Well I do hope he stays in, but would understand if he bows out
Sad that the Democrats and Pro-Abort Liberals in the GOP are pushing him out. He would have made a solid conservative in the Senate...so lacking in the GOP
Akin is being attacked because of his strong conservative beliefs, not the so-called comment.
BS, and you know that.
Akin is dumb as a rock, if he wanted to persuade people he could have said the child conceived by rape is an innocent victim and needs not to die, but no, Akin had to go into the magic uterus theory.
The whole thing is silly but it is what is. Akin was clumsy in his statements and derailed the whole abortion debate. He caused more harm than good. If he wants to talk about abortion go after the problem. Rape induced abortion ain’t it. “Birth control” abortions is most of it - probably 99 percent. Go after that or late term abortions where obama is most vulnerable. We need warriors who can be effective and not implode. Akin is a good man but too clumsy for that job. He also poorly handled the aftermath and seems more interested in his pride than the greater good. If abortion is his “crusade” he can forget it now. No one will listen to him.
Having said that they better have a plan on who to replace him with.
I'd counter with the opposite - Akin is being supported, in the main, by evangelicals who believe that Mormonism is a cult and cannot stand the idea of Mitt Romney as President. Akin provides a convenient means of sticking it to the "Establishment GOP" (to which, as an aside, any six-term Member of Congress certainly belongs).
I'm strongly conservative, ardently pro-life, and I think Akin is nuts and has done the pro-life movement real harm.
Factually inaccurate - Allen West, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, etc, etc, etc are not “pro-abort liberals in the GOP.” His conduct damaged the credibility of the pro-life movement - that’s not good for the cause, IMHO.