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Thread: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I don't think so. He can if he wants to, but he's under no obligation to call for candidates to withdraw from their races. Obama shouldn't have to call for his own party members to withdraw or resign in the wake of scandals either. It's really for the constituents to voice their opinions.
    He's under no obligation to, and it's not his call in the end. However, from a PR standpoint, the best move for Romney is to ask him to step down.


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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Realistically it is not Romney's job to ask him to step down.

    Tactically it would be stupid. If he did, then Akin's supporters are mad at Romney. If he did not step down, Romney looks weak.

    Morally, it is not Romney's place to tell other candidates what to do.

    From any angle, I can't see where Romney should ask Akin to quit.
    I don't disagree, but he could lose the race because of his comments.


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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't disagree, but he could lose the race because of his comments.
    You mean Akin? Possible: Akin Comments Could Swing Missouri Senate Race - NYTimes.com

    No two controversies are alike, and we’ll have to wait for polling data to see what impact this has on the race. But based on some loose historical precedents, the remarks could be enough to swing the polls to Ms. McCaskill.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Deadline to withdraw in Missouri is the eleventh tuesday before the election, which is tomorrow.
    Then I suspect that he will drop out tomorrow. There is zero chance that he stays in the race. Remember Larry Craig wasn't going to quit either...the reality is, the GOP will pressure him like no tomorrow to drop out, they know that if he stays in that they have no hope whatsoever of taking control of the Senate...and Romney, while not openly, will absolutely pressure him to drop out. The last thing the GOP wants in a close election year, is a Wacko like this guy drawing more attention to problems that the GOP already has with women and many moderates.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    The terrifying thing is that people might still vote for him if he stayed.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The terrifying thing is that people might still vote for him if he stayed.
    I suspect that there are a LOT of Republicans that would still vote for him....many who probably secretly agree with his stances on abortion being outlawed in all cases including rape.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Then I suspect that he will drop out tomorrow. There is zero chance that he stays in the race. Remember Larry Craig wasn't going to quit either...the reality is, the GOP will pressure him like no tomorrow to drop out, they know that if he stays in that they have no hope whatsoever of taking control of the Senate...and Romney, while not openly, will absolutely pressure him to drop out. The last thing the GOP wants in a close election year, is a Wacko like this guy drawing more attention to problems that the GOP already has with women and many moderates.
    I agree he'll probably drop out. Scott Brown, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn have already pretty much called for him to step down. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee, American Crossroads, and Crossroads GPS have pulled out of Missouri. I really don't think there's anyway he can continue.

    I suspected something like this might happen though. Akin, who is my congressman, has been saying things like this for years. No wonder McCaskill was not so secretly supporting him in the primary.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The terrifying thing is that people might still vote for him if he stayed.
    Not only might they, I think it's highly likely he will win. This is Missouri, after all, which if it isn't the bible belt/deep south, it's the closest thing to it.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Not only might they, I think it's highly likely he will win. This is Missouri, after all, which if it isn't the bible belt/deep south, it's the closest thing to it.
    I don't know. I only have anecdotal evidence, but I've talked to a few people here who are party line Republican voters who are planning to just skip the Senate race this year if Akin doesn't withdraw.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    No. A presidential candidate has no right, and no business, asking someone else not to run for political office, regardless of what that person's views are.
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