Skip to comments.Reports: Akin Advisers Make Preparations For Withdrawal Tomorrow
Posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by ruralvoter
Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's advisers are making preparations to withdraw from the race Tuesday, GOP operative Richard Grenell and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson report. Grenell cited "GOP sources" in his tweet announcing the withdrawal, which has yet to be confirmed by Akin. Akin has been under fire since saying women have biological defenses to fend off pregnancy after a "legitimate rape."
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Hey....if Trent Lott had to give up his leadership role over a stupid comment that was much less egregious, there is no other way out.
We MUST take that seat.
It’s good to know the GOP still has biological defenses to prevent illegitimate stupidity.
Agreed. It’s just so dumb there is no conceivable way to try and defend him.
Who takes the slot? I hope it’s the Tea Party gal that just missed the nom. Sarah Steelman?
Why do some conservative candidates get so sidetracked instead of focusing on the issues that most conservatives care about?
Aikin now on Hannity. He’s not helping himself.
The American People need to build up defenses against an illegitimate president.
He was asked the question on some stupid show. He should have been prepared, knowing the media is shilling for the Dems.
This moron is on Hannity and saying he’s not dropping out.
He’s stumbling and bumbling again.
Listening as well. Didn’t do very well on Hannity’s easy questions. Almost as if he didn’t prepare to explain “legitimate” or “shutting it down”.
If Akin withdraws, I think the slot would go to either John Brunner, Kit Bond, or Jim Talent. Brunner was the runner-up to Akin in the primary; Steelman finished third. Bond is the recently retired four-time, undefeated former senator. Talent is a former senator, too, but he lost his last race. Steelman's one advantage is that she is a woman, so that would neutralize, somewhat, "the gender issue." This election needs to return to being about ObamaClaire McCaskill and her ties to Obama, Obamacare, the dismal economy, jobs, etc., not about rape.
Im beginning to this this guy is a Democrat mole..the second that McCaskill threw support in his race should have been a HUGE warning sign
The pity of it all is that the “stupid show” has 15 listeners and is hosted by Charles Jaco who is somewhere to the left of Stalin with the likeability of Genghis Khan and the credibility of Harry Reid.
Why on earth Akin would 1) appear on that show and 2) not be ready for such an obvious trap is simply beyond me.
If Rep. Akin withdraws (full disclosure: I voted for him and continue to support him - there's much more to the abortion/rape discussion than media soundbites allow - different discussion), who replaces him?
If anyone besides John Brunner (came in second in the August 7 primary) is chosen to replace Akin, many Missourians will be very justifiably angry. After all, isn't this exactly the "political insider," "party establishment" c--p that we have been fighting against for a long time??
Nothing like a "circular firing squad" to destroy all Republicans. No wonder the Dems win.... They just sit back and wait for us to destroy each other, then pounce, and ride in to "save the day."
This jerk is now radioactive. He needs to be forced out, he won’t quit.
He is not leaving. He called Hannity to say that he is staying in. And people will forgive him.
We are screwed!
Particularly because it was an interview with Charles Jaco, who is about the biggest piece of left-wing slime you can imagine.
Reminds me of the time that Agriculture Secretary (Watts?) had to go because he was heard to say: “All black people want is loose shoes, a tight pxxxy, and a warm place to shxx.” My husband laughed, said, “Hey, I can go with that program.” Didn’t save the Secretary though.
a month from now no one will remember his name.
Teachable moment for Candidates: You’re never more than one 24 hour news cycle from becoming history if you shoot off your mouth.
Teachable moment for Elected Officials: You shoot off your mouth about any damn thing you want with impunity. And if you’re Joe Biden, it doesn’t even have to make sense.
The guy is stupid. That was not a hard question.
Hannity is begging him to drop out. And he is not.
Check Akin’s bank account to see if he got any money from Dems recently. Something doesn’t smell right about this guy
Same here. Akin is my congressman. It's a shame that a twelve-second soundbite could ruin a man's career. He was making a valid point--about abortion--but said it about as badly as he could. It's a self-inflicted wound, though.
good... you cn’t fix stupid
He was on FOXNews. If you’re a Republican and you can’t handle questioning by FoxNews, you don’t belong in office.
So MO is now in the “Dem Hold” column.
What other possible flip states are out there to make up for this nightmare and still get 60+ ??
I’m hearing this too too, hopefully the leadership have a horses head ready for this idiot if necessary.
good... you can’t fis stupid
good... you can’t fix stupid
He’s putting self above country. No other way to see it.
This guy is stupid. He keeps on going back to McCaskill. Yeah we know. But you screwed the pooch.
Everyone from Romney on down should be calling this guy and telling him to GTFO and soon.
The only known defense to pregnancy during a “legitimate” rape is a short barrel 357 magnum or some other similar defense instrument.
Listening to him on Hannity now. He isn’t very bright or articulate sounding. He says he was trained as an engineer... doesn’t sound like the training stuck.
He needs to resign. He will not win. He will hurt the ticket in Missouri.
If he does not resign it shows that the race is all about himself for him. He would be wrong.
Here’s a thought:
Mittens does the tough thing but the right thing. He calls up this clown, real quiet and low key, and tells him that it’s over. That he’s now toxic and a drag on the ticket, not just in MO, but nationwide.
I guy who would be president would do it.
Missouri is now “Dem Hold”? Really? What polls are you citing?
Senator Ron Johnson is no RINO...
Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw
The controversial candidate is taking concrete steps. UPDATE: Another Republican close to Akin says he’s in the campaign.
Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said.
“Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.,” a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind.
But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn’t changed: He’s still in the race.
Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in court.
Possible Republican replacements, the Republican source said, include three former senators: John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, and Kit Bond. Other names being mentioned include former Ambassador Ann Wagner, who is running for Akin’s now-vacant seat; and Auditor Tom Schweich.
Just saying but lots of dems crossed over to help him win.
He should have been gone by noon today.
Wonder what dark secrets in his personal life?
A degree in “Management Engineering”? What the hell is that?
The Dems in Missouri were instrumental in electing a legitimate corpse (Carnahan (D)) to the governorship a few years ago. Should McCaskill drop out and be replaced by Corpse Carnahan, Aikin would still not stand a chance.That is how much damage he did to himself.
Tell him not one dime. Put another Independent R on the ballot. Force him out. Geez. I’m sorry for the guy but that was just dumb.
Todd Akin: Were Going To Stay In
Benjy Sarlin 3:46 PM EDT, Monday August 20, 2012
Todd Akin told Sean Hannity on Monday that he will not drop out of the Missouri Senate race, despite pressure from Republican officals.
“I’m announcing today that we’re going to stay in,” he said. He added that he was aware of Tuesday’s 5 PM deadline for him to drop out in order for the state party to replace him on the ballot.
Just got shut down at Hanity’s am show. Here’s a guy who claims to be an engineer who takes an unsupported assertion held in some circles as a rule. Which says that if a woman concieves after a rape she concented to the rape. While I don’t know if that has been used as a defence even proposing that idea could be forwarded by some shyster. This guys a loser !
James Watt Interior Sec. under Reagan- Described a Special Advisory panel as "A black, a woman, two jews and a cripple."
Both got trashed.