And this guy was the best R in Mo?? really?? I have read a few things this dufus said.. how did he win the nomination??
Three-way race and McCaskill supported him with advertising, because she wisely perceived he'd be the easiest for her to beat.
” how did he win the nomination??”
There was a 3 way primary race which split the vote. There is evidence that McCaskill encouraged Dems to vote for Akin and ran ads featuring Akin as being too conservative for Mo, which had the effect of causing conservatives to vote for Akin.
“And this guy was the best R in Mo?? really?? I have read a few things this dufus said.. how did he win the nomination??”
Jedi Mind Control.
“I am Pro-Life....Pro-Life”
Todd Akin would be leading if Karl Rove and the establishment Republicans had simply acknowledged he could have sued better wording and then continued to support him. Instead they cut all support and spent two weeks attacking Akin, the candidate the people of Missouri just selected by primary vote. Todd Akin has not said as many stupid and harmful things to the conservative cause as Mitt Romney. He is not being asked to sep aside. So, those still attacking him get over it and support Akin. Same thing I am being told about supporting the liberal, timid Romney, who keeps insisting Obama is a nice person.
A big assist from McCaskill and the Dems.
He’s one of the best Conservatives ever elected to Congress from MO. He certainly deserves a helluva lot more respect than the peanut gallery shows him.
In some ways, yes, he was the most solid and experienced conservative. He even voted against the Part D Medicare crap of Bush and Company.
Is he bluntly spoken, yes to his disadvantage, but if you looked and the overall record, characterisics and other issues of the three conservatives that ran in the primary he might very well have the most FR type record.
Is he stupidly rigid and poorly spoken. The answer to that is also yes.
The Democrats spent $1.5 million dollars to get Akin the nomination.