Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#MOSen: Crossroads Out. Akin gets Assist from Susan B. Anthony List

No surprise from Politico: Crossroads rolls back Missouri TV buy:
American Crossroads pledged last week not to spend money in the Missouri Senate race as long as Todd Akin is the GOP candidate, and now they're starting to make good on the promise. 
Crossroads canceled about $700,000 in reservations between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, according to two sources tracking the 2012 air war.
Todd Akin is getting an assist from the Susan B. Anthony List with an ad that features an abortion survivor and criticism of Barack Obama's votes as an Illinois State Senator in support of infanticide:

Politico reports:
The conservative Susan B. Anthony List is poised to embark on a TV ad campaign challenging Barack Obama’s record on abortion, an official with the group tells POLITICO. 
The initial ad is a $150,000 buy in Missouri, and shows a woman – Melissa Ohden – speaking to the camera about having been born alive in spite of an abortion procedure.
And Todd Akin isn't sitting still either. The Akin campaign has queued up their "Case Against Claire" ad:

Politico: Akin tries to refocus on McCaskill:
Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is seeking to go back on offense against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, preparing a campaign video that attacks her record on a range of issues including health care and abortion. 
The video, which was shared early with POLITICO, opens with a clip of Mike Huckabee — Akin's highest-profile defender at this point — saying that the core of the 2012 race is "not what [Akin] said. It's what Claire McCaskill did."

1 comment:

notforsale said...

For me, ONE statement on ONE issue will not erase Akin's conservative voting record. Akin has made no bones about his pro-life beliefs, he clarified his attitude to show that he does care about victims and that he takes sexual crime very seriously - so why the shock and outrage? Reading the "comment section" after some of these Akin stories has been amazing - with each poster trying to trump the one before, as they screech their outrage - the end result sounds like immoral insanity - or a new headline for liberal media!

Did Akin state what he believed? He did - because he had the conviction to do so. Did the PARTY throw him under the bus? They sure did! WHY? Well, a liberal knows where they stand on abortion. The Republican Party (mixed with conservatives) has decided to not discuss the subject - therefore there are no talking points. The Republican Party has totally abdicated it's leadership and position on this issue, resulting in a real squishy stance.

For me, I'm looking for leaders with depth of character that are willing to stand for what they believe. I'm not looking for a PARTY - I'm looking for leaders.

There is a stark difference between Akin and McCaskill. If you are a voter that doesn't realize the differences between these two people - please do your homework before you go to the poll.