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Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce

Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.

“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.

Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.

“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call me and tell me that.”


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; egotisticalfool; legitimaterape; loosecannon; macacamoment; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; raperape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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To: nhwingut

The 2012 version of Angle/Buck/O’Donnell.

Maybe a nice person, good family man, decent all around but dumb as hell with no business being in the Senate.

41 posted on 08/20/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Paradox; mickie

I just heard him interviewed on Hannity’s Radio show, he needs to step down and BURY THIS! This will follow us right into the Nov. election!! We cannot afford any slip-ups or foo-foos!!! He needs to do this for the GOP!!! HANG IT UP AKIN!!

42 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by MVV (Proud USMC Mom!!)
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To: Blackyce

Bravo! Gotcha MSM and gotcha voters got themselves a gotcha!

43 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There is no evidence that Akin won because of Dem crossover votes. I know I voted for Akin because he has been a fairly reliable conservative congressman, and I was not thrilled about either Brunner’s or Steelman’s campaign. But if Akin withdraws—for Brunner, Steelman, Bond, Talent, or whomever—I will gladly support the new nominee over ObamaClaire McCaskill.

44 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: Blackyce

SF Chronicle teaser link title..

Rep. Todd Akin: Pregnancy from rape rare

perhaps true .. He was just on with O’Hannutty.. He says he’s in.. no plans to remove himself from the race. Geee, I hope this doesn’t jeopardize his pension.

45 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: fr_freak
Seems to me that there are quite a few conservatives, including Freepers, with no heart at all. Resisting the tyranny of political correctness is hard, and they are just looking for an excuse to enter the warm embrace of submission. Oh, a Republican said something that the media can misconstrue? That's never happened before! Let's take this opportunity to be every bit as petty and irrational as the lefties so that we can look around at our leftist masters and say "See? I'm cool too!"
Thank you! When I originally read the complaint against Akin, I kept reading to find the "horror" or it all, and then realized it wasn't much of anything. The left took it and ran with it (they don't need much), and the right helped them carry the ball. Pathetic! It's never easy to stand up for the unborn (people stumble with words), because so many have killed their own or know someone close who did.
46 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:51 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: fr_freak

“If conservatives are not only willing to throw him under the bus, but seem to take a certain amount of glee in doing it, then we are already lost.”

He threw himself under the bus. Frankly, I’m just not interested in defending people for being stupid.

Todd Akin is one of about 50 million American adults who I would feel comfortable with holding that senate seat. The key thing being that they actually have to win that senate seat. If we need another conservative to step in because Mr. Akin can’t keep his foot out of his mouth, so be it. Just because the Democrats can send a Biden to DC for decades doesn’t mean that we should try to emulate them. The media treats us unfairly, sure, but that means we have to avoid saying stupid things. If you can’t manage that, you can’t represent us.

47 posted on 08/20/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Blackyce

867-5349... Jenny, Jenny.

48 posted on 08/20/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by DownInFlames (NN)
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To: Joe 6-pack


49 posted on 08/20/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Blackyce
(636) 207-7986

Todd Akin campaign office number

50 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Lazamataz
Yes they do, but it wouldn't matter if they didn't. We are an honorable party. When you say frog-shit, you dance, in our party.

If you are referring to the Republican Party, I'd say they haven't been honorable for a long while. The rank-and-file voters, maybe, but not the party.

The only reason that this guy's statement is such a liability is because we have allowed the leftist media to have so much power in dictating the narrative. If, every time the media tried to make a big deal out of something stupid, or something misspoken, we fought them tooth and nail, they wouldn't have the full power and free rein they have now. Instead, we cave every time, allowing them to decide what is and is not allowed to be said.

To be honest, I think what bothers me most about this situation is not the possibility that this guy should drop out for political expedience, but that so many Freepers here are simply wallowing in the same jackal-like politically-correct feeding frenzy that the leftists routinely do. Freepers seem to be having a contest regarding who can heap more derision on this guy - almost as if they are happy to have an excuse to be on the same side as the media hacks and other assorted lefty nutbags. When I see that, I can't help but think we are lost.
51 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: nhwingut

Yep it was painful to listen to him.

52 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: MrShoop

Sorry, I’m at work and going back and forth with emails and did not fully read what he said till now. Yes, I would agree he should step down. Guess I should not be posting while trying to work///

53 posted on 08/20/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Blackyce
Shoot yourself in the foot and you'll luckily just limp for a while. A head-shot is another matter.
54 posted on 08/20/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Steamburg

“..........Me, I’m just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isn’t the same one felt in the beltway.”
Now don’t you think you’re being entirely too reasonable? How on earth can you participate in the panic if you’re sitting, relaxing and eating your popcorn?

I always get hungry for popcorn when I smell it or hear it discussed. I think I’ll get some as soon as I get home.

Have a great day Steamburg!

55 posted on 08/20/2012 1:20:38 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: dfwgator
and naturally lefty leaners will ramp it up to portray them as the latest incarnation
of the 3 Stooges.. This is on Yahoo.. It's all about 'linkage'.

Democrats tie Akin ‘legitimate rape’ comments to Romney-Ryan

56 posted on 08/20/2012 1:21:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: coconut47

AGREED he should get out now. He does not have a snowball’s chance in hell. My guess he will get lefties pouring in money right and left hoping he will stay in and give this seat to that shrew of a Obama shill. Are there any candidates that can run as an Independent?

57 posted on 08/20/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Blackyce

I guess we can write off that state

58 posted on 08/20/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: fr_freak; Lazamataz

Spot. On. Every word.

Laz: Speaking of dancing - the msm fiddles the tune and the spineless wimps dance the jig.

Is there any fight back at all?

59 posted on 08/20/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Blackyce; a fool in paradise

This is akin to the POTATOEGATE Scandal!

60 posted on 08/20/2012 1:31:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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