The libertarian candidate for thevSenate spot in Missouri trash talked Ron Paul.
In addition Akin got no help from the establishment Senate Campaign Fund and was beat out in money by McCaskill by 10-1 in money. Vote for per dollar Akin did way better.
If you think it's smart for McCaskill to be reelected I think that's fairly pathetic.
Rand Paul endorsed Akin, and ran ads against McCaskill.