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« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2012, 10:26:51 am »
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Report that Paul Ryan called Akin yesterday. Source says it was "not a brief call." Ryan apparently didn't ask him to drop out...which I don't buy.
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« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2012, 12:39:00 pm »
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So Akin has apologized.

Of course, we still don't know if the apology was legitimate or forcible.
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« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2012, 02:35:48 pm »
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As an example of just how big this is, the BBC, which rarely talks about US Politics, had Akin's comments as one of the lead headline stories for the six o'clock news. I just checked a second ago and they're doing an extended interview with their US correspondents over just how damaging Akin's remarks were.
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« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2012, 03:21:39 pm »
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Romney has now called on Akin to get out, for what little that's worth.
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« Reply #129 on: August 21, 2012, 03:26:43 pm »
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As an example of just how big this is, the BBC, which rarely talks about US Politics, had Akin's comments as one of the lead headline stories for the six o'clock news. I just checked a second ago and they're doing an extended interview with their US correspondents over just how damaging Akin's remarks were.

I originally saw heard about this controversy as one of the top six BBC stories at the airport.

Romney has now called on Akin to get out, for what little that's worth.

I actually think it's worth quite a bit. Now I think he may actually leave the race. Having your party's presidential candidate calling for you to get out is close to the last straw.
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« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2012, 03:56:04 pm »
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He's on Hannity now and apparently name-checked some famous Missourians who were products of rape-induced pregnancy. Getting worse every day.
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« Reply #131 on: August 21, 2012, 05:03:10 pm »
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He's on Hannity now and apparently name-checked some famous Missourians who were products of rape-induced pregnancy. Getting worse every day.

Aw that's not good.
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« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2012, 05:04:06 pm »
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First deadline has passed.
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« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2012, 05:39:20 pm »
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He's on Hannity now and apparently name-checked some famous Missourians who were products of rape-induced pregnancy. Getting worse every day.

Wow!
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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2012, 05:49:32 pm »
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First deadline has passed.

What happens then if Akin drops out since the deadline has already passed?

If we can recall, MO Democrats in 2000 faced a similar problem. However, one of a diffrent circumstance's where they lost their Senatorial senatorial candidate after the deadline to replace their name had passed. Although the candidate who was Governor Carnahan had died in a plane crash, but his name still remained on the ballot.

Is this going to be the same case when Akin finally throws in the towel or can the GOP fully remove his name from any assocation with this race?
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« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2012, 05:51:44 pm »
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There is another deadline for the same thing to be done, but by court order. I don't know when that deadline is. Some have mentioned Sept 25th, so that may be the absolute final deadline to get rid of him.
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« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2012, 06:01:39 pm »
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Sept. 25 is that deadline.
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« Reply #137 on: August 23, 2012, 12:15:24 pm »
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He's on Hannity now and apparently name-checked some famous Missourians who were products of rape-induced pregnancy. Getting worse every day.

Haha, he really did that?
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« Reply #138 on: August 23, 2012, 12:41:10 pm »
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At least he recanted very quickly.

The laws of physics do not allow you to "recant" such a statement.

Am I the only one who thinks this is a massive overreaction to what he said?

yes.

He is a 60 something year old man with two daughters.  He makes six figures/year.  He has access to the library of Congress.  He sits on the House SCIENCE committee.  How could he make such a statement?  How?  I guess we should blame the teachers' unions for him not learning how a vagina works.
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« Reply #139 on: August 23, 2012, 03:22:20 pm »
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Huck is 100% behind Akin.

http://thepage.time.com/2012/08/23/huckabee-goes-all-in-for-akin/
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« Reply #140 on: August 23, 2012, 03:29:47 pm »
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New Rasmussen Poll. McCaskill up 10 points 48-38. Last poll in June had Akin up 3.
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« Reply #141 on: August 23, 2012, 07:18:38 pm »
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Safe Akin. This controversy will low over in a couple of weeks and Akin will easily beat McCaskill. This is Missouri and I see no reason for any of the socons (basically all of Akin's base) to change their votes based on this. And the fact that Huckabee is supporting Akin helps him A LOT.
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« Reply #142 on: August 23, 2012, 07:56:29 pm »
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Huck is 100% behind Akin.

So Huckabee signals he has no interest in a presidential run.  I don't blame him.  That private sector money is too good.  Why hassle with the press and all that responsibility.
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« Reply #143 on: August 24, 2012, 11:18:58 pm »
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According to Mason Dixon, a majority of those who still support Akin against McCaskill want him to withdraw. Amongst those undecided, 67% want him to withdraw.

It is time for a thread title change "Akin really has blown this!"
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« Reply #144 on: August 25, 2012, 07:23:25 am »

According to Mason Dixon, a majority of those who still support Akin against McCaskill want him to withdraw. Amongst those undecided, 67% want him to withdraw.

It is time for a thread title change "Akin really has blown this!"

I was going to change it, but after Rand Paul won, I refuse to believe McCaskill has better than 60% odds of winning.
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« Reply #145 on: August 25, 2012, 08:06:45 am »
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Safe Akin. This controversy will low over in a couple of weeks and Akin will easily beat McCaskill. This is Missouri and I see no reason for any of the socons (basically all of Akin's base) to change their votes based on this. And the fact that Huckabee is supporting Akin helps him A LOT.

Are you trying not to sound like a troll?
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« Reply #146 on: August 25, 2012, 10:42:10 pm »
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According to Mason Dixon, a majority of those who still support Akin against McCaskill want him to withdraw. Amongst those undecided, 67% want him to withdraw.

It is time for a thread title change "Akin really has blown this!"

I was going to change it, but after Rand Paul won, I refuse to believe McCaskill has better than 60% odds of winning.

I just don't see how her chances are less then 90%. You have to look at this man's history and he is a walking gaffe-bomb thrower. He alone will serve to remind people, more or less what McCaskill will be doing with all the windfall of donations she will likely be receiving. The only way for Akin to come back is to keep his head down and hope people forgive/forget about him. His history tells me he doesn't possess the ability to do that at all.
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« Reply #147 on: August 30, 2012, 08:16:54 pm »
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PPP has Akin and McCaskill at a virtual dead heat, with Akin at 44% and McCaskill at 45 %. Still, since triple-P is practically James Carville, I'm rather dubious about this poll's results, considering how other polls have a much larger gap between the two. In fact, I think it would be in PPP's interest to give Akin false hope in order to keep him in the race. We'll have to see...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/aug/30/poll-akin-mccaskill-race-still-tossup/
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« Reply #148 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 #149 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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