Skip to comments.A case for supporting Todd Akin: there are no grounds for trading down
Posted on 09/25/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
First some full disclosure: When Congressman Todd Akin made his now famous remark regarding a female rape victims physiological reaction to her violation I was one of those who called for him to give up his challenge to .McCaskill the Missouri Senator who was widely viewed as a dead duck. McCaskill .
"..face of Obamacare in the Show me State statewide referendum on Obamacare had crashed 71/29
At the time of the remark Republican Akin was about 10 points up even in widely available polls. Shortly afterward he dropped to being down about 10 points but subsequent polls have shown Akin closing the gap.
The most recent survey, done Sept 11 by Rasmussen shows Akin trailing by just 6 points 49/43. That the incumbent McCaskill is under 50% shows she has not closed Akin out.
The first Democrat to use the remark was Elizabeth Warren who is trying to unseat Republican Scott Brown in their Massachusetts US Senate race.
It helped her briefly then burned out. Brown now leads by 6 points. The remark has lost its power and it is now time to close the wagons around this brother conservative .
Trading down the ratings scale is a suckers play. In 2006 many conservatives, were happy to see Rhode Island Senator John Chaffee squirm and wiggle as his inevitable loss grew closer. His Democrat challenger Sheldon Whitehouse beat Chaffee.
In that victory many were happy because Chaffee had a 35% American Conservative Union (ACU) lifetime rating. But what did we gain by cheer on his defeat? Sheldon Whitehouse has a ACU lifetime rating of 1.6%!
Chaffee turned out to be a skunk who spoke at the Democrat convention but we still traded down the ratings scale by 33%! McCaskill
. ACU lifetime 15%....
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I watched the first debate with McCaskill and Akin did well. Yet we still have the RNC (Priebus) saying that they will not support Akin in any way.
The best reason to support Akin is to give the GOPe the middle finger.
Yet the RNC has no trouble supporting Snoew, Collins, Brown, Gov Martinez and others who openly diss their nominee
Worse than that, they supported a Maverick as the Presidential nominee in 2008.
Todd Akin blew it badly, and I wanted him to willingly step down, but I am voting for him... though I’m not rooting for him.
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