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Question: Will Todd Akin drop out?
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« on: August 20, 2012, 01:38:43 pm »
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MO Sen. candidate Todd Akin said today he "isn't a quitter" but Crossroads and the GOP are pulling money out and a number of Republicans are calling for him to pull out.

Here is what NRSCC chairman Cornyn said in a statement
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I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next 24 hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.

Anyone else get a Mob 'bad things could happen' vibe from that statement?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 03:02:18 pm »
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If he is going to drop out, his words today sure seem to imply otherwise:

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 03:20:24 pm »
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MO Sen. candidate Todd Akin said today he "isn't a quitter" but Crossroads and the GOP are pulling money out and a number of Republicans are calling for him to pull out.

Here is what NRSCC chairman Cornyn said in a statement
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I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next 24 hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 03:29:47 pm »
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Weiner wanted to stay in at first too -- I think Akin will be financially starved and placed in a position where he has to go (or lose by double-digits)...
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 03:45:17 pm »
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Weiner wanted to stay in at first too -- I think Akin will be financially starved and placed in a position where he has to go (or lose by double-digits)...

The deadline for his dropout though is tommorow.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 04:17:39 pm »
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Please, please stay, Todd. Well, at least for another 23 hours and 42 minutes.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 04:42:40 pm »
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If he had another week in which to drop out, I think he'd go, but I don't think he'll decide by tomorrow that he can't come back from this.  Plus if he drops out now, he has no political future whatsoever.  He can't hope to bounce back unless he remains in the campaign.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 04:51:54 pm »
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If he had another week in which to drop out, I think he'd go, but I don't think he'll decide by tomorrow that he can't come back from this.  Plus if he drops out now, he has no political future whatsoever.  He can't hope to bounce back unless he remains in the campaign.

Well, he's 65, so he doesn't really have a long career ahead of him.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 06:08:27 pm »
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TPM seems to imply tomorrow's deadline isn't solid. He can drop out over the following five weeks, he'd just need a waiver from a judge for that to happen, and those waivers are given out easily.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 07:40:05 pm »
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I live in Akin's district...people here are outraged...I've already gotten calls from polls suggesting Danforth or Brunner might run in his place.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 08:29:49 pm »
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I live in Akin's district...people here are outraged...I've already gotten calls from polls suggesting Danforth or Brunner might run in his place.

John Danforth wouldn't be able to get nominated to anything as a Republican in Missouri in 2012.

If I were Claire McCaskill, I'd be trying to see if I could get an endorsement or two from some moderate Republican officeholder out of this. Maybe Jo Ann Emerson.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 09:05:32 pm »
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From PPP's Twitter feed, it looks like they're polling Missouri tonight, and will have numbers out within a few hours.  The poll may well determine what Akin decides to do tomorrow.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 09:10:26 pm »
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If Akin stays in the race, will we nonetheless see a large fraction of his campaign staff quit on him?
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 09:18:38 pm »
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If Akin stays in the race, will we nonetheless see a large fraction of his campaign staff quit on him?


If they have a lick of sense, they will.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 09:20:24 pm »
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Especially financial sense, since they probably will face difficulty in terms of getting a pay check from his campaign.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 09:27:06 pm »
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i suspect his campaign is true believers. I think his wife is his campaign manager.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 09:55:15 pm »
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PPP previews their poll release:

"After all that Akin STILL leads McCaskill, 44-43. Little difference from our last poll which was Akin 45-44."

"75% of Missouri voters think Akin's comments were inappropriate, but they're still voting along party lines."
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 09:57:51 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2012, 10:08:26 pm »
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If PPP is biased, then they would be giving an Akin a boost right now to keep him in the race. Just sayin'. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2012, 10:17:24 pm »
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PPP previews their poll release:

"After all that Akin STILL leads McCaskill, 44-43. Little difference from our last poll which was Akin 45-44."

"75% of Missouri voters think Akin's comments were inappropriate, but they're still voting along party lines."


I'm not sure if I'm saddened that people would still vote for someone who could say something so idiotic or happy that people are taking slip-ups well.

Either way this scares me about voters.
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2012, 10:18:58 pm »
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Looked like the Show me state has showed us how stupid they are.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2012, 10:24:29 pm »
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MO Sen. candidate Todd Akin said today he "isn't a quitter" but Crossroads and the GOP are pulling money out and a number of Republicans are calling for him to pull out.

Here is what NRSCC chairman Cornyn said in a statement
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I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next 24 hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.

Anyone else get a Mob 'bad things could happen' vibe from that statement?

Sometime in the not so distant future, Akin will wake up to find a severed horse head in his bed and Brunner will be secretly informed that if worse comes to worse, a meeting will be set up with Akin present.  The gun will be hidden behind the toilet in the restaurant bathroom.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012, 11:02:27 pm »
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I'm not saying it will stay this way but imagine how foolish McCaskill would look after helping this guy become the nominee, watch as he completely melts down...and still lose to him. Yikes.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2012, 11:05:04 pm »
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Looked like the Show me state has showed us how stupid they are.

I've lived in Missouri for the past year and the people of this state show me every day how stupid they are.
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2012, 12:04:55 am »
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Hmm, if he stays in and actually remains competitive, I'm sure Republicans will find a way to pump money to him without looking hypocritical. This is unfortunate - this just gives him more of an excuse to stay in the race.
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