Akin is a fighter and he will not fold under pressure. He has proven that he has a spine of steel. Like Washington at Valley Forge, Akin will find a way to overcome these short term hardships and win a victory that the moderates will not be permitted to soon forget. His campaign will serve as a shining example of what adherence to principle can achieve.
I don't care how principled one is, if you don't have money, you will lose. This has nothing to do with whether he has a spine of steel or how much pressure he can take.
First of all, this is not a short term hardship - there are less than 60 days to the election and every day that goes by, there are less undecideds.
I don't mind cheerleaders, but I do mind people who can't objectively measure a situation. I am sympathetic to Akin, and would vote for him if I lived in Missouri, but most voters don't like voting for an idiot. See, other voters think they are principled, too, but may not have the same principles as you.
If Akin wins, it will be in spite of his idiocy.