Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Stands By Akin At Missouri Fundraiser (A tsunami of money/support coming for Akin)
Posted on 09/25/2012 3:14:24 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
Appearing today at a fundraiser in Kirkwood, Missouri for Senate candidate Todd Akin, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered the support and encouragement that few others in his party have dared give.
Abandoned by the GOP after his infamous legitimate rape comments, and crucified by the liberal and conservative media alike, Akin vowed to remain in the Senate race for the long haul and emerge victorious.
After sharing his toxic views on womens health, Akins conservative donors and supporters pulled out in droves, denouncing the candidates statements. This despite the fact that in 2011 Akin had co-authored a bill with Paul Ryan to narrow the definition of rape to forcible rape, in order to prevent the use of federal Medicaid funds on abortions.
During the fundraiser, Newt Gingrich expressed confidence in Akins chances. This is a winnable race, Gingrich said. I dont see how any national Republicans have a choice after tomorrow.
Gingrich was referring to the September 25 deadline for Akin to withdraw from the race using a court order. Resisting the onslaught of Republicans who urged him to drop out of the race, Akin allowed an August 22 deadline to pass. After tomorrows deadline, under Missouri state law, Akins name will remain on the ballot no matter what. However, nothing suggests that Akin will pull out of the race before then.
The race in Missouri is one of the critical linchpins of the GOPs bid to regain the Senate majority. In the lead before his monumental gaffe, Akin now trails his Democratic opponent, incumbent Claire McCaskill, by 6 points, a Rasmussen poll shows. During the Kirkwood fundraiser, Gingrich stressed that this election was a key to winning control of the Senate.
Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich aide now attached to Akins Senate bid, addressed the issue of
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Best thing about this debacle is that it exposed a number of ‘conservative’ roaches to the light...we see you, progs.
With the Senate Conservatives Fund a group that has raised more than $11 million for other Republican candidates now considering getting involved, Akin might just be on his way to restarting his campaign.
Ah, what could have been...now we are stuck with a piece of metrosexual New England flop-sweat...a candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters...
What could still be. 97 percent conservative record is damned good in this age of RINO-led crap. Send him money and help him out.
This must never be allowed to happen again.
Rules that designate a "winner" with a simple plurality MAY be reasonable for final choice elections in November, BUT, in a multi candidate primary, they can have the result of nominating a candidate that 65% of the voters don't want.
In addition, I would restore the 2/3 rule so that the nominee MUST have a broad base of support among delegates chosen in a fair process that accurately represents what primary voters actually want.
Under a proportional delegate selection system and a 2/3 needed to nominate rule, the current impending catastrophe would have been impossible.
The primary was an open primary. Dems could vote on the Republican ballot. It was not a GOP primary.
As you learn more about the way this CONSERVATIVE site works, you will become more aware that it supports CONSERVATIVES. Being how Todd Akin is the MOST conservative candidate running against an Obama ultra LIBERAL clone for the U.S. Senate seat, most Missourians want McCaskill defeated in the upcoming election.
Now, here's the good point. Missourians will be voting for their candidate for the U.S. Senate. Not Kansas. Not California. No, none of those people are entitled to vote for either Akin or McCaskill. Only Missourians.
If I'm not mistaken, I sense a little bit of sarcasm in your post. I would recommend you do some research into what has been happening lately with the surge Todd Akin is getting in support for his reelection. Did you watch the debate? Did you hear about Newt and DeMint campaigning for him as well as providing fund raisers?
If you are from Missouri (noticed you don't have a state tag),then you already know how most of us feel about getting rid of Obama as well as his clone (McCaskill). If you are from other states or countries outside of Missouri, you need to think about knee-jerk statements like the one you just posted.
I was referring to NEWT...I have supported Akin all along...one of the few...hey, it’s early; only one coffee under my belt.
I don't agree with you. I recommend you watch what happens in the month ahead. Let's agree to get back with each other after the election and discuss this further.
Thank you Newt ,,, the brain dead RNC has shot it’s self in the foot again and needed someone to stop the bleeding .
In this case; I was referring to Romney...the candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters. I wasn’t very clear at all...my post was NOT referencing Akin. ‘Conservatives’ should never have turned on him in the first place...I was lamenting that we have Romney instead of Newt.
Yes, I apologize.
I have been advocating silence about the process that brought us here until November 7, and I will resume that policy.
I have also been advocating, and practicing, maximum effort for Romney, and will continue.
We shall see.
It wasn't a 'knee-jerk' statement...it was simply confusing. I was lamenting the loss of Newt as a presidential candidate, not Akin. As previously stated; I have supported Akin from square one, even while many Freepers turned against him.
Atkin is going to win this seat.
I also, apologize. Thanks for clarifying your post. I wish Missouri had not used a back room caucus to elect the nominee Romney. We, did, have a primary later on but it was only for state candidates and not presidential candidates. Missouri needs to do away with the caucus process and go with only a primary which includes presidential candidates as well as state candidates.
Open primaries suck...I am sick of the process that allows supporters of the opposing party to interfere with the selection of our candidates. It’s BS.
Will Missouri rise up and rid itself of claire? What the establishment has done to Akin deserves retribution...like Akin in a landslide.
Ditto...hope Akin beats that botoxavik's ass like a drum...
*Botoxavik = aging female Communist, see 'Nancy Pelosi'.
Next thing you know, John C. Danforth will endorse McCaskill.
Thanks Evil. I have been getting really sick and tired of people from out of state meddling in our affairs. They have no clue, they don’t understand the playing field nor the players. I hope I run into Akin sometime soon. I will be sure to tell him that he did the right thing and to HELL with the GOPe and other RINO’s.
The Senate Conservatives Fund hasn't gotten involved yet. And even if they do, how much can they commit to a single candidate out of their total war chest? By dropping Akin so publicly when his gaff first happened, the GOP party leadership has pretty much tied their hands on how much they can help.
Four years ago, when Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" was in full bloom, open primaries were great. Times change.
I wish that FR required posters to put their state up on their home page. Back in the day, almot everybody here proudly put up their state. Now everybody is a fraidy cat.
Didn't like it then, either...
If polls start showing the GOP losing the race to gain, at least one seat to get a majority in the Senate by mid Aug, I expect to see a turnaround in the Senate Conservatives Fund priorities. I am still optimistic that voter enthusiasm to kick McCrackel out of office as well as Akin riding in on Romney's coat tails will give him the win we need.
I do hope the voters of Missouri will not split the ticket and do vote for Akin and Willard.
Missouri Ping list, please?
I wonder when Reince Priebus plans to announce he is sending money to the McCaskill campaign.
Yup, that’s how they ditched hillary and look at what is going on now.
He repeated a day or two ago that Akin would get no support from the party. He can't go back now.
Low volume ping list
FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.
He doesn’t have to. By pulling the money from Akin, he has already given a huge donation to McCaskill.
I suggest everyone pull any money they were going to give to the RNC and donate it to Akin’s campaign. Also, be sure to let the DNC know exactly why you are pulling your money from them; turnabout is fair play!
Missouri wants Obama’s Mcaskill out. Akin will win, but it will be close. It also shows tha Priebus is an idiot and needs to go..
‘National Memo’ - Remind me never to go to THAT site again. “Would you like to get newsletters from Obama? Yes/No.’ No place to ‘quit this ad.’ UCK
Try doing a ‘refresh” on the site. I think I got the same ad and got rid of it by doing that. Good luck.
FREEPERS, donate to Akin. He’s got to be a great candidate because the GOP is ignoring him. His conservative voting record scares those moderates....That says it all. Newt nice job. I’m sending $50 today!
Missouri will come through for Akin...if I personally have to drag him over the finish line.
I plan to do the same thing here in WA...drag Rob McKenna (gov candidate) across the finish line. It’s neck and neck here...working to get a conservative Governor!! This just may be the year. The liberal D running is a very weak candidate...IMO.
Don't give him any ideas.
@JesseRodriguez of NBC is reporting Todd Akin is holding a press conference today at 3PM ESTin St. Louis.
Probably to announce that he's not dropping out. Having just held a fundraiser with Gingrich it's not likely he's going to drop out now.
Not pnly that, the Senate Conservatives Fund is sending out an email polling its supporters on whether it should get involved. I got one today, replied that they should get involved and suport Akin, and said I’d contribute to his campaign. I urge all of the FReepers who receive this email to reply similarly. As with Romney vs. the Illegal, it’s not cancer vs. cancer.
<>Open primaries suck.<>
And yet if you check this list the majority of the states that have them are Republican leaning states.
DeMint is getting behind Akin too. He has a powerful PAC. Huckabee is coming to MO to campaign for Akin and so is Huckabee’s wife.
Let there be NO doubt..there is a stark difference between Scare McCackles and Todd Akin. The choice is clear..we need the senate seat and we need Akin to win.
My favorite Akin quote from the last debate with Scare McCackles, “there is nothing scarier than your insurance company coming between YOU and your doctor except for the FED govt coming between you and your doctor”
Great post Evil Slayer:)
Do you know how long it took Romney to win the nomination? the conservatives and tea party folks were and some still are reluctant to get on board with Mitt. The money Romney spent to win was astronomical.
Akin won and beat out two strong candidates. That is how elections work. Don’t you think we have witnessed enough rule changes during the primary season? elections moved up and rules changed in Fla and Virginia?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO AKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and shame on the republican establishment that expects us to shut up and allow someone else to pick our candidate.