By Gary P Jackson
Greta notes on her blog, what many of us are thinking.
Sarah Palin backed Sarah Steelman, a true reformer, who, like most true reformers, was at odds with the Establishment™.
The people of Missouri chose Todd Akin who the democrat party spent over $1.5 MILLION portraying as the “true conservative” in the race. Akin was also the candidate democrat Claire McCaskill wanted to go up against.
By now you’ve read all about Akin’s theory of the “magic uterus” and how it keeps a woman who is raped from becoming pregnant. I don’t know what to add, except this may be the stupidest human being in the country. He’s just handed a crucial Senate seat, one that was absolutely winnable. Back to McCaskill, the incumbent.
This may have been the most vulnerable of all democrat held Senate seats up for grabs this year. Now it’s likely the safest.
Everyone, including Mitt Romney and Reince Preibus, have called on this clown to drop out of the race and allow the GOP to put a winner on the ticket. As of this writing he’s given everyone the finger and says he’ll stay in.
Unfortunately Missouri’s “sore loser” laws, designed to keep disgruntled primary losers from challenging the party nominees [think turncoat Lisa Murkowski in Alaska] will keep Sarah Steelman or John Brunner from mounting a third party challenge. Normally I am against a primary challenger who lost pulling a stunt like that, but in this case, it would be justifiable, and applauded.
Since Akin will not drop out, the GOP cannot legally replace him on the ticket. But they COULD back a suitable Conservative candidate. Problem is, the best candidate, Sarah Steelman, is already out of the running.
This is a disaster.
My recommendation for the future?
Listen to Sarah Palin!
Sarah has a knack for picking winners. She vets these candidates and knows a real, solid Conservative when she sees one. As Greta points out, Sarah had a 100% success rate in choosing candidates until Missouri voters defied her choice. Now they, and the nation will pay for this mistake.
Read more of what Greta has to say here.