Sunday, August 19, 2012
Conservative Activists Call On Akin To Quit Race After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment
Conservative strategists and activists did not rally to Rep. Todd Akin’s defense Sunday after the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri said that “legitimate rape” victims have a biological defense mechanism to prevent pregnancy.
Instead, a growing chorus is calling for him to withdraw from the race.
On Twitter Sunday, many Republicans reached the conclusion that Akin is no longer a viable Senate candidate. Until Sunday, Akin was the favorite to take incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s seat as Missouri grows increasingly conservative. But both sides of the aisle seem to think Akin’s rape comments could cost him the election............