Tuesday open thread

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Filed Under Open Thread on Aug 21 

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has cut a new ad asking for forgiveness. Will it be enough to change anyone’s mind? When your national party chairman is calling on you to drop out, and anyone with a check book is removing you from their iPhone, and the only folks who want you to show up in Tampa work at the DNC, you’re probably in trouble.

Here’s the big question: Can voters “forgive” him but still ask him to withdraw? Or does “forgiveness” mean they must also forget?

Also today, Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast writes that “The Only Big Idea Coming Out of the Romney-Ryan Camp Is the Big Lie.” It’s a cutie pie piece from one of America’s most liberal columnist and a guy who suggested in December that Romney was toast. So yeah, he’s probably right about this, too.

To cleanse your pallet, check out Mona Charen’s latest. It’s a fantastic piece with a headline that says it all: “Cool Is All That Remains.”

Finally, why not top it all off with this poignant piece on the parallels of drivers education and life.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Forgiveness does not mean that one is void of repercussions for their actions. People will forgive Akin if he can demonstrate real sorrow for his dumb statements and prove it by removing himself from the race.

    Mark Sanford stepped aside for dumb actions. He removed himself from the situation, went away, and began rebuilding his life. Not sure if Sanford ever has a political future but if people choose to forgive him it will only come after they are convinced he sincerely means it.

  • Anonymous

    Forgiveness does not mean that one is void of repercussions for their actions. People will forgive Akin if he can demonstrate real sorrow for his dumb statements and prove it by removing himself from the race.

    Mark Sanford stepped aside for dumb actions. He removed himself from the situation, went away, and began rebuilding his life. Not sure if Sanford ever has a political future but if people choose to forgive him it will only come after they are convinced he sincerely means it.

  • Alaina

    So Aiken is staying in… so glad that he’s putting aside his political ambition for the good of the country.

  • Alaina

    So Aiken is staying in… so glad that he’s putting aside his political ambition for the good of the country.

  • Alaina

    Akin needs to go. His comment was stupid and whether he’s truly sorry for what he said doesn’t matter… we need someone that can unseat McCaskill so we can have a shot of controlling the Senate.
    Have I ever mentioned that the media makes me sick?

    • Anonymous

      This just means we’ll have to pick up another Senate seat elsewhere.

  • Alaina

    Akin needs to go. His comment was stupid and whether he’s truly sorry for what he said doesn’t matter… we need someone that can unseat McCaskill so we can have a shot of controlling the Senate.
    Have I ever mentioned that the media makes me sick?

    • Anonymous

      This just means we’ll have to pick up another Senate seat elsewhere.

  • Jason Wright, Editor

    Sorry, I guess you missed the sarcasm tag.

  • Jason Wright, Editor

    Sorry, I guess you missed the sarcasm tag.

  • Raúl Ramírez

    Poignant? Seriously?

  • Raúl Ramírez

    Poignant? Seriously?