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Mrs. Akin: We Wouldn't Let Party Bosses 'Steamroll' Us

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 11:47 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Lulli Akin, wife of embattled Missouri senatorial candidate Rep. Todd Akin, likened efforts to push her husband out of the race to the days just before the Revolutionary War.

She told the National Journal that the moves threatened to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.”

“Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way,” she added.

She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again.

“There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back,” she added. “Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?”

President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney “both seem to be embodying” a British monarch, “with all the tactics that they’ve been revealing” toward her husband, Mrs. Akin said. “Are they that dissimilar?” she asked. “Are they really dissimilar? They say with their mouths ‘free enterprise’—but, really, how free?”

Mrs. Akin, who has a major role in her husband’s campaign, said her husband’s campaign funding at this point depended on God.

She also is a born-again Christian. The Akins belong to the Presbyterian Church in America.

“God can increase,” she said, citing the parable of the fish and loaves, where Jesus multiplied bread and fish to feed a gathered crowd.

The campaign will take small contributions, “respect them, and say ‘God, multiply it. Make it pay,’ ” Mrs. Akin said. “It brought us through the primary, same way. We’re gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored.”

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