Skip to comments.Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce
Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.
I dont know that Im the only person in public office whos 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.
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 didnt specifically call me and tell me that.
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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.
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!!
Bravo! Gotcha MSM and gotcha voters got themselves a gotcha!
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.
SF Chronicle teaser link title..
Rep. Todd Akin: Pregnancy from rape rare
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.
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.
“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.
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Yep it was painful to listen to him.
Sorry, I’m at work and going back and forth with emails and did not fully read what he said till now. Yes, I would agree he should step down. Guess I should not be posting while trying to work///
“..........Me, Im just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isnt the same one felt in the beltway.”
Now don’t you think you’re being entirely too reasonable? How on earth can you participate in the panic if you’re sitting, relaxing and eating your popcorn?
I always get hungry for popcorn when I smell it or hear it discussed. I think I’ll get some as soon as I get home.
Have a great day Steamburg!
AGREED he should get out now. He does not have a snowball’s chance in hell. My guess he will get lefties pouring in money right and left hoping he will stay in and give this seat to that shrew of a Obama shill. Are there any candidates that can run as an Independent?
I guess we can write off that state
Spot. On. Every word.
Laz: Speaking of dancing - the msm fiddles the tune and the spineless wimps dance the jig.
Is there any fight back at all?
This is akin to the POTATOEGATE Scandal!