Skip to comments.The State of the Akin-McCaskill Race (Akin out of money?)
Posted on 09/07/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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Only 65 comments on this ‘positive’ thread about Akin.
McCaskill was well behind before the rape comment. Akin's polls took a dive after the rape comment, but then recovered. More likely than not, Missouri will turn out to be more conservative in 2012 than either McCaskill or the GOP-e expects. And the latter need to STFU and get behind him!
BTW, it's Akin, D-MO, not (the late) George Aiken, R-VT. However, you did better than Mark Levin, who last Friday opined in support of that Atkins guy in Missouri.
Bad form, moron.
You can thank Akin personally for possibly costing the Republicans a seat in Missouri and getting McCaskell elected.
Frankly, I don't give a d'Rat's behind what the GOPe thinks Akin ought to do. Todd Akin's pro-life voting record is impeccable.
Originally a Steelman supporter, I've sent an EFT to Akin because this smear campaign reminds me of the hatchet job GOPe did to Jeri Ryan's husband in Illinois; which lead to Dear Reader's 2006 Senate victory. One RinO GOPe that advised Ryan to get out Illinois race is 0bama's Secretary of Transportation today.
But if the Republicans don’t get those 51 seats, you can kiss goodbye to the best chance of overturning anything that Obama has done over the last 4 years.
If nothing is overturned, Akins’ wonderful prolife record will be about as worthless as anything else.
But at least he’ll be pure, right?
And just to be clear, I am not saying that Akin should necessarily drop out.
I am saying, he should keep his mouth shut on topics he damn well knows, as a veteran politician, are not helpful to his cause or the cause of fellow Republicans.
I am not familiar with any male politician being vaulted into office because he commented on a woman’s reproductive processes.
If it’s not helpful, shut up. That is all I am saying.
Notice they never cite his House record, with his 92+% ACU rating. Instead they slime him as a Democrat stooge while they try hard to get McCaskill elected
“His gaffe was nothing so serious that it would cause him to lose a Senate race.”
You’re right; the Republicans have let Obama’s media determine when people should be “outraged”, and this gives them influence in determining their own party’s opponents. The right has to do something on a massive scale about media control; so many of these races (especially Obama’s) shouldn’t be races at all.
You mean for making a comment for which he took full responsibility and apologized for two weeks with hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars that was supposedly to be unforgivable but Missourians forgave him rather quickly and which was supposed to cost him the election but polls now show to him to be ahead of his opponent???
Is that what you are referring to???
Well your accusation is untrue and that is your fault -- so own up to it.
In the Republican primary debates he helpfully explained he "barely" voted for it.
Democrats supported Mr. Akin in the primary because they thought he was the weakest candidate. They thought he was the only candidate the McCaskill could defeat.
Democrats will do everything they can to defeat him in the general election.
This entire Senate campaign has been a comedy of errors and incompetence by the Republicans. Claire McCaskill is an extremely weak candidate almost certain to lose. The Democrats determined that Mr. Akin was the weakest Republican candidate and helped him win a close three way primary. After Mr. Akin won, the Democrats then worked with the MSM to undermine Mr. Akin. It wasn't difficult.
The Republican establishment then went what I can only describe as insane and attacked and attempted to destroy their own candidate. They took a narrative that could have been diffused and turned it into a huge story. They refused funding for Mr. Akin.
The Democrats are now laughing their butts off. I'm sure even they can't believe the Republicans could be so stupid. A certain loss has been turned into a likely victory.
I think if conservatives work hard and support Mr. Akin he can still win despite all this. McCaskill is an extremely weak candidate. But it will not be easy.
And just how do you know that??? They are Democrats and just might forget that it is not the primary and who they are supposed to vote for.
You're a funny guy. I won't bother explaining my history since you obviously are quick to the trigger regardless. Good luck inspecting elections in TX. My sister is with True the Vote in Houston. Should be lots of fun with the Voter ID block.
They're supposed to vote for the moderate in an open primary, dang it! No fair, no faaaiiirrr!!!
It's an honest answer because he opposed it but was lobbied hard by Bush and Rove who demanded he vote for it for the sake of the party and the country.
So then is it a good thing or a bad thing for Akin to now listen to Karl Rove and do what he wants allegedly for the sake of the party and the country???
Hopefully Akin will drop out of this thing. If the GOP and outside groups kept funding him the last two weeks, all we would have heard at both conventions is Akin, Akin, Akin. Since everyone in the GOP disowned the guy, including the party itself, the media couldn’t be completely dishonest, so they didn’t cover the guy that much, which was a good thing.
We can’t afford to lose this seat. But if it turns out we do, maybe people and state party leaders will have learned that we can’t nominate dingbats for high profile Senate seats just because they are “really conservative”. The other two candidates in that primary would have been much better candidates. They needed to keep dingbat Akin out of the primary to begin with.
I don’t care about what Rove thinks. Akin should have gotten out at the first. Not because he misspoke. But because he revealed himself (and his team) as woefully incompetent. I’m sure Mrs. Akin nixed any possibility of that.
Now that he’s in, it’s incumbent upon us to put McCaskill into retirement. And when he loses by double digits on election night, I trust you’ll beat your chest because you stayed true to principles.
You’re obviously not from Missouri. All 3 Republican candidates were conservative. The Democrats picked Akin for their opponent for exactly what he has revealed. He’s tone deaf, a mediocre communicator and takes positions which can be easily characterized as extremist. They were rIght.