Call it a hunch, call it reading tea leaves, call it whatever you want.

With the partial recount of early ballots in St. Lucie county having increased Patrick Murphy’s lead marginally, there are not many options left to Allen West since he remains outside the automatic recount threshold.

The Shark Tank notes that there was a slight but noticeable change in tone from the West campaign overnight, reflected in this campaign statement:

Since Election Day we have been working for a fair and accurate accounting of the election outcome in which voters can put their full trust. We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed. I have been humbled by the support we have received and the hard work of so many to ensure the integrity of this process.

We look forward to the report which will be issued by the Secretary of State’s auditors this coming week which we hope will shed light on some of the outstanding issues.”

Call it a hunch, call it reading tea leaves, call it whatver you want.

Don’t expect this to go on much longer. 

But there will be Allen West, Part 2, and it will be just as vigorous as ever.

Update: A source close to the West campaign tells Legal Insurrection:

It does look like its over. You would not believe your own eyes if you were here.

We are moving on. Allen is now unleashed. And Murphy will stop being useful to the DEM’s the day he is sworn in.

I cannot wait for the next phase of Allen West.

There is more to come and AW will be operational very soon.

The Dems have unleashed a monster.

They /Amerika ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Stay in touch and stay in the fight.

BAYONETS!!