Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rove: There's "no way" that Akin can recover

On Fox News this morning, Karl Rove once again confirmed that his groups Crossroads and Crossroads GPS won't be helping out Todd Akin, and tore even further into the GOP nominee.

"If he remains on the ballot, you're right, Crossroads GPS and Crossroads will not spend any money on the race.

After those damaging statements, I mean, to try and differentiate between what's a legitimate rape and an illegitimate rape.... these were reprehensible and deplorable comments, and there's no way he can recover, in my opinion.

So our group decided if he remains the nominee, there's no reason to throw good money after bad by trying to win this seat.... this is one of those unfortunate things that's so bad, so deplorable, so out-of-touch that there's no way to recover, in my opinion, from it."

Yesterday, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS announced that the groups would pull any future assistance for the GOP Senate race in Missouri if Akin remains the party's nominee.

The Hill also reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has released a compilation of conservative pundits calling on Akin to leave the race.