The Cycle | September 27, 2012
>> republican missouri candidate, tom akin, aka mr. legitimate rape, looks like he's in it to win it and makes no friends. he said that claire mccass kel was more ladylike in 2006 .
>> that's never a good idea. don't editorialize on women and their demeanor. i'm talking to you arlen specter and todd akin . it's a bad idea. i'm shocked. when this first happened about a month ago, i thought this guy is toast. he's done. there's no way we stand for it this. i want to take the senate back as much as the next republican, but i want to do it the right way. he's not the right way. it's not because of his position on abortion. he's not founded in reality. he's not the person to lead that state.
>> let me see if i could just ask you quickly, the nrsc is signalling and said they'll continue to monitor the race and he's the far more preferable candidate. they originally said they wouldn't spend any money in the race. should they get back in or no?
>> i'm surprised at that, too. you said watch the nrcc will change its tune. i did not agree. you're absolutely right. they have, and i'm disappointed.
>> i agree with you that i'm shocked he's still in the race. a guy would say that junk sciency sort of thing would have other weird ideas, like i should say in this race.
>> junk science .
>> i want to separate crazy from being religious and feelly religiously called. when you have a guy saying god told me to run this race. if he's throwing hurdles in his way, he should continue with it. i must congratulate you that you have won our bet. i bet that he would get out. he would stay in from dpa one.
>> i was on team steve let the record show.
>> it's not crazy for him to stay in the race. he has a good chance of losing but he could win this race. if he had dropped out, he was a nobody, nothing. republicans would have said nice things about him being a team player and would have forgotten about him. there's a broader issue here. this is the moment when x happened. we may look back and say this was the week that the republicans lost their chance at the senate majority.
>> it's agree. todd akin will have played a huge role in this loss if romney loses.
>> this was one because it was the easiest pick up with missouri. claire mccaskill was done.
>> i'm not talking senate. i'm talking presidential.
>> consider the other things that happened this week on the senate side. in wisconsin this was going to be a pickup for the republicans. they had tommy thompson and thet got their canada the moderate republican to win the republican nomination this year. he would to appeal to the tea party . he went and talked about i'm going to end medicare and medicaid, on tape, came out this week and toomey thompson is nine points behind his democratic opponent in wisconsin. the other one is massachusetts. they thought they could hold is because of scott brown 's personal popularity. this is the week video pops up about brown staffers taunting warren supporters. it's terrible video. if you lose those three races and you're republicans, you're not taking back the senate you may lose the senate seats.
>> todd akin i don't want to win at all costs.
>> both romney and obama campaigning in my home state of virginia. we have more on that with the chairman of the virginia democratic party coming up. speaking of the south, when you think hunting and nascar, you think gop, right? you might be surprised as we roll on for thursday, september 27th . hmm, it says