Republican House candidate Allen West, who is challenging second-term Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL), has in the past exhibited a stern approach
to Democratic Party trackers. And now at a recent event, West directed a Dem tracker to leave, which got the crowd cheering -- and more importantly, some leather-clad security men ejecting the guy
West has recently come under scrutiny for his campaign's ties to a criminal biker gang
. It's not clear whether the leather-clad security men who escorted the tracker away were themselves in any way connected to the "Outlaws" biker bang --Â the West campaign has described them as Vietnam veterans, "not thugs." (West has pointed out
that he could not possibly be an Outlaw -- they do not accept African-Americans as members.)
Thing is, this tracker is lucky he only encountered possible bikers and not West himself. After all, West built his conservative political career
on a particular event from his own military career -- when he tortured an Iraqi policeman
, and was proud of it.
Hmm, maybe we could get a Joe Miller
/Allen West ticket in 2012? That would be one hell of a Republican national convention.
Here is the local NBC report:
And here is the raw tracker video:
(Via Benjy Sarlin at the Daily Beast.)