Keller @ Large: Who Is Todd Akin?

August 21, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Who Is Todd Akin?
" BOSTON (CBS) – Perhaps by the time you hear this, Republican Congressman Todd Akin of suburban St. Louis will have already dropped out of the US Senate race in Missouri.

If he hasn’t yet, just stand by.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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In front of cameras and a microphone, Akin explained his opposition to legal abortion for victims of rape by explaining that when something he calls “legitimate rape” occurs, “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” referring to pregnancy.

That is so offensive on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start, and apparently, his own partisans and money people are all set to give him the bum’s rush.

But maybe the worst part about it is the way this true believer made a sham of his own beliefs.

First, you should know that Akin is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a veteran of the National Guard, and has been a very successful businessman and pol in the St. Louis area "

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