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  •  This is a game changer. (9+ / 0-)

    I live in the second reddest county here in Misery, have been very critical of our milquetoast Senator and have all along felt Claire was toast ala Blanche Lincoln.

    Regardless, being a crawl-over-glass Dem, I dutifully held my nose and got a Repup ballot in the primary just so I could vote for Akin.  After his "misspoke", it was nice to see my vote wasn't in vain. :)

    But, I remained pessimistic despite the big money advantage Claire had over Akin knowing full well she would be targeted with massive amounts of SuperPAC funded ads, etc.

    This.  Is.  A.  Game.  Changer.

    People who don't live here, particularly in very red rurl part of the state, don't understand how bass-akwards this place has gotten and how overwhelmed the state Dem party is at times.  The playing field here is not at all level for statewide Dem candidates no matter how "middle of the road" they try to be.  And yes, Akin will still get at least 45% of the vote come November because that's how batshit insane the state has become.

    But it might not be enough now.  Wow, this is very significant not just because of the financial hole it'll put Akin in but the message it's sending.

    "I'm not writing to make conservatives happy. I want them to hate my opinions. I'm not interested in debating them. I want to stop them." - Steve Gilliard

    by grog on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:33:22 AM PDT

    •  Good analysis. (4+ / 0-)
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      It's good he has that 45% because he knows it and won't quit.  :-)  Akin believes God wants him to run.  He'll stay in (and Crossroads will be back I bet).  But this puts McCaskill in much better shape.  At least lean Dem now.

      If the Rs force Akin out, fundies may revolt and not vote for Brunner.  Win/win for us.

      I'm from the Elizabeth Warren Wing of the Democratic Party!

      by TomP on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:39:48 AM PDT

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    •  The message its sending seems to be (1+ / 0-)
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      grog

      keep your mouths shut until you're in office.  After that, do what you want.

      •  It's pretty much always been that (1+ / 0-)
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        ColoTim

        since Reagan took office.

        "I'm not writing to make conservatives happy. I want them to hate my opinions. I'm not interested in debating them. I want to stop them." - Steve Gilliard

        by grog on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:58:49 AM PDT

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