Tell me more about how a guy from Cape Girardeau, who still has family in the state, whose family has been involved in Missouri politics for decades, knows nothing about Missouri politics.
This point is legitimate.
Rush Limbaugh came from a significant political family in Missouri long before anyone ever heard of him. His brother David, a conservative commentator in his own right, still lives here. And yes, they do monitor Free Republic, so we should assume they are reading what we say (and maybe even responding to us).
Lots of people who know nothing about Missouri have been saying a lot of things about what Akin should or should not do. Limbaugh, unlike outsiders, actually knows what he's talking about.
I think Akin can win, though he's taken a likely GOP win and turned Claire McCaskill into a viable candidate. If nothing else, that will result in McCaskill getting a lot of money she normally would not get since she would have been considered a lost cause until recently.
I also think Akin’s foot-in-mouth incident was awful and I hope he's learned his lesson. He can't afford another one of those.