Skip to comments.McCaskill wants Akin to stay in the race (Missouri update)
Posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) would prefer for Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to remain her reelection opponent.
"Elections are sacred, there was an election, so I think the voters of Missouri should be respected [and] not have some big wig fancy people from Washington come in here and threaten him that he's got to drop out," McCaskill said, according to St. Louis television station KTVS.
Akin was the Republican primary contender that McCaskill and the Democrats were hoping for, prior to his controversial statements on rape that have prompted GOP calls for him to quit. That his remarks might have injured his candidacy makes him all the more attractive to the Democrats. McCaskill, however, did not emphasize the political calculations in her remarks to the TV station.
She said it would be a "radical" event for Akin to drop out and the state GOP to pick another candidate.
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Her PAC supported Akin with ads during the primary...so I am shocked shocked I tell you that she wants him to stay in.....
Playing him like a fiddle. The very definition of a useful idiot.
Sad that this moron cost us a seat and quite possibly the Senate.
She will rue the day she wished for this.
And Akin says he is staying in. Wow. A Republican holding himself above his country and his party. Why don’t Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have? McCaskill will certainly win that previously winnable seat. Hope we can still repeal Obamacare. THANKS SO MUCH, Todd Akin, narcissist.
McCaskill is this guy’s biggest defender..if that isn’t the ultimate RED FLAG I don’t know what is
This Just In.....The Texas Rangers want to play the Houston Astros in the World Series.
Wonder what the all-time largest margin of victory is in a Missouri Senate race?
McCaskill is about to smash it.
Todd Akin says he will remain in the race. I am shocked. Clearly he suffers from elephantitus of the ego. According to The Politico, Paul Ryan called Akin and tried to get him to drop out. Maybe Akin thinks that Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that voters will support him anyway. Perhaps he so dislikes primary opponent John Brunner that he’ll risk reelecting McCaskill to keep Brunner out. Admittedly, Brunner is not a great candidate, but he wouldn’t commit a blunder on this scale.
There is hope. Akin has the option of dropping out by September 25, provided that a state judge allows it and he pays to have his name removed from the ballot. You can bet that if it happens, McCaskill and the ‘Rat Party will fight like mad to keep him on the ballot. For the time being, we’re shafted.
When your Democrat opponent is your biggest supporter and financier.....hate to break it to you but your campaign ain’t doing too well.
This doesn’t affect me. I don’t live in Missouri.
“Sad that this moron cost us a seat and quite possibly the Senate.”
not to mention the state moving from tossup to probable Obama
John Roberts will be pleased to know he has been replaced as the top spot on my list of most hated Republicans.
do you live in America?
If Harry Reid is still Majority Leader of the Senate in 2013 because of Todd Akin, you may have a different point of view.
Jack the Ripper was not available to run against McCaskill so she picked the next best thing running in the Republican primary to support with 1.5 million in ad buys pushing his candidacy.
“She will rue the day she wished for this.”
Yes..... when she grows weary of being a US Senator years down the road.
I live in an individual state and believe strongly in state’s rights. I’ll worry about the people who represent me and have so far been smart enough to stay away from this local issue.
McCaskill is in near hysterics laughing her butt off.
I didn’t vote for this guy when he was on American Idol and I’m not going to vote for him now.
“Why don’t Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have?”
Oh, you mean the kind of discipline Bill Clinton had when he was impeached for dispicable behavior unbecoming a President? . . or the way Barney Frank held the line against those wascwally Wepublicans when his former boyfriend was running a prostitute ring out of Frank’s residence? . . or the way Anthony Weiner hesitated a long time before he was deserted by his buds? . . and on and on and on . . .
If Akin is a Democrat plant, he has done a wonderful job.
The McCaskill team got themselves the Washington Generals...and they’re taking the show on the road.
So if you venture an opinion on any other State's congressman or senator, I'm free to call you a hypocrite? Just setting the ground rules.
Exactly what is Akin’s line of work when he’s not a politician. My vision of him is that of town fool. He doesn’t get it does he? If he’s elected which is very doubtful, he’ll have as much respect as a streaker at a funeral.
At least you are an honest hypocrite:>)
If Obama is a MUSLIM plant, he has done a much, much better job. Do you feel his pain or will it take a 2nd term to really get through to you?
Wouldn’t it be great if Akin surprised everybody and won the Missouri Senate seat without any help from the national GOP or their Super PACs and became the deciding vote on Obamacare???
He’s still leading in the polls. Days after his big mouth mistake.
Yes, I bet she would, since it pretty much guarantees her a job for the next six years at least.
Ahh, yes, Missouri, where elections are soooooooooo sacred that even a dead guy gets to stay on the ballot. And ends up winning at that.
He is leading in the polls in the same way that Obama is leading in the polls.....polls do not reflect reality, they attempt to create it.
Look at LBJ when he was Senate Majority Leader. Now that was discipline.
Yeah marvelous—even though no matter what he’ll still be used to tar every Republican candidate in the country. It also assumes that he won’t commit more idiotic gaffes which he is bound to do.
Then why don’t all those who fear that they will be tarred to grow some cojones and stand up to the media and the Democrats instead of expecting someone else to do it for them. If they can’t and won’t do it then they don’t deserve to be in office.
It’d be great if my investment portfolio all of the sudden quadrupled overnight and still that’s more likely to happen than Akin getting elected.
Just damn! And here we were, right on the cusp of victory now that Snow, Collins, Brown (Mass), McCain, Graham and the rest of the "Stonewall Senate git-a-longs" were just breathing fire and smoke, champing at the bit to overturn Obamacare.
THANKS SO MUCH, Todd Akin, narcissist.
The MSM will cover nothing but Akin from now to the election. Obama and Reid just got a free pass to continue running the US despite having run it into the ground the past 3.5 years.
Of course, she does, although I have to hand it to her — she was the only one I heard saying that the race is definitely not a sure thing for her now. (Then again, that’s what she thinks we want to hear her say, but she still said it.)
>> The MSM will cover nothing but Akin from now to the election.
It’s a platform for the alleged PP rape cover-ups.
Wouldn’t it be great if Obama resigned tommorrow after issuing an executive order repealing all previous orders back to 2008, having AG Holder indict every member of his staff, and reading a written apology on live TV?
There, fixed it. You (and a lot of others) are being played like a fiddle, by NOW and the left-wing media. Let's fight this thing, and do what we can to ensure that McCaskill loses. Don't wimp out now.