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Surprise: Akin Now Trails McCaskill by Double Digits

Akins shouldn't have said what he said. That being said... The Republicans need to get their hands off of their tallywackers and stop letting the Democrats tell them what to do!!! When was the last time a Democrat stepped down, resigned, or appologised for any, any thing they said or did????? Stop cowtowing to the Democrats!!!
slr0328 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 6:01 PM
Aikin is not ready for prime time and Aikin and his supporters have to realize that when you are running in a national race,you are not running in a vacuum. Your reckless comments affect other candidates in the race. For example Scott Brown is running in a very tight Senate race in MA and immediately the opposing candidate and the MSM attempted to attach Akin's comments and demeanor to Brown.

People need to realize that Republican candidates are not only running against their Democratic opponent,but they are also running against the MSM...those are the facts,this will not change. In order for a Republican to launch a successful campaign they have to run a perfect campaign with limited gaffes and a strong command of the issues.
The Sloandog Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 5:37 PM
I would love to be able to defend what Akin said,but it was an incredibly stupid statement. He is either under the thumb of the dem machine or just too plain stupid to be a republican leader. He has got to go!

Evidently, "misspeaking" about "legitimate rape" and inventing related female biological functions doesn't go over well with voters:
 

What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Show Me State finds McCaskill earning 48% support to...