Skip to comments.Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce
Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.
I dont know that Im the only person in public office whos 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.
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 didnt specifically call me and tell me that.
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Yep it was painful to listen to him.
Sorry, I’m at work and going back and forth with emails and did not fully read what he said till now. Yes, I would agree he should step down. Guess I should not be posting while trying to work///
“..........Me, Im just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isnt the same one felt in the beltway.”
Now don’t you think you’re being entirely too reasonable? How on earth can you participate in the panic if you’re sitting, relaxing and eating your popcorn?
I always get hungry for popcorn when I smell it or hear it discussed. I think I’ll get some as soon as I get home.
Have a great day Steamburg!
AGREED he should get out now. He does not have a snowball’s chance in hell. My guess he will get lefties pouring in money right and left hoping he will stay in and give this seat to that shrew of a Obama shill. Are there any candidates that can run as an Independent?
I guess we can write off that state
Spot. On. Every word.
Laz: Speaking of dancing - the msm fiddles the tune and the spineless wimps dance the jig.
Is there any fight back at all?
This is akin to the POTATOEGATE Scandal!
Akin is a selfish egotistical jerk
Akin dreams of a lifelong series of six (6) year terms in the US Congress
Akin thinks only he can do the job or beat the crazy leftie Obamabot Claire McCaskill
We need to win the Senate back:
To beat Obama
To reverse Obamacare
To kick out Reid
To get the economy and budget sane
Akin can foul up Romney/Ryan
Akin thinks he is holier than thou
An “engineer” on a TV show asked about rape or abortion should never answer by relying on “I heard something a doctor said”
Akin should have put a huge bandage on his left hand to remind him to shut up and deflect “gotcha” questions from the media
There is a reason that Obama has not had the WH Press Corps in to ask him questions since March 2012 (I believe)
Romney now has his sealegs
Ryan is used to handling the media and others
Akin has wiped out a Republican lead in the Senate race there and created a huge mountain for any other candidate to climb
For the purists on FR and elsewhere:
If Obama wins - my wish is that he squashes you like a bug
I will be just fine and dandy - I am a survivor
Akin was pushing Hannity away and insisting “The Missouri voters will do the right thing and elect me!”
Fools like Akin and other “useful idiots” have long allowed the democrats to win elections and ruin America
Obama is a lying crooked “take no prisoners” creep
- and FR has become a haven for “I gotta have it my way or else” morons
Claire McCaskill and Obama knew that Akin would explode -
There is no moving on. Rape is the most charged word for women and what women fear the most.
We should ask MSNBC and Time Magazine, who his replacement should be.
Hey TEA PARTY PEOPLE!! You are there to talk about SPENDING, TAXES, and the ECONOMY!!! STFU about this stuff......you can't do anything but PRAY anyway to change it.
Paging Sarah Steelman...
Please respond to a clean-up in the GOP-e Dept...
Yes, I agree. I did not read everything he said before I posted
“Is there any fight back at all?”
Who are we supposed to be fighting? Nobody did anything to Todd Akin. He said something stupid that the left is going to exploit in national and local Missouri elections. There’s nothing to fight other than bad press. Instead of focusing on a national political campaign we’re supposed to spend money treating self inflected wounds, just because he’s one of ours? I don’t care about Todd Akin’s political career in the abstract. I care about a conservative actually winning that seat.
Yes. There is no going back, although there’s a small intense minority here that seem to be trying, throwing out “cowards”, “bed-wetters” and other such terms, not realizing that they are an extreme minority on FR, meaning that nobody really agrees with them, but I do give them credit for trying to defend the indefensible.
What Akin said can’t be retracted or apologized for, he needs to do the honorable thing and step down, let someone else have a shot at winning this seat.
EGO before Country; that's Todd Akin.
So, when does any conservative get "good press?" Gimme a shout when that happens (or hell freezes over, which will happen first)
The exploitation needs to be turned right back on them with all barrels blazing - of course that won't happen.
"THANK YOU SIR!!! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER??!!!
Todd Akin will be toast by tonight or tomorrow evening. His sin is unforgivable, except, maybe fron God almighty. He must go!!! Geez, a blind monkey could defeat that Obamabot idiot, Claire McCaskill. What the heck was going through Todd Akin’s mind went he uttered that insensitve, insane remark!!! Pubbies, broom him, right now!!!
This is selfish...this guarantees this seat goes to the Dems and could jeopardize the entire national race... Even if he could somehow win do we want “legitimate rape” to be part of our branding for a the long term - not just for the GOP - but for the pro-life movement in general?
What are the laws in Missouri? Can an “independent” still file to make a run the party faithful can get behind as an alternative?
How can you defend a guy that can’t even defend himself? he went on that hardcore angry liberal Sean Hannity’s radio show and still couldn’t explain himself, stumbling and mumbling through a half-arsed explanation.
It’s wise to pick and choose your fights, the GOP needs to fight the Democrats on the economy, on Medicare and several other issues, but deciding to fight them on rape and the “legitimate” definition of it is not a winner, or has it ever been.
The best thing they can do is cut bait and walk away, have this guy dropout and speak no more of his insanity.
It was not “politically incorrect” - it was outrageous and nonsensical. This is not defensible and the Dems can use it not only to define the campaign in Missouri, but nationwide. He threw himself under the bus. No one forced him to say - the words are not being twisted. He may regret having said it, and that may be sincere, but it doesn’t change the irreversible political consequences of what has happened.
Fighting for what? He said what he said. This is not a smear, it wasn’t taken out of context - it is reality.
Well, I did not hear that. If he’s a dud, that begs the question of how come Mizzou elected him multiple times to the House and then placed him on the ticket for Senate?
And I am NOT defending the guy himself; nor his stupidity. I am looking for some sort of semblance of solidarity among conservatives.
I guess this ain’t the time. Maybe some day...
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I believe it's 867-5309!
WHEN did he make this statement??? Dana Perino just said she couldn’t believe that the other 2 Republicans didn’t do opposition Research and find this!!!! Like it was quite a while ago.
Guess what, Akin? It’s not your call anymore.
I heard him on Hannity today and was horrified.
What a moron.
When Hannity, Coulter, and Malkin are telling you to go, who do you have left? Huckabee?
Yeah he’s got no choice but to withdraw now. He needs to think big picture.
I know it’s unfair, I know we’re held to a double standard, but if GOP/NRSC has indeed cut off funding, there’s no path to victory. Time to step aside.
You can add Allen West to the list, here’s his latest facebook post:
“Last week my opponent put out a tv ad depicting me beating women. That ad is disgraceful and despicable. As a husband and father of two daughters, I found Congressman Todd Akins comments about rape to be in the same vein. These comments are simply unacceptable. There is no place in politics for these type of comments and attitudes toward women.”
If you look around here, there is solidarity amongst conservatives....in telling this guy to go away. If he leaves by 5 PM tomorrow, Republicans can replace him with another candidate, hopefully a much better candidate who can give McCaskill a run for her money.
In before Allen West get’s called a “RINO” or a “bed-wetter.”
The few rats still supporting Akin are scrambling and disappearing right before our very eyes.
This idiot needs to go asap. His interview w Hannity was absymal.
His statement is TRUE!!!!!
I read about this years ago in Francis Shaeffers book HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE? - The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.
As I recall, it quotes medical studies done on women who were raped in Nazi prison camps. The human body rejects impregnation in most cases. Hes being pilloried, for telling the truth and someone needs to come to his defense!
Yes, go fight that good fight and watch Obama clean up with even more electoral votes than he did the last time around. Recent studies identify that women have a 5% chance of getting pregnant through rape and it is estimated that there’s about 30,000 women a year who end up pregnant as a result of rape.
If you want to have that conversation and watch the media trot out woman after woman who ended up pregnant after being raped and denounce Akin and the Republicans as a whole, go ahead and have that conversation, just be careful what you wish for.
After all, it only makes sense that instead of discussing the economy, we should have a full-fledged debate about what “legitimate” rape is and the inner-workings of a woman’s reproductive organs.
Levin just called for him to drop out; got to get rid of McCaskill. “Our mission must be to take back the Senate.”
Interesting that his name is spelled like “akin” meaning like minded, yet it’s appropriately pronounced like “aching.”
To put it bluntly, its time we learn from 2010s few losses.
People like this DO NOT LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES.
He will repeat gaffes in the future, possibly EVEN WORSE. Its time to Freep the heck out of anybody who can make him change his mind.
Workplace number of state GOP chairman (lawyer): 417-847-2734
Contact Akin and the Missouri GOP on Facebook. They can pressure him to quit:
Call MISSOURI GOP: 573-636-3146
Call Akin campaign: 636-207-7986
TWITTER FOR AKIN Communications director: https://twitter.com/ryan_hite#
It’s sad one has to fold for a slip of the tongue. This would have never happened to a popular Democrat. I wish he would remain in the race, but by withdrawing he is saying that he doubts the people of MO are capable of understanding his slip of the tongue.
It doesn’t matter if his statement is true. It doesn’t matter that he was contrite in his apology. Everyone that follows politics aknowledges that he is almost certain to lose the Senate race, and his loss probably would single-handedly prevent the Senate from going GOP. His pride stands squarely in the way of repealing 0-care. The stakes could not be higher.
I think the fact that this guy will apparently not swallow his pride is even more reason to question this man’s judgement, honor, and decency. In effect, he is like 0bama, it’s all about him. Disgusting.
British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn’t Rape But ‘Bad Manners’ (Socialist George Galloway)
businessinsider.com ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012
No one in America or the media will demand he step down.
After reading different threads on this I must admit to being confused, not that it takes much to confuse me anyway, but it seems with every passing hour there’s another conflicting report out.