Thank you both for your replies. It is heartening to know I'm not a lone voice crying in the wilderness.
I am also heartened by some of the callers Rush is letting speak on his show today. I believe some of them are Missourians.
I'm not from Missouri. But I did grew up in an adjacent conservative state, and think I know how a lot of Missourians think. I believe they will do the right thing --and the only thing that makes sense, politically, at this point :
They will vote for Akin. And I predict Akin will win -- if conservatives stop it with the circular firing squad.
Another clue that the chattering classes may have got this all wrong:
A reporter from the St Louis Post-Dispatch on FoxNews today said that Missouri Republicans tend to be strongly Christian, and aren't necessarily going to follow the crowd, or let the elites tell them how to vote (my paraphrase). But we already knew that!