The freshman Republican doesn’t see the GOP front-runner as a conservative.
Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said this week that he sees Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney not as a conservative on the right, but as someone who is “center to center left.”
“Let’s be very honest,” West told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “He did govern a blue state in Massachusetts, so I think that how he presented himself as a New England Republican is probably different from what a person would see as a Republican or definitely a conservative when you come down into the Bible Belt, the Southeast and maybe even the Midwest.”
“The guy, he governed a certain way in Massachusetts,” West said. “And I think that everyone believes in redemption. So you can come back and recreate yourself, and how he would govern the United States of America would probably be a lot different.”
Romney won the Iowa GOP caucuses by just eight votes over Rick Santorum, and is expected to easily win the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.