August 21st, 2012
11:17 PM ET
10 years ago

VIDEO: Could the Akin problem become a Romney problem?

(CNN) - CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at how the suburban women's vote could play out in 2012 for Mitt Romney, particularly in light of recent controversial remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri.

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  1. Tired of republican lies

    one word....Yep...

    August 21, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  2. American People

    It already IS Mitt's problem. The entire GOP think this way!

    August 21, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    It is a Robmey problem. Didn't Eddie Munster co author a bill saying almost this same thing with Akin?? The press is once again giving the baggers a free pass... They want to control what a woman does with her own body. What ever happened to the jobs, jobs, jobs?

    OBAMA 2012!

    August 21, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. Orwell sees it, again & again

    Republicans have evolved into a bunch of radical sociopaths.
    They will not be happy until the national anthem is Dixie, women are property, and slavery is law of the land.

    August 22, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  5. Luke Brown

    I don't get it. Akin won the GOP primary fair and square. Now Romney wants him to resign? Why?

    If candidates had to resign every time they said something stupid there would no one left by election day.

    August 22, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  6. Larry L

    Hate, bigotry and ignorance are Republican strengths and weaknesses. They need to votes from the radical right-wing – their true base since the Tea Party took over the GOP. Unfortunately for Republicans, as politicians pander to the Radical right-wing they lose the independent voters. Romney has walked the fence too many times and his ship has sunk with anybody but the crazies on the far-right.

    August 22, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  7. enuff

    Akin was only stating the platform that is being adopted by the republican convention next week. He just let5 the cat out of the bag before it was introduced. Ryan, himself, has been quoted as saying that if abortion is made illegal (in all cases) then it will be illegal (in all cases). Poor Romney can't seem to catch a break between his taxes, his foreign gaffes and now abortion. But then again, he has given us no solutions to anything else either.

    August 22, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  8. Deb in MT

    Between Akin's jaw-droppingly ignorant comments, and the strict anti-choice language in the GOP platform (it's nothing to do with Romney, Mr. Priebus? Seriously, what party banner is he running under?)–not to mention Ryan and Akin were working together on that 'personhood defined at the first moment of erection' amendment–Romney looks to be unable to wriggle out from under his party's antiwoman stances. Good; couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

    One thing I've also noticed in this whole debacle, is that Romney doesn't exactly command respect from other members of his party, even those who should be writhing in embarrassment right now: consider Akin telling Romney to mind his own business. That's your Presidential nominee you're talking to there, bud. Wow.

    Obama 2012/Romney 1040 (I saw that today)

    August 22, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  9. MaryM

    It already is Romneys problem with Ryan, Akins policy buddy. Just look at the legislation that Ryan worked on WITH Akin. Oh, lets not forget that its ALSO the GOP platform at their convention. Yep, its all Romney problem

    August 22, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  10. J.V.Hodgson

    Going back to 2004/ 2008 is not relevant the demographics will have changed maybe significantly.
    In relation to how women vote I have comments.
    Akin said what he did & he carries that responsibility... for me when a candidate says he Misspoke ( apology or not) you are right on the mark as to how he/ she really feels.
    The republican parties line as recently announce has no semantic OF LEGITIMATE OR OTHERWISE IT's a CLEAR, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Life begins at conception however it happens.
    Ryan and 200 other Republicans votde for a forcible rape only abortion exception Romey has flip flopped so often i dont know what he actually supports.
    Amen its the womans choice and basic freedom keep the law out of it. be guided by your religious views if you wish!!
    These debates are too ethereal and Philosophic and often completely impractical to solve by laws.

    August 22, 2012 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  11. demnomor

    no it shouldnt affect romney.he publicy said he couldnt ,wouldnt defind akins.and the rnc refuses now to give akins funding for his re election campaign after refusing rnc and gops request to resign his i stated many times.the conservtives when one of their own, does something politically or morally wrong,they refuse to make excuses,or protect.and move quickly to remove them from office or repremand them in the fullest.whereas the libreals embrass those in their party when found quilty of wrong doing,shall i remind you by naming names tarting with jack,bobby,and ted moved to impeach nixon and sided with dems quickly.dems protected clinton.claiming it a witch hunt even after clinton defaming three womens character,finnally admitted he lied,obstructed justice,and and committed perjury under oath.the difference is moral conciousness that the librealscontinually seem to be in short supply of.and i was a dem most of my adult life,but am so disturbed by the corruptness and deception the dems practice that my family has change to be independant voters,but will vote along tea party lines,and proud of their moral standards.

    August 22, 2012 04:19 am at 4:19 am |
  12. Marry

    Are you kidding? It is only one of many BIG problems for Romney, Ryan and the GOP/TP (party of “NO”). But, actually it is really a voter problem. How can the GOP get even beyond 2% – about the number of people that might profit from their “none existing programs” to kick people into the next ditch? Tax returns????

    August 22, 2012 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  13. Shawn Votour

    As a Canadian looking into the mudslinging style of politics in the U.S. I'm surprised that the conservative media hasn't put Akin in bed with the Democrats! Where is all the conspiracy theories from the right wing!

    August 22, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |