Congressman Allen West apparently isn't interested in social issues while the economy is still bad. In an interview with Kyra Phillips of CNN, West dismissed the question sharply as a "rabbit hole" that liberals try to use to distract people from the real issues.
"I think right now there are a lot of people that try to take you down a rabbit hole to discuss things that really aren’t that important," West said. Phillips pushed him.
"Are you saying that is not important?" she asked.
“I think if you poll the American people, Kyra, I don’t think they’re going to bring up gay marriage as one of their top concerns," West snapped. "Gay marriage is not as big as the gas prices. The gas prices from when President Obama came into office was $1.84. Gas prices are now over $3 dollars...I think the best thing that you can do to help me and help out America: let’s stay focused on the things that are critical to the American people right now, and not try to create some type of situation where you try to take me down into a rabbit hole."
West also made it quite clear that if he was asked to be Vice President, he'd be quite willing.
“If someone were to make that call to me, which I really doubt is ever going to happen, you would have to make sure that is something that God would ordain for you and you’d have to talk to your wife – my wife and my two daughters about — but we have always stepped up to the plate to serve our country and if it’s a right fit than I would do so,” said West.