Akin sounds like a guy who has spent alot of time living in an Evangelical Christian bubble and has never really seriously thought through his policy positions or dived deeper than a bumper sticker on any intellectual topic—not a healthy way to come across if you claim to be an engineer with a divinity degree. He told Hannity that he got his ideas about the female reproductive system from a “couple articles” he read years ago (amazing considering abortion is his big issue) and he was stunned to hear that the PPP poll he was relying on grossly over-sample Republicans. Somebody that ignorant who gets placed on the national stage is a walking gaffe bomb.
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Akin is a Huckabee, pro-life evangelical and he and his hardcore supporters see everything through a narrow pro-life lens. To them, and despite what Akin himself now claims, he really said nothing wrong. I guarantee you that many of these people, as witnessed by some right here on FR, still believe a woman’s body magically seals itself against most pregnancy from rape. These are single issue voters who no doubt have convinced themselves that all these calls for Akin to step aside are some diabolical, satanic plot. No doubt they believe they can pray their way out of it.
Better that than growing up in the dog-eating, prayer-calling lands of Muhammed that Obama did.