Skip to comments.Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race
Posted on 08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies
Embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin just told reporters in Chesterfield that he is staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
Akin repeated the kinds of statements he'd made previously to national media, asserting that he's never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway. [...]
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“Akin repeated the kinds of statements he’d made previously to national media, asserting that he’s never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway.”
This guy wasn’t my personal favorite in the primary, and he seems to have a real problem with foot in mouth disease.
And I’m really beginning to LIKE him! You GO Todd! I guess the gop can’t even competently throw someone under the bus.
Then he better change his tone quick and go on the offense. It was a major foul up statement but it is the past. I am still pissed at him simply because it played right into the left’s hands and gave them the Macacca moment of the campaign.
As I predicted, here’s what Akin said ... translated:
Its all about my own career and screw what anyone else in the party thinks. Id rather lose this seat to a proabort liberal then step aside and let a better conservative candidate have a shot at it. Im a stubborn old coot.
comments at St Louis newsite are telling:
“Who would have thought Todd Akin would become a hero of the Democrats! Thank you, Mr. Akin! OBAMA 2012!”
“We have supported Akin. He has done a good job for our district in Congress. We voted for him in the primary. We have accepted his apology, but we are extremely disappointed that he seems to be putting his personal ego before the needs of the party, the state and the country. By staying in the race he is assuring that McCaskill will retain her Senate seat. That is a travesty in itself, but he may also be assuring that Obama will get Missouri’s electoral votes. This is not only a travesty but a major disaster in our opinion. We have urged him to reconsider and to do the right thing for the party, Missouri and the Country.”
“I agree 100%. I hope his aids and any others he trusts will try to persuade him to do the right thing and resign.”
“I suggest conservatives of all stripes start calling “Obamacare” Akincare instead. Every stubborn action Mr. Akin takes at this point increases the chances that Akincare won’t be overturned. He needs to be made a pariah, he needs a legacy to remind him and his family just how much damage he’s done. I thought Christians were supposed to be humble and put others before self interest. Todd Akin is seemingly no Christian.”
I’ve done all the blustering I can do over this... I refrain from any further comment on Akin the fool of Missouri; but for this last time... Akin, you ain’t no hero, you a donkey’s ass...
While odds are Romney will take MO (even though he’s behind today), Akin will lose that Senate seat BIG time. The GOP just lost the Senate. Further, he has nationalized an abortion debate that can not be won with his “legitimate rape” idiocy. While America is about split on abortion, they are NOT split on rape, incest and life of the mother. They HEAVILY favor that.
Unreal. What a maroon.
Gee, and I thought Noot Gingrich had a big ego. Sheesh!
I’m getting the sinking notion that several years from now, when the history of the 2012 campaign season is looked back upon, the media wags will have it defined as the “GOP: Party of Rape” election.
Read the whole thing:
Making a Mountain out of a Missouri Molehill
VERY VERY VERY well said.
If/When Akin wins, Rush will have to adjust his “99.7% of the time right” meter. Can’t wait to witness that!
McCaskill does not want her prize toy withdrawing before Sept 25. So she will spent part of her 12 million dollar war chest
with positive ads about herself before that date without attacking him. She would not want to get too far ahead of him before that date for fear he will withdraw.Come September 25 she will unload on him with every one of her ads ending in 2 words “legitimate rape”.
He is doing it for spite now.
I think he is too vain to quit.
He had a few opportunities on national radio and subsequently, such as today, to clarify his statement. Yet he did not do it.
He should have said that what he meant with the word “legitimate” is a legitimate “claim” of rape. A rape that actually happened and was not contrived by the woman. Sometimes men are falsely accused. He was not astute enough to do that.
What a selfish moron. The GOP should have nothing to do with the idiot and run a write in candidate.