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« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2012, 01:19:54 am »
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     This may be the worst campaign gaffe since George Allen in 2006.
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« Reply #151 on: September 03, 2012, 10:00:58 pm »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!
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« Reply #152 on: September 03, 2012, 10:08:48 pm »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!

...that's the card Akin is playing? Really? Sorry but I don't think donors are going to make the connection. Too loose.
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« Reply #153 on: September 03, 2012, 10:10:43 pm »
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I wonder how many people are donating to both Akin and the "corrupt party bosses" Tongue
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« Reply #154 on: September 04, 2012, 09:36:17 am »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!

...that's the card Akin is playing? Really? Sorry but I don't think donors are going to make the connection. Too loose.

If Republican rank-and-file cede their right to pick nominees to the establishment in Washington, then Charlie Crist will be the type of "Republican" they select. The seemlessness of Crist's transition from "Republican" to "Independent" to liberal Democrat ought to be an eyeopener to the rank-and-file.
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« Reply #155 on: September 04, 2012, 10:11:01 am »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!

...that's the card Akin is playing? Really? Sorry but I don't think donors are going to make the connection. Too loose.

If Republican rank-and-file cede their right to pick nominees to the establishment in Washington, then Charlie Crist will be the type of "Republican" they select. The seemlessness of Crist's transition from "Republican" to "Independent" to liberal Democrat ought to be an eyeopener to the rank-and-file.

I'm not disagreeing that Crist/Crist types are typically the choices of the bosses and that the rank and file members shouldn't cede their right to choose (look who you're talking to here). I'm questioning the use of the Crist example as a contribution strategy. I just don't think people are going to make the connection (even politically saavy donors in Missouri).
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« Reply #156 on: September 04, 2012, 11:50:11 am »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!

You'd think that the "Christian" Todd Akin would be able to spot that, spell check or no!
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« Reply #157 on: September 04, 2012, 12:58:53 pm »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!

What pray tell would the spellchecker flag?
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« Reply #158 on: September 04, 2012, 04:40:06 pm »
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You'd think a campaign in such desperation mode would use spell check!
Spell check is probably what made the mistake.
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« Reply #159 on: September 21, 2012, 02:46:48 am »
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/newt-gingrich-fundraising-for-todd-akin-monday/

Is Akin really staying in the race?
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« Reply #160 on: September 21, 2012, 06:11:24 am »
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I think it's safe to say he is at this point. Pretty hilarious.
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« Reply #161 on: September 21, 2012, 08:52:36 am »
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I think it's been clear for awhile that he's staying in...
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« Reply #162 on: September 24, 2012, 09:37:56 pm »
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Today is the final deadline for Akin to get out....
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« Reply #163 on: September 25, 2012, 06:34:27 pm »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.
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« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2012, 06:48:35 pm »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.

I'd put his chances at about 35%. A clear chance, but he's still an underdog atm.
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« Reply #165 on: September 25, 2012, 10:32:39 pm »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.

I'd put his chances at about 35%. A clear chance, but he's still an underdog atm.

He's still the underdog, but his gaffs have not been fatal.  He's closing. 
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« Reply #166 on: September 25, 2012, 10:36:11 pm »
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I'm seriously getting an Intrade account just so I can buy Akin.
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« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2012, 02:23:36 am »
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I'm seriously getting an Intrade account just so I can buy Akin.
What's his money?

Yeah I can still see him pulling it out eventually, though McCaskill's chances are probably around 70% and increasing.
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« Reply #168 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:26 am »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.

I'd put his chances at about 35%. A clear chance, but he's still an underdog atm.

He's still the underdog, but his gaffs have not been fatal.  He's closing. 

Where's the evidence of that?
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« Reply #169 on: September 26, 2012, 08:11:35 pm »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.

I'd put his chances at about 35%. A clear chance, but he's still an underdog atm.

He's still the underdog, but his gaffs have not been fatal.  He's closing. 

Where's the evidence of that?

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« Reply #170 on: September 27, 2012, 09:44:03 am »
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It's difficult for me to imagine McCaskill winning if most actors within the national party decide to reconcile with Akin. Democrats could probably use that turnaround to some advantage nationally, but I don't see McCaskill retaining her edge unless Akin remains mostly discredited as a candidate.
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« Reply #171 on: September 27, 2012, 05:03:40 pm »
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Akin, still a sexist creep: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/27/akin-mccaskill-more-ladylike-in-last-election/
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« Reply #172 on: September 27, 2012, 05:23:29 pm »
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The scary thing is, Akin may still win this.

I'd put his chances at about 35%. A clear chance, but he's still an underdog atm.

He's still the underdog, but his gaffs have not been fatal.  He's closing. 

Where's the evidence of that?

The polls that we're listing under the polling section. 

http://uselectionatlas.org/POLLS/SENATE/2012/polls.php?fips=29&class=1

We're now listing it as a tossup (though I'd question the R+1)

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« Reply #173 on: September 27, 2012, 05:42:04 pm »
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« Reply #174 on: September 27, 2012, 09:49:40 pm »
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J. J's Fourth Rule of ElectionsRead the current polling before commenting on it.

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Let me see if I can explain this to you Lyndon.

Late August, Rasmussen had Akin down by 10.  In September, Rasmussen had him down by 6.  That means that Akin is "closing."  See how that works?


All of that (including a Chilenski poll, that I don't really trust) is posted on the polling section that I previously linked.   If you click the link, you can read it for yourself.  You have have to move that little arrow over the link and click.

If you do that, you will notice that MO is now gray.  That is the color of a toss up; that means MO is closer (even though that is partly based on a poll I don't really trust).  I didn't change the color; I didn't take the poll. 

I was, in fact, rather surprised it was closing (and I don't trust that one poll).  Still, I looked at it, since when I first looked at the map, it lighter than the other states a few day ago.  I was very much surprised when someone questioned that the race was closing when the data said it was closing.

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