Skip to comments.Akin expresses remorse over rape comment
Posted on 04/26/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT by yongin
Nearly six months after losing a Senate race and becoming a political punch line, former Rep. Todd Akin weighed in again on his controversial remarks about rape and pregnancy, saying in a recent interview he has "relived" the episode "too many times."
In an interview with CNN affiliate KSDK in St. Louis, the former Missouri congressman also hit back at Karl Rove, founder of the independent group American Crossroads, for his new group designed to recruit GOP candidates that won't make the same mistake as Akin.
Facing one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats, Claire McCaskill, in last year's Senate race, Akin was expected to win the contest. Shortly after becoming his party's nominee, however, he made a comment that soon made him a target of Democrats and many Republicans
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A little late doofus.
He’s right that it was a dumbass remark, and he’s right that Karl Rove is a menance.
All things being equal, I hope Mr. Akin enjoys a comfortable private live to the end of his days.
Right. He already handed the seat over to the other side.
Rove is using Akin to justify playing the role of political machine boss. Rove wants to control the GOP Congress like he did during the Bush years.
Selfish, immature, and thoughtless. And so is Akin as I was speaking about Huckabee.
As a Michelle Bachmann candidate, has she ever defended her choice of Akin?
Whether you like Rove or not. He’s right, Akin was a fool and should have quit the race. It cost the Republicans a senate seat
Much more importantly, Governor Palin asked him to quit the race.
don’t worry akin. you did the right thing staying in. you put abortion and rape justified murder on the map for us. the Lord had a plan for you but it just didn’t involve getting rid of mccaskill yet.
And Rove cost us 10 of them and the Presidency.
I express remorse over voting for Akin in the primary. He was my congressman, and I knew he always voted right, but I didn't know how dumb he would sound when he opens his mouth. I wasn't crazy about Steelman or Brunner, but if I had it to do over, I would have voted for one of them instead.