Skip to comments.Akin Assessing Candidacy With Conservatives In Florida
Posted on 08/23/2012 3:04:14 PM PDT by Red Steel
Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- Facing pressure from Republican heavyweights in Washington to abandon his Missouri Senate bid, Rep. Todd Akin is huddling with top conservative activists in Tampa to assess whether to move forward with his embattled candidacy.
Akin spent Wednesday night and Thursday in a series of private meetings at the two-day summit of the Council For National Policy (CNP), a secretive group of conservative leaders who are meeting in Florida before next week's RNC.
Multiple sources at the CNP conference told CNN that Akin is being encouraged by leading figures in the conservative movement to remain in the Senate race even as he faces pressure from Republican establishment.
Asked if Akin is using the meetings to re-evaluate his decision to stay in the Missouri race, a source close to the congressman told CNN that he is "keeping an open ear to those people who are pushing him or questioning him on viability."
But the source stressed that Akin is "getting a ton of support" from conservatives at the conference.
Several of the conservatives attending the conference - most of whom refused to speak on the record because of the secretive nature of the CNP -- expressed resentment at the aggressive and heavy-handed treatment of Akin by Republican leaders in Washington who have pressured him to quit the Missouri race.
At least two people at the conference named Karl Rove, a co-founder of the powerful 527 group American Crossroads, as a specific source of frustration.
Rove's relationship with the activist wing of his party has grown frosty over the years, and sources backing Akin said they might not be rallying to his side with such vigor if Rove was not among those pushing Akin to get out.
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Let’s hope Akin stays, if only to p*** off the GOPe and the herd animals that call themselves “conservative.”
This is Rove’s fault? Seriously?
So now we have RINO Sarah Palin and RINO Mark Levin and countless other actual true-blue conservatives begging this man to drop out and they’re ALL RINO????
Akin is a very nice conservative who said some incredibly stupid things and now cannot win this seat. He is perhaps the only person on the planet who cannot defeat Claire McCaskill. Remember, he is her picked candidate and his continuance in the race is fully endorsed and supported by all Democrats. Any number of very conservative replacements are ready to step up to the plate and will win running away.
Does it not strike you as odd that your position is the same as the lunatic lefty crowd?
Troll —> RaisingCain
“So now we have RINO Sarah Palin and RINO Mark Levin and countless other actual true-blue conservatives begging this man to drop out and theyre ALL RINO????”
Yes when you bury your head in the sand far enough its hard to see the truth. Akin is dead.
Seriously, that Rove is a RINO.
Mark Levin is now behind Akin because he’s staying in but did criticize him for staying. He knows exactly what’s on the other side. And I have never called Palin a RINO to make it clear. Don’t read into things.
You know, I’m becoming more and more certain that there are Soros (or some other Progressive individual(s)/organizations) funded individuals who are paid to be on consevative forums and spread discord and good old FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). And I have my suspicions as to who some of them are.
This crowd is run by the destructive Huckster .
Hotair had a link all about it .
Huckabee is pushing this delusional fool to stay in .
Probably to prop up his dull tv and radio shows !!
I think we are seeing the rise of a take them all down movement and teach the GOP a lesson so we can run who we want in 2016. What is not being factored is that after another four years of Barack Obama, there won't be a real election in 2016 or a country that resembles the USA.
...interesting, Akin and the conservatives urging him to stay in ...are only making Rove look better by comparison. Their egos are getting in the way - they are not standing up for any principles - just standing in the way of a conservative winning the senate seat in Mo.
Participants in Thursday's meetings, though, said support for Akin was not universal among conservatives.
Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission at the Southern Baptist Convention, said that while Akin misspoke and has been treated “unfairly,” he should still drop out.
“I think it splits the social conservative movement,” Land told CNN. “Some people say, ‘Look, he is our guy, we are going to stand with him. We think he can win.’ And some people are saying, ‘The odds are this is a fatal blow at least in this election cycle.’ For the good of the movement, for the good of the pro life cause, for the good of taking control of the senate for pro life forces, he needs to do what's best for the cause and throw himself on his shield.”
The GOP should have just shut up and called the guy on the phone instead of using the media...They all made it worse...now they can make adds with the loud mouths
Right. Who needs that seat in MO? As far as I’m concerned, it’s lost. Gone. And it was a sure pickup before the selfish dumbass blew off his mouth last weekend. So sad. Because of his denial about the damage done, we’ll probably have Obamacare forever. A nice day’s work.
There are plenty of un-employed rats stealing wifi from near by homes or businesses willing to post that kind of drivel here and other places for free.
They are among us.
Futhermore, after Akin decided to stay, Levin on his radio show told the RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to get behind him to defeat McCaskill. Priebus balked at the suggestion but gave the impression when this thing settles down and Akin happens to stay in the race, they might consider sending RNC support.
If you’re referring about me = you’re dead wrong.
You referring to yourself?
For your information, I pay for my own WIFI and high speed Internet connection knucklehead.
Rove IS a RINO- I certainly agree with that- I just know there are a multitude of good, decent, PRO LIFE people who do NOT want to see Akin stay in this and yet are being called on the carpet for not being pure enough.
I know Levin said basically- if the guy is staying in- then he must get elected..but wanted him out.
I guess I’m alarmed at the number of people who think Akin staying in is a good idea. It’s bad enough that our country is already so divided- now we on the right are dividing ourselves too. I have sympathy for Akin- but I do not see any principle that he’s actually standing up for- other than the people should have better manners and accept his apology and then behave as if it never happened.
This is politics- not church.
A-hole wouldn't take their calls. There was a thread about it Monday/Tuesday.
His wife and son are running his election campaign and have isolated the clown .
The GOP would like to talk to him
But he has been isolated from
He is their meal ticket .
Now we find out Huckabee has been involved behind the scence too and he is a menace .
It should be renamed Akincare if we end up 1 senate seat short.
There is a 300 word limit CON because the original source is CNN. Of course I'm going to print the pertinent parts of the article.
One can understand why these folks are “secret” if they are dense enough to encourage traitor akin to stay in.
Here is what the article says:
"Rove's relationship with the activist wing of his party has grown frosty over the years, and sources backing Akin said they might not be rallying to his side with such vigor if Rove was not among those pushing Akin to get out."
Your twisting Levin’s comments .
Levin was screaming for the stooge to show some class and leave now .
The fool is a selfish ego nut job and destructive .
Actually, the boneheads in the RNC are the traitors giving aid and comfort to the Dems. They totally went about this the wrong way.
The article has been tampered with and entire sections were removed !
BS. No, I did not twist Levin’s word. He told Priebus to get behind Akin since he has decided to stay.
Did you edit and tamper with this article ???
Who do you work for ??
Old news, back in 1998 Time did a story on Moveon.org and how they were conducting training seminars to teach their members to infiltrate and disrupt Conservative web forums by posing as uber Conservatives while non stop trash talking the GOP.
These clowns have never learned that this trick does not work
As the tea party so aptly named them these are mere infilTraitors
You should get that paranoia of yours looked at.
Hey dingbat, the original source is CNN so there is a 300 word limit.
I’ve posted more than 5,000 plus articles on FR. I know what I am doing. So unless CNN has given permission to FR to post the whole article be my guest.
Nevada Senate Seat - thrown away by the GOP
Connecticut Senate Seat - thrown away by the GOP
Missouri Senate Seat - being thrown away by the GOP
Is anyone seeing a pattern here?
Was that sentence I posted tampered with???
Pretty pathetic how easy the entire GOP/Conservative movement is suckered off message by the Democrat propaganda machines tactics of diversion and distraction
What I’m looking for from those leaders is a little MATURITY- not some schoolchildren playing gotcha games. If THIS is the level of adult behavior to be expected from those leaders- no thanks.
This is not EASY for anyone involved in this- not for Akin, his family, the people of Missouri, the country, the GOP, conservatives of all stripes- NO ONE. But if these people are willing to tell Akin to stay in to get back at Rove or others- I say to hell with them.
Meanwhile- they are doing the PRO-LIFE cause a great deal of damage in the “public” eye.
I heard the entire show and your bs everyone now.
Mark was screaming for this guy to quit .
He told him
It was over and he could not recover .
The next day he made the same point .
It was over .
Who are working for ?????
He is one piece of $HIT and does not give a damn if a person is a RINO or DIM....all he wants is an “R” next to their name so they will vote Republican. He will sale his soul to the Devil.
Right. A better way to handle this. And many other ways to handle this situation.
You got it!
Read post 12
Sections of the CNN article are missing .
You do the math
“You should get that paranoia of yours looked at.”
Seriously, some people on here are getting a little bit scary.
Actually, Levin didn’t find out until Priebus clued him in to the 25th. So you think in the mean time that Levin is going to still join the RINO chorus (I don’t think so) helping the Dems attack Akin, but we will see what he says when he gets back. Today he has a guest host.
Well, the Dems, specifically McCaskill, are giving "aid and comfort" to Akin in the form of nearly $2M. Best case scenario: a wash. (Which means McCaskill wins, 'cause you know what happens when it's close in a state run by a Dem SOS.)
If only. The Dem opposition in most of the seats you mention can now point to Akin, and it will draw votes from our candidates in those elections. If you think the damage will be limited to MO, you’re just plain wrong. We’re so screwed, because of one very selfish, arrogant jerk in MO.
Some of these purists are great friends of the left and will even get their grudging praise in return for their help in making conservative governance less likely.
See my earlier post. A-hole refuse to take their phone calls starting Monday morning.
Rove wants a nice, safe, compliant moderate in that race.