Well if you’re supposedly smart enough to get elected to office, you should be able to sidestep the question without using the word. These idiots (Akin, etc.) dug their own graves.
Any male politician who utters the word “rape” in ANY context is an idiot. Period.
That's why, in the case of Akin, Democrats funneled money (over a million dollars) into his primary campaign. They knew Akin had foot in mouth disease and wouldn't be able to cut it as a statewide candidate outside his very conservative district. Unfortunately, we had idiots like Mike Huckabee in there convincing Akin and his supporters he could win. Of course he predictably lost and gave Claire another 6 years in that seat.
“Any male politician who utters the word rape in ANY context is an idiot. Period.”
YESSSS! How hard is it? These politicians need to PREPARE in advance an answer to the inevitable “gotchya” questions that are going to come from the media. If they can’t prepare for that,,they have no business serving in office.