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I agree. The best chance for the Missouri Senate seat is with a write-in candidate

Determined, isn’t he?

Quite frankly, the actions of Todd Akin and his campaign have angered me these last few days.? It reeks of stubborness, spin, and contradiction, citing cooked polls to keep him in the race, fundraising numbers that are probably buoyed by Democrats, the list goes on.? Akin’s stubbornness from his time in Congress is documented.? The problem is, stubbornness is a double-edged sword.

For those concerned that this could split the conservative vote, what do we have to lose?? Akin is going to lose big in a heads-up contest with McCaskill.? Kit Bond and Jim Talent come to mind right away.? John Brunner and Sarah Steelman cannot be a write-in candidate because a sore loser law prevents that in Missouri. Bottom-line, name recognition is a very vital element to a successful write-in campaign.? .The only one other than the two names I mentioned that would have decent name recognition would be popular state auditor Tom Schweich.

However, Bond is in his 70s now and I would have to believe he wants to stay retired.? That would leave Jim Talent, who only lost by two points to McCaskill in 2006 which was an awful political climate for the GOP.? Talent wouldn’t be bad at all.

The only one other than the two names I mentioned that would have decent name recognition would be popular state auditor Tom Schweich.? Schweich wouldn’t be a bad selection either.? I have to believe that a write-in candidate will emerge in September after the convention.

Of course this will probably make a few Akin supporters angry.? In my humble opinion though, Todd Akin and his campaign no longer deserve the Senate seat of Missouri and judging by today’s poll in Rasmussen, the people of Missouri are saying the same thing and willing to re-elect a quite unpopular incumbent over him.

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