As I said before we set impossibly high standards for our side, then we conservatives wonder why we can never win.
His attempt to arrogantly lecture the audience through a TV reporter allowed him to choose contemptuous language to try and brush off the issue of abortion in instances of rape and incest. This is a complex issue a theology essay of five thousand words can barely address and he trys to dismiss it with anecdotal pseudo-science using creepy phrasing.
Intelligent candidates — hell, even candidates with low IQs — know the importance of staying on message and talking toward what the election is about for the voters.
But Akin was not focused on the broad conservative sea-change and fiscal responsibility to dump an agenda headed by a Marxist. Instead, he was focused on single-issue agenda points of the right-to-life groups and did so in a manner that caused good conservvatives, that hate Roe v. Wade and all it stands for, to smack their foreheads, declare “epic fail” and ask themselves how they can vote for someone this dumbly arrogant.