A defiant Todd Akin says he’s staying in his Senate race against Claire McCaskill in Missouri. I expect he’s furious about the hypocrisy of those in the GOP calling for him to exit. Some of them might not agree with him that you can’t get pregnant if you’ve been raped, but the result they support is the same — no abortions for rape victims.
A huge headache for Mitt, who has now been forced to say that his administration won’t oppose abortion in case of rape.
Funny, that’s not what the GOP platform has said since 1976. Funny, that’s not what Paul Ryan has said his whole career (he and Akin are joined at the hip on abortion). Funny, that’s not what Mitt agreed to when he told Mike Huckabee that he would “absolutely” sign a personhood amendment, which says that a fertilized egg is a human being, an amendment so radical and bizarre that it failed to pass in Mississippi.
This is a flip where Mitt would immediately flop if he won and cave to the base, a temporary pander to try to hold the line on the already huge gender gap. Good luck with that Mittens, we see right through you, and your little dog Ryan too.
Thank you, Todd Akin, for giving abortion rights the spotlight they deserve in this race.