Colonel Allen West, a black Marine, is now Representative Allen West, Republican Congressman from Florida. I am loathe to jump on the PC bandwagon and insist on a black candidate to match the Democrats black candidate, but Allen West seems like the real deal. The points he made in the closing speech at CPAC yesterday were solid conservative gold. Therefore I now consider him a conservative hero and stalwart whom I shall henceforth take seriously. West "gets it" and deserves our moral and political support.