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DRUDGE: FLASH: AKIN TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE... DEVELOPING...
Drudge ^ | 08/24/2012 | Self

Posted on 08/24/2012 1:00:39 PM PDT by nhwingut

is this the end?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; akinpresser
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1 posted on 08/24/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

He’s out I’d say.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Please dear God drop out!!!!!!


3 posted on 08/24/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: nhwingut
Drudge now has link..

Embattled Akin to hold press conference Friday afternoon
4 posted on 08/24/2012 1:03:06 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut
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5 posted on 08/24/2012 1:04:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: nhwingut

Nah . . . he’ll probably call for Romney to drop out now.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: TigerClaws

So, will it be 5;15 MIsery time, or 5;15 Establishment stand-in time?


7 posted on 08/24/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nhwingut

If he has an ounce of brain matter and wants a future in politics he will bow out gracefully for the good of the party and the common cause.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

He should have done this a long time ago. I wonder if his political career can be salvaged at this point?


10 posted on 08/24/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: nhwingut

I read elsewhere that he is holding it to reiterate that he’s staying in.

If that’s the case then he officially hit attention whore status.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 1:07:06 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: nhwingut

12 posted on 08/24/2012 1:07:10 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: bkepley

Screw the party - bunch of elitist RINOs!. I’m more concerned about the good of the country!


13 posted on 08/24/2012 1:07:53 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If it can’t be salvaged, it’s his own fault. If he had just done the right thing immediately and stepped down, between the gratitude of the party and the fact that people have relatively short memories, he’d be okay for some other position in a couple of years.

But he’s a six-term congressman, so in my opinion, he’s already had too long a political career!


14 posted on 08/24/2012 1:08:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: JaguarXKE

bttt


15 posted on 08/24/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Akin: The polls dont have me at -100, so I'm staying in, baby!!!!!



YEEEEEEEEHA!!!
16 posted on 08/24/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: nhwingut

If it said make an announcement, then I would say that he is dropping out. A press conference would mean that he is taking questions. He clearly understands news cycles and I would not take it as a given that press conference means dropping out.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: nhwingut

The hill.com is saying that Akin is dropping out and the Republican party has agreed to pay to go court and get him replaced on the ballot.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by apillar
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To: TigerClaws
From the article linked on Drudge:

He will announce he's staying in the Missouri Senate race, multiple news outlets are reporting.

If true - what a self-serving rat bastard!

19 posted on 08/24/2012 1:10:50 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: MNlurker

Could be... I can picture a news conference with Huckabee, Perkins and the rest of the martyrdom faction.

I hope not.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: JaguarXKE
Screw the party - bunch of elitist RINOs!. I’m more concerned about the good of the country!

Maybe you and Akin can start your own little party, that is if he doesn't have an ounce of brains.

21 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Biblebelter

I’ve seen “press conferences” where people stepped down or dropped out before.

Plus it’s a late Friday afternoon.. the perfect time to make an announcement you don’t want a lot of people to see.. or remember.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
He should have done this a long time ago. I wonder if his political career can be salvaged at this point?

If he drops out now he should be given a juicy gig at,say,$125K at the St Louis office of the DOE.Or the DC office if he prefers.Otherwise,make sure his name is so totally destroyed that he won't be able to get arrested in DC.

23 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: apillar

Updated at 4:02PM:

He will announce he’s staying in the Missouri Senate race, multiple news outlets are reporting.


24 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!”


25 posted on 08/24/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: nhwingut

I hope he takes the gold watch and goes home.If he does decide to petition the court to withdraw I hope it can be done within 2 weeks so we can put the race back on track again.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:06 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: nhwingut
He's challenging Romney for the Presidential nomination at the convention next week.
27 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: nhwingut
He will announce he's staying in the Missouri Senate race, multiple news outlets are reporting.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/245387-akin-to-hold-press-conference-this-afternoon

28 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:51 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: apillar
The hill.com is saying that Akin is dropping out and the Republican party has agreed to pay to go court and get him replaced on the ballot.

Well now they just changed the story to say that he is holding a press conferance to say he rejected with the Republican party and is staying in. What an idiot...

29 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:51 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nhwingut

Sarah Steelman - 2012


30 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:51 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: nhwingut

Only reason to hold a press conference is to say he’s dropping out. Wonder if he was able to negotiate a conservative replacement.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: apillar
The hill.com is saying that Akin is dropping out and the Republican party has agreed to pay to go court and get him replaced on the ballot.

Well now they just changed the story to say that he is holding a press conferance to say he rejected the deal with the Republican party and is staying in. What an idiot...

32 posted on 08/24/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nhwingut

No reason for a press conference unless he’s bowing out.

Good.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: nhwingut

I HOPE this moron drops out.

(If anything, just to tick off his vocal and vitriolic little band of supporters here....)


34 posted on 08/24/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: muawiyah

Actually, 5:15MMT (Muawiyah Misery Time)


35 posted on 08/24/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: nhwingut

He must have gotten the call from Rush.

Since Rush runs the GOP.

lol

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Akin saw his support falling away. If he stays in McCaskill will win and the GOP might lose Missouri.

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I posted last week that he was awaiting the GOP to reach his price. They may have.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 1:14:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nhwingut

I’m in his congressional district and one of his senior campaign staff spoke at the local Pacyderms Club less than 2 hours ago. Based on that, I seriously doubt he’s pulling out. His support at the meeting was near 100% and his fundraising is beating his own goals.


37 posted on 08/24/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: TigerClaws
I bet he doubles down. Furthermore, I bet he does another double-down presser every time he drops out of the top news.

"Hey, over here!! Mr. Legitimate Rape is available for photos and interviews! I'd love to apologise some more. There'll be corndogs and cherry pie for the press corps! Com'n, look at me! Please!!!"

38 posted on 08/24/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: apillar

Probably a stupid question, but could the GOP actually expel him from the Party?


39 posted on 08/24/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Girlene

Akin is selfish enough to call a press conference to say he’s staying in — just to hurt the convention weekend.

He’ll probably announce he’s raised money from Democrats, who have graciously agreed to keep him fully funded until September 25.

Naive, doddering old fool. Delusional kook.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: JaguarXKE
Screw the party - bunch of elitist RINOs!. I’m more concerned about the good of the country!

That must be why you want Osama Obama,mentored by both Saul Alinsky *and* Bill Ayers,to take Missouri.

41 posted on 08/24/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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“Akin drops out and saves America!”

IHOPEIHOPEIHOPEIHOPEIHOPEIHOPEIHOPE blah blah woof woof...

42 posted on 08/24/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: nhwingut

Akin is a complete ego-driven idiot. He’ll probably prattle on about how God supposedly told him to stay in. Right now I think Palin’s idea of running a write-in candidate the party and conservatives can get behind is probably the best way to try to salvage the situation.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Ted Grant
No reason for a press conference unless he’s bowing out.

Unless it is to show force (i.e. hostage situation) with the Huckster by his side.
44 posted on 08/24/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm starting to wonder if this idiot Akin isn't actually a democrat plant. Why else would you get the story right back into the news when it had all but disappeared by having a press conference to say nothing?
45 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nhwingut

When he jumps out of the race we need a money bomb to whoever will be placed on the ballot (hopefully John Brunner) AND we need to hammer Claire as the LIBERAL EXTREMIST Ubama butt-girl that she is!


46 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Girlene
Only reason to hold a press conference is to say he’s dropping out.

According to the story, the press conference is actually for his ego.

47 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: jboot

Is there a chance he’s a liberal plant?


48 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: nhwingut

The Hill, and Firedoglake (lib website) saying he’s announcing he’s STAYING IN


49 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: nhwingut
Buzz. Wrong answer! You didn't click the link Drudge provided:

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/245387-akin-to-hold-press-conference-this-afternoon

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) will hold a press conference somewhere in St. Louis County at 5:15 Eastern Standard time.

He will announce he's staying in the Missouri Senate race, multiple news outlets are reporting.

The more Romneybots and the GOP-e pile on, the more likely he is to receive even a greater backlash of sympathy, remain in the race and the more the attacks on him will boomerang on Willard by angering social conservatives.

50 posted on 08/24/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT by Kazan (Support for Romney is disobedience to God!)
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