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WAKE UP, GOP, AND QUIT OSTRACIZING TODD AKIN

MarkS6 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 2:06 PM
Good comments Diane. I agree with you. Todd Akin had won the support of a majority of his potential voting constituency. That alone should earn him the right to a more thoughtful hearing of the issue before being tossed under the bus, by those allied with him in many of his other principles. Mr. Akin showed further backbone by admitting and apologizing for a foolish comment. As Andrew Jackson said, "Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error". For Akin’s allies to be stampeded by the Progressive attacks, unfortunately says more about his allies than about Mr. Akin.
Richard141 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 6:37 PM
Akin won the primary because the demoncrats funded ads in his favor and crossed over and voted for him. He did not win the majority of republican voters, even with the dems helping him out. His ego has caused him to put mimself before country and party. He needs to go.

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...