Skip to comments.Ex-Sens. Bond, Talent now backing Akin Senate bid
Posted on 10/01/2012 2:32:01 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
Two of Mitt Romney's senior advisers say they are backing Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate they once shunned.
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Perhaps the screeching anti-Akin tribe at FR will change their minds as well.
Sorry, some people are never going to go along with the GOP establishment. Romney, Akin, and Rove deserve each other.
Akin is one of the very few Republicans that didn’t cave, not even to his own “leadership”.
Look, I’d rather support his hotter competitor but, he is the more logical choice.
Not fast. The pressure has been mounting in leaps and bounds to reverse the GOPe establishment ban on Akin. They are finally waking up to the fact that we MUST have that Senate seat and the sooner they get behind Todd Akin the better chances they can defeat the Obama clone, McCrackel.
What, now, needs to be done is for Palin, and YES Romney himself to apologize for their knee-jerk earlier announcement for Akin to step down.
I expect Palin and Romney as well as many others that shot themselves in the foot earlier to come around and politically endorse and back Akin in the very near future since many of the GOpe are stepping up to the plate for him. Time is rapidly running out and this thing has to be settled. Email, write, phone, fax, or just plain demonstrate with pro Akin groups and get your message out.
Claire McCaskill MUST be defeated. We MUST win a majority in the Senate or Romney will have to put up with another 4 years of dingy harry and his Senate majority leadership. We would have total gridlock. Now THAT is a nightmare!!!!
Say what? Akin is NOT a GOPe/RINO. Don't lump in with the other two. Akin was the only true conservatie on the primary ticket.
I’m going to make a prediction. Not only will Todd Akin win, but without his victory, we would not have taken control of the Senate. It will be a sweet vindication and a huge rebuke to all the weasels who tried to kill off this good man and staunch conservative.
that would be the CSC’s who deserted the man
First we had Freepers defending Akin agains the "GOP establishment" who were calling for him to get out of the race. Now we have Freepers saying that Akin is part of the "GOP establishment."
You think you know all the answers. Well, it's not that simple. For one, he made a gaffe and admitted his mistake. How many others will do that rather than have the LSM spin them out of it. I can name a lot. Also, there is NO guarantee that anyone else that had replaced him would win either. Another, how do you know so much about him since I see you are not a Missourian but from South Carolina? Have you seen him debate McCaskill that they had recently? He won. Have you read his ACU voting record 0f 99% compaired to Clairebellie's 30%? Why don't you do some research on his bio (see my post # 3). All the other republican candidates didn't even come close to Todd's conservative record and seasoned Congressional background.
Let us unite behind him NOW since S.C. has a stake in this election as well. The circle firing squad MUST stop right here and now. S.C., Mo., and this entire Union not only needs to defeat the Obama clone (McCaskill) who gave Obama the 60th vote to crame ScareCare down out throats but give us the Senate Majority that Romney will need to turn this country around.
Akin doesn’t need support from former establishment GOP senators, he needs money. Lots of money. A few conservative PACs are beginning to come forward with financial support and that’s helping close the money gap with McCaskill. But what are Talent and Bond...and Romney...prepared to do to help in that area? Or will it just be lip-service?
Look how things have suddenly started turning around for Todd. Let's take one day at a time. I predict he will be getting funding from not only the NRSC as they have already stated they are going to release now, but from PAC money that has been tied up just waiting for the dorp out date to pass. Watch this board this week. Game On!! Lets Roll!!
I sense a senate majority, and so does team Romney.
About bleeping time!
Buncha cowardly, rotten, PC RINO wimps!
Jim DeMint just sent an email ad asking for money for eight Senate candidates. Akin is not among those eight. It’s one of those emails that does not take replies.
Realpolitik, nothing less nothing more. Any other GOP candidate would have been a guaranteed win so if Akins egotistical recalcitrance costs us a senate majority he will be damnedif we support him and he can somehow pull off a win, great, he will have dodged a bullet.
No need for regrets asking him to step aside after he ate his foot, it would have been the right thing to do and we would not be worried now about winning the seat.
Very well stated. Akin’s original comments were unconscionable and politically radioactive in the extreme.
It’s fair to say he’s a decent man who said an incredibly stupid thing. R&R are moving slowly toward him now that the heat has died down. We need that seat if we are to control the Senate.
I think you may well be right about Akin winning. The most interesting question (to me) is what will Akin demand from the GOP Leadership for his vote (s). Notice I did not use the word loyalty as I doubt that Akin will feel that he owe’s any to the GOP. It my guess he will extract his pound of flesh from the GOP on a vote by vote basis.....
And we need empty platitudes more? I prefer to think of it as being realistic. Cheering the basically empty promises that Talent and Bond have issued ignores the challenges that the Akin campaign are faced with.
Look how things have suddenly started turning around for Todd. Let's take one day at a time.
The election is five days from tomorrow. There isn't enough time to take it 'one day at a time'. McCaskill is sitting on several million dollars. Akin is basically broke.
I predict he will be getting funding from not only the NRSC as they have already stated they are going to release now...
As recently as Friday, Cornyn said that the NRSC would provide no money for Akin. Only one PAC has said they're providing money. We need more to step up to the plate. Both Bond and Talent can help in that area. Why won't they?
Got a link?
I take that to be a typo.^
Anyway, like I always say....never say never. Always be optimistic. Negative thoughts usually brings negative results. Have faith. Good CAN overcome evil. History Has shown us that things can turn on a dime. Remember Harry Truman and Dewey as well as Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter? What ever happens, it is destined to do so. Only God knows what the outcome will be come November 6th.
Oh really?! I've never seen so many go so knee-jerk stupid in all my life.
There is, repeat, is, science that backs up the claim that when a women is under extreme stress, that extreme stress interferes with her ability to conceive. This is not rocket science and makes perfect sense. Many have noted this was taught in medical school. What is so heard to believe about it being potentially true?
Also it is obvious he meant "forcible rape", and not "morning after regret" claim of rape (NOT A LEGITIMATE RAPE) or statutory rape of a 17 year old girl in the back seat of a car by her 18 year old boy friend. Neither of those would produce the extreme stress that he was discussing.
The GOP used to be the party of personal responsibility, and Akin is an example of all that changing. He one the primary, even if he took unsavory money to do it. But no one forced him to go out and make that disastrous interview. In the old party of personal responsibility, he would have taken responsibility and bowed out gracefully. But he's a narcissistic egomaniac, so that wouldn't do. Now the GOP believes personal responsibility is a bad thing. Akin is the ultimate welfare candidate, who wants everyone else to pay for his mistakes. Personally, I have had enough with this philosophy. I will not give a cent to the GOP, now that they are backing losers like this, who expect everyone else to take responsibility for them. Enough. He is everything we voted against in 2010.
Romney and Akin deserve each other. I will laugh so hard at McConnell if Akin pulls a Jeffords and caucuses with the Dems.
He is going to get crushed .
But send money so his his family can live off it .
Yes his crazy wife and son are campaign co chairs and on the payroll .
These clowns are typical DC elites who did not want their cushy lifestyle
To stop .
Wow, what social programs will Romney come up with if he has a friendly Congress? “No Immigrant Left Behind, “No violent felon left behind,” “No community organizer left behind.” “Small Business Owners Are Scum Act.”
Rich Lowry is a CINO. We’ve know that for, what, 20 years?
Just curious why youa re lumping Akin in with the "GOP establishment". He certainly doesn't hold establsihment views, so I'm not sure how that description fits. Can you enlighten me?
I was thinking about this very thing this morning. We have so many spineless Pubbies, it's rather refreshing to see one that doesn't cave.
I have no idea if Lowry has a good record on his predictions or not, so I'm not sure if this is at all meaningful.
But hey, maybe such predictions will make the Pubbies get off their duffs and do something to prove Rich wrong.
Another brainless statement from nickcarraway, and it only goes downhill from there.
I will laugh so hard at McConnell if Akin pulls a Jeffords and caucuses with the Dems.
Yeh -- that's something that every "establishment boy" does.
Check your medication, nick.
“Jim DeMint just sent an email ad asking for money for eight Senate candidates. Akin is not among those eight. Its one of those emails that does not take replies.”
I did not get that e-mail. The last e-mail I received from the Senate Conservatives Fund was Saturday, Sept. 29th, that did not mention any of the candidates individually, just bumped its fund-raising goal from $12 million to $14 million, though the e-mail did show a picture of Mourdock as an example of one of the candidates it was backing. The previous e-mail I had received from the SCF before that one was received Thursday, Sept. 27, which announced that it was backing Akin, that 93% of respondents to a SCF questionnaire supported Akin, and solicited donations to Akin’s campaign.
Akin is currently shown on SCF’s website as one of nine candidates SCF is backing, having contributed $137,000+ so far to Akin’s campaign.
I think it is a smart move, motivated, as you say, by Realpolitik. The Presidential race seems all but lost, unless R&R can turn it around in the last 4 weeks, which seems increasingly unlikely. Hence, we need to do all we can to keep the House and win the Senate to blunt the edge of 0’s 2nd term.
I live in the KCMO ad market. The ads running against Akin are brutal.
The email I got on Oct. 1 did not list Akin as the ninth candidate being supported.
I do agree with you that Akin will win. I also believe he ought to have dropped out, given the way that played out in the first week.
I would not have thought this way if there were not two other very good alternatives to Akin in MO.
Akin bucked the establishment and more than once. You should read the night the clocks froze regarding the type of man Akin is! he voted against more than one of Bush’s big spending programs which brought the wrath of Blunt, Hastert and even Bush down on him.
Reps. Todd Akin and Jo Ann Emerson were key targets of Hastert, Delay and Blunt. Akin received personal pleas from President Bush, but refused to support the bill; Akin called it a "a vote of conscience."
Bush was on the phone aboard Air Force One on the way back, still scrambling for votes. But he wasnt having much success. He failed to persuade at least five GOP members who had voted for an earlier version of the bill to back the measure headed to the floor.
One of them was Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a staunch conservative who was elected along with the president in 2000. Akin explained his concerns to Bush about the bills cost, adding: Im sorry, Mr. President. Its a vote of conscience.
A testy Bush shot back: Are you saying I dont have a conscience?
Bush and Akin would talk again 12 hours later...
Hastert, DeLay and Thomas looked grim some 90 minutes into the vote. They were used to winning, and the possibility of an embarrassing loss was setting in. Democrats, meanwhile, tried to hide their glee, not wanting to provide fodder for a changed vote.
As lawmakers and aides continued to lobby Smith, Hastert sought out Akin.
Akin recounted that the Speaker, with almost tears in his eyes, said, Todd, I need your vote.
Denny is like a brother to me, Akin said, but I had to tell him no....
A cell phone was soon passed around with the president on the other end. Bush talked to several members, including Chabot and Akin. Both stood their ground.
“The email I got on Oct. 1 did not list Akin as the ninth candidate being supported.”
Your post # 21 (”Jim DeMint just sent an email ad asking for money for eight Senate candidates. Akin is not among those eight. Its one of those emails that does not take replies.”) gave the impression that perhaps DeMint was not backing Akin.
As I mentioned, I get regular e-mails from DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund. I did not get the one today you referred to that listed the 8 other candidates that the SCF is backing but apparently, as you state, omits Akin. I don’t know why they would have left me off today’s e-mail. But here is the e-mail I received last Thursday (Sept. 27) from the SCF:
“We have the results of our survey regarding the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. I want to thank everyone who took time to share their views. The results were truly remarkable.
“Over 8,000 votes were cast and 93% of you said the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) should endorse Todd Akin (R-MO) given that he’s the Republican candidate, the race is competitive, and the outcome could determine control of the Senate.
“On the question of how much you would be willing to contribute if SCF backed him, over $290,000 was pledged for Todd Akin’s campaign — a significant amount that could provide a major boost to his campaign.
“We’ve heard you loud and clear so we’re going to endorse him today and provide a way for you to immediately swing into action.
“If you made a pledge to financially support Todd Akin’s campaign to defeat liberal Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), now is the time to fulfill that pledge.
“Click here to make a secure, online contribution today. As you know, his campaign will receive 100% of your donation.
The stakes in this race could not be higher.
Senator Claire McCaskill cast the deciding vote to pass Obamacare.
She voted for President Obama’s failed stimulus program.
She voted for the Wall Street bailout, in favor of forced unionism, and to raise the debt limit even higher.
Claire McCaskill voted with Obama 98% of the time.
If McCaskill is re-elected, she will continue to support the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country.
“Now she’s running a new television ad attacking Todd Akin for supporting limited government.
“Conservative leaders like Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jim DeMint are lining up behind Todd Akin, but the Republican establishment in Washington still refuses to lift a finger.
“That’s why the grassroots must rise up and fight back.
“Please make a contribution to Todd Akin’s campaign today. It doesn’t matter how much you contribute, just that you give something.
“We’ve set an initial goal of raising $100,000 for his campaign before the FEC reporting deadline this Sunday. Time is short so please take action right now.
“Thank you for your support and thank you for having the courage to fight for conservative principles.
Senate Conservatives Fund”
A check of the SCF website a couple of minutes before the posting of this comment shows the SCF is still supporting Akin and has raised $139,025 for him so far.
Clearly, the SCF and DeMint are not backing away from their support for Akin. From Thursday to today the fund has raised $139,000 for him, which is not bad.
I’m not sure what you were trying to prove with your post.
Check post #46:)
Well, for starters did you see the first debate, where he acted like being a pro-lifer was the most hideously shameful thing that someone could be. McCain started out as a pro-lifer, and he acted the same way. Akin is on the McCain track.
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