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Report: Akin advisers making preparations for withdrawal tomorrow?
Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012

Posted on 08/20/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by GOPinCa

Hearing this from several sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; akin; elections; missouri; mo; mo2012; rape; resignation; sarahsteelman; toddakin; ussenate; waronwomen
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1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:55:05 AM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Needs to be now. No reason he can’t step down this afternoon and get this media firestorm behind everyone.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: GOPinCa

He needs to take one for the team and step out of the race. What he said was indefensible.

Get someone that can win in there. McCaskill is a sitting duck. We don’t need another Sharon Angle race.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: GOPinCa

Eric Erickson from Red State is tweeting is hearing this: Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:19 AM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Eric Erickson from Red State is tweeting and hearing this: Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:53 AM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

GOOD!


6 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:02 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: GOPinCa

Probably a way of pushing him. Hope it works. however, VERY serious damage has been done. This will be the meme all the way to Nov whether he withdraws or not. They are already all over Ryan.

What Akin has cost us is incalculable.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: GOPinCa; Just another Joe
If Akin does withdraw--and I'm not saying he should--the question then becomes: Who would replace him, and how would that person be chosen?

The runner-up in the primary was John Brunner. (Sarah Steelman finished third.) Then there are two former senators available: Kit Bond and Jim Talent.

8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: RIghtwardHo

He needs to go NOW. Not tomorrow. NOW.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: GOPinCa

I pray this is true. I hope McCaskill is not preparing another million dollars to convince him to stay in.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: GOPinCa

Fool! Had a seat in the upper house of congress in the bag and he blew it!


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: RIghtwardHo

I disagree. If he quickly drops out, this becomes old news quickly.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: GOPinCa

More proof that the Democrats and the liberal media control the Republican Party.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GOPinCa; Just another Joe
Then there are two former senators available: Kit Bond and Jim Talent.

Actually, there are at least four former senators available: Bond, Talent, John Ashcroft, and John Danforth. Of those, the only one under 70 is Jim Talent.

14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: GOPinCa
I know, I know...You can't do anything if you don't get elected, blah, blah, blah.

Well if the Akin-bashers on FreeRepublic have a say in the matter, the only people who can get elected are those who won't do anything.
15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: GOPinCa

Thank GOD!!!!


16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:45 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Charles Henrickson

There are bound to be some procedures already in place. It’s not like someone dropping out is unprecedented or unthinkable.

At the least, the procedures in case someone unexpectedly passes away should apply.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:05:08 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Bond or Danforth would be pretty much an automatic win for the GOP, although I doubt they’re interested.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:07:09 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I agree with that


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: All; GOPinCa
At the 3pm ET newsbreak, Fox News Radio is claiming Akin says he WILL NOT step down as Scott Brown called him to do.

Obama's audio was played, McCaskill's comments repeated but no mention of Romney's statement.

The MO GOP need to give Akin the PUSH he deserves.

20 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:00 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I read that they have to file tomorrow, so the GOP better have somebody lined up.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Brookhaven

You’re talking to people in a state who have in the past elected a dead guy for governor.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:55 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: GOPinCa

Whew!!!

We dodged a speeding bullet this time! Thank goodness Akin is an honorable man. I thought he would be.

Doesn’t matter when he officially withdraws. As long as the news is that he will, the story will start winding down.

Hopefully it will all be forgotten by Nov. and the good people of MO will have someone they will enthusiastically support rather than someone they would be holding their noses to support.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:15 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: GOPinCa

I’m at the library where about a half a dozen volunteers (women in their 50’s?)are saying stuff like “that right-winger” and “ligitimate rape”


24 posted on 08/20/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: GOPinCa
Awesome News!

Now, all you bedwetters, WHO will be the NEXT conservative you throw under the bus to appease the media??????????

25 posted on 08/20/2012 12:10:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

The people in MO should have listened to Sarah.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 12:10:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: listenhillary
You’re talking to people in a state who have in the past elected a dead guy for governor.

Come on, that's just a normal block of Democrat voters supporting one of their own.
27 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: livius

The somebody should be Jon Brunner, the second place primary finisher. If they pass over him, that’s a slap in the face to him and his supporters and he would probably be within his rights to mount a legal challenge. Don’t need that. The party needs to be united.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: GOPinCa

Missouri voted a Democrat legitimate corpse (Carnahan) into the governorship. Surely the Republicans can find a live Republican for the Senate to replace the current walking dead candidate should he choose to withdraw.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:55 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: livius

On another read, someone posted that the withdrawal has to take place by tomorrow (11 weeks prior to Election Day) but that the GOP would have a few weeks to name his replacement.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:23 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Terry Mross
The people in MO should have listened to Sarah.

Yep. Huckabee needs to stick to TV, and let Sarah pick the candidates.
31 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:32 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: livius

On another read = On another thread


32 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:55 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Anyone but that idiot. He alone cost himself with that illogical thinking.


33 posted on 08/20/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just the ones that make incredibly stupid statements that can cause an election in a must win State to go south.

Let the Dems hold on to the Biden’s and expect more from our own.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: RIghtwardHo
What Akin has cost us is incalculable.

My God, you're such a pantywaist defeatist.

Do you still have a pair? Check, okay?

I'm so sick and tired of so-called conservatives who won't take the time to take the fight to the Demonrats, instead you're worrying over a damn GAFFE.

You want a gaffe-free conservative? There ISN'T one, honey. Not ONE.

And do you wanna KNOW why they're all over Ryan? Because people like you act like they've got something to whine about!

You present yourself as someone who has been around a long time....well, if you have, then you know that the liberals will lie, insinuate, and extrapolate all sorts of false intimations from ANY statement...and you would also know the only way to defeat such crap is to FIGHT BACK, not retreat.

The gutlessness is amazing.

35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Now, all you bedwetters, WHO will be the NEXT conservative you throw under the bus to appease the media??????????

Better wake up and realize that this is political ultimate fighting. You absolutely cannot send a candidate who has mortal, self inflicted wounds into the ring against a seasoned and vicious opponent and expect to win?

36 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:54 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Uncle Chip
More proof that the Democrats and the liberal media control the Republican Party.

Oh bull! He made a moronic comment that for a politician in his position, in this day and age is the kiss of death. Had you or I made the same comment we could have been politely corrected but this guy isn't just Joe Schmuck, like me. He's running for the US Senate...as a Republican. If he hasn't learnd by now that there's no 'take backs' for stupid comments by Republicans then he's too dumb to sit in the Senate. Who does he think he is? Joe Biden?

37 posted on 08/20/2012 12:16:02 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When someone jumps in a pile of manure, rubs it all over their face, and then starts eating it, then it is time to throw that person under the bus.

Because, if you don’t do it quick, they will drag you into the manure with them.

Akins created his own problem by making one of the stupidest statements in the history of politics. Why let him drag the entire GOP into the manure with him?


38 posted on 08/20/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: randita

The runner-up,would be reasonable. I read that all of the others suggests (former senators) are over 70.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by livius
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To: Tulane

[He needs to take one for the team and step out of the race. What he said was indefensible.]

He needs to take one to the head by his own hand after writing an apologetic suicide note.


40 posted on 08/20/2012 12:17:48 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

That’s good. It would probably be better if they could do it right away, just for PR purposes.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 12:18:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: randita

“The somebody should be Jon Brunner, the second place primary finisher. If they pass over him, that’s a slap in the face to him and his supporters and he would probably be within his rights to mount a legal challenge. Don’t need that. The party needs to be united.”


The second-place finisher has no legal right to the nomination. The MO GOP could name whoever it wants and Brunner and Steelman can’t say boo.

If your main goal is party unity, then the replacement should be neither Brunner nor Steelman. But I think that if Steelman or Brunner is selected, the other candidate can be an adult, accept it and quickly endorse the replacement. Both Brunner and Steelman have a future in the MO GOP, and it would be stupid of them to be remembered as the sour-grapes ex-candidate who helped McCaskill get reelected.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: pgkdan

It’s a mere excuse that others weather. The pro-abortion wing of the Republican party wants him out because he’s too pro-life.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 12:20:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GOPinCa

I wonder if it is not too late for this guy to withdraw from the Senate race and instead run for his current seat in the House of Representatives where he may have a marginal chance of winning assuming no women live in his district.


44 posted on 08/20/2012 12:21:24 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: livius

“That’s good. It would probably be better if they could do it right away, just for PR purposes.”


Yeah, but making the correct choice, and having those who might feel slighted be on board when the announcement is made, is even more important IMHO. If it’s Brunner, I want Steelman standing next to him saying that she’ll work to defeat McCaskill, and vice versa if it’s Steelman. And if it’s a third choice, I want both Brunner and Steelman there saying that they support the nominee.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: GOPinCa
Hope he can go find a nice career in the private sector...or maybe Romney can make him the ambassador to......Nepal?
46 posted on 08/20/2012 12:25:01 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Tulane

“We don’t need another Sharon Angle race.”

Or another Ken Buck race, a la Colorado 2010.

Earlier I posted about Akin:

“Sigh. A repeat of the disaster in Colorado in 2010, when that Tea Party favorite fool Ken Buck lost a sure Senate pickup against a weak candidate and a Democrat party divided by a divisive primary.

Buck simply could NOT keep his size 12 cowboy boots out of his mouth. Every time they got yanked out, why they instantly got sucked back in, as if boot and mouth were the opposite polls of a powerful magnet.

Buck clearly wouldn’t listen to his advisers, he could not stay on message, and he thought he was smarter than the press (which he wasn’t). Completely infuriating. I could have done better than Buck.

Buck at least had an excuse though: he’d never run for office beyond Weld County District Attorney. No such excuse for Akin.

Almost any Republican can win a contest in this country if the electorate isn’t completely dominated by leftist Progressives. Scott Brown in Massachusetts demonstrated that. Brown stayed on message. He had five talking points and never, ever deviated from them. No matter what question was asked, he answered with one or more of his five talking points. Not a single gaff or gotcha was incurred from Brown. Now really, how difficult is that strategy? Just sit in a room and practice that strategy with some pretend-reporters until you can do that in your sleep. Once you have that down pat, you’ll win your election.”


47 posted on 08/20/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: PhxTM06

Apparently Akin just sent out a tweet saying he was still in and asking for money...

Looks like he’ll have to be forced out.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now, all you bedwetters, WHO will be the NEXT conservative you throw under the bus to appease the media??????????

Your talking about people who love Romney. Of course they are psyched to see Akin gone...why too conservative for this group.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: GOPinCa

If he does withdraw I wonder if McCaskill will be kicking herself for spending a million dollars to engineer for herself a Republican opponent who was too dumb to even be able to stay in the race for 2 weeks. Oh, well,we all learn from our mistakes even if it was with someone else’s money.


50 posted on 08/20/2012 12:26:23 PM PDT by chuckee
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