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Akinís Options
The National Review ^ | August 29, 2012 | John Fund

Posted on 08/29/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

............[Mary Matalin]urged that Akin drop out, to be replaced by Ann Wagner, a former co-chair of the RepublicanNationalCommittee, who is the GOP nominee for Akin’s vacant House seat.

Akin “may be dug in, but he’s not going to have a shovel to continuing digging, because he’s not going to have any money,” Matalin told ABC. “We’re going to win Missouri. Ann Wagner is going to end up being our candidate. The party is going to get Ann Wagner in.”

Wagner aides hotly dispute that their candidate is involved in any negotiations about switching races. But sources close to Akin acknowledge that he is monitoring developments in the race, including campaign donations and his standing in the polls, and that it isn’t out of the question he will change his mind.

Should Akin decide that his sliding poll numbers — he now trails McCaskill by ten points and many of his own supporters want him to exit the race — dictate dropping out, he will certainly want a say in who replaces him. John Brunner, a wealthy businessman, and Sarah Steelman, a former state treasurer, both challenged him in the GOP primary and are viewed as unacceptable by Akin forces. On the other hand, Wagner is respected in the Akin camp and a sufficiently conservative presence to satisfy Tea Party members who are suspicious of anyone the Missouri GOP establishment might anoint.

Should Akin leave the race and be replaced by Wagner, both candidates would have to petition a court to get off the ballot before September 25. But state election laws would allow a swap in which Wagner took Akin’s place and he reclaimed the Republican nomination for his House seat. His current district leans strongly Republican; he would be likely to hold it against a Democratic opponent this fall...........

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4oabama; akins; dumpreid; senatecontrol; toddakin; ussenate
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes...Akin needs to man up and get out. And I am a pro life, conservative voter.

Take one for the team, Akin. This isn’t about you.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 11:49:46 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane
And I am a pro life, conservative voter.

Where were you during the presidential primaries then?

3 posted on 08/29/2012 11:51:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

And I am a pro life, conservative voter.
Where were you during the presidential primaries then?
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Voting for Santorum. Where were you?


4 posted on 08/29/2012 11:53:25 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane; EGPWS

This sounds like a good solution.

Obama and Reid must exit in November. We need the Senate.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 11:53:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess elections don’t mean anything to Republicans, either, if they don’t turn out the way they want.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now this is looking less like the reaction to a clumsy answer a week ago and more like an opportunistic GOPe seeking to stick one of their own in Akin’s slot.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This election means a lot. That’s why this is such a problem.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: EGPWS

Most of us did not vote for Romney and in fact worked hard for some of the good pro-life candidates. As for Missouri, you can thank dem money and voter inertia (he is a six term congress critter) for getting him across the line in a three way race.

The point is that he is doing no good for the anti-abortion cause and no good for the GOP while he blows kisses to himself in the mirror. He needs to go. Fast.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Akin “may be dug in, but he’s not going to have a shovel to continuing digging, because he’s not going to have any money,”

That is the handwriting on the wall, coming from a person with deep knowledge of how campaigns work and how critical money is to keep a campaign functioning.

I think you are seeing the first cracks in Akin’s defensive wall.
My opinion, he will be running for his old seat in Nov.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Tulane; EGPWS

I would have voted for Santorum, but the presidential primary in Missouri was meaningless, so I didn’t bother to vote.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: Tulane

“Take one for the team, Akin. This isn’t about you.”

This is not the time to point a bayonet at him. Much more can br accomplished by letting Akin make his move without being cornered.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Tulane

“Take one for the team, Akin. This isn’t about you.”

This is not the time to point a bayonet at him. Much more can br accomplished by letting Akin make his move without being cornered.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 12:00:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like it is the best deal Atkins has left. Going back to his lowly House seat is better than ending up with nothing.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Akin acknowledge that he is monitoring developments in the race, including campaign donations”

How many phone calls do you think McCaskill is making right now to her campaign contributors, telling them to quickly send checks to the Akin campaign to give him a false sense that he has support.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: skeeter

I disagree. This is a way to leave Todd Atkin in his house seat and get the Missouri Senate seat, and the Senate for the GOP. We need to work together on this.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 12:00:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tulane

The NRC and Mary Matalin should shut up and stay out of it at this point they are only compounding the damage. I believe Missouri will look at ther choices, a Conservative who may mispeak but has a very good voting record on social and fiscal matters or a liberal socialist, an obama apoligist with one of the most liberal fiscal and social records in the Senate. He has some of my money, what I would have given the NRC. His website is easy to find and he does take donations.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Tulane

He better not. The jerks calling for him to drop out are the same Romney lovers who are ruining the Republican Party. Look the guy is beating McCaskle according to the latest poll. I know that disappoints you but too bad.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator (2016 U.S. President Rick Santorum gave the best speech at the Convention! Congratulations)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

National Review is only about nine days behind Free Republic.

They must have hired more people to monitor us LOL!


19 posted on 08/29/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was under the impression that the date was already past for Akin to drop out and be replaced anywise...?


20 posted on 08/29/2012 12:03:11 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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