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.”
VERY VERY VERY well said.
Why the hell even have a press con... I can’t say what I hope happens to that fool Akin... may he rot in political hell...
Were on a roll with Romney/Ryan ...about to take the presidency, the senate, the house and the supremes. These stakes don’t get higher and we got a good shot at running the table.
We can win the senate without Akin but the repubs cannot allow another like him.
Make a friggin example out of him so any repub who even THINKS of breaking goofy and fng this up knows whats in store. Cut every dime and delete him from everyones phones. He’s out like Fredo. If he does happen to win no office, no chairmanships. He can sit in a bathroom stall all day.
Nope. Romneycare already owns that.
Speaking of which, ABO's should be ABMs in this case. Anyone but McCaskill. After all, the blemishes (gay boy scouts, gun control, etc.) don't matter with Romney, then a verbal gaffe should be far easier to overcome with Akin.
Romney is the ABO.
Akin is the ABM.
That is a great idea: I couldn’t agree more.
The old allusion to “stubborn as a Missouri mule!” which was once applied to Harry S Truman, holds for this paragon of perseverance and recalcitrant truculence.
So he cannot see the larger picture, and still believes himself on a mission from God. He has become the very caricature of a single-issue candidate, and we shall NEVER know any of his positions on any other issue that is of really pressing importance, both to Missouri and the US as a whole.
He cannot melt down, because he believes himself to be made of titanium.
And lo, though ten thousand angels come before him, weeping, beseeching and downcast, he cannot turn aside. Clearly, he has become the Indispensable Man, the True Savior, on a holy quest.
What the heck, he might win. If not....
Hopefully we’ll keep the senate without him. Just hope Romney doesn’t lose Missouri (and the election) because of this kerfuffle.