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WAKE UP, GOP, AND QUIT OSTRACIZING TODD AKIN

Econ2 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 10:20 AM
I'm sorry Ms. West, but are you insane? His remarks made him UNELECTABLE. And for a seat that looked like a slam dunk pick-up. The ONLY reason he won the primary is because McGaskill spent a LOT of money getting him elected and a TON of Democrats crossed over to vote for him knowing he's the weakest of the candidates. He is now 10 POINTS DOWN in a conservative state that recognizes McGaskill is a disaster. A write in candidacy ala Lisa Murkowski is our best hope now.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 2:36 PM
So, "remarks" make someone unelectable, but un-American actions and associations, and an unvetted dubious past don't?

Well, how could I have been wrong?!
arpiem Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 10:27 AM
She's not insane - he made a stupid remark and apologized for it. Joe Biden, the mentally ill VP, never apologizes for any of his insane comments. Akin is only unelectable in the eyes of the Dems, who are experts at setting up Republicans. To this day, many people think Dan Quayle, who is quite intelligent, is an idiot because they handed him a card with "potatoe" on it and asked him to moderate that word at a spelling bee.

Prediction: If the GOP establishment doesn't follow Republican Rep. Todd Akin's example with a big, fat apology -- to Akin -- the whole party goes down in flames come November.

I don't mean every Republican will lose, but there is great political peril in not sealing the hole in Republican armor that has opened in Missouri and instead permitting it to remain a Democratic pressure point. Further, "for the good of the country" (the mantra accompanying the partywide chorus of pleas to Akin to drop out of his U.S. Senate race), Republicans must resume funding Akin's viable campaign ASAP, after cutting it...