He has handled himself terribly. Akin in fact DAMAGES the prolife cause not helps it. He is such a selfish SOB he would rather take everyone down with him than take one for the team. His comments we inexcusable and moronic. Akin is an embarrassment and should retire and take a biology course or two.
I gave Akin the benefit of the doubt until I listened to him speak.
Every time he was asked if he would drop out for the good of the country he diverted the issue and went into how wonderful America is that this country has never forced itself on its neighbors and we rebuild the nations we defeat and our Constitution is the oldest one in the world.
He used the liberal tactic to divert the question.
That’s not all. Unrelated to his verbal blunder that got him in this mess in the first place, I noted something VERY BAD. He’s unstable and claims that he thinks he’s God’s gift to America. I noted (after the fact) that this man is a very bad political candidate, a very bad choice and will likely lose and concede with the faith that all is well because the defeat is in God’s hands and God has other better plans for America.
Another thing I noticed. Akins supporters (outside of his state) are the same republicans that have been running around with their Nobody But My Candidate philosophy.
The Akin supporters are the same ones that would prefer 4 more years of Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi than to see their candidate NOT in the race. So, they could care less if we are defeated in 2012 (even if their candidate Akin owns the defeat). They will divert THAT conversation and say: See? We told you so. Romney should have never been the nominee. Romney LOST it or poor Akin.
Akin and those who stand behind him have hurt (and most likely will continue to hurt) the pro-life and overall Conservative movement in this nation. That’s sad because I fear that an INCREASED number children will be murdered BECAUSE of Akin and those who supported him than would have been killed if he had just dropped out and put life above his ambitions.
Yes, in God’s eyes, those people are just as responsable as the doctor with the vacuum hose. They’ll try to tell St. Peter that they are innocent by pulling out their Republican Registration Card and cry out at the entrance of Heaven I AM AMERICAN!.
I never gave the man my financial support. My hands and conscience are clean. I feel sorry for those unborn who will now have to pay for this damage done by Akin and his blind supporters.
He is a very nice guy, and his politics are correct.
But, to say that legitimate rape doesn’t result in pregnancy is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
He messed up...BIG time. The fact that he doesn’t “get” that an apology doesn’t help tells me that, either, he’s in it for himself, or he’s clueless.
BTW, what’s the difference between legitimate rape, and illegitimate rape?
Yup!...but whose stupid comments?????....Elect me...I'm stupid!...
sounds like a Dummycrat!..defend the indefensible
>> Shame this is happening over stupid comments since he is pro life.
I doubt any one of his detractors can form an objective and logical explanation of his remarks on Life. At worst, there’s a paralyzing ambiguity and dependency on a dubious theory that makes it impossible to say he’s “wrong” in his views — at worst, his views are not discernible. At best, he’s arguing for Life in cases where rape is not a factor.
The mob mentality that’s extended from the Left extreme to the Right is insufferable.
MEMO to Christie: there are some smart pro life people out there. Stupidity in the defense of a good cause is no virtue.
I agree but haven’t followed any of it - just saw the words ‘legitimate rape’ and that was it for me. What’s w/him that he is getting so deeply involved - was he asked a set up question or explaining his views in detail?
Akin was intellectually correct, but politically stupid. Even Jesus, when sending his disciples out into the world, told them to be “wise as a serpent; harmless as a dove.” I’m thinking Akin is a Christian man, but, apparently he never read that in The Bible. Akin dude is wise as a can of Spam and as harmless as a run-away Mac Truck.