Allen West is still surprised that Florida's voters have kicked him out of Congress after only two years. "Why would anyone want to get rid of a person that is born and raised in the inner city, third of four generations in the military--just an American success story?" asks West, from the living room of his Palm Beach Gardens home overlooking a pool and golf course. "I'm not some guy that came from a rich political family or anything like that," he says. "I'm just an everyday guy, but I have a passion for my country."