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McCaskill wants Akin to stay in the race (Missouri update)
The Hill ^ | August 21, 2012 | Daniel Strauss

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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mccaskill
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To: originalbuckeye

Look at LBJ when he was Senate Majority Leader. Now that was discipline.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 5:27:30 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

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.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 5:37:08 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: originalbuckeye
Why don't Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have? McCaskill will certainly win that previously winnable seat. Hope we can still repeal Obamacare.

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.

45 posted on 08/21/2012 5:40:00 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.)


47 posted on 08/21/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: rod1

>> The MSM will cover nothing but Akin from now to the election.

It’s a platform for the alleged PP rape cover-ups.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


49 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:38 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: comebacknewt
"Playing him you like a fiddle. The very definition of a useful idiot."

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.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, of COURSE she does! He stays in...she wins. A no-brainer!

Get with the program, GOP!!!


51 posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: PhxTM06

Your portfolio is probably too long on Faceplant to quadruple at any time.

BTW here’s an article from one of your fellow posters earlier today.

It’s more Faceplant for your portfolio.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-08/rape-results-more-pregnancies-not-less


52 posted on 08/21/2012 6:08:34 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: A Cyrenian

No, he isn’t. The PPP poll over-sampled Republicans +9.


53 posted on 08/21/2012 6:20:00 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: comebacknewt

I am simply seething at this disgusting little toad. He is a real piece of shit. I just can’t take it and rarely cuss, but this man just deserves it.

If something “happens” to him, I won’t feel sad in the slightest.


54 posted on 08/21/2012 6:46:07 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: A Cyrenian

By ONE point after leading by 11! With even a little bit more coverage, that will easily drop to being behind (and the poll was oversampled GOP by the way).


55 posted on 08/21/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
Shocking! /s

She's up 10 points now and knows it. She went form a sure loser to walking away with it.

On Hannity, giving us a glimmer of hope, Akin suggested he'll look at the polls next month and could possible decide to drop out by the late September deadline. If he does, his campaign is responsible for the reprinting of state ballots and, obviously his replacement would have just a month to build a campaign, raise money and all that.

56 posted on 08/21/2012 6:52:40 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 75 days away.)
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To: comebacknewt

“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.”
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Akin has a very nice family. HE IS BRINGING SHAME ON HIS FAMILY NAME AND HIS FAMILY.


57 posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“The McCaskill team got themselves the Washington Generals...and they’re taking the show on the road.”

Yeah. And we know who Meadowlark is.


58 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:09 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: TChad
Romney says Todd Akin he will introduce Todd Akin energy plan next Todd Akin week

"The presumptive Republican Todd Akin presidential nominee dropped by Todd Akin the Houstonian for lunch on Todd Akin Tuesday and departed Todd Akin less than an hour later Todd Akin with about $6 million Todd Akin in his campaign money bags.

On a fundraising Todd Akin swing through Texas before Todd Akin the start of the Todd Akin Republican National Convention next Todd Akin week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Todd Akin told a luncheon gathering Todd Akin of about Todd Akin 125 people that his No. 1 Todd Akin priority as president Todd Akin would be "to take full advantage of Todd Akin our energy resources."

Romney assured his Todd Akin listeners at the high-dollar fundraiser Todd Akin, that he tells Todd Akin Ohio audiences the same Todd Akin thing he tells Texas audiences Todd Akin about the importance Todd Akin of energy. He also said Todd Akin he would be introducing Todd Akin a comprehensive energy Todd Akin plan during a visit Todd Akin to New Mexico Todd Akin next week.

"I want Todd Akin to take advantage of oil Todd Akin, gas, coal, renewables Todd Akin, nuclear, all of the Todd Akin above in a Todd Akin very aggressive way," Romney Todd Akin said.

The former Todd Akin Massachusetts governor was introduced by Todd Akin Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who was Todd Akin high on the vice-Todd Akin-presidential list before Romney's choice of Wisconsin Todd Akin Congressman Paul Ryan. In his introductory Todd Akin remarks, Portman told Romney Todd Akin that a recent Todd Akin poll suggested that the race in Todd Akin Ohio was neck-and-Todd Akin-neck. "The resources Todd Akin being raised here Todd Akin today will help us take Todd Akin you over the top," he Todd Akin said."

59 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: A Cyrenian

“He’s still leading in the polls. Days after his big mouth mistake.”
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You would be less susceptible to being successfully and deliberately misled by “polls” such as this PPP poll if you would learn to track down and research their “internals”. This poll was designed SOLELY to mislead people (and the idiot AKINS) into believing that Akin still leads McCaskill—and it is successfully achieving that goal. It’s not even close—McCaskill has a substantial lead—and Akin’s support continues to rapidly erode further. And this is all before the McCaskill campaign starts spending their war chest against the feckless Akin. I think he’s constitutionally incapable of recognizing that truth. It’s a dirty shame.


60 posted on 08/21/2012 7:17:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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