I heard what Todd Akin said. It was a gaffe, but hardly "unbelievable." Of course the desperate 'Rats are out there jumping down his throat because they know they're behind and have to use every opportunity.
But was it such a terrible gaffe, compared to some of Obama's (e.g., "57 states" or "you didn't build that") or Biden's (e.g., asking a disabled person to stand up in a crowd, claiming that FDR went on TV after the 1929 stock market crash, "'jobs' is a 3-letter word" and many, many more) or Elizabeth Warren's alleged American Indian ancestry?
Fact is that the pro-abortion crowd, which would be the part of the electorate offended by Akin's gaffe, would be already voting for McKaskill anyway. And I wouldn't think that abortion is such a hot button issue this year anyway.
Maybe so. But what about beyond MO. Remember how Mark Foley impacted the entire national scene. Akin could as well. Foley may have been re-elected had he run again and won-who knows. But he would be sitting there in Congress with a bull's eye on his head. Same will happen with Akin if he wins. We don't need that.
the desperate ‘Rats are out there jumping down his throat because they know they’re behind and have to use every opportunity.
Well, this ignoramus gave them an opportunity.....a very big opportunity. The people of MO should have listened to Sarah Palin and chosen Sarah Steele as the GOP candidate.