Mason-Dixon MO poll: Romney up 50/43 over Obama

posted at 10:01 am on August 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

When National Journal buries a lede, man, they really bury it.  A new poll from Mason-Dixon in Missouri of 625 likely voters shows what everyone already suspected — that Todd Akin had blown a five-point lead in Missouri’s US Senate race and now trails by nine, 50/41 [see update], to Claire McCaskill.  But what many didn’t expect was that the crash-and-burn of Akin would not damage Mitt Romney at all.  In the 9th paragraph out of ten, we find out that Romney leads Barack Obama in the critical swing state, and it’s not all that close:

McCaskill’s lead is a testament to the damage caused by Akin’s remarks. She remains less-than-popular, as slightly more voters view her unfavorably (41 percent) than favorably (39 percent). And, despite worries that Akin’s remarks could also harm the candidacy of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor leads President Obama, 50 percent to 43 percent. Obama’s favorable-unfavorable split of 38 percent-48 percent is worse than McCaskill’s.

It’s not even close.  Obama carries the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, but only by 50/39 and 50/43, respectively.  Romney gets over 60% in every other area of the state, while Obama can only get to 36%.  Obama has leads among women and 18-34YOs,  but only by 2 and 10 points, respectively.  Romney wins a majority in every other age demo, and has a +14 among men at 54/40.  Oddly, the newspaper’s table doesn’t break out independents in the presidential race.

The presidential race isn’t likely to change much, either.  Romney’s favorables are a modest 44/32 for a +12, with 23% neutral.  Obama, the current incumbent, is at -10 with a 38/48, and 14% neutral.  That doesn’t suggest that the Akin debacle is damaging Romney at all, nor boosting Obama.  While the 23% neutral is both a risk and an opportunity for the less-well-known Romney, the 14% neutral for an incumbent as well known as Obama is mostly a downside risk; few people will suddenly discover they like Obama in the next few weeks who haven’t already come to that conclusion.

As far as the US Senate race, it’s amazing that Akin’s still within nine points — a testament to the weakness of McCaskill.  On the question of whether Akin should withdraw, a slim plurality of McCaskill voters say he shouldn’t (44/40) … but a majority of Akin’s self-described voters think he should, 50/34.  Independents think he should withdraw by thirty-two points, 57/25, but 35% of them will still vote for Akin.  His favorables are at -39, 17/56, and yet he’s still getting 41% of the vote.  Like I said … amazing.

 

Update:   I erred on the Akin-McCaskill splits;  I got them turned around and then backwards.  I’ve fixed it above.


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Mark Levin asked Preibus about this, and he agreed that if Akin didn’t get out, they would not just leave him hanging on his own. I think right now they are just trying to intimidate him so he’ll give up and drop out, but they won’t just let that seat go if Akin won’t drop out.

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Glad to hear that. They can have a lot of fun with a “Claire is worse” campaign — and it will have the added benefit of driving Claire batshit crazy.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

If a bunch of cops unloaded their weapons on me while I was innocently standing on a city street, I’d sue their asses to Kingdom Come. Wouldn’t you?

And from Twitter, this is funny, and much deserved:

In the wake of NYC shooting , Bloomberg calls for a ban on police.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Okay, this is the second poll out this week that shows Romney winning Missouri by a fairly large margin. Now, PPP is sometimes an odd duck so I took their poll with a grain of salt, but now Mason Dixon is backing them up, and they’re decent.

Seriously not certain whats been going on with Rassmussen this week. Their polling has been bouncing all over the place, Romney up, Romney down, Romney up, tied, tracking polls aren’t supposed to move around that much. Then there’s that Missouri poll, which is the odd man out by a huge margin.

I dunno, maybe they’ll get their issues worked out before the election and start getting us more consistent numbers again, but I can’t trust them one way or the other when they’re jumping around all over like this.

Sorry, sorry, bit of a rant from a guy that likes to analyze polls.

WolvenOne on August 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

McCaskill wont start running negative ads against this clown until after 9/25 when he cant petition to get out. I really really nev er imagined Huckabee was this politicaly stupid. Ah, that social cons were this politically stupid. Do they not understand that the other candidates the GOP could put up are also pro life. That it does not all ride on this idiot alone. That you cant change the world until you first get in. By the way Huck has compared us to Union goons for wanting this clown out.

Robb on August 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

If a bunch of cops unloaded their weapons on me while I was innocently standing on a city street, I’d sue their asses to Kingdom Come. Wouldn’t you?

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

He can sue, but he cannot exaggerate. There is a video of the actual shooting of Jeremy Johnson linked at Drudge. There was not a bunch of cops shooting. There were 2 policemen. Stray bullets hitting bystanders in a crowd were accidents.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Akin will lose by 10. It will stay just close enough so this egomaniac thinks he can win, which is exactly what the Dems want. I have never seen such selfishness in a so called “Christian”. This guy is nothing but a self centered, deluded, power hungry, loser. I dont want him in the Senate.

Mike Huckabee has rubbed his slimy phony ick all over Akin, too. That press conference yesterday was nauseating. What a pathetic display of the douche bag wing of the GOP.

If i lived in Missouri i would be sick over having no choice for Senate.

alecj on August 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Mason-Dixon MO poll: Romney up 50/43 over Obama

If this result holds in the NEXT poll-this certainly will be good news. But the results do seem to be too good to be true. Keep on praying!

MaiDee on August 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

He can sue, but he cannot exaggerate. There is a video of the actual shooting of Jeremy Johnson linked at Drudge. There was not a bunch of cops shooting. There were 2 policemen. Stray bullets hitting bystanders in a crowd were accidents.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Those two cops and their stray bullets SHOT 9 INNOCENT BYSTANDERS. That’s doesn’t need to be exaggerated. It is an epic law enforcement screw-up all on its own. So epic, in fact, that the resulting lawsuits will never see the inside of a courtroom. The city will be cutting multi-million dollar checks faster than you can say “Officer Dave and Officer Mike are on desk duty…for awhile.”

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

If Akin drops out, Claire wins. Period. That’s why he won’t quit.

Preibus knows this, which explains his statement to Levin. All this caterwauling is political posturing for collateral benefit to the GOP on the War on Women BS.

Ya gotta love Preibus. He knows that the GOP future does not work with the dinosaurs currently in charge. He knows that the future lies with the tea party. The part that is sweet is that he knows what to do with these realities and he is busy doing it on the fly, rather than waiting for a crisis so he can show his defense skills.

I think the DNC seriously underestimated Preibus’ talents – otherwise they would have dumped DebbieDoesStupid.

platypus on August 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Those two cops and their stray bullets SHOT 9 INNOCENT BYSTANDERS. That’s doesn’t need to be exaggerated.”

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I am just curious at the animosity you seem to have against police, and why you are fixate on selling “shooting randomly”. 9 people getting hit by stray bullets in a crowded street on 5th Ave at 9am on Friday is hardly a surprise. Watch the video. The shooting was over in seconds.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

From AP

Johnson then was shot by two police officers who confronted him on a busy sidewalk.

Security camera footage showed the officers had only an instant to react when Johnson suddenly turned as they approached and pointed his gun at them, his arm cocked as if to fire.

Their encounter was over in eight seconds. The officers, who had been standing nearly close enough to shake hands with Johnson and had no opportunity to take cover, fired almost immediately.

Nine bystanders were wounded in the 16-shot volley, all by stray or ricocheting police bullets, police confirmed Saturday. None of their injuries was life-threatening, police said.

There are difference between straight recounting of what had happened and exaggeration.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

McCaskill wont start running negative ads against this clown until after 9/25 when he cant petition to get out. I really really nev er imagined Huckabee was this politicaly stupid. Ah, that social cons were this politically stupid. Do they not understand that the other candidates the GOP could put up are also pro life. That it does not all ride on this idiot alone. That you cant change the world until you first get in. By the way Huck has compared us to Union goons for wanting this clown out.

Robb on August 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Dude, no matter how many times to post a comment as such, you can’t invent social conservative support for Akin. You progressives in the party are going to alienate the majority block of the Republcian vote.

hawkdriver on August 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

You progressives in the party are going to alienate the majority block of the Republcian vote.

hawkdriver on August 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

No one want to alienate any one fighting the same cause of trying to unelect Barry, but your claim that SoCons are the majority block is not backed by fact. They are a significant block, but not the majority block.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Glad to hear that. They can have a lot of fun with a “Claire is worse” campaign — and it will have the added benefit of driving Claire batshit crazy.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

That would only work if someone managed to ducktape Achin’s mouth shut until November 6.

Myron Falwell on August 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

There are difference between straight recounting of what had happened and exaggeration.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I agree “randomly” is too much. But a sixteen shot session by two cops in eight seconds that shoots nine people in the wedge sounds like a scene from Idiocracy.

Axe on August 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

hawkdriver on August 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Not unless you define SoCons with the loosest definition. Conservatives as a whole, perhaps, compared to moderates, but not the smaller group who view social issues as the be all that end all.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Dude, no matter how many times to post a comment as such, you can’t invent social conservative support for Akin. You progressives in the party are going to alienate the majority block of the Republcian vote.

hawkdriver on August 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Republicans make up about 35-40% of the electorate, depending on which pollster you ask. Individuals who believe in no abortion even in cases of incest and rape currently make up 15% of the electorate.

In other words, only roughly one fourth of the Republican party shares Akin’s views, a definitive minority. The Republican party is mostly made up of individuals who want smaller government and balanced budgets.

WolvenOne on August 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I agree “randomly” is too much. But a sixteen shot session by two cops in eight seconds that shoots nine people in the wedge sounds like a scene from Idiocracy.

Axe on August 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

One stray bullet, when broken up as ricochets, can hit several people standing close together.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

One stray bullet, when broken up as ricochets, can hit several people standing close together.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Yeah. That’s what happened.

Axe on August 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

On the question of whether Akin should withdraw, a slim plurality of McCaskill voters say he shouldn’t (44/40) … but a majority of Akin’s self-described voters think he should, 50/34.

If we had a media that wasn’t the public relations arm of the Democrat party, this would be the lead story tonight.

If Akin’s comments are beyond the pale, why do a majority of McCaskill voters think he should stay in?

Now the real answer is the 44% saying he should stay in are the more politically aware liberals, for who no issue, besides acquiring more political power, matters.

18-1 on August 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Republicans make up about 35-40% of the electorate, depending on which pollster you ask. Individuals who believe in no abortion even in cases of incest and rape currently make up 15% of the electorate.

Gallup says 20% of Americans want all abortion banned, with 72% wanting it banned in more circumstances.

It is probably fair to say the vast majority of the 20% are Republicans. So roughly half of Republicans want abortion banned in all circumstances.

Interestingly McCaskill’s position only has the support of 25% of the population – so it is only marginally less “extreme” then Akin’s.

Of course if I was Akin, I’d cut an add along these lines…

Claire McCaskill’s believes the most important issue facing America is public funding of all abortions [cut to scary picture of McCaskill with headline along these lines]

[Akin walks out]Me? I think the most important issue we face is the failed economic policy of Obama-McCaskill.

So if you agree with McCaskill, then she is definitely the candidate that will best represent you in the Senate for the next 6 years.

If you don’t want more of the same – bailouts, layoffs, and taxes, taxes, taxes, I would invite you to consider a change. Because I think we can all agree it is time to bring REAL change to DC.

18-1 on August 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

They can have a lot of fun with a “Claire is worse” campaign

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Sigh.

I know the Akin-lovers want to think that will work. It won’t. Want to know why? Claire has never made a stupid statement about rape victims. That’s all it’s going to take: putting that same clip on a 24-hour repeat on Missouri television. No one will care about what policies she backed or even her turncoat of the Clintons (yes, Dems here do still care about that). The stupid, it burns.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

18-1 on August 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

The controversy is not over abortion policy. The controversy is over the fact that Akin does not understand science or apparently common sense.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

If Akin’s comments are beyond the pale, why do a majority of McCaskill voters think he should stay in?

18-1 on August 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Because they want Akin to lose. This isn’t rocket science.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM

As far as the US Senate race, it’s amazing that Akin’s still within nine points

No. The voters are just smarter than policy wonks like you and the rest of the Establishment.

The stinking Party Bosses do not know Missouri.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM

They can have a lot of fun with a “Claire is worse” campaign

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Sigh.

I know the Akin-lovers want to think that will work. It won’t. Want to know why? Claire has never made a stupid statement about rape victims. That’s all it’s going to take: putting that same clip on a 24-hour repeat on Missouri television. No one will care about what policies she backed or even her turncoat of the Clintons (yes, Dems here do still care about that). The stupid, it burns.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I never made that statement, nor subscribe to that sentiment, at 12:05 pm or at any other time. Where did you get that?

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Akin will lose by 10. It will stay just close enough so this egomaniac thinks he can win, which is exactly what the Dems want. I have never seen such selfishness in a so called “Christian”. This guy is nothing but a self centered, deluded, power hungry, loser. I dont want him in the Senate.

Mike Huckabee has rubbed his slimy phony ick all over Akin, too. That press conference yesterday was nauseating. What a pathetic display of the douche bag wing of the GOP.

If i lived in Missouri i would be sick over having no choice for Senate.

alecj on August 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

QFT.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I never made that statement, nor subscribe to that sentiment, at 12:05 pm or at any other time. Where did you get that?

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I misquoted you. Lo siento. Correct quote:

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The stinking Party Bosses do not know Missouri.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Clearly, neither do you. He will not and cannot win. He is too self-centered and delusional to recognize it. I was going to leave the presidential line blank. Now I get to leave the senatorial line blank. Yay.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I am just curious at the animosity you seem to have against police, and why you are fixate on selling “shooting randomly”. 9 people getting hit by stray bullets in a crowded street on 5th Ave at 9am on Friday is hardly a surprise. Watch the video. The shooting was over in seconds.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Yeah. You caught me. I have all kinds of “animosity” for cops who SHOOT NINE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS to take out one bad guy. Crazy me. Where could my animosity be coming from? I don’t know, maybe it’s coming from the fact that two cops SHOT NINE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS while they were taking out one bad guy. Sheesh. How many innocent Americans have to be mowed down by the cops before you show some…animosity? If this were a private citizen, legally armed, trying to stop a crime, he’d be facing nine felony attempted murder charges right now. What will those keystone cops face? A little desk duty…and, if New Yorkers are lucky, hours and hours and hours at the shooting range. There is way too much shit going on in this country right now for us to be giving a pass to cops who “accidentally” shoot innocent Americans — NINE OF THEM, in, as you say, a matter of mere seconds.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

In other words, only roughly one fourth of the Republican party shares Akin’s views, a definitive minority.

Both Brunner and Steelman share Akin’s views. So that would be 100% of the candidates in the Missouri Republican primary.

You need to pay attention to Missouri voters, not the GOP nationally. They’re the only ones who count in this race.

Missy on August 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Maybe you should consider changing the name you assume to post here.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Maybe you should consider changing the name you assume to post here.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I’ll do that…right after two cops mowing down nine innocent Americans becomes a rational act.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I know the Akin-lovers want to think that will work. It won’t. Want to know why? Claire has never made a stupid statement about rape victims.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Wow if you think that the outcome of an election should matter you love the winner. Do you love Obama? I detest him and wish Akin had lost. But the will of the people and rule of law should solely determine who is running short of a criminal act or a determination to commit one when elected. He did none of that. He made a very stupid statement very quickly retracted.

I disagree with Mitt much more than Akin. But am not asking Mitt to step down. He won fairly. That should be all that mattered.

If he does lose it will be because Democrats will use the words of stupid Republicans that said he should get out of the race.

If you think any race in America will be mainly about abortion you must know nothing about America.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Both Brunner and Steelman share Akin’s views. So that would be 100% of the candidates in the Missouri Republican primary.

You need to pay attention to Missouri voters, not the GOP nationally. They’re the only ones who count in this race.

Missy on August 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

More like 96%. There were a number of other candidates that got very few votes.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM

The controversy is not over abortion policy.

Which doesn’t mean if Akin were smart (I know he isn’t) he couldn’t force discussion of the quote into discussion of abortion policy.

Every time you get asked about your quote respond with something like, “Let’s not let a gaffe distract the discussion on substantive issues. McCaskill believes government funding of abortion is the most critical issue in this election – I believe it is the failed economic policies of Obama-McCaskill.”

Refuse to engage on the State Media’s term.

If McCaskill pushes on the quote, and she will, she fails into a trap.

It would be better if he hadn’t said what he did but the notion the election is now over is comical.

18-1 on August 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I have to say, this Akin guy is the most anti-American anti-conservative politician I’ve ever seen. I think he beats Obama in this respect. Heck, the way he’s acting, I can’t distinguish him from an Obama operative.

MrX on August 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM

If this poll is right…then how on earth is a conservative Republican for Senate going to lose to batshit crazy Claire McSkankle?

I don’t care if he is openly endorsing legitimate vs. illegitimate rape theories…she’s going to get her fat ass kicked.

Jaibones on August 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Will Todd Akin drag Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and any other Republicans down with him? Will he succeed? Stay turned for next week’s exciting episode of “How the [Legitimate] Stomach Turns” as well as another spell binding episode of “Captain Microbrain Akin and SpermTrek, The Next Insemination”.

VorDaj on August 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Well, if Akin is staying in we are stuck with him, for now. We have to have to help him win. Can we get some infanticide ads on the air? Is it possible to really fight back? There is plenty of information out there to take Clare down.

Get her out, and then we worry about Akin. One sorted mess at a time.

shar61 on August 25, 2012 at 6:43 PM

But … but … Scott Rasmussen is God isn’t he?
Whenever Republicans need polling evidence supporting their talking points (in this case, that Akin must quit or else he will hurt the Party’s chances in the November elections), Rasmussen delivers.

mlindroo on August 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I have to say, this Akin guy is the most anti-American anti-conservative politician I’ve ever seen. I think he beats Obama in this respect. Heck, the way he’s acting, I can’t distinguish him from an Obama operative.

MrX on August 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM

You probably feel that way about most fly over Republicans.

But who cares.

That is why the voters decide not some outsider like you.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 6:54 PM

But … but … Scott Rasmussen is God isn’t he?
Whenever Republicans need polling evidence supporting their talking points (in this case, that Akin must quit or else he will hurt the Party’s chances in the November elections), Rasmussen delivers.

mlindroo on August 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Enough with this garbage.

To pile on now can accomplish nothing except make sure Clair the rabid Democrat keeps her seat.

Support Akin or STFU about forcing a fellow Republican out.

Steveangell on August 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

If there is a serious movement for a write-in/3rd party candidate then I would vote for that person, but absent that I would vote for Dumb(Akin) over Dumber(McCaskill).

Wigglesworth on August 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

It’s hard to switch horses in midstream but if Akin is in it to win it, then he needs to change direction and start pounding CM with all he’s got on her. There’s still 2 months to go so he’s got time to bury this misspeak. Maybe he could buy a teleprompter. Other than that, the only way out for the GOP is to get a write in going for some high profile R.

Kissmygrits on August 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Why are Republicans so adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? All he had to do was keep his mouth shut and that seat goes red!

I guess part of the reason lies with standards. Slow Joe Biden has several websites devoted to the idiot statements that come out of his mouth. Fauxcahontas is in a dead heat with Scott Brown. One of the nice things about being a leftie is never having to say you’re sorry.

Russ in OR on August 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

We in the grassroots dont think like you that think it is amazing Akin is only down by 9. I bet given time and him hammer Claire he will be up by 9.

Bullhead on August 25, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Obvious answer to the question, why do Claire McCaskill’s supporters want Akin to stay in the race. Because he is a narrow candidate who is now damaged goods and gives Claire an easy win. Capice?

AReadyRepub on August 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM

PS This election will be decided by the “moron” vote. The number of morons in this country coincides with the number not paying taxes and on the dole.

AReadyRepub on August 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Republicans make up about 35-40% of the electorate, depending on which pollster you ask. Individuals who believe in no abortion even in cases of incest and rape currently make up 15% of the electorate.

In other words, only roughly one fourth of the Republican party shares Akin’s views, a definitive minority. The Republican party is mostly made up of individuals who want smaller government and balanced budgets.

WolvenOne on August 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Rather than go by your math and logic, I’ll just cite a gallup poll.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/118399/more-americans-pro-life-than-pro-choice-first-time.aspx

Without digging more into my comment than I was trying to say, let’s just leave it at a majority of Americans are pro-life. And the fact still remains that progressives in the Republican Party are harder on Social Conservatives in their own party than they are on liberals in the Democrat party.

hawkdriver on August 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Much better D/R/I than the PPP poll:

PARTY ID

Democrat 194 (31%)

Republican 219 (35%)

Independent 214 (34%)

But still a pretty small sample.

crosspatch on August 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I’m waiting for Steveangel to start praying for all of us who don’t believe in Akin or Huckebee’s SoCon insurance coverage plan & implore us to open our hearts and wallets to get Akin from 39% to 51% of the vote against Claire-bear. Someone else mentioned that any of the other republican candidates in MO could take Akin’s place and still be pro-life but without the sticky ooze of bile that coats Akin. Why not go that route if the message is more important than the messenger? Pro-life is pro-life until it becomes pro-Akin.

athenadelphi on August 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

There is way too much shit going on in this country right now for us to be giving a pass to cops who “accidentally” shoot innocent Americans — NINE OF THEM, in, as you say, a matter of mere seconds.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

When I read a post that I think is foolish, I will remember this one and know that it really isn’t that bad…thanks for the standard of idiocy.

And of course if that guy had gotten in a car, and drove over a couple of kids you would be whining of “where were the police, why didn’t they take him out”…and of course, you have never been in “the line of fire”, never confronted an armed person who just go through killing someone…unbelievable how naive and ignorant some posters are, but you established a good strong standard.

right2bright on August 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

It’s hard to switch horses in midstream but if Akin is in it to win it, then he needs to change direction and start pounding CM with all he’s got on her. There’s still 2 months to go so he’s got time to bury this misspeak. Maybe he could buy a teleprompter. Other than that, the only way out for the GOP is to get a write in going for some high profile R.

Kissmygrits on August 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Exactly, Akin is a fool, he made a horrible stupid statement…but is his policies, and policies he supports in congress better or worse than the dem?
The dems don’t have the problem we do, we want “perfect” candidates, they just want a candidate and worry about how “perfect” they are when it comes time to vote.

Look how stupid the VP is and his remarks, you don’t hear any dem calling for him to step down…Maxine Waters, ever hear anyone ask for her to step down, or the congressman who said the island would flip over?

The guy made a stupid comment about something very PC…but if I walked into the voting booth, I would pull the lever for him over the dem…

right2bright on August 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

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