Skip to comments.Todd Akin to Claire McCaskill: You Should Drop Out
Posted on 08/23/2012 2:38:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
After days of ignoring Republican pleas to abandon his U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin today received an even more damning message: A new Rasmussen poll shows that Akin, who held a tidy lead before making his controversial comments about rape and pregnancy, is now down 10 percentage points (48-38 percent) to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Never fazed, the Akin campaign shot back with an unlikely proposal.
The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48 percent after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is, Akin spokesman Perry Akin said in a statement. If she cant break 50 percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down.
McCaskill, whose political career might well have been saved by Akins moment of madness, went online to cast doubt on the validity of the survey.
Rasmussen poll made me laugh out loud, she tweeted. If anyone believes that, I just turned 29. Sneaky stuff.
McCaskill then linked to a story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel claiming Rasmussen, with its ties to high-powered Republican operatives like Karl Rove, had intentionally stretched the spread in an effort to push Akin out of the race.
The final deadline for Akin to withdraw is Sept. 25. After that his name cannot be replaced on the ballot. But there is no indication hes even considering it.
Today, he reported on his Facebook page, Thousands and thousands of people have stepped up today and helped us raise over $100,000 in donations as small as $3. The message is loud and clear
the people of Missouri believe they should pick candidates, not party bosses or Washington elites.
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Excuse my language but this guy is a dick.
So Mr. 38 Percent thinks someone 10 points ahead should leave the race immediately. Wow.
The worst part is seeing McCaskill being so snarky, she’s egging him on and the moron is buying it and going for everything she’s saying, she’ll keep this up until...oh..about September 25th and then drop the sonic boom on him.
He’ll be calling on McCaskill to concede on the evening of Nov 6th when McCaskill is up 58 to 41.
In my best Tony Soprano voice..WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR BALLS??
Where did we find this chooch?
“Excuse my language but this guy is a dick.”
Excuse my language, but you’re a dufus. Keep in mind this guy is a solid conservative who has served for a number of years. All you’re doing is repeating the outrage of the GOPe, from losers like Sean Vanity and HomoCon Coulter. I bet you don’t even care about the content of what he even said.
What a clueless pile he is.
Akin is hanging tough, controlling the message and has Claire running scared.
One thing positive that can be said: at least he is not your typical chickensh*t cowardly RINO! When has the last time one of those huffing and puffing big shot GOP Senators has asked the Kenyan impostor to resign?
Akin belongs in the Dem party, he is more nuts than the Cocoa Puffs bird. And I say this again, why did people vote for this guy, McCaskill was begging people to vote for him..did NO ONE see that as a HUGE warning sign that something wasn’t right
What a moron !
“What a clueless pile he is.”
All of you guys are clueless. You’re basically advocating the GOP lose this seat to a Democrat. You’re supporting Obama instead of defending a solid conservative. And why? Because the GOPe told you too like good puppies.
Well, sounds like the GOP was right to cut off all support and let him fail. In fact, it sounds even better than the idea of trying to coerce him too.
Either way, there is only so much idiocy and insensibility I can take from a professed conservative before saying enough, and Akin actually broke that limit. That being said, I hope this guy loses so that the GOP can send a clear message that they vet their morons.
who DO you work for?