Time for an Independent Sarah Steelman Run for MO Senate?

Hot Air: Deadline passes: Akin defies calls to drop out

The Other McCain: The Politics of Dumb

Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion: Hannity, Akin, what now?

Rush Limbaugh: Akin’s Remark was Stupid and Untrue — Now He Must Put the Nation’s Future First

Need more? Just wait until tomorrow!

Update

Mark Levin weighed in on his show today.

Update2

I just confirmed with friends that Sarah Steelman CAN’T run as an independent due to Missouri’s sore loser law.

Looks like we’re probably stuck with McCaskill. CRAP!

Update3

We have a new wrinkle. Sarah Steelman can’t run as a write-in candidate, based on the “sore loser” laws of Missouri. She could run as a candidate for another party, however, namely, the Constitution Party of Missouri. They’ve registered for the U.S. Senate, although they didn’t put forth a candidate in the primary, which is their prerogative. They could slate a candidate for the general, however.

Update4

Boy howdy! Sarah Palin agrees with me.

Palin Suggests Third Party Candidate To Stop Akin In Missouri

Replace Akin with Steelman!

It’s really the best choice. Sarah Steelman has unquestioned conservative credentials and garnered the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin, for crying out loud!

That fact has to roil the GOPe in Missouri. All the other candidates that have been floated are moderate at best and not likely to capture the enthusiasm of the Tea Party.

Without a doubt, the GOPe’s preferred candidates will lose in November, and for what? Bragging rights?

No, the best bet for the Missouri GOP is to put Steelman in place of Todd Akin. If she wins, they can puff out their chests and say “We knew what we were doing!”

If she loses, they can claim that they caved under pressure from the Tea Party, knowing that Sarah Steelman would get waxed by her Democratic opponent.

Hey Missouri GOP! You have nothing to lose by replacing Akin with Steelman!

Todd Akin: Beyond Recovery

Per The Other McCain:

This horrible botch can be blamed squarely on the Missouri GOP Establishment, which lined up behind Akin against Tea Party-backed — and Sarah Palin-endorsed – candidate Sarah Steelman in the primary two weeks ago.

Mike Rathbone at Hot Air: “Hey, I Voted for Steelman.” More than 60 percent of Missouri GOP primary voters voted for either Steelman or businessman John Brunner.

You can read Stacy’s entire piece HERE.

To make matters even worse, National Review is reporting that the GOPe is already looking at a list of potential replacement, none of which come with any Tea Party backing for the seat.

Hat tip: Conservatives4Palin

Update

National Review Online calls for Todd Akin to step aside.