Todd Akin on Wednesday called his defeat in the Missouri Senate race to Sen. Claire McCaskill a “real skunking.” Akin spoke about his failed bid with Mike Huckabee, the Republican’s highest-profile defender, on the former Arkansas governor’s radio show. Huckabee introduced Akin to his listeners by saying there was “maybe no greater disappointment personally” on Tuesday than Akin’s loss. Akin called Tuesday a “very, very hard, hard day and hard night.” “I always told people, ‘I don’t trust those polls,’ and the polls said it was supposedly very close or within a few points, and we finished
Comments: No, our country got a "real skunking." This is one race we should have won. He and Mourdock should have kept their mouths shut. They know how Democrats will destroy you over anything mispoken. Huckabee congratulated him on an 'honorable race??' Puhleeze.
Hopefully, this embarassment will flee from public life altogether. The only way to embarass yourself, your family and your countrymen and achieve high political success is to join the Democratic Party. For an example, see Joe Biden. Adios, Akin - you dimwit.
What did he expect, a landslide victory? he got his rear end whipped but good over his idiotic remarks about abortion. His massive ego would not let him step aside knowing he had no chance after the fiasco. If he would have stepped aside and let another candidate take his place, it might have been different. In MHO Claire would have won no matter who the Republicans put up against her. Akin just made her win a cake walk. Now it's time to get over it and get a life.
Nice job Akin. You cost us a valuable seat in the Senate, not so much by your inarticulate remarks, but rather by your absolute refusal to step down. What an ego. What delusions of grandeur. Who was advising you?
Well, awww shucks. This dipshot spins some good ol' boy colloquialism instead of tossing himself off a cliff. No shame, huh Akin? "I guess I'll jus' go gets me a ladle o' buttermilk and reconfiger what I shoulda done."
He didn't use "poorly chosen words". He said what he believed. I wouldn't want anyone dumb enough to believe that a woman's body "shuts down" during a "legitimate" rape so she can't get pregnant to make any decision or vote in the Senate for anything that would affect me or any of us. His level of stupidity is mindboggling.
Missouri Rats crossed over in the primary and gave the most beatable Republican in the field the nomination. Even without his idiotic comments, Akin was a loser.
When he didn't step down later, he poisoned the whole GOP well. Attack ads in MO painted McCaskill as a moderate and used Romney's own words to destroy Akin. Akin was hugely outspent and his effective ads were few and far between.
Mourdock and Akin are both embarrassments to the party. They didn't cost Romney the election but they didn't help, and they lost two easily winnable seats by their stupidity. Shame on them, and I hope never to hear from them again.
So I suppose all you are going to hammer the rest of the Republicans who lost as well? Maybe Romney should have stepped aside for a better candidate huh?
Akin got what we all got - beaten by a people who've become ignorant and lazy - willing to be mothered by an all-powerful government. America wants socialism because we've let the socialists run our corporations, our schools, our media and yes, sometimes even our churches. I'm a Missourian and I don't know any Republicans who said they'd not vote for Akin. Lack of Republican and Republican Party support beat Akin. I no longer support the 'country club' Republican party - the go-along to get-along group that just wants to be in the 'club' so they can occasionally get a seat at the table. That's just not good enough.
Looks like the circular firing squad is out in full force. Or is it the two minute hate? Not sure.
Sports fans, the problem is in the electorate. We Missourians got the prez vote right, but not the Senate vote.
If it makes you feel good to vilify Akin, go ahead. He**, why don't you get a lynch mob together? I only live about 10 miles from his HQ, so I can drive you there. But what good has it been to us to insist on purity in thought and deed?
The fact that he's even talking about rape shows what an idiot he is. The middle east is in flames, Iran's getting a nuke, we're trillions in debt, the fiscal cliff is coming...and this dope gets sucked into a conversation about rape/abortion. He can't manage to focus back on the issues?
An egomaniac who thinks he's bigger than the cause. What a loser.
Akin, you became one of the top 10 distractions in the race. Your pride cost a crucial Senate seat. You could have dropped out gracefully after the huge unforced error, but didn't. You will be an example of pride leading to catastrophe.
and he was the biggest stinker. if he love america, he would have dropped out of the race. mc caskell was could been beaten and the narrative of the MSM would have stopped dead in its' tracks. this creep is a selfish, arrogant buffoon. he should be shunned.
Republicans should know that the liberal media is out there just waiting for a Republican candidate to make a dumb comment about abortion or rape, so that it can be reconstructed out of context, and used against the candidate and the party in general. Since the Republicans apparently have not figured that out you can see why they are called the stupid party!
What better way for the low life Dems to win can be arranged than to set up and fund a couple of extreme idiots for your opposition? Chicago political thugs must be chortling over these two "campaigns".
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