The announcement wasn’t exactly a surprise. “Everybody thought he would run governor, so he proved that to be true,” said political analyst Brian Smith from St. Edwards University. Smith believes the campaign for the previous state Republican Party chairman will involve some social action. “Now if I’m the GOP of Texas, I will be able to look and say, you recognize what, maybe this guy was just using us, to not make the party better, but to form himself better, so there could be some animosity there,” he said. Monday, West was on the Texas border and posted images of an illegal border crossing. He claimed his trip isn’t a photograph op; just like the rally Gov. Greg Abbott had last week with former President Donald Trump who has endorsed Abbott.
“You are getting to be there for an extended time,” said Trump to Abbott Wednesday. Over the weekend, Abbott posted his own images from the border. The Twitter post was of a video that showed temporary fencing along the Rio Grande. it had been how to restate his promise to continue Trump’s border wall. For West playing up the border, a politically hot topic, is an example of playing catch up, consistent with Smith. It’s been a month since West resigned from the state GOP and dodged questions on what office he would run. “Oh I do not know, maybe employee,” joked West during his June 4th resignation announcement near Tyler. Smith noted tons politically went on within the following 30 days. “In that point, we have seen Governor Abbott really pivot right, do tons of things and grab tons of issue space which may are there if he made a quicker decision,” said Smith.
Allen West joins former senator Don Huffines in challenging Abbott. during a tweet, Huffines welcomed West to the race. He also mentioned the border, stating: “I anticipate to Allen joining our efforts to form clear that Texans can do better than Greg Abbott.” The two candidates are competing for a selected part of the Party, noted Smith. “There isn’t enough anti-establishment GOP kill there,” Smith told FOX 7 having an identical message isn’t the sole tough sell for West. “He doesn’t really have the state legislative experience, meaning he has never really gone toe to toe with the likes of Dan Patrick,” said Smith. Allen West was once a Florida congressman and came to Texas after losing his bid for re-election. He describes himself as a political establishment outsider like Chad Prather, another GOP candidate.
Prather, a comedian, and an online personality welcomed West each day after posting a challenge to those that vote for incumbents. “Otherwise stick with what you bought, be happy you bought what you wanted. Don’t complain another time after polling day,” stated Prather on his website. Smith said Prather in employing a familiar complaint runs the danger of only reaching a gaggle that fails to point out up at the polls on polling day. “It is a beautiful message but there just don’t seem to be enough people within the Republican Party to urge obviate one among three established candidates and accompany an unknown,” said Smith. When primary votes are counted, Smith thinks the simplest the three challengers could also be ready to hope for, is that a minimum of one can force a runoff with Abbott.