Missouri Tea Party candidate Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments get him in hot waterSubmitted by amitj78 on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 08:58
There is no excuse for such a reprehensible position.
EDIT: I changed the title as it was unnecessarily divisive. Akin has done a lot of good for Ron Paul and the liberty movement, but this is bad news for his political future. I still feel we can find better candidates than this to represent us.
EDIT2: Romney campaign makes a statement regarding his comments - http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/314452/romney-akins-ine...
EDIT3: It's a shame that someone who has supported many of Ron Paul's causes said this. It's hurts the whole movement in the process and serves to make Rmoney look like the good guy in the Republican camp.
EDIT4: John Brunner, anyone? http://www.yaliberty.org/pac/candidates/brunner
EDIT5: Akin admits his facts were wrong:
"I had heard one time a medical report that it's hard to get, it's harder for somebody to get pregnant under those conditions," he told radio host Sean Hannity on Monday. "I don't believe that's true now. In fact, I've checked the facts and that's wrong. I was just wrong in that statement."
I'm glad he came out and said that. His original apology video did not once indicate that he thought his facts were erroneous.