What if the Tea Party took on its first challenge to run an independent, a la Murkowski?
If it walks like a duck....
My understanding is that the Missouri barriers to third party and write-in candidates are pretty high. It's unlikely that the Murkowski strategy would be successful since Missouri has many more voters than Alaska and the only other time it worked was for Strom Thurmond in 1954. (I'm still amazed that a plurality of Alaska voters could spell "Murkowski".)
Like Rush said -- the Democrats circle the wagons, the Republicans form a circular firing squad.
Next stop, MSNBC. This moron is really trying to piss off any friends he might have left.
Anyone in the MO Constitution party available? The local TPs in MO needs to take a stand against this obstinate fool.
Now, we have to hope and pray that we get at least two out of three with FL, VA, OH. ME is a sure loss. If WI, ND, MT are not wins, game over.
Thank goodness we have a true conservative who's willing to stand up to RINO Romney. Isn't that the whole plan behind FR supporting Romney in the election? For conservatives to hold Romney's feet to the fire? Why do I get the feeling it won't work now? All the faux "conservatives" will instead be defending President RINO whenever the real conservatives stand up to Romney's liberal BS or call out his Clintonesque governing by poll numbers.
We'll never know for sure but I kind of have the same thoughts. Funny the timing! How convenient for Obama to get the exact distraction he needed that conveniently takes the edge of Biden's gaffes. Then it re-inflates the manufactured war on women while providing an angle to attack Ryan. All three needs are magically covered!! Amazing!
I've been hearing that Claire McCaskill spent money on his campaign. Maybe this is done all the time by opponents, who knows. If it is I've never heard of it.
Seriously, who says what this guy just said? Don't worry about rape, your body will just ward it off like OFF to mosquitoes! It's just WAY too ridiculous of a statement and WAY too convenient for the War On Babies crowd.
I'm going to go ahead and fit myself for the tin foil.
Why else would the Dems spend $2 million of their money for ads supporting him? Any Republican who voted for this guy got duped; he is the Dems preferred opponent. They put their money where it did the most good.
“Stupider than the day before. I’m starting to be convinced that he’s a Dem plant or a useful idiot...”
First, he is sincere.
Second, he *is* being used by the Democrats and anyone can see it. But apparently him and a coterie of true believers keep their eyes shut.
“What if the Tea Party took on its first challenge to run an independent, a la Murkowski?”
Two good ideas have been floated
1. Write-in campaign for Kit Bond. once Akin sees the writing on the wall, he withdraws and we will have ONE candidate again.
2. offer Akin to flip with Ann Wagner, in other words, she runs for senate and he runs for his old congressional seat. This way he doesng commit career hari kari.