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New Akin Ad: Look, I'm Really Sorry

anonymous10633 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:37 PM
Submit your resignation Akin for the good of the country and your family and start funding Steelmen. With no money coming in Akin will have to disappear.
gatorbait Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:47 PM
if he doesnt drop out by 6pm today it wont matter how much momney you send Steelman, it wont matter , thats the deadline
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:55 PM
Not completely true, gatorbait. Until late Sept Akin can, with a judge's approval, ask to have his name removed, pay to have new ballots printed, and be out of the race. Of course that requires convincing Akin to do this and paying for the new ballots, on top of campaigning for the substitute.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:41 PM
I'm sure Brunner will just stand aside, despite getting more votes in the primary than Steelman.

This ad is called "forgiveness:"

No one actually believes that Todd Akin is pro-rape.  His problem is that he spouted off biologically false nonsense and used the term "legitimate rape" while discussing the subject on television.  This suggests that Akin is either terribly misinformed, profoundly ill-equipped to run a competent Senate campaign, or not especially bright.  Or perhaps some combination of the three.  When one is forced to begin a political ad with a "clarification" that "rape is an evil act," one is in very...