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A case for supporting Todd Akin: there are no grounds for trading down ^ | September 25, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

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 victim’s 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 sucker’s 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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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: toddakin
We can't lety the RNC Chair decide to sacrifice this seat to avoid being attacked by the Democrat's media cheerleaders. Akin needs our help. Stand up for a 97% conservative. Help him beat a 15% “conservative.” Go to and give what you can, especially if you jumped the gun as I did.
1 posted on 09/25/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
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And today is September 25. Despite predictions from many, Akin is staying in the race. He will be on the ballot with Romney and Ryan. The choice should be clear and should have been clear a long time ago when the GOPe threw him under the bus and refused to accept his apology and explanation just 24 hours after he made his verbal gaffe.

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.

2 posted on 09/25/2012 8:47:35 AM PDT by kabar
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The best reason to support Akin is to give the GOPe the middle finger.

3 posted on 09/25/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT by DManA
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4 posted on 09/25/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT by GeronL (
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Yet the RNC has no trouble supporting Snoew, Collins, Brown, Gov Martinez and others who openly diss their nominee

5 posted on 09/25/2012 8:54:44 AM PDT by GeronL (
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Worse than that, they supported a Maverick as the Presidential nominee in 2008.

6 posted on 09/25/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by kabar
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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.

7 posted on 09/25/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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One wonders why Kevin "Coach" Collins likes to use "scare quotes" around the word "remark".
8 posted on 09/25/2012 9:18:12 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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