Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: Akin won ballot spot in `fair fight,' GOP should back him
Posted on 09/21/2012 10:16:02 AM PDT by Fred
ST. LOUIS Newt Gingrich is coming to St. Louis Monday for a Todd Akin fundraiser because he wants to tell the people of Missouri that they have the right to stand by the Republican Senate candidate of their choice, regardless of what the party's leaders tell them.
In a phone interview today with the Post-Dispatch, Gingrich, the former House Speaker and presidential candidate, said the controversy surrounding Akin isn't the point. The people of Missouri picked him to be their nominee in a fair fight.
He also warned what others have said: That for the GOP to throw in the towel on the Missouri Senate seat, as the party's national leaders appear to be doing, will probably mean losing the Senate.
I don't see how the Republicans are going to win the Senate if they throw away a seat like Missouri.
Gingrich will attend a St. Louis fundraiser Monday for Akin, the Senate candidate. It's an event that may be at least as important to the struggling campaign for its message as for its money.
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Yep, and I want him to win just to watch Rove and the pubbie elites go even crazier.
If the people of MO are that stupid, then Obama will win easily in MO.
I refer you to the Presidential election of 2008. Actually, there are many more, voters do this all the time. Go figure.
There is no comparison between 2008 and the Akin race. Obama won by 10 million votes. The Stupid Party nominated Maverick McCain who supported amnesty, cap and trade, regulating political free speech, etc. Obama was the unknown quantity. The choice was between Obama or a third term of Bush. The reality was that no Rep would have beaten Obama or Hillary in 2008. The economy was tanking, the public was fed up with war, and there was no way that most of the people were going to vote for the oldest man ever to run for the first time for the Presidency. And don’t forget what happened in the 2006 midterms—a sweeping victory for the Dems that put them back again in control of Congress.
In the debate yesterday Claire showed herself to be that lunatic who would ruin their lives.