Is Akin really the Republican who is closest to the values of the Tea Party? I only ask because a poster on the thread seemed skeptical.
I don't mean this in any way to be critical of anyone -- Just how can I learn if I don't ask questions??? ;-)
Akin will do just fine. He has been around awhile and does not have a lot of dirt or garbage that can be thrown at him. I liked him the best of the three candidates. He is a good choice to take on Claire. I would have been happy to vote for either of the other two as well. It was refreshing to have some decent choices for once.
All candidates were saying what TEA party members wanted to hear. It was a race to see who could be the strongest TEA.
Brunner came out of nowhere and spent 2 to 3 million dollars of his own money. He said all of the right things and ran tons of negative adds against Steelman. Was he TEA party enough? We would have to take his word for it.
Steelman comes from a family of lawyers and politicians. I think she would have done a fine job. Was she just jumping on the TEA party wave as a way to get elected? I don’t know. She made enemies in the State Republican party and that is not always a deal killer in my eyes. Early in her career she took a ton of money from the trial lawyers. State treasurer.
Akin is solid and unlikely to have any hidden skeletons. I’m sure someone can find a vote or two and claim that it proves that he is not conservative enough.
The skeptical poster was questioning the assertion that Akin was backed by the Tea Party during the primary. It was news to me, too. Todd Akin had the support of Mike Hukabee, but I got the impression that the Tea Party favorite was Sarah Steelman. Maybe it was because of the support Steelman got from Sarah Palin.
Akin does have a solid conservative record and I would think that the Tea Party will support him.