The 2012 election is not over. And, fittingly, the never-boring Sunshine State is in the spotlight. There is mounting evidence the House Armed Services Committee soon will lose one of its top critics of President Obama. After a partial recount, West trails his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, by 1,907 votes, according to Florida media reports.
Here’s something a defense and national security observer cannot say most days: Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., has gone silent.