Congressman Allen West closes CPAC 2011



…Allen West got a rousing ovation from the CPAC crowd for a much different speech than one that would have been given by the straw poll winner.  He spoke of moral courage, steadfast defense against enemies, and a big ovation when he pledged that he would never allow America to abandon Israel to the extent within his power.  The reception of West’s traditional conservative speech exposed the unrepresentative nature of the straw poll.

Update II: In case you missed it, here’s the entire speech, which The Right Scoop also has up at his site…

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