Missouri TV station cancels part of Akin ad buy due to lack of payment

posted at 6:01 pm on September 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

If he’s still in the race on September 25, his name will be on the ballot in November. Tick tock.

KOMU-TV in Columbia says it received half of the payment for an ad buy, and when it didn’t get the other half, it cancelled the rest of the ads. The station says its confirmed that other stations from St. Louis to Kansas City have been put in the same position…

An Akin spokesman told KOMU that it was a scheduling mistake and the final portion of their payments is coming in the mail, so to speak.

According to WaPo, he’s raised $400,000 since August 19 while McCaskill is sitting on millions in the bank. Says one Missouri GOP strategist not associated with the campaign, “The only way he gets out is if his wife, Lulli, is either convinced they have no money and will not get any, or some of his core supporters suggest Todd get out.” Makes me wonder if McCaskill will actually ease off on her own ads until Sept. 25 lest she inadvertently remind Akin that he’ll be swamped down the stretch. Why scare him off?

Below you’ll find one that she just put out. Apart from using the color blue for the little image of Missouri at the end, you’d never know that she’s a Democrat who endorsed Obama earlier than virtually anyone else in the Senate in 2008 and cast the 60th vote for his signature boondoggle. On the contrary, she sounds like a budget-cappin’, regulation-slashin’, earmark-bannin’ small-government independent dream. Maybe you should run on the libertarian ticket, Claire. Exit question: Is Karl Rove’s dumb joke about having Akin taken out going to end up keeping this guy in the race? It’s become a rallying point for pro-Akin, anti-establishment forces, including Phyllis Schlafly’s group — even though, according to BuzzFeed, Schlafly privately urged Akin to drop out of the race herself.


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Is there a point to this point post we don’t already know?

rob verdi on September 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If he’s still in the race on September 25, his name will be on the ballot in November. Tick tock.

You can take that to the bank. Feel free to make a donation to Akin from that fund. =P

It’s become a rallying point for pro-Akin, anti-establishment forces, including Phyllis Schlafly’s group — even though, according to BuzzFeed, Schlafly privately urged Akin to drop out of the race herself.

Out of curiosity, was this ever corroborated, or was this as well-supported as Huckabee’s inevitable endorsement of Haley Barbour for the 2012 primaries, or the declarations that Akin was going to step down shortly before the prior Tuesday 5PM deadline?

Stoic Patriot on September 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Seeing lots of Claire Hussein McCaskill’s face on TV ought to be advertising enough for Akin.

RBMN on September 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Abort!

/ hey, I can repeat also

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

According to WaPo, he’s raised $400,000 since August 19 while McCaskill is sitting on millions in the bank. Says one Missouri GOP strategist not associated with the campaign, “The only way he gets out is if his wife, Lulli, is either convinced they have no money and will not get any, or some of his core supporters suggest Todd get out.”

Classic Catch-22 – Akin now would have to pay to reprint the ballots, as well as the expected lawyer fees (remember, the ‘Rat Secretary of State can challenge it) to get off the ballot.\

Oh well; McConnell didn’t really want to be majority leader anyway.

Steve Eggleston on September 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

So whether or not we have to live with Obamacare is possibly in the hands of Akin’s wacky wife. Great.

Mark1971 on September 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Thanks Todd, your so-con assininity cost the Republicans a surefire seat.

Daikokuco on September 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Classic Catch-22 – Akin now would have to pay to reprint the ballots, as well as the expected lawyer fees (remember, the ‘Rat Secretary of State can challenge it) to get off the ballot.\

Oh well; McConnell didn’t really want to be majority leader anyway.

Steve Eggleston on September 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Grrrrr…

Fallon on September 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

So where is Huckabee to bail his a$$ out?

JPeterman on September 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Maybe Huckabee will bail him out?

idesign on September 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Classic Catch-22 – Akin now would have to pay to reprint the ballots, as well as the expected lawyer fees (remember, the ‘Rat Secretary of State can challenge it) to get off the ballot.\

Steve Eggleston on September 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I’m sure the GOP would be willing to chip in to make that happen but I’m equally sure that Akin doesn’t see this race the way the rest of us do. He’s willing to let that awful shrew have another six years because he see’s himself running on principle.

He keeps saying that but I have yet to understand just what principle he is talking about. Yes, it isn’t fair that one stupid comment killed his campaign but he was the one who said it!

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Rove and Huckabee have been turds about ths. Ugh. So has Akin…it’s like a terrible awful bad joke. But, not funny.

Minorcan Maven on September 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I’m sure the GOP would be willing to chip in to make that happen but I’m equally sure that Akin doesn’t see this race the way the rest of us do. He’s willing to let that awful shrew have another six years because he see’s himself running on principle.

He keeps saying that but I have yet to understand just what principle he is talking about. Yes, it isn’t fair that one stupid comment killed his campaign but he was the one who said it!

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I’m not so sure the GOP is willing to chip in, especially since once it enters Akin’s bank account, they lose control.

That said, the self-eye-gouge is mutual. The Missouri GOP would rather have 6 more years of McCaskill than have Akin in office.

Steve Eggleston on September 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

If Romney weren’t such an insecure, insular, priss he would have Gingrich on every show, rebutting Slick Willie. To bench a guy like that (who is as close as we’ve got to a ‘splainer like Clinton) shows how meek the Romney campaign is. You can’t beat something with nothing and unless they go big from here on out, it’s over.
But hey, Gingrich didn’t endorse Mitt early like Pawlenty, so F-him.
‘Boston’ by way of Scrooge McDuck Lake, is a disgrace.

AmeriCuda on September 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Tags: ballot, McCaskill, Missouri, pro-life, rape, republican, Todd Akin

Ugh, that pretty much sums up the Missouri Senate race, huh?

Akin, please, exit the race while there is still time.

Lawdawg86 on September 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

good!

nathor on September 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

This is good news. When is he going to drop out?

thuja on September 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

He made one stupid comment… Wow, like none of us ever has done that… You know what? Nobody on this board really has a right to an opinion. Unless they’re from Missouri, of course. Anybody else who says he should drop out has designated him/herself a decision-maker, a right-minded (outsider) thinker who gets to say what should be happening for the people of Missouri… hmmm, that kind of thing sort of sounds familiar, and it begins to inform me of the nature of “our” jerks on the outside looking in. Shame on the Republican establishment, shame. And shame on you who want to throw stones because it *might* cost a seat… why not throw stones at the RNC for *really* making that likely? Eh? Jerks.

fabrexe on September 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/todd-akins-ads-disappear-from-missouri-airwaves/

UPDATE: The Akin Camp sent this update on today’s report. The campaign says it has raised $400,000 online in the last 20 days.

Akin Campaign Blasts False Story on TV Ads

St. Louis, MO: The Akin campaign today blasted a factually wrong and misleading story suggesting that television ads were being pulled due to a lack of payment and implications that the Akin campaign was running out of funds. Perry Akin, Campaign Manager, released the following statement:

“This story is simply false. Our television buyers have paid for every ad that has aired and even bought more ad time today. A political campaign, like an advertiser, makes constant decisions about where and when we want our ads to air. This is standard practice in campaigns across the country. Unfortunately, a particular television station decided to twist the facts and created a story that is simply untrue. We are still on the air across Missouri. However, we will not be doing any more business with KOMU-TV because they have lied.

“KOMU should be ashamed for publishing a false story when they know what the truth is. No ad was pulled because no ad ever airs without being paid for. Ads are only ever “pulled” from the air for legal or ethical reasons, and this ad is 100% accurate regarding Claire McCaskill’s record.

“We are exceeding our fundraising goals and have raised over $400,000 online alone in the last 20 days.”

The campaign added that they bought more broadcast ads and pulled all ads from KOMU-TV because of their unprofessionalism.

late to the game AP.

dmacleo on September 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

So whether or not we have to live with Obamacare is possibly in the hands of Akin’s wacky wife. Great.

Mark1971 on September 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Yes. Unless we can hold onto Massachusetts, flip Connecticut, etc.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

fabrexe on September 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

1. It’s not a matter of one stupid comment. If that’s what you think, then you haven’t been paying attention.

2. No single person is more important than control of the Senate. He is not the only person who can be the Republican nominee, but he is the only Republican who could lose to McCaskill and ensure the complete implementation of Obamacare.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

who could lose to McCaskill and

possibly

ensure the complete implementation of Obamacare.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Plus there’s a small chance that he could depress conservative turnout in Missouri enough to hand 10 electoral votes to Obama.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

So who is the replacement. Even if Akin does not leave in time and has the R, a write-in against person so much of a Obama clone one is unable to tell them apart when they are not in the same room. It is very possible with the right person and the cash behind them, cash that will flow as soon as the name is known and the person passes the right litmus tests.

tjexcite on September 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Madame Todd Akin and Todd Akin Jr. will not have their rightful place in the, uh,… Senator’s mansion… denied.

Jeddite on September 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

We need to move on from MO, unfortunately, and focus on VA, MA, OH, ND, and CT.

changer1701 on September 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

and the bedwetters wee wee’d up.

t8stlikchkn on September 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

fabrexe on September 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Spot on. OK, he’s a boob that said something thoroughly stupid.

But he got the nomination, he’s the R candidate, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change.

So, support the boob who will probably get the votes mostly right in the senate, or step away and let CM win again and continue to shove the country down the crapper?

I live in Texas, but I’m sending Akin some money.

iurockhead on September 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Wow, Akin raised $400,000, now that is a big war chest to finance a senate run.

bayview on September 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I’d almost forgotten that this man-on-a-mission was still running. This has been one craptastic day.

natasha333 on September 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I lost any and all respect for Phyllis Schlafly, who doesn’t have the guts to publicly call for Akin to drop out.

bluegill on September 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM

People are all over Akin but if one stops fuming long enough to think it over, getting out is a darned big step.

Remember, he gave up his safe House seat to run for the Senate nomination, and he won it fair and square. If he drops out now, he is out of a job in January – and so are all his staff members, the congressional staff in DC, the home district office staff, and all the campaign staff (who would at least have had jobs through the election).

That is a lot of people to put out of work at one time over one line in one interview.

Of course, those who have righteously demanded he get out would certainly quit their jobs if they ever embarrassed the Party, right? Right?

Just as I thought, a bunch of loudmouthed hypocrites.

Adjoran on September 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

He made one stupid comment… Wow, like none of us ever has done that… You know what? Nobody on this board really has a right to an opinion. Unless they’re from Missouri, of course.

fabrexe on September 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Everyone has a right to an opinion. But being from MO, I’m glad you hold mine in higher regard … and I absolutely want Akin OUT of this race. He can yammer on about principle all he wants, but it’s ego, pure and simple. He holds his “principle” above the good of the party taking the Senate back, and that, frankly, is selfish.

Unfortunately I highly doubt he’ll drop, and we’ll have to deal with Claire Bear for another 6 years. ::sigh::

zauriel on September 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Remember, he gave up his safe House seat to run for the Senate nomination, and he won it fair and square. If he drops out now, he is out of a job in January – and so are all his staff members, the congressional staff in DC, the home district office staff, and all the campaign staff (who would at least have had jobs through the election).

Adjoran on September 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I seem to recall that he could have switched places with the Republican candidate who is currently running for his House seat. I don’t know if that’s still possible.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I hope no one else gives the RNC a penny until they decide to help all R/Conservative candates…sorry, the RNC only supports the ones the back room wants. Regardless of Akin’s stupid views on reproduction from rape, he is and always has been solid Conservative, not just another wishy washy R, and that is his main problem when it comes to RNC backing.

aposematic on September 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

You chickenlittle’s are getting tiresome:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/08/still-a-toss-up-in-missouri.html

PPP has it a statistical dead heat even after the kerfuffle.

Donate to Akin; help him win and qwit yer bitchin.

exsanguine on September 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I lost any and all respect for Phyllis Schlafly, who doesn’t have the guts to publicly call for Akin to drop out.

bluegill on September 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM

…she reminds me of somebody!

KOOLAID2 on September 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM

sorry, the RNC only supports the ones the back room wants. Regardless of Akin’s stupid views on reproduction from rape, he is and always has been solid Conservative, not just another wishy washy R, and that is his main problem when it comes to RNC backing.

aposematic on September 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

No. He had the complete support of the RNC until his candidacy became toxic and endangered what had been considered an easy pick-up — entirely due to his own idiocy.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

for an upstanding Christian guys, this sounds a little weasel-like.

I didn’t read that they pulled ads because they got the shaft, they pulled them because they didn’t get the money on time. If you are not buying KMOX, KUMO you are not serious about winning.

sorry, Todd, thx for playing the weasel game. (and no, he may not get out he may fervently believe that God will provide)…or at least he’ll be damn sure to not leave until the damage done is already done and the R party won’t win anyway. WWJD?…right Todd

“This story is simply false. Our television buyers have paid for every ad that has aired and even bought more ad time today. A political campaign, like an advertiser, makes constant decisions about where and when we want our ads to air. This is standard practice in campaigns across the country. Unfortunately, a particular television station decided to twist the facts and created a story that is simply untrue. We are still on the air across Missouri. However, we will not be doing any more business with KOMU-TV because they have lied.

“KOMU should be ashamed for publishing a false story when they know what the truth is. No ad was pulled because no ad ever airs without being paid for. Ads are only ever “pulled” from the air for legal or ethical reasons, and this ad is 100% accurate regarding Claire McCaskill’s record.

“We are exceeding our fundraising goals and have raised over $400,000 online alone in the last 20 days.”

The campaign added that they bought more broadcast ads and pulled all ads from KOMU-TV because of their unprofessionalism.

r keller on September 7, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I hope no one else gives the RNC a penny until they decide to help all R/Conservative candates…sorry, the RNC only supports the ones the back room wants. Regardless of Akin’s stupid views on reproduction from rape, he is and always has been solid Conservative, not just another wishy washy R, and that is his main problem when it comes to RNC backing.

aposematic on September 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

So you’re suggesting we just sweep his insane comment under the rug, and compromise our personal integrity and the integrity of the GOP because Akin has an “R” after his name and isn’t really “all bad”…?

Conservative or not, don’t blame the RNC for Akin’s financial woes. Akin did that to himself. Not to mention, he should have done the right thing by dropping out of the race. Last I heard, personal responsibility is just one of the things conservatives have always done better with than the liberal Dems do.

Akin doesn’t seem to care about those values…so why should the GOP?

JetBoy on September 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Shut the whole thing down.

WisCon on September 7, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Conservative or not, don’t blame the RNC for Akin’s financial woes. Akin did that to himself. Not to mention, he should have done the right thing by dropping out of the race. Last I heard, personal responsibility is just one of the things conservatives have always done better with than the liberal Dems do.

Akin doesn’t seem to care about those values…so why should the GOP?

JetBoy on September 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Thank you for saying it better than I.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM

you got to admit the fine tuned machine that the left has running. Their own polling firms puts out fake polls, and, i’m sure, lots of the money that skin is getting comes from the Left (pls, pls, pls stay).

and he’s so vain, he’ll fall for it until he loses 60 40

and all the red-diaper babies will lift a glass to ole’ todd.

r keller on September 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The GOP blew this.

JellyToast on September 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Remember, this election is the MOST important one in the entire history of mankind. Yet here you all are sitting around leaving the senate in jeopardy by not sending him your money.

astonerii on September 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Are these polls for real? Two different polls have Akin within a point of McCaskill?

From Slate… or are these fakey funny ones.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/09/06/todd_akin_claire_mccaskill_senate_race_gop_climbs_back_into_race_polls_show_.html

JellyToast on September 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Remember, this election is the MOST important one in the entire history of mankind. Yet here you all are sitting around leaving the senate in jeopardy by not sending him your money he is putting the seat in jeopardy rather than taking responsibility for his incompentance, dropping out, and ensuring that a candidate without his baggage will keep the seat for the Republicans.

astonerii on September 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Do you know why Mitt Romney is our candidate? Because he ran a flawless and gaffe-free campaign during the primaries? No. Because he inspired…anyone? No. Because he had the most compelling vision for the nation? No. Romney is our candidate because despite his many, many mistakes, despite his total lack of appeal, despite his highly questionable record, despite his lackluster performances at debate after debate, and despite all of the other reasons so many of us were committed to the ABR candidates, the Establishment did not waver in supporting him. Meanwhile, the ABR people jumped from one candidate to another to another in a dizzying example of “the perfect being the enemy of the good.”

There is a valuable lesson in all that: a little bit of loyalty goes a long way. Did Akin misspeak in a cringe-worthy way? Yes. And Republicans immediately piled on and made it a thousand times worse than it had to be. One thing I like about “our side” is that we tend not to tolerate criminal or morally reprehensible acts committed by people we elect. But this is not about a criminal or morally reprehensible act. There is no larger principle driving the shunning of Akin than fear that he will tarnish the Republican brand…a fear that will become a self-fulfilling prophecy if we are not careful. But if Republicans would quit throwing rocks at their own candidates and spend as much time and energy fighting the Democrats instead of each other, a win would still be possible.

Until we figure out how to present a united front, we’re toast. Unity. Unity. Unity. We stink at it, but it is our only hope. Akin decided to stay in–something he had every right to do. So let’s circle the wagons–around all of our people–and win one for the Gipper.

butterflies and puppies on September 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM

It would be in less jeopardy if he had the funds to compete. Kind of hard to argue that he should step down because it is the right thing to do when the Party has abandoned pretty much the rest of the right thing to do items on its platform, dontcha think? But hey, if the filibuster keeps Obamacare around by one vote, at least you showed Akin that your ideology matters. Funny how you do not give me the same credit for not supporting Romney because it is against my ideology to do so… he is too liberal for me.

astonerii on September 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Think of the lesson the RNC will learn if we wins without their money. John Bohner will not be speaker very long.

nicknack60 on September 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Look, the man said something stupid which turns out can be partially backed up in theory by medical evidence but seriously a stretch, and we hear “well, he’s the dems GOP pick’ and all that may be true, but the alternative is Claire McKaskill

So at this point, I think when this guy wins and some say he just may, the GOP is gonna be real sorry when he’s the swing vote in the senate and they run to kiss his aasss then and find it not available (unacceptable for a dem, so that’ll be the test;).

I wouldn’t blame him for saying “eff you people” but then again a good person would do what’s right for his constituents, not politically …..but of course that’s not the case anymore, or at least isn’t until 2010 came along and we all started paying attention to these people 20/7 because like all criminals they have to be on a short leash.

chicagoray on September 7, 2012 at 9:23 PM

butterflies and puppies on September 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Well said.

pannw on September 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

If he’s still in the race on September 25, his name will be on the ballot in November. Tick tock.

Just how do you come up with a name to replace him a this point? How can that be done FAIRLY and how it can it be done DEMOCRATICALLY?

Or – do the Washington DC GOP Ayatollahs just get to “dictate” who will represent the Republican voters of Missouri?

Of course – we KNOW they will!

And the Conservative Slaves with applaud them when they OVERTURN the results of a primary election that Akin fairly won!

You guy’s will applaud them because you’re so desperate for victory you’ll compromise every principle you have – including the principle that candidates should be determined by the electorate. Once you’ve crossed that line brothers – YOU ARE IN IRAN.

Which is EXACTLY why I call the GOP elites “Ayatollahs”. In Iran – the Ayatollahs get to decide who’s on the ballot – here in the GOP – it’s the same old fu***** thing!

HondaV65 on September 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

and cast the 60th vote for his signature boondoggle.

For this and the double-dipping with her airplane she MUST go, whatever it will take.

Missouri deserve better than this harlot.

Schadenfreude on September 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Remember, he gave up his safe House seat to run for the Senate nomination, and he won it fair and square. If he drops out now, he is out of a job in January – and so are all his staff members, the congressional staff in DC, the home district office staff, and all the campaign staff (who would at least have had jobs through the election).

That is a lot of people to put out of work at one time over one line in one interview.

Adjoran on September 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

They’re already out of a job. Akin has lost this race. It’s just going to take 60 more days to confirm it. Boo hoo for the soon-to-be-jobless, but I hear there’s a lot of that going around.

Akin is beyond saving. The goal is to save the prospect of a GOP senate majority. And since the objections to Akin are entirely personal, not ideological, in nature, any other Republican has a better chance of winning that race than Akin.

alwaysfiredup on September 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Just how do you come up with a name to replace him a this point? How can that be done FAIRLY and how it can it be done DEMOCRATICALLY?

One option would be to go with the guy who got the next highest number of votes.

Or – do the Washington DC GOP Ayatollahs just get to “dictate” who will represent the Republican voters of Missouri?

No, the Missouri GOP “Ayatollahs” get to make that decision. It’s the rules according to a statute that was adopted by a democratically-elected Missouri legislature.

And the Conservative Slaves with applaud them when they OVERTURN the results of a primary election that Akin fairly won!

Akin fairly won 36% of the Republican primary vote. 64% of the primary voters didn’t choose him. His claim to a mandate of the voters is extremely far-fetched. (Yes, we’re now going to push for a runoff rule a la Texas to avoid this situation in the future.)

You guy’s will applaud them because you’re so desperate for victory you’ll compromise every principle you have – including the principle that candidates should be determined by the electorate. Once you’ve crossed that line brothers – YOU ARE IN IRAN.

HondaV65 on September 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Er, no. The provisions for him leaving the ballot were created in an open and democratic process. There is no time now to have another primary. But there is nothing sacred about the process that put Akin there. It’s not like he took 60% of the vote. He only received a small plurality of the primary vote, and most of the people who say they’ll vote for him this fall still want him to withdraw. This is what the people want.

alwaysfiredup on September 8, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Did Akin misspeak in a cringe-worthy way? Yes. And Republicans immediately piled on and made it a thousand times worse than it had to be.

butterflies and puppies on September 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

No, that’s simply not true. The GOP did not make it worse. Akin made it worse. The national GOP did what they had to do to keep his mistake from tainting every other GOP race in the nation. What Akin said was that bad, and his “apologies” merely confirmed that a) he meant to say what he said in the first place and b) still has no idea why it was so awful. Anyone who says he still has a shot and/or that what he said wasn’t so bad, is in a huge amount of denial.

alwaysfiredup on September 8, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Like it or not, Akin is staying in the race. If you’re a Republican, or if you want Republicans to win the Senate, you better work your tail off to get Akin elected. Enough with the surrendering — 2 months before the election! Stop your grousing for a minute, and help us win this seat! If you’re still angry with Akin in 6 yrs, you can primary him. McCaskill and Reid must be defeated. Akin is the only vehicle for victory, so you better hop on the wagon.

ceruleanblue on September 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

I’m sending him some money. Still a Republican, still better than McCaskill the Obamite. Nice that the Republican through him under the bus. Rience Priebus; the Democrats best friend. Turd.

rockerpeople on September 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM