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BREAKING: Romney now officially calls on Akin to exit the race.
AP ^ | 8/21/2012 | Chuck Todd

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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1 posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

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.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT by crz
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To: Kolath

Good for Romney.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Kolath

Good.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:40 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Kolath

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.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Kolath

You know, I’m not defending Akin, but Romney is really lowering himself getting involved with this local drivel.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 1:24:10 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Kolath

Akin is radioactive. He has to swallow the pride and for the good of the nation step away.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: Kolath

Well according to Missouri law, he’s got 36 minutes, as of this post....


8 posted on 08/21/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by apillar
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To: wolfman23601
You know, I’m not defending Akin, but Romney is really lowering himself getting involved with this local drivel.

This race can swing the Senate either way. It transcends "local."

9 posted on 08/21/2012 1:25:45 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: wolfman23601

He has no choice. He is going to be asked about it multiple times anyway. As will every other GOP candidate on the slate.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Kolath

Why is Romney lowering himself to speak on this issue that Missouri needs to hash out?


11 posted on 08/21/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: apillar

More like 90 minutes, they are on central time


12 posted on 08/21/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: napscoordinator
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.
Amen!! :)
13 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: apillar

5pm CDT


14 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: wolfman23601

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.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Kolath

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.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: All

Waiting for the foaming at the mouth “Romney’s a f***ing liberal traitor!” crowd to chime in...5...4...3...2...1...

Ignition!


18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: apillar

central time, remember?

6:pm ET


19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Kolath

I heard Aikin on Huckabee. That boy ain’t backing out.

No way, no how. He is a True Believer (in himself).


20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GnL

That’s great, he can respond the way GWB always responded to that crap... “That’s up to Missouri to decide.”


21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: apillar

Is the deadline 5 p.m Eastern or 5 p.m. Central time?


22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by middlegeorgian
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To: crz

I would have just condemned his stupid remarks. I am not sure how an open call for his resignation helps.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:37 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: wolfman23601

It’s not local. It’s been all over the national media.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kolath
Not even Romney wants Claire in the Senate. That is what this is about. Sending Claire back to her nursing home empire so she can distribute big pharma pills for old American grandmothers instead of approving surgical procedures under that Obama care legislation she voted to have installed.... A big whopping tax increase. H E L L O!!!!! Principles are grand but useless IF you do not win the election.

Oh for the record I am no fan of Romeny. I want Claire replaced.

25 posted on 08/21/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: apillar
Well according to Missouri law, he’s got 36 minutes, as of this post....

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.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: middlegeorgian

5 pm central daylight time or

about 90 minutes from now.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: wolfman23601

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.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 1:31:46 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: EGPWS
'Cause it ain't a Missouri issue. It can effect the balance of power in the Senate. It effects whether or no Obamacare can be repealed. It's something that every Republican on every ballot in every state is going to be slimed with.

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.

29 posted on 08/21/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Kolath

And as we all know, with Romney in the White House something is SURE to get done about abortion.

/ssssssarc


30 posted on 08/21/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: apillar

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.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Kolath

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.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: napscoordinator

thats right if all of Akins supporters come out , hell win 20%!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:14 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Just mythoughts

Then you ought to do what you can to get Sarah Steelman on the ballot, especially for roughly about the next hour or so.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:18 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: wolfman23601
"You know, I’m not defending Akin, but Romney is really lowering himself getting involved with this local drivel."

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.

35 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Kolath

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 —


36 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Akin must go. He will be tied around the necks of every Rep running in Nov. The Dems will make certain of that.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: LS

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).


38 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:58 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Kolath

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)


39 posted on 08/21/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: napscoordinator

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.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wolfman23601
I'm CEO of a company. EVERY issue of my "employees" that affects my business is . . . MY business. This is Romney's business, esp if this dunderhead costs us the senate and makes it difficult to fix Obama's mess.

Time for people to stop making excuses, explanations, and the like and WIN THE BALL GAME.

41 posted on 08/21/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Kolath

The GOP doesn’t need to deal with Akin. He’s really gotta drop out.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“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.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: LS

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.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: OKSooner
Then you ought to do what you can to get Sarah Steelman on the ballot, especially for roughly about the next hour or so.

I do not think Akin is interested in hearing from anybody about what we think. And only he can withdraw from the race.

46 posted on 08/21/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Kolath

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.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 1:42:26 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Kolath

I am officially NOT voting this November for ANYONE!


48 posted on 08/21/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: Kolath

Interesting that the Republicans are keeping this fire burning even more than the leftist talking heads.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: crz
And this was the guy the democrats were supposed to have funded in the primaries?

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.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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