Skip to comments.Todd Akin will stay in Senate race, apologizes on Huckabee radio show
Posted on 08/20/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin apologized on Mike Huckabee's radio show today for comments he made about rape, and said he will remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.
"I'm not a quitter," Akin said.
"We all make mistakes," Akin said, disowning his previous comments. "The many people who supported me know that when you make a mistake what you need to do is say you're sorry."
Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.
"This was a very very serious error," Akin said.
(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...
what a selfish choice he made.
This “storm” can’t be weathered. Press won’t allow it. He needs to drop out now!! Akin is an a-hole!
GOP needs to pull the rug out. Tell him to take a hike.
I can’t even imagine what other stupid things this guy is going to say before the election.
>>Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.
at least two senators have.
This also takes the starch out of the Biden “back in chains” comments.
The stupid president was just asked about this in press room. He was asked if he thought all republicans thought like akin. No Akin needs to go. This is ridiculous. Put Steelman in.
Two sitting senators have called for you to get out. I don’t know how much more national you can get.
If Todd Akin loses this November he has nobody else to blame but Todd Akin.
He is a selfish a-wipe.
He will now lose what was an easy pick up to Claire McCaskill, the most vulnerable Dem.
No way he is going to step aside. He is a professional politician. He is not qualified for any real occupation.
Brown said in a written statement that “as a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akins comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong.” There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akins statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri.
(from STL article)
What is selfish is Romney and his pitiful supports piling on Akin and making it harder, if not impossible, for him to win.
Romney and his ilk are a cancer.
He should just change to the Democrat party and this will evaporate like the smell of a subway toilet
I guess his pride was more important than his state or the nation. Now we will get to hear about this “legitimate rape” sh*t all the way to November. I wonder how many downticket candidates and candidates in other states this jerk just did in with his big mouth?
It is way past time for a Republican to show some apine and refuse to quit. A quit is a loss and I bet he will still win. You don’t ever win by quitting. Democrats never quit, just look at Biden.
Congratulations on your re-election, Sen. McCaskill.
Maybe he can, but he had better get his brain in gear, the MSM will be gunning for the slightest mistake and trying to provoke one.
Damn dumb mistake right out of the gate.
Hey,,Romney didnt make the statement. blame the one that did it.
He still didn’t explain how a woman can somehow magically not get pregnant if forcibly raped. He’s a freakin’ weirdo. And now any body who is pro life is attached to this guy’s thinking. Pisses me off.
And there goes the Senate and probably the country with it. This little butterfly’s wingstroke is already growing into a hurricane and is quickly killing any momentum of the Ryan pick.
YOu sound like an Obama fan..
good. i’m going to back this guy to the hilt.
Akin is the problem. Period.
Good point and I agree. As I said last night, remember who said what is is? How stupid was that and he did not quit.
Akin has put himself first and he will take down other Republican candidates as well. He has given the Democrats a golden gift to restart the war on women meme and we will see it in the polls. Economy? What economy? Now we get to talk about a self inflicted GOP wound. The state GOP needs to haul him into aback room and tell him just how alone he is going to be, but more likely, the bleeding will continue and not only will McCaskill benefit, but other Democrats in close races.
Good luck to him because he’ll be doing it without any national money and no visits from R/R.
I’m more concerned that enough people would stay home and away from this loon that MO is now back in play for Obama.
What pisses me off is that everyone is going to be asked about this stupid comment for about a week instead of focusing on the economy.
The MSM will not let this die. He needs to leave NOW.
Is Kazan poster on here a mole?
McCaskill`s best campaign investment ever. Too bad the idiot syndrome couldn`t have instead struck some candidate in a blue state with a 35-point deficit. It wouldn`t matter then But noooooooo... Mr. Gaffemeister just had to be running for a seat that was actually winnable.
"I'm not a quitter," Akin said.I love this guy! Another Huckabee, Jindal, Santorum, (and what used to be) Ryan... real men love babies (and their mothers), no matter how they were created or formed.
I was talking about forcible rape, and it was absolutely the wrong word, Akin said, in reference to his use of the word legitimate to modify rape.
The very NATURE of rape is FORCE..and yet again he qualifies it with "forcible"...I don't get it. I don't understand what he is thinking. If he's trying to distinguish between date rape or that women who aren't ACTUALLY raped but say they were to get an abortion- he's going waaaay too deep into the weeds for a campaign like this. Regardless- he's done a good bit of harm.
Can the GOP expel this selfish prick? I can’t believe how quickly this idiot has destroyed the Ryan momentum. MASSIVE pressure must be brought to bear, including a TOTAL BOYCOTT on ANY donations to him.
Steelman finished third in the primary. John Brunner was the runner-up.
In 2002, incumbent Democrat Bob Toricelli won his primary and was set to be his party's nominee. Subsequently, nasty stories came to light about him taking campaign donations, and it looked like the seat was going GOP.
The Dems pressured him to withdraw, and he did, despite it supposedly being after the deadline. They put up Lautenberg instead, and he won, keeping the seat in the D column.
If you've got a nominee who screws up badly after the primary, getting rid of him may well be the smartest move.
“It is way past time for a Republican to show some apine and refuse to quit”.
...it’s not about “spine”. It’s about common sense. I’m sick and tired of pubbies caving on legislature, healthcare, taxes, you name it. This seat is lost and we can’t afford a lost Senate seat. Especially when McCaskill was 11 points behind! Now we’ll see what happens to that 11 points.
It this is true, McConnell, Cornyn, and DeMint need to correct this today and make it clear that Akin has to step aside immediately.
Fine. Put the other dude in but this moron needs to step down ASAP.
The issue is what he said about his belief that women have the ability to "shut down" getting pregnant from a rape - legitimate or not.
Huckabee, who endorsed this maroon, true to form, softballed Akin the whole way.
What an embarassment to the Tea Party. They have to disavow and dump this clown.
Perhaps ... but you are a loser
“What is selfish is Romney and his pitiful supports piling on Akin and making it harder, if not impossible, for him to win.
Romney and his ilk are a cancer.”
I won’t debate whether Romney and his ilk are a cancer, but it’s pretty clear that right now Akin is Ebola; highly contagious and 100% fatal. As another poster pointed out, the hypocrisy of the leftist media in giving Biden a pass while destroying Akin isn’t fair. But it is what it is. Supporting Akin only gives you Ebola, too.
There will be wall-to-wall replays of the quote. There will be endless late night talk show jokes. And he will be dead weight not only on races up and down the ticket in Missouri, but nationwide.
He needs to resign now. If he continues to refuse, then the Missouri GOP should put their weight either behind the Constitution Party or Libertarian Party candidate, whichever seems most reasonable.
2012’s Christine O’Donnell.
Paging Missouri GOP leaders! Please pick up the white phone in the lobby. You have a call.
A lib media feeding-frenzy is an amazing sight. It makes sharks look like picky eaters.