Todd, time to pack it in; Mitt, time for a phone call to Todd
Rep. Akin, your own personal views of abortion and right to life are your business, and I would be the first to whole-heartedly support your right to espouse your views. However, where the problem lies is that your views reflect a view that is, quite frankly, Neanderthal. For any woman who has suffered physical abuse, and the unthinkable for many of us, rape, your comments and off-the-cuff delivery, reflects an insensitivity born of ignorance, and you’re to be pitied, but not tolerated.
When you recount your words about “legitimate rape”, consider, “there, but for the grace of God, go I,” especially as they relate to the female members of your family, as you leave the Missouri Senate race.
Mitt, you’ve had a great first week since choosing Paul as your running mate. Now, step up to the plate, and pick up the phone. Todd Akin has no place in this state election nor its reverberations to the general election season.