This is an historic moment It’s like electing Bat Ye’or or Steve Coughlin to office — Allen West understands the true nature of Islam. He recognizes the menace of the Great Jihad. You can be certain that he will make himself heard on the subject in the halls of Congress.
According to the Sun Sentinel:
Allen West defeats Ron Klein
Republican to represent 22nd District
The national wave of discontent with the Democratic-controlled Congress swept through South Florida on Tuesday, costing Ron Klein his congressional seat and sending Republican Allen West to Congress, where he’s likely to get a quick place on the national stage.
In the end, it wasn’t even close. At 11 p.m., challenger West was well ahead of the Democratic incumbent. Just over 20 minutes later, West declared victory.
The outcome was obvious much earlier. By 9:45, the West campaign party was so packed that people spilled out into the hallways and lobby at the Boca Raton Marriott. The mood was glum at Klein’s party, where most of the crowd left early.
West was propelled by a charismatic speaking style, a promise to shatter the way Washington works, and a skillful ability to bridge the gap between the Republican Party establishment, whose leaders embraced him, and tea party activists, who revered him.
Klein was washed out of office by the same kind of political wave that sent him to Congress four years ago. In 2006, voters were disenchanted with the Republican Congress and then-President George W. Bush. In 2010, it’s the Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama.