Allen West Says This Year's Election Will Be a "Brutal Bloodbath"

According to Rep. Allen West, this year's presidential election will be a "brutal bloodbath" in which any Republican candidate except Rep. Ron Paul will defeat President Obama.

What exactly is West talking about? As usual, it's not exactly clear.

What is clear, however, is that West made yet another Newsmax appearance, meaning he ran his mouth for a while.

For whatever reason, West believes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the "smartest" candidate in the race, and that President Obama's "imperial presidency" will end in the aforementioned "bloodbath."

After explaining that there was no way Paul could be the nominee for the GOP because of his foreign-policy positions, West proclaimed that whoever the nominee is will probably win.

"I think that each of our candidates can [defeat President Obama], but they gotta understand, it's gonna be a brutal bloodbath, because, uh, this is such an important election cycle," West said.

Later, West expanded on his views of Obama having "complete contempt" for Congress, as well as fighting the president like a gladiator.

"We have to be very vociferous about this," he said. "We've got to get in the arena and battle the president and the liberal progressive ideology in the arena of ideas."

Also, when talking about increases he wants in the military budget, West literally referred to it as "only about 19.6 percent of our overall budget."

Here's the video from Newsmax:

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