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    Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    It appears that Romney has asked Akin to stop running for his senate bid amid his comments. It's nice to see Romney and other Republicans attempting to hold their party accountable by asking Akin to drop his seat amid his ignorant comments.

    Mitt Romney joined several other Republicans Tuesday in calling on Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to give up his bid for Senate over his controversial comments on rape, as the Republican congressman continued to hold his ground and vowed to stay in the race.Romney added his voice after five past and present Missouri Republican senators urged Akin to step aside. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, they said his presence does not serve "the national interest.
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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Romney and every other GOP bigwig has an eye on winning a majority in the Senate and this Missouri race is now an obstacle to it. To pretend otherwise is to play ostrich.
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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Romney and every other GOP bigwig has an eye on winning a majority in the Senate and this Missouri race is now an obstacle to it. To pretend otherwise is to play ostrich.
    Sometimes doing the right thing is also politically expedient.

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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    How is it Romney's business?

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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Darroll View Post
    How is it Romney's business?
    Because November election that's why.
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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    I commend Romney for basically telling Akin he is not needed by the Republican Party.

    If you have someone in your family who has been raped you find this backassward's comments repulsive.

    It was not a gaff. A gaff is mistaking a foreign country's leader's name or a number.

    With his talk about "legitimate rape" it once again puts more pressure on a woman to just keep quiet about being raped. It makes you wonder if he has not had a personal experience with forcing himself on some young woman .

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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It appears that Romney has asked Akin to stop running for his senate bid amid his comments. It's nice to see Romney and other Republicans attempting to hold their party accountable by asking Akin to drop his seat amid his ignorant comments.



    Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments | Fox News
    I hope Akin tells Romney to go **** himself. A RINO like Romney has no room telling someone they should step down. Akin was not suggesting that there is a legitimate time to rape someone. Only a ****en retard believes that. The only thing he did wrong was poorly articulate that if there was a rape exception that many would lie about being raped in order to get an abortion and suggested that pregnancies rarely happen from rape. He did not suggest that there is a legitimate reason to rape someone as many die hard abortionists are trying to suggest.
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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I hope Akin tells Romney to go **** himself. A RINO like Romney has no room telling someone they should step down. Akin was not suggesting that there is a legitimate time to rape someone. Only a ****en retard believes that. The only thing he did wrong was poorly articulate that if there was a rape exception that many would lie about being raped in order to get an abortion and suggested that pregnancies rarely happen from rape. He did not suggest that there is a legitimate reason to rape someone as many die hard abortionists are trying to suggest.
    No, that is exactly what he was saying. It wasn't poorly articulated at all. We got what he said. This is the same guy who believes a woman got what she deserved.

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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Sometimes doing the right thing is also politically expedient.
    Sometimes doing the politically expedient thing is still the politically expediently thing to do and that is why you do it.
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    Re: Romney calls on Rep. Akin to drop Senate bid over 'rape' comments

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Because November election that's why.
    thank you for that brutal honesty.
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