Skip to comments.Todd Akin returns to national stage
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
Two years after the Missouri Republicans comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a war on women message that carried Democrats to victory in the Senate, one of the few regrets he mentions in a new book is the decision to air a campaign ad apologizing for his remarks.
By asking the public at large for forgiveness, Akin writes, I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Just more proof that this is a self serving cynical idiot - not ready for prime time, and not aware of his shortcomings. This book might sell 50 copies .
I forgot who wrote it (maybe Jonah Goldberg), but somebody wrote that if you can’t make it that far on the Republican stage without learning how to answer a question about abortion, you don’t deserve to be on the stage.
Between this, and Coulter’s call for McDaniel to give it up, I am thoroughly depressed now.
The guy is a political doofus.
Sorry about that.
Not as big a doofus as those who continued to support him on his death dive all the way to the crater that was the McCaskill victory.
A gift that keeps on giving... to the liberals.
So the guy wrote a book. This article has much more to do with Politico’s attempt to resurrect the “War on Women” nonsense in advance of November’s elections than an obscure Missouri state politician.
I wonder what other failed Senate candidates from the last cycle get their book written about in Politico??
The guy proved himself to be a self-serving egotist. Exactly the kind of “Conservative” who makes it to Washington, becomes addicted to the fawning and fussing that happens to people on the social scene and goes full RINO because he’d rather sell out his constituents than have Liberals at cocktail parties mad with him.
And in that I think you basically find the jist of his book.
The man blew a slam dunk victory against one of the weakest candidates in history!! All because he doesn’t even understand basic biology!!
Akin wants back into politics and is trying to repair his reputation. He was criticizing Clinton a few weeks ago for having defended a rapist - one who committed 'legitimate rape' I assume. He's written this book. He really thinks he has a chance on running again for something and is trying to get back in the spotlight. He's just fooling himself.
And yet, many Freepers fell for him.
No, it's because he doesn't understand the wisdom we learned from the great philosopher Dirty Harry Callahan - "mans gotta know his limitations."
What type of loser will even bother buying his book?
Please, just go away, Todd.
You haven’t the brains to come in out of the rain.
Everyone is talking about Clinton's book being a mega-flop. I think hers will be a monster hit by comparison.
He’s an embarassment. Just go away and stay away.
“And yet, many Freepers fell for him.”
Ain’t that the truth!
I got called a RINO more times than I care to remember for speaking badly of Akin.
Coulter is a moronic dingbat that no conservative should listen to, least of all, McDaniel.
Todd the Dolt proves yet again why he was NEVER ready for prime time
Ditto here. Unfortunately, there is a segment of Freep nation that looks upon it as a badge of honor to say or do the stupidest things, as long as you are defending a certain set of principles. They also were not smart enough to figure out that Akin WAS establishment, not Tea party. He only claimed to be TP after the primary - which was the strategy put together by one of Newt's top advisors
.and as much as I supported Newt, it pains me to say this that he and his people were part of the Akin debacle.
Well I wouldn’t call her a moronic dingbat, but she is tone deaf on the issue of the GOP e versus the conservative base for sure.
He needs to vanish. The GOP needs to stop embracing stupid. That more than anything is hurting us.
Just more crap from an idiot that has been poked in the brains too much.
People begged him to step down and let someone else run for the seat, and he refused, saying he was ahead in the polls. Dimwit didn’t realize the DEMs played him big time. His ego was on display. You are right - he isn’t ready for prime time, and its unfortunate - because that seat would have been an easy pickup for Republicans.
Is calling someone a egotist a typical liberal slam of the successful business man.
YOU RIGHT .Huckabee does deserve a lot of the blame - and no, doesn’t know his limitations either. AND he’s fooled a lot of Freepers in the past too.
It’s a flexible term with multiple uses.
In this case it’s used to describe a guy who screwed up so badly there was no way to recover and win, but who chose to continue (rather than do the right thing and drop out) because he was either egotisticallt delusional and thought he could win, or egotistically self-aggrandizing and wanted the attention (even if it was negative attention) associated with being a Senate candidate to continue.
all the same ones ... the Clod Santuckbee fanbase ...
Is Clod Santuckabee related to Ned Huckatorum?
What Akin said was true, he just didn’t say it well and then apologized for saying anything..
A violent event, physical or emotional CAN cause a woman’s body to flush out and dump a potential pregnancy. It doesn’t always but it can and does happen that way. I know.
You still don’t get it —
That Missouri vote was more a vote against the strong-arming GOPe, you know the same people committing vote fraud in Mississippi, than it was a vote for Akin.
That being said I vote for his full retirement and that he stay retired.
Coming out with this book at this time shows that he is a political doofus.
Even though it was clear that he had mortally wounded himself with these dumb remarks and everybody else urged him to take this graceful exit, he refused.
The guy is a poster boy for dumbness. He probably cost the GOP not only the seat in Missouri, but those in Indiana, North Dakota and Montana as well.
Any married man knows how not to be trapped by his wife's inevitable "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?" question. Except Todd Akin.
True, and it is happening again in Mississippi.
Pretty hard to misinterpret him. He said “I’m an idiot” pretty clearly. He just didn’t say it in those words.
“He’s just fooling himself..”
Yeah, I don’t think he can get himself appointed dog catcher, let alone anything higher now. Anyone who could get Claire McCaskill elected again is not redeemable.
Seeing how the article is by two libs from Politico, and the nature of the slams on this thread, and noting the posters making the fun slams of Akin, the conclusion is clear:
Akin must be a true conservative and he has been and is still being marginalized by the press and GOP operatives for their own reasons.
It’s a good thing politicians cannot sue FR bloggers for slander.
Or he really is an idiot and the conservatives around here are correct in their opinions of him.
Here is about the only post I made on him, now I can see why Governor Palin opposed him and later asked him to drop out.
I dont know anything about Akin, and a 12 year, good voting record sounds great, but I did catch most of his interview on the Hannity show, and he gave me the willies.
Im ready for a good conservative underdog fight, but Akin seemed creepy that day, fixated on winning the next office, self absorbed, vain, and rigid, egoistical in a quiet, mock Christian way, is he always like that?
77 posted on 8/26/2012 12:50:25 AM by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it’s “conservative” Presidential candidates.)
“The man blew a slam dunk victory against one of the weakest candidates in history!! All because he doesnt even understand basic biology!!
AND because he has some very “off center” religious ideas.
Sorry but when Sarah Palin and Allen west are telling you to quit and McCaskill is telling you to stay in, you have lost any conservative credibility
I would be willing to be that preg from a violent rape wouldnt ALMOST always result in preg IF the conditions were right of course.. to think that a woman can “shut that whole thing down” are just silly. Can it cause her to lose a baby of course.. happens to perfectly happy women all the time... but i would be MORE than 60% of time it did not in cases of rape...
Timid Republicans always seem to be apologizing for things they did not do wrong, so his observation about the apology validating the attack is a good one. If he has truly learned from his mistake, he might still make a good candidate.
I don’t know the percentage but it does happen and the woman has no control over it.