Skip to comments.BREAKING: Romney now officially calls on Akin to exit the race.
Posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by Kolath
@nbcnightlynews : MT @chucktodd: Romney now officially calls on Akin to exit the race. He had been implying that, but hadn't directly said it. Now, he has
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Smart move. Everyone in the republican side must get as much distance from him as possible.
And this was the guy the democrats were supposed to have funded in the primaries?
Something is way rotten here.
Good for Romney.
FU MR! God Bless you Patriotic Conservative Akin. Stay in the race and fight for the conservative principles you have and for God’s sake don’t listen to a jerk like Romney. He couldn’t be more liberal if he tried.
You know, I’m not defending Akin, but Romney is really lowering himself getting involved with this local drivel.
Akin is radioactive. He has to swallow the pride and for the good of the nation step away.
Well according to Missouri law, he’s got 36 minutes, as of this post....
This race can swing the Senate either way. It transcends "local."
He has no choice. He is going to be asked about it multiple times anyway. As will every other GOP candidate on the slate.
Why is Romney lowering himself to speak on this issue that Missouri needs to hash out?
More like 90 minutes, they are on central time
God Bless you Patriotic Conservative Akin. Stay in the race and fight for the conservative principles you have and for Gods sake dont listen to a jerk like Romney.Amen!! :)
Plus, it behooves Romney to make a clear stance that he does not support Akin, and by default, support his erroneous speech that evidently is reflective of his thinking patterns.
This is not a local drivel. Control of the senate is at stake. We are talking here about the repeal of Obamacare, the appointment SCOTUS justices, etc..
Akin won’t make it. He’ll be gone soon.
Good! In fact, excellent!
Obama just released an e-mail blast today depicting Akins as typifying the GOP. Yes, I know Akins didn’t mean it “that way,”but he gave the Dems a big sound bite and this has got to be combatted now, especially since he’s got such such a swollen ego that he’s willing to take the whole Senate and GOP down with him.
Waiting for the foaming at the mouth “Romney’s a f***ing liberal traitor!” crowd to chime in...5...4...3...2...1...
central time, remember?
I heard Aikin on Huckabee. That boy ain’t backing out.
No way, no how. He is a True Believer (in himself).
That’s great, he can respond the way GWB always responded to that crap... “That’s up to Missouri to decide.”
Is the deadline 5 p.m Eastern or 5 p.m. Central time?
I would have just condemned his stupid remarks. I am not sure how an open call for his resignation helps.
It’s not local. It’s been all over the national media.
Oh for the record I am no fan of Romeny. I want Claire replaced.
Isn't Missouri on Daylight Savings time as well? Because according to my clock, it should only be about 3:30 in MO, and he has until 5 PM.
5 pm central daylight time or
about 90 minutes from now.
It’s hardly “local drivel” when it significantly affects not only the chances of taking the Senate but of kicking Obama out. I’d say just the opposite. Every pressure by EVERY Republican/Conservative in the nation should be brought to bear on this unbelievable clownboy.
The guy is stupid and arrogant and stubborn for having not pulled his name off the ballot already. He can save face for about another hour and a half yet. After that he's a pariah; radioactive to Republicans and useful to Democrats as a caricature.
And as we all know, with Romney in the White House something is SURE to get done about abortion.
1) I thought it was 5 PM deadline.
2) That’s just to get out cost-free. He still has time if the Party or somebody is willing to foot the bill to reprint the ballots. 9/26 or something. After that it will take a court order, and the SoS is a Carnahan.
Note to Republicans. You are not lowlife, commie ‘RAT liberals. You don’t get a free pass. Keep your mouths shut and don’t say anything stupid. If Rimshot Joe Biden had said this it would have been no big deal. The commie ‘RAT libs in Barry’s state run “media” would be saying that Rimshot, or any other commie ‘RAT, was being “taken out of context” and that would be the end of it.
thats right if all of Akins supporters come out , hell win 20%!!!!!!!!!!
Then you ought to do what you can to get Sarah Steelman on the ballot, especially for roughly about the next hour or so.
Control of the US Senate and firing up the Democrat fake War on Women campaign isn't drivel. Akin is going to cost the GOP dearly and as more reports of him receiving aid through Claire MaCaskill funded advertisements and calling for him to stay in the race, it begins to look like he is working for his real paymaster. He is now cut off from any national GOP or PAC money. Missouri Senator Blunt along with several former Senators have called for him to step down. His campaign is now purely destructive and will help Harry Reid hold the Senate and will endanger other GOP candidates.
Ohhh — for a minute I thought Romney said that he was exiting the race for the good of the country so that we can get rid of Romneycare, er Obamacare. Heart be still —
Akin must go. He will be tied around the necks of every Rep running in Nov. The Dems will make certain of that.
Nonsense, it is local. Someone who wants to be president need not comment on every issue in the news. Let Michael Steele or whoever the RNC head is these days, do that work. Sorry, but it is beneath the presidency (at least all of them before this one).
If a candidate signed legislation banning firearms based upon what they are called, or looked like, I would call on THEM to exit the race..... (wonder who might have done that)
Mitt flings himself on a grenade not because he’s brave but because he’s too stupid to know better.
Let the guy win or lose on his own but attaching the whole party to the issue was an incredibly stupid move on the part of the GOP.
Time for people to stop making excuses, explanations, and the like and WIN THE BALL GAME.
The GOP doesn’t need to deal with Akin. He’s really gotta drop out.
“He will be tied around the necks of every Rep running in Nov.”
Nonsense, he didn’t screw with male interns or tap his foot under the bathroom stall, he said something stupid. It will have national implications no more than all the stupid crap Christine O’Donnell said in 2010 did. Romney is lowering his dignity here and making this worse, not better.
“Let the guy win or lose on his own but attaching the whole party to the issue was an incredibly stupid move on the part of the GOP.”
They are doing nothing different than what the Dems did to their guy running for the senate in Tenn.
They dont want to be associated with this guy, so they are all going on record making it clear.
And as CEO, you don’t fire the low level analyst or get involved with their day to day business either. One of your other employees does.
I do not think Akin is interested in hearing from anybody about what we think. And only he can withdraw from the race.
Now the nominal RINO leader of the party disowns him as well as most conservative commentators, the leader of the Tea Party, the Republican leadership, Republican PACs. He will have no campaign money to fight the 12 million McCaskill has in the bank to advertise that everyone in the universe has disowned this loose cannon except a few kamicaze freepers. The only senate seat he may win is the one in the parallel universe he lives in.
I am officially NOT voting this November for ANYONE!
Interesting that the Republicans are keeping this fire burning even more than the leftist talking heads.
So some on FR have said, but when I ask for evidence, I've not gotten a response. Sounds like just another wild claim to me.