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Todd Akinís Senate Campaign Maybe Picking Up Steam
FOX2now ^ | September 3, 2012 | Charles Jaco

Posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by Jonah Vark

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Rep. Todd Akin’s “insurgent” campaign against both Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and the leaders of his own party may not be the long shot it’s been portrayed, despite the national furor over Akin’s comments on The Jaco Report that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” have natural defenses against becoming pregnant.

A pair of polls taken after the incident and the following uproar either show Akin with a lead over McCaskill, or indicate the race is tied. The latest survey from Public Policy Polling, taken August 29, shows McCaskill leading Akin 45% to 44%, well within the poll’s margin of error. Another poll released the same day by the staunchly anti-abortion Family Research Council shows Akin ahead 45% to 42%.

In addition, Akin has picked up there de-facto endorsement of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who told NBC’s Meet the Press that Akin was nominated by a plurality of voters in the Missouri GOP primary, and that since Akin has apologized, it’s time “….to move on.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; akin; clairemccaskill; election; missouri; mo2012; newtgingrich; polls; senate; toddakin
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1 posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT by Jonah Vark
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To: Jonah Vark

No thanks to Karl Rove and the GOPe. GO TODD!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:46:00 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Jonah Vark

Meanwhile McCaskill is avoiding the democrat convention.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jonah Vark

Gosh, I hope he wins. Sick of spineless Republicans masquerading as conservatives.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:51:13 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: Jonah Vark

Let’s hope Akin can avoid inserting his foot again till November. He can come back and win this.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Jonah Vark

IBTIHAWB

(In before the “I hope Akin wins but...)

If you hope Akin wins you’ll drop it and give him the chance to win, imho.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Free Vulcan
Dang. i missed it by this much.
7 posted on 09/03/2012 7:01:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: commonguymd
Gosh, I hope he wins. Sick of spineless Republicans masquerading as conservatives.

Ann Coulter, whom I used to admire, called him a "selfish swine" whom she "officially hates." By winning, Akin will show the world that Annie pulled a humbug.

8 posted on 09/03/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: RegulatorCountry; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

LOL!


9 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jonah Vark

I would like to contribute to Akin but won’t do so until after Sept. 25, for I think he may still withdraw. Few can withstand the pressure he faces.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 7:05:11 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One! But can MO follow suit?)
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To: Fiji Hill

Include Mitt and Rove and Levin in on that.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: Jonah Vark

“national (furor over Akin’s comments)” sub: news media aided by their GOP-e toads (furor over Akin’s comments)


12 posted on 09/03/2012 7:18:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SunkenCiv

I guess there’s no time to dawdle in this place when the backhanded compliments are flying fast and furious, lol.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jonah Vark

Good! It’s time to put this bit of silliness behind us, and get on with the business of cleaning out Democrats.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Jonah Vark

give me a choice between a doorknob and McCaskill... I’ll go with the doorknob every time...


15 posted on 09/03/2012 7:44:23 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Theodore R.

I am sending money tomorrow. He has narrowed the gap back to close what it was before. If he hasn’t withdrawn by now I doubt that he will in the future.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Theodore R.

I am sending money tomorrow. He has narrowed the gap back to close what it was before. If he hasn’t withdrawn by now I doubt that he will in the future.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: All

$64 question...do those who publicly abandoned Aiken try to “sneak back in” and help????

If he wins....HE OWES THEM NOTHING!!!! Going rogue!!!


18 posted on 09/03/2012 7:45:35 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Fiji Hill

Most everyone overreacted to Akin’s incoherent remarks.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 7:49:51 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: All; Jonah Vark
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling

Two groups say Akin is ahead, the Dem pollster PPP and FRC and both have an interest in him staying in the race.

20 posted on 09/03/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: Jonah Vark

Akins wins anyway: Libertarian pro abort Freepers very sad.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 7:54:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I like that tune “Annie pulled a humbug”!


22 posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:26 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Controlling Legal Authority
I am sending money tomorrow. He has narrowed the gap back to close what it was before. If he hasn’t withdrawn by now I doubt that he will in the future.

Akin was up by 10. Now you're depending on a Democrat polling firm to tell you Akin's ahead? Or a special interest group invested in Akin's candidacy for their own purposes? Why would you believe them?

23 posted on 09/03/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: commonguymd

Amen, I am sick of the elites like Rove, Ann “Bill Maher” Coulter, Noonan, and Bohner, they all sip cocktails with their “good friends” Pelosi, Reid and other Democrat celebrities, yet they conspire against this nation. If Romney wins, he had better not sing kumbaya with Pelosi and Reid, I am sick of the Republicans working with the Democrats only to have a knife placed in their collective backs. When the Republicans are out of power, the Democrats accomplish their goals all while Republican elites cry and say it’s for the good and health of the nation that we compromise, BS! The Democrats have stuffed their agenda down our throats without nary a whimper from the RINOs, it’s time it stopped!


24 posted on 09/03/2012 7:59:42 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: RegulatorCountry

:’) I thought it was pretty amusing.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 8:11:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jonah Vark

Next time something like this happens to a conservative candidate, the GOP needs to pull all the stops and go full throttle on supporting and funding him.

Akin was targeted by the machine of political correctness, and among the casualties were many conservatives. Including Limbaugh. (I still have a soft spot for Rush, even though he sold out to the elites.)

And many other conservatives, posters on this site, who don’t normally seem to fall for the leftist assault on language were burned by this thing. Just goes to show that we need to be extremely vigilant for leftist trickery.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 8:16:03 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Jonah Vark

Gonna be a lot of folks with mud in their eye if Mr. Akin has the audacity to pull this one off.

Including many reading this right now...


27 posted on 09/03/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Jonah Vark

This is good news....I think its time for the Pro-Abort Liberals, GOPe, GOP Media, Karl Rove, and George Soros....to get lost.

Akin was smart not to listen to all the PhonyCons telling him to drop out. Real Conservatives felt he should stay, and knew that he would still beat McCaskill


28 posted on 09/03/2012 8:36:06 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: newzjunkey
Akin was up by 10.

Akin was never up by 10.

He was up by 3 per the last Rasmussen poll before the kerfluffle.

29 posted on 09/03/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Fiji Hill

Ann Coulter, whom I used to admire, called him a “selfish swine” whom she “officially hates.” By winning, Akin will show the world that Annie pulled a humbug.


Ann Coulter attacks only conservatives now

She went after “Birthers” instead of Obama on the Eligibility issue. She supports Log Cabin/Homosexual GOP (she is like the “Liza Minelli” of the GayGOP crowd).

I cannot believe there are still people who think Ann Coulter is “conservative” when in fact she is just another Northeast Liberal


30 posted on 09/03/2012 8:40:04 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I’ve been pointing out how Coulter is just another Ivy League hack who has been living large on peddling her schtick to conservatives.

Actions speak louder than her words, and her actions say she’s not conservative.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 8:52:01 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: newzjunkey

I never thought he was really up by ten. Mo senate campaigns have been very close for several cycles. Most things like this blow away given enough time before the election. Two months is plenty of time.

. I am surprised at how a lot of establishment Republicans seem to have something against Todd Akin and are doing their best to make this into an unprecedented attack against an elected nominee. I think they know he can’t be bought or controlled and maybe they are also making an example of him as a warning to any other candidate who is unafraid to discuss social issues. If you let just one of those into the senate who knows? Maybe the rest might start acting like they have a backbone. They can’t have that.

Screw them.

Even more reason to help him even if he didn’t have a chance.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 9:00:49 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Theodore R.
Few can withstand the pressure he faces.

...Ha...Many from the Founders on have done so....

Akin is made of sterner stuff than the GOPe...

To put all this in context in terms of the survival of our Republic:

take a look at:

Eastwood Reloaded (for bear)

33 posted on 09/03/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Jonah Vark

here we have a defining moment of the 2012 campaign. those of us who read his quote (and saw the attacks by the republican machine for what they were) and came to the immediate defense of todd akin are true and trustworthy conservatives in my book. those who didn’t, well they won’t ever receive my trust again. period (akin.org).


34 posted on 09/03/2012 9:02:21 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Parley Baer

“No thanks to Karl Rove and the GOPe. GO TODD!”

Me too. The fact that Akin may recover from this should give Obama an idea of just how much he’s hated right now.


35 posted on 09/03/2012 9:12:43 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Jonah Vark

After the GOP establishment, that attacked men as stupid, tried to throw him under the bus.

F*ck them! Sometimes you gotta be vulgar to tell them what you really think of their jihading for the Democrats.

People misspeak. At least Akin didn’t blame all women like Mitt Happen’s wife last week tried to blame all men!


36 posted on 09/03/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

very nice post.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 10:15:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

I made a decision to send him money this weekend.

Akin said what he said and apologized. A politician here in Pennsylvania made similar comments in the 1980’s and backed away from them and continued his career.

Ask Greg Kelly in New York (Local Fox TV host there and former Irag war reporter for Fox News Channel) about “legitimate rape.”

A woman falsely accused him of rape earlier this year and then there’s the famous Dominique Strauss-Kahn case in the Big Apple.

Women can and do lie about rape..........


38 posted on 09/03/2012 10:33:37 PM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: newzjunkey

You were a knee jerk scared little reactionary over Akin’s comments, just admit it!! You were wrong calling for his head.
Now when he’s showing he’s back in the race and even winning you wanna mark it up to a conspiracy by a lib pollster.
What’s it like to live in a reality where saying “I was wrong and I made a mistake” never happens? In general the tone of most of your posts on any subject are rude and mean anyway. So whatever to you!


39 posted on 09/04/2012 1:19:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeminoleCounty
Ann Coulter attacks only conservatives now

Is she turning into another Arianna Huffington?

40 posted on 09/04/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: dadfly
Not really ~ Romney had a chance to step down and get out of the race after it was revealed how deep in the mire he'd been with the Democrats in the past.

Same here with this Akin guy. His big mistake was in letting Democrats campaign for him without complaint, and then giving an early post primary interview to a well known Extreme Leftwingtard fruitcake ~ obviously he wasn't in concert with what Conservative Republicans ought to be doing in a primary.

But neither was Mitt. Both needed to step down on that issue alone.

I would have been quite happy for both of them to drop out, or maybe just MItt drop out.

41 posted on 09/04/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

were todd akin were a conservative democrat; said the same plausible thing he said (essentially that a woman’s state of mind effects the probablity of a successful conception) and was attacked by the same republican establishment media and actors, my defense of him would be exactly the same.

the pandering games that liberal republicans (like romney) or democrats play mean nothing to me as an ex democrat, now independent conservative. my faith in God exclusively defines me, and a man who will stand-up for the right of all innocents to life (including the unborn) is a man i will trust, because that issue is at fulcrum of our failing culture; it will expose and draw the hate of all the enemies of God and of our God given liberty. that alone, to know my enemies, is worth supporting this man for me. not withstanding all of that, i still believe that conservatism can win against all odds. it really depends on what good men will do and finally on what God wills.

for example, romney couldn’t have stepped down if he wanted to (and he, IMO, being groomed like obama from childhood to take political power would never voluntarily stepped down anyway. ends justify the means people like him never volunteer to “step down”); he is in the race because God has decided he will work his own purposes through romney. let us hope and pray that it is mercy this time, and not justice, the Lord has on his plate. frankly, my money is on justice.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 12:15:42 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: muawiyah

Horsepuckey!!

JC


43 posted on 09/05/2012 12:47:45 AM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45

Humorless apparatchik ~ or maybe even worse, a Mittbot!


44 posted on 09/05/2012 6:22:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dadfly
Looks like God has turned His face away form us if this Romney guy is His instrument for anything.

Time to expand the bomb shelter, stash some more ammo, get more guns ~ this is getting too close for comfort.

Maybe I can dig down another 20 feet with a bigger backhoe?

.

Clue ~ the acolytes of the anti-christ share in their master's glow ~ we got two of them running for President this time.

45 posted on 09/05/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

certainly in my life, God has turned my sinful actions to the good while humbling me in the process. i believe that our infinite Creator can see ways we can’t to make lemonaid out of the worst lemons.

may God us all, friend.


46 posted on 09/05/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: dadfly

Exclusive: Rep. Todd Akin on ‘Your World’
Senate candidate on his race in Missouri

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/1824733603001/exclusive-rep-todd-akin-on-your-world/?playlist_id=86929


47 posted on 09/05/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: dadfly

Exclusive: Rep. Todd Akin on ‘Your World’
Senate candidate on his race in Missouri

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/1824733603001/exclusive-rep-todd-akin-on-your-world/?playlist_id=86929


48 posted on 09/05/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: dadfly

Exclusive: Rep. Todd Akin on ‘Your World’
Senate candidate on his race in Missouri

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/1824733603001/exclusive-rep-todd-akin-on-your-world/?playlist_id=86929


49 posted on 09/05/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: newzjunkey

Right. Akin had only 3 things to do to win:

1. Keep smiling

2. Kiss babies

3. Shake hands

He added a fourth and look what happened.


50 posted on 09/06/2012 4:06:25 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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