After the news that for now, Rep. Todd Akin is not going to step aside and resign his senate run against Claire McCaskill, Caribou Barbie and former supporter of Akin's primary challenger Sarah Steelman, urged Akin to still consider getting out of the race. And if that wasn't going to work, she'd wants to see Steelman run on a third party ticket.
I could think of nothing that would make most Democrats happy than to see Steelman take Palin's advice and split the Republican ticket in Missouri, especially after McCaskill now has miles of footage for campaign ads with his fellow Republicans trashing Akin, and the fact that Steelman is as big of a wingnut at Palin and Akin.
Palin is still desperate to stay relevant during this campaign season. Let's hope any attempts to help Steelman out with causing chaos in the Missouri senate race end up working out as well for her as her initial support of Steelman during the primary race. She'd better watch it or that whole Republican game of playing the victim card and crying about the establishment coming down on you is going to come right back on her.
If Akin gets tired enough of this stuff, he's going to play the same game all conservatives do and Palin's going to find herself on the other end of it this time around. Here's to watching the GOP eat their own.
On Tuesday night, Sarah Palin paid a visit to Greta Van Susteren‘s show to discuss none other than Rep. Todd Akin. As many prominent Republicans have, Palin said she should’ve dropped out of the race — but also noted that her candidate of choice to go up against Sen. Claire McCaskill was the better choice.
“I won’t gloat about it, but I was right,” Palin said of her support of Sarah Steelman. In the primary race, Palin endorsed Steelman, and during her appearance Tuesday night, still showed staunch support for the politician.
And Akin? “You gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em,” Palin said, underlining the need for Republicans to take back the Senate. And to do so, she said, “Missouri is a must-win state.”
Making her stance clear, Palin said Akin should have exited the race — but now that the deadline’s passed, “we have to figure out what’s next.” As a possibility, she tossed out the idea of a third-party run for Steelman.
The important thing, she said, is that they not pass up the opportunity in Missouri. “It’s doable, it’s winnable,” Palin added.