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Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce

Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.

“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.
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Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.

“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call me and tell me that.”

 

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; egotisticalfool; legitimaterape; loosecannon; macacamoment; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; raperape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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Anybody know his number?
1 posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:56 PM PDT by Blackyce
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To: Blackyce

NRSC to Akin, we wont spend a dime!
Crossroads to Akin, no more TV ads!


2 posted on 08/20/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Blackyce

Funny, Drudge currently has a story up that he just announced he’s dropping out? Which story is more recent?


3 posted on 08/20/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Blackyce

What he meant was that fewer than one-tenth of one percent of abortions are the result of rape, but that’s not what he said.

This is exactly why Claire McCaskill ran “anti-Akin” ads in the Republican primary dog-whistling Democrats to cross over and vote for him.

Unfortunately for Claire he blew up sooner and more thoroughly than she had planned.

Akin will be gone and Brunner will be in his place by next weekend.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: swamprebel

Hope those supporters have deep pockets because he’s on his own.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Blackyce

He hasn’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning and he could very well lose Missouri for Romney.Get him the hell out of there!!!!!!


6 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Blackyce
If he'd only had the foresight to run as a dem, no one would have taken notice.
7 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Blackyce

Don’t go away mad Akin, just go away. Your political career is over and it was of your own doing. Now scram!


8 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:21 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Blackyce

Aiken to be on Hannity after bottom of hour (3:30 EDT).


9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Blackyce

It would be good to understand Missouri Politics before imposing a theory on this one.

Akin wasn’t supposed to win. Akin wasn’t supposed to win by a large margin. John Brunner wasn’t supposed to be in the race and screw it up for Sarah Steelman who actually came in third.

Me, I’m just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isn’t the same one felt in the beltway.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:53 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Blackyce

Sarah Steelman polled well above McCaskill in the primaries. Sarah palin endorsed Steelman. She lets us change the narrative back to the economy. Somebody make this guy go away.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:34:45 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Will88

The more this guy talks, the more damage he does, he needs to stop at this point. His “explanation” with Huckabee was utterly painful.

“Well uh...by legitimate I meant uh, forceable rape and not uh...other types of rape.”

He just keeps digging the hole bigger and bigger.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: South Hawthorne

Romney should call Akin direct tell him to quit today.

The longer this drags on the worse it gets.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Blackyce

no do not drop out. apoligize and move on.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Blackyce

Dumbass. Well, that seat’s a gimmee for the Dems now.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MNlurker

this is one mistake Ron Paul would never have made...


16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PhxTM06

He is digging another hole on Hannity right now. Gads....he is stumbling.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Blackyce

No one every “has any plans to quit”.

Until they do.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: coconut47

It isn’t very effective to apologize for being stupid. His comments give legitimacy to the war on women theme the democrats are running with. It will cost republicans close races all across the country. There will be more abortions because there will be more democrats elected. He needs to get out now. If he quits today or tomorrow the story dies. If he stays in, the republicans will get tarred with his stupidity every day until the election.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:29 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: penelopesire
Yep...I was about to post the same thing...


20 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If I was the new GOP candidate, I would put thison Mcaskill and state if she would not have spent the $2 million on trying to elect Akin, we wouldn’t have had this mess.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT by scbison
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If I was the new GOP candidate, I would put thison Mcaskill and state if she would not have spent the $2 million on trying to elect Akin, we wouldn’t have had this mess.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT by scbison
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To: coconut47

That’s exactly what most in the democrat party are saying too.

His exit is needed yesterday.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 12:42:56 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Blackyce
I don't give a damn that this guy said something politically incorrect. If conservatives are not only willing to throw him under the bus, but seem to take a certain amount of glee in doing it, then we are already lost. Leftist thinking has won out. Leftists never apologize, never give in, and they never tear down their own people in power no matter how many mistakes they make. That is why they are winning. Meanwhile, every time some Republican says "macaca", "conservatives" are all too eager to tear him down and cede the win to the leftists.

Seems to me that there are quite a few conservatives, including Freepers, with no heart at all. Resisting the tyranny of political correctness is hard, and they are just looking for an excuse to enter the warm embrace of submission. Oh, a Republican said something that the media can misconstrue? That's never happened before! Let's take this opportunity to be every bit as petty and irrational as the lefties so that we can look around at our leftist masters and say "See? I'm cool too!"
24 posted on 08/20/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Blackyce

The guy at least deserves an award for being the Uniter of the Year.

He’s united Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in disgust for him.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 12:43:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: penelopesire

Is it that bad on Hannity? Wow.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 12:44:36 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Blackyce

How stupid is this man? How deeply damaged is his candidacy?

Here’s a test you can run: Try saying the same kind of thing to your wife, daughter or girlfriend. See how long it takes you to get out of the mess you just created. Oh, and good luck to you if you run the test.

And this has nothing to do with what is true or not. Akin is permanently etched into the female memory as something to be avoided.

Also, he will become the Tom Foley of this election cycle, if he continues. He will do damage far beyond the borders of Missouri.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 12:45:08 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: scbison

If he steps down, I imagine she’d be pissed, that’s 2 million dollars the she blew for a minimal return on investment, if he stays in, that’s the best 2 million any campaign has ever spent.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: KC_Conspirator

He is not dropping out. He is probably getting a huge infusion of cash from Soros right now...lol.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:44 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: fr_freak

No heart? WE HAVE STANDARDS. Or at least some of us do. What said was so inexplicably awkward and completely idiotic that there is NO coming back. Nobody forced him into that answer, he did it all on his own, and you can be very sure that this won’t be the last such gaffe from this guy. He needs to go, and he needs to go now.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: penelopesire

and McCaskill. LOL.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Joe 6-pack

He sounds like a selfish little man at this point. Soros is probably pouring millions into his campaign right now to keep the imbecile in the race.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 12:50:41 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: fr_freak
I don't give a damn that this guy said something politically incorrect. If conservatives are not only willing to throw him under the bus

It's unfortunate, but when something this reprehensible is uttered, it's the hook.

Leftists never apologize, never give in, and they never tear down their own people in power no matter how many mistakes they make.

Yes they do, but it wouldn't matter if they didn't. We are an honorable party. When you say frog-shit, you dance, in our party.

33 posted on 08/20/2012 12:50:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: PhxTM06

Hannity is practically begging him to get out. And you are right...if he stays in we can look forward to more awkward and stupid gaffes.

Oh joy.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 12:54:31 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Blackyce
Anybody know his number?

No one is answering. I tried calling his campaign, his district office and his Washington office and there was no answer anyplace and they are not taking voice messages.

35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: penelopesire
Official vehicle of the Akin campaign...


36 posted on 08/20/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Blackyce
I can see a YouTube video blowin' thru the windmills of my mind now.. apologies to Lerner&Loewe

The 2012 Darwin Political Overachiever Award goes to

'They call the wind 'Macaca'!' by Clod Akin

He's been in the HOuse how long? Order up some plasma, time to beef up the herd with a transfusion.

37 posted on 08/20/2012 12:57:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: penelopesire
Soros is probably pouring millions into his campaign right now to keep the imbecile in the race.

Soros has his minions donating to make it appear he has all this conservative support.

And FWIW, I just listened to him on Hannity. The guy is dumb as a rock. "I am conservative. We need to get rid of Claire McCaskill. I am conservative. We need to beat Claire McCaskill. Rinse repeat.
38 posted on 08/20/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: NormsRevenge

“...and the Clayton Williams Foot in Mouth Award Goes to.....”


39 posted on 08/20/2012 12:59:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fr_freak
this guy said something politically incorrect

What he said was flat out stupid, not even misconstrued, it was wrong, period.

He scored a perfect 10 from the lower platform, and dove HIMSELF under that bus.

This thing will fester until the elections, nothing good will come of this if he stays in the race.

40 posted on 08/20/2012 1:01:37 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: nhwingut

The 2012 version of Angle/Buck/O’Donnell.

Maybe a nice person, good family man, decent all around but dumb as hell with no business being in the Senate.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Paradox; mickie

I just heard him interviewed on Hannity’s Radio show, he needs to step down and BURY THIS! This will follow us right into the Nov. election!! We cannot afford any slip-ups or foo-foos!!! He needs to do this for the GOP!!! HANG IT UP AKIN!!


42 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by MVV (Proud USMC Mom!!)
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To: Blackyce

Bravo! Gotcha MSM and gotcha voters got themselves a gotcha!


43 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There is no evidence that Akin won because of Dem crossover votes. I know I voted for Akin because he has been a fairly reliable conservative congressman, and I was not thrilled about either Brunner’s or Steelman’s campaign. But if Akin withdraws—for Brunner, Steelman, Bond, Talent, or whomever—I will gladly support the new nominee over ObamaClaire McCaskill.


44 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: Blackyce

SF Chronicle teaser link title..

Rep. Todd Akin: Pregnancy from rape rare
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Rep-Todd-Akin-Pregnancy-from-rape-rare-3800064.php

perhaps true .. He was just on with O’Hannutty.. He says he’s in.. no plans to remove himself from the race. Geee, I hope this doesn’t jeopardize his pension.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: fr_freak
Seems to me that there are quite a few conservatives, including Freepers, with no heart at all. Resisting the tyranny of political correctness is hard, and they are just looking for an excuse to enter the warm embrace of submission. Oh, a Republican said something that the media can misconstrue? That's never happened before! Let's take this opportunity to be every bit as petty and irrational as the lefties so that we can look around at our leftist masters and say "See? I'm cool too!"
Thank you! When I originally read the complaint against Akin, I kept reading to find the "horror" or it all, and then realized it wasn't much of anything. The left took it and ran with it (they don't need much), and the right helped them carry the ball. Pathetic! It's never easy to stand up for the unborn (people stumble with words), because so many have killed their own or know someone close who did.
46 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:51 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: fr_freak

“If conservatives are not only willing to throw him under the bus, but seem to take a certain amount of glee in doing it, then we are already lost.”

He threw himself under the bus. Frankly, I’m just not interested in defending people for being stupid.

Todd Akin is one of about 50 million American adults who I would feel comfortable with holding that senate seat. The key thing being that they actually have to win that senate seat. If we need another conservative to step in because Mr. Akin can’t keep his foot out of his mouth, so be it. Just because the Democrats can send a Biden to DC for decades doesn’t mean that we should try to emulate them. The media treats us unfairly, sure, but that means we have to avoid saying stupid things. If you can’t manage that, you can’t represent us.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Blackyce

867-5349... Jenny, Jenny.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by DownInFlames (NN)
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To: Joe 6-pack

ROTFLOL!


49 posted on 08/20/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Blackyce
(636) 207-7986

Todd Akin campaign office number

50 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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