Meet Allen West Thursday April 3 at Valley Forge Military Academy

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One of the things I enjoy most about talk radio is meeting the newsmakers face to face. While the majority of my talk radio interviews are by phone, you cannot take a full measure of a person when they are just a voice on the other end of the line.

You can gain remarkable insight when you are interviewing a public figure face to face. I have seen their body language and facial expressions…I have always walked away with a better understanding of that person. In short, it’s a great way to see what makes a person tick because you can see the evidence of their passions and their convictions.

One of my top statements about my show is “big issues, big guests.”  I’ve brought to town Marco Rubio, Richard Dreyfus and Donald Rumsfeld, among others. I love the chance to have the one-on-one discussions that you cannot have on the radio because of commercials, news breaks or the guest’s other commitments. But I also love doing it because it gives listeners an opportunity to meet the people who are in the headlines and helping to shape the national conversation.

120629_allen_west_ap_605That is why I am so excited about bringing Allen West to the area. I do not think it is a stretch to say that no guest can bring the juice that Allen West brings.  His new book, Guardian of the Republic, perfectly summarizes his role as a military man in Iraq, a congressman and now one of the most articulate spokesmen for conservative values in America.

He told me recently that this book brings out his inner samurai.  It reflects upon all the issues that President Obama has launched on the Constitution and the ideas he fights for to protect against these assaults.

Of course, as an African -American he is often seen by those on the left as a huge threat. He is a very commanding figure in person, but someone who has a good sense of humor and loves to talk about his bikes.

cropped1We’ll talk about it all and use your questions this Thursday April 3rd at 7 pm at Valley Forge Military Academy, a place West says is on his bucket list. His much-anticipated book is out on April 2nd, so this is a great way to get the book and get him to autograph it.

Allen West is the living, breathing enemy of politically correct thought and action. I’ve interviewed him four times, including once in person at the 2012 Republican Convention. Maybe it’s the military bearing, but there is electricity there.  He projects gravitas and leadership. He is as articulate and passionate on issues as any public figure I’ve ever interviewed.

West first came to my attention when he used harsh interrogation techniques on a jihadist in Iraq to save American lives. He accepted a small punishment for his actions and at the time he testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell in a gasoline can.”  I’ll get him to take us deep inside that and you’ll get to hear it and ask questions.

I hope you will join me for a great evening of conversation with a great American. Get your tickets online at:

www.CBSPhilly.com/speakerseries

2 Responses to Meet Allen West Thursday April 3 at Valley Forge Military Academy

  1. Phil April 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    “need to know that the GOP cares”;

    I think the issue is that groups (the media being one of them) connect caring with money, and no one has more money than the government. That is the message that Gary must convince the electorate of. When the government wasn’t as involved as they are today (1950-1965) caring was getting involved (boys club, big brothers, etc.). Today money is the excuse for not getting involved.

    Gary is a breath of fresh air and I will work to get him elected.

  2. Dorman Camden May 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Dear Dom-
    You stated that Temple had commented that the professor speaking on the holocaust was exercising ‘academic freedom’. There is a difference between academic freedom and ignorance.
    For instance, if I say that the Constitution was ratified in 1993, that’s ignorance, not academic
    freedom. Ignorance is what the good professor displays. He is missing the point when he quotes
    figures. The point is the holocaust occurred and he tries to diminish its impact by ignoring the
    event and focusing strictly on the numbers. But I digress.
    Placing flags on veteran’s graves is always appropriate because their sacrifice should stand
    perpetually as a reminder of what Americans have given so we can live in this country. We
    should make certain flags are always on the graves; not solely on Memorial Day. And yes,
    I’ll help you ensure flags are on their graves just as I’m sure that all your listeners would help
    you in that cause.
    I enjoy your program. I don’t use the word ‘show’ because it is not just entertainment. It is a
    chance to be informed and a chance to comment. Keep up the good work, my astute friend.

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