Todd Akin to Stay in Missouri Senate Race ... For Now

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Embattled Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is probably staying in the state's U.S. Senate race, but left the door open for his departure in an interview today.

“I’m never going to say everything that could possibly happen," Akin, under fire for his "legitimate rape" comment, said. "I don’t know the future, but I do know this."

"I know that party voters took a look at our hearts, understood who we were, had an opportunity to meet us in many different ways and made a decision."

“And it makes me uncomfortable to think that the party bosses are going to dictate who's running as opposed to the election process.”

Republicans are lining up to ask Akin, who won a three-way GOP primary this summer, to drop out against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has distanced himself from Akin, and he's been asked not to show up at the party's convention in Tampa.

Akin, 65, says he'll skip the RNC, but insists he can still win the Senate seat and is staying in the race because of how he won the primary.

“I was outspent by a large amount in terms of media. Yet by standing on principle and putting politics aside and talking about the foundations of this country, the people of Missouri chose me to be their candidate,” he said.

In truth, while his comment was ignorant and ridiculous - he also said pregnant women rarely get pregnant because their body will "shut that whole thing down" - his political viewpoint differs little from the official Republican Party abortion position.

What do you think? Should Akin drop out?


He needs to go. He is furthering the perception that Republicans have archaic views on womens' health. We have laws in this country that protect the right to choose to abort or not. We have laws to protect the fetus past a certain point. Can't we focus on the economy and job creation?


I mean really aHOLE Aiken! You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that your idiotic peers are constantly making bad press for their party on a daily basis and then apologizing LOUDER than their INSULTS! They are SO SCARY it's UNBELIEVABLE! Glad they speak up on the comedy channel False News!


@Matt from what i can tell on this site all you do is belittle anyone who disagrees with you. Grow up! You are a bully. Since you seem to think you know everything why don't you run for President? By the way you can't get pregant or will probably never be raped so you have no idea what a women goes through. You will get further in life having meaningfull discussions without being so negative.


Akin is an idiot. He doesn.t even realize how horrible what he said was and his first apology was almost as bad. He just doesn.t get it. When your entire party is asking you to get out of the race and you ignore them, you are putting your wants first. What is good for the party should be what is most important.


Big mistake! Akin should be history..pronto!!!!

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