The titanic denial of Todd Akin

One wonders what kind of cocoon Todd Akin has been living in these last few days. ABC News George Stephanopoulos sat down with the congressman and what became plain is that Akin hasn't a clue how badly he screwed up: "We've given this a lot of thought. And that is the fact is that over more than a year period of time, a number of us ran in this Republican primary.  Each of us had our messages.  I was outspent by a large amount in terms of media. And yet by standing on principle and putting politics aside and talking about the foundations of this country, the people of Missouri chose me to be their candidate," he said. The Republican Party and Super PACs have pulled their money from his campaign after Akin said "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" on a local TV station Sunday. Akin has since apologized for his comment, telling me this morning that "the word legitimate doesn't ever have a good reason to be standing...(Read Full Post)