DESPERATE CONSERVATIVES DOUBLE DOWN ON TODD AKIN AFTER DEADLINE
Rep. Todd Akin didn't want to get out of his race against Claire McCaskill. He's counting on Missouri antipathy toward Prez Obama's best lady friend to power the possibility of a win.
There is little argument that Mr. Akin has been incompetent and unlikeable while blundering an overwhelming lead in the GOP struggle to take back the Senate. Consider: Very much like GOP Prez Candidate Mitt Romney, NOBODY but the most fringe and reactionary voters will admit to "believing" in Todd Akin or his potential as a leader. He's merely a response to something or someone people despise. In a very real sense, Todd Akin's campaign is only fueled by hate.
And so we slouch toward election season in Missouri with the GOP led by a politico their national leadership has disavowed. Polls suggest that the contest could be close as even a fractured GOP might agree that THEIR unlikeable and backward leader is better Sen. Claire McCaskill. And all of this should remind us why most people have stopped voting.
BETTER AKIN LINKS FROM NATIONAL MEDIA . . .
New York Times: One Coalition Stays True to Todd Akin: Home-Schoolers
Business Week: Akin Set to Stay in Senate Race With Gingrich Support
LA Times: Todd Akin launches statewide tour, defies GOP leaders
Huff Post: Todd Akin Staying In: 'The Decision Was Made By The Voters'
U.S. News: How a Todd Akin Win Could Be a GOP Loss
Bloomberg: Why Republicans Will Learn to Love Todd Akin
New York Mag: Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin Staying in Missouri Senate Race