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Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce

Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.

“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.
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Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.

“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call me and tell me that.”

 

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; egotisticalfool; legitimaterape; loosecannon; macacamoment; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; raperape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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Anybody know his number?
1 posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:56 PM PDT by Blackyce
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To: Blackyce

NRSC to Akin, we wont spend a dime!
Crossroads to Akin, no more TV ads!


2 posted on 08/20/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Blackyce

Funny, Drudge currently has a story up that he just announced he’s dropping out? Which story is more recent?


3 posted on 08/20/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Blackyce

What he meant was that fewer than one-tenth of one percent of abortions are the result of rape, but that’s not what he said.

This is exactly why Claire McCaskill ran “anti-Akin” ads in the Republican primary dog-whistling Democrats to cross over and vote for him.

Unfortunately for Claire he blew up sooner and more thoroughly than she had planned.

Akin will be gone and Brunner will be in his place by next weekend.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: swamprebel

Hope those supporters have deep pockets because he’s on his own.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Blackyce

He hasn’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning and he could very well lose Missouri for Romney.Get him the hell out of there!!!!!!


6 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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If he'd only had the foresight to run as a dem, no one would have taken notice.
7 posted on 08/20/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Blackyce

Don’t go away mad Akin, just go away. Your political career is over and it was of your own doing. Now scram!


8 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:21 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Blackyce

Aiken to be on Hannity after bottom of hour (3:30 EDT).


9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Blackyce

It would be good to understand Missouri Politics before imposing a theory on this one.

Akin wasn’t supposed to win. Akin wasn’t supposed to win by a large margin. John Brunner wasn’t supposed to be in the race and screw it up for Sarah Steelman who actually came in third.

Me, I’m just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isn’t the same one felt in the beltway.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:53 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Blackyce

Sarah Steelman polled well above McCaskill in the primaries. Sarah palin endorsed Steelman. She lets us change the narrative back to the economy. Somebody make this guy go away.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:34:45 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Will88

The more this guy talks, the more damage he does, he needs to stop at this point. His “explanation” with Huckabee was utterly painful.

“Well uh...by legitimate I meant uh, forceable rape and not uh...other types of rape.”

He just keeps digging the hole bigger and bigger.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: South Hawthorne

Romney should call Akin direct tell him to quit today.

The longer this drags on the worse it gets.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Blackyce

no do not drop out. apoligize and move on.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Blackyce

Dumbass. Well, that seat’s a gimmee for the Dems now.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MNlurker

this is one mistake Ron Paul would never have made...


16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PhxTM06

He is digging another hole on Hannity right now. Gads....he is stumbling.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Blackyce

No one every “has any plans to quit”.

Until they do.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: coconut47

It isn’t very effective to apologize for being stupid. His comments give legitimacy to the war on women theme the democrats are running with. It will cost republicans close races all across the country. There will be more abortions because there will be more democrats elected. He needs to get out now. If he quits today or tomorrow the story dies. If he stays in, the republicans will get tarred with his stupidity every day until the election.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:29 PM PDT by Wayne07
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To: penelopesire
Yep...I was about to post the same thing...


20 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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