Claire "ObamaClaire" McCaskill is a US Senator in a state where 71% of voters approved a referendum refudiating the individual mandate provision that was part of Obamacare. While she is trying to distance herself from the Obama agenda, even skipping the 2012 DNC convention, there is no escaping that one, pesky little vote. Three Republicans are battling to take her on, and all have posted good numbers in a head-to-head match-up.Akin just won the primary back on August 7th, but has been under fire by nearly every Republican to back out of the race and let the party pick a new nominee to face McCaskill following a bizarre answer to a fairly standard (and should be expected) question. Ann Coulter had this to say about the controversy in calling for him to quit the race:
For now, the GOP waits to see if Akin will drop and let a new candidate take his place. The GOP needs to net 4 seats in order to take control of the Senate, and Missouri was one of the seats they were counting on. Akin has already lost financial backing and the moral support of huge chunks of the party. The once favorite in the Missouri Senate race suddenly looks like a probable loser.
Instead, Akin rambled about "legitimate rape" - violating an ironclad rule of politicians that the word "legitimate" should never appear within 15 yards of the word "rape." And he talked about the medical possibility of becoming pregnant from a single traumatizing rape.
He's not a talk radio host. He's not sitting around shooting the breeze in a college dorm room. This is a politician who should have a clear, nonthreatening answer at the ready for the most cliched question in the MSM's playbook.
This is no time for another foot-in-the-mouth, Trent Lott Republican to be dominating the national political discussion. The country is at stake.