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

    Mitt Romney said "Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.” Yeah, we get that. But shouldn't Romney show his leadership by asking Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Senate bid?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mitt Romney said "Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.” Yeah, we get that. But shouldn't Romney show his leadership by asking Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Senate bid?

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    Yes, but I think he may have.


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

    It's not Romney's responsibility to demand that candidates withdraw from their respective races. That is for the constituents to decide, not another candidate.

    I'll take it a step further and say Obama has no justification for making demands for candidates to withdraw or sitting reps to step down as president, either.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    No. Its not up to Romney. However, I guarantee that this guy will quit. He will hang on for a few days, saying that he isn't going to quit, however, the fervor will remain and you better God Guarantee that Romney and the GOP will be pressuring him from behind the scenes to back out.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. Its not up to Romney. However, I guarantee that this guy will quit. He will hang on for a few days, saying that he isn't going to quit, however, the fervor will remain and you better God Guarantee that Romney and the GOP will be pressuring him from behind the scenes to back out.
    I think I read somewhere that he has to quit by tomorrow if he's going to.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mitt Romney said "Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.” Yeah, we get that. But shouldn't Romney show his leadership by asking Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Senate bid?

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

    I misread and voted wrong. Woops. Should have said no.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Todd Akin To Quit His Senate Bid In Missouri?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. Its not up to Romney. However, I guarantee that this guy will quit. He will hang on for a few days, saying that he isn't going to quit, however, the fervor will remain and you better God Guarantee that Romney and the GOP will be pressuring him from behind the scenes to back out.
    Deadline to withdraw in Missouri is the eleventh tuesday before the election, which is tomorrow.
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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.

    Sorta. Todd Akin has until Tuesday Aug. 21 to drop out of U.S. Senate race?; Update: Or is it Sept. 25? | Twitchy

    There is a SECOND deadline for Akin to withdraw, 9/25, but it's complicated. Will explain on @dailyrundown.
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