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Akin: Sorry Guys, I’m here to Stay

John6729 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:48 AM
If stupid comments were the deciding factor on whether or not a candidate should step down, shouldn't have Biden stepped down by now? The guy goofed and came across like an out-of-touch fool. What is worse is loosing a good chance at winning the Senate and possibly even with 60 votes. Sometime conservatives are their own worst enemy. Akin wasn't the most conservative candidate of the group. It is the nature of a republic that sometimes the best choice won't be left standing. Mitt was not my guy, but I'd take the devil I do know, to the one I don't.
Jonathan6 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 7:52 AM
I don't see it point out in this thread yet that Missouri is an 'open primary'.

My understanding is that Akin was supported by a lot of leftists because they wanted him to run against McCaskill.

The poetic justice is that, in spite of the embarrasing comments, he's keeping up with McCaskill.


What does this say about McCaskill? (Rhetorical question... we all know the answer).

Get used to it: Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin is in it for the long haul:

A defiant Rep. Todd Akin made it official today, saying once again he will not drop out of the Missouri Senate race.

Today was the last day Akin could be removed from the November ballot -- something top Republicans had sought since he made comments in August about "legitimate rape."

As ministers and social conservatives such as Phyllis Schafly stood at his side, Akin said at a news conference that the people of Missouri spoke when they elected him the Republican Party's...