought I’d be standing here in Floyd County talking to you, but I am. I will always be a servant to this great nation, and any way that God believes I can serve America, I will. We will see what he has in store for me, because I think he maybe is getting me ready for something else.”
Yep. He’s getting you ready for the same thing he was getting Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum for in 2012: Getting their butts kicked in the Republican primary. Can’t wait to watch it happen.