Skip to comments.Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”
Posted on 08/25/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT by Jonah Vark
(Reuters) Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that establishment Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race.
A backlash has set in here in Akins suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.
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I didn't vote for Akin in the primary but I can not, will not, ever vote for Claire McCaskill. Todd Akin will have my support in November.
Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments and how he expects to beat the witch?
I am not from Missouri, but I would dearly love to see Akin win. Why? Because I, in a vindictive moment, also would love to see all the pundits (Rush, Rove, Hannity, Coulter, et.al.)plus the Republican elites, Democratic trolls embarrassed to the nth degree.
Because of the success of the MSM. It’s good to see those in the Show Me State cull out the RINOs and rally around a conservative. If the country did that and would have ignored the MSM and the RINOs, we would have Perry or Santorum or Ron Paul, anybody but the establised Romney.
Stupid comment, yes. Even more stupid to pile on him along with the rats and their propaganda arm the MSM? Yes! Folks, who are We supposed to be supporting? Think about it and pray for Akin!
The RNC should have just called the guy on the phone...they made a two day story into a week...
You are witnessing the power that the MSM still holds and the fear that the GOP has of that power. Personally, I never got too excited about the Akin story. He certainly made a stupid comment but the reaction to it was mostly an MSM initiative and overkill in the extreme in terms of it's actual importance. Obama makes worse gaffes on a weekly basis.
But the MSM has the power to do that so you have to very careful, almost impossibly careful. Akin wasn't and he got burned. But I think he is at his low point right now. Give it a week or two and see what happens.
He dropped in the polls because his own party and the conservative talk shows turned on him, because they are scared of their own shadow. The talk shows don’t want to be boycotted so they water down their message and dump the conservative because he had a gaffe. Democrats don’t have to pay for their gaffes. I am ashamed of Rush, Hannity never has been a conservative, and the GOPe can take a leap. I’m about to change parties.
That’s very interesting. Will you send him any $$$? That is what he wants right now.
He hasn’t done any public rallies since he pontificated about “genuine rape”. Lots of hecklers will be there, that’s for sure. Maybe some GOP hecklers?
GO AKIN... GO CONSERVATIVES... THE GOP has really blown this one!!!
You’re going to have to wait a little longer, since that won’t happen in this case.
Now if Missouri Conservatives can stuff his incredibly stupid, damaging comments back into his mouth and tell him to STFU in the future about rape and abortion except for repeatedly apologizing for his 'magic womb' idiocy, more power to them.
Here is the problem. Akin went Trent Lott/Maccaca the first day apologizing all over the place instead of giving one good apology for ignorance beyond the realm of belief and then get back to the business of explaining why even with his stupid remarks he is far better than Mcquackskill.He didn't do that.All he accomplished was to leave a big blood pool in the water and the rest as they say is history.
That's all the rats needed. They used their DBM to destroy him and we see the result in the polls. He is so far gone now he needs to go.
Sarah Palin can drag almost anyone across the finish line against McQuacksill--she's a hated rat and one of the worst.Even now i doubt she has 50% in the state. We should urge this guy to get out and let Sarah be Sarah.
Akin was being a Mr Know-it-all and continued to elaborate on a subject he didnt know enough about.
Has it been a life long habit? Or was being in spot light of all the attention going to his head?
How does anyone rehab that? (unless your on Democrat media free pass)
Id encourage him to go get help and would welcome him back when he is well again.
Look, this is not just a matter of not talking about it and thinking it will go away.
Todd Akin is a political dummy. Instead of talking about Obama and the economy he talks about rape (and stupidly at that). He messed up this time, and he’ll do it again. Get him out or you GIVE the seat to Claire. You want that??
Hojczyk, I heard that the RNC tried to contact him, but he’s been cut off by his family - which is running his campaign, BTW.
It’s the World Series of US politics here, this guy made an unforced error, and he refuses to admit it and let another, better, player take his place. He’s thinking only of himself, and not the team, at this point.
POWERFUL COMMENT and insight!!!!!
Listened to Rush on Friday and he denies he ever said any such thing and defended Akin!!
"Akin apologized. I already stated how I feel about it. Time to move on. The real problem is Obama."
That's what should be stated from our side, or else it's overkill.